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Rapper’s stabbing sparks protests across Greece

Police arrest suspect reportedly linked to far-right party Golden Dawn.

 Anti-fascist Greek hip hop artist Pavlos Fyssas, known by his stage name Killah P, was stabbed to death on the night of Tuesday 17 September in Athens.

Police arrested the alleged killer, who reportedly confessed to the murder and also admitted to being a supporter of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn. 

The party’s Athens offices were searched on Wednesday in connection with the murder, but officials deny involvement. 

 Public reaction to the killing has been swift. According to London’s Guardian, the incident drew hundreds of anti-fascist rallies to the scene in the wee hours of the morning.

The Greek musician Nikos Xydakis wrote in the Athens newspaper Ekathimerini that the country has hit its “red line” when it comes to Golden Dawn.

A crackdown on the far-right Golden Dawn (GD) is under way with the arrest of several Golden Dawn party leaders.

Another Abahlali baseMjondolo activist murdered in Durban, this time by the police

The housing allocation dispute in Cato Crest has claimed another victim, this time a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed during a housing protest in Cato Manor, Durban.

 Nqobile Nzuza, a grade 9 learner at Bonella High School and an Abahlali baseMjondolo (also known as the red shirts or shack dwellers) supporter was gunned down at around 5:00 a.m. on 30 September.

Nqobile was shot twice from behind with live ammunition. There are currently no investigations into the shootings as Durban policing is based on shoot to kill.

Dozens killed in Egypt as clashes erupt between security forces and Morsi supporters

At least 44 people have been killed in renewed clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

 Crowds of members of Mr Morsi’s support base, the Muslim Brotherhood, took to the streets to renew their protests against the military coup that ousted him three months ago.

Security was tight in Cairo and the soldiers and police fought pitched battles with the protesters in several locations.

 Clashes broke out in several neighborhoods of Cairo, where police fired shots and tear gas to disperse stone-throwing protesters. The Mediterranean city of Alexandria, the canal city of Suez and in the central town of Delga were also affected.

According to officials most of the dead suffered gun shot wounds, with a further 83 people injured across the country.

 The renewed clashes fell on the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab Israel war, a day when the army is celebrated in Egyptian society.

 Divers recover more bodies from asylum seeker boat wreck off Italy

The boat had set sail from Libya and was less than one kilometer from the shore of the island of Lampedusa when it caught fire and sank.

 Improved weather conditions have allowed divers to resume the search for bodies, with 70 new corpses brought to the surface.

 Around 500 asylum seekers were on board, and a total of 181 bodies have now been recovered and placed in make shift morgues. More than 100 people are still missing.

Protesters stormed the Darwin offices of the Department Immigration and Citizenship after the shock deportation of six West Papuan refugees to Port Moresby.

 The small group held placards and chanted “stop the deportations” before they entered the Cavanagh St office at .

 The group of Papuans including a woman and a 10-year-old child fled in a tinnie to Boigu Island in the Torres Strait on September 24.

The Department of Immigration has refused to answer any questions about them and has deported them to the Papua New Guinean capital within 48 hours.

Asylum seeker advocates fear they may be deported straight back to Indonesia as Papua New Guinea signed an extradition treaty with Indonesia in June, a month before Kevin Rudd announced Australia would process and resettle asylum seekers in the Pacific nation. 

It now appears the West Papuans may be sent to a refugee camp on PNG-Indonesian border.

Lakota and Dakota lead anti-fascist rally in North Dakota

Hundreds of demonstrators turned out in the tiny North Dakota town of Leith to protest plans by an American Nazi group to move in and take over the local government.

The loud but peaceful demonstrators, many of them Native Americans from nearby reservations, were on hand for a visit from Jeff Schoep, commander of the National Socialist Movement, and several followers.

The National Socialist Movement is America’s largest neo-Nazi organization, founded in 1974 by former members of the American Nazi Party, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The group hopes to move enough members into Leith – population 17 – to take over the local government.




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