Tags / Greek Economic Crisis
The workers of Vio.Me., a building materials factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, which was abandoned by its owners, have been unpaid since May 2011. By decision of their general assembly they have decided to occupy the factory and operate it under direct democratic workers’ control. After a year-long struggle that has attracted attention and solidarity in Greece and worldwide, they are kick-starting production on February 12, 2013, after 3 days of intense mobilization.
A homeless man with a handamde sign that reads "Please help me I have been homeless for many months"
A man with a handmade sign that pleads for help
A window of a long closed shop with some of its merchandise still remaining.
Seen here in an entrance of a shop is a sign that reads "For rent" in Greek.
A shop entrance as seen from the road with a chair belonging to the owner at the entrance.
The sign on the entrance of a closed shop reads "For sale together with all the machinery"
Seen here is a common sight in Greece. A notice from court that the owner will be removed for not paying his debt.
A lock in the entrance of a shop closed down due to economic troubles.
The storefront of a bookstore chain saying with a sign that it will stop working after 12 years.
Two homeless persons find shelter and a place to sleep near a METRO railway station.
A beggar seen on the Ermou street near Syntagma Square
A man covers his face while begging for money
A homeless person sleeping covered with blankets in front of a closed shop in the center of Athens
A disabled homeless person begging in Athens
A homeless person waits from the passer bys to give him some money
Sleeping in the center of Athens near the Greek parliament this homeless man was nearly frozen to death by the bad weather.
A homeless man trying to avoid the bad weather sitting in front of a shop
A woman gives some money to a homeless person to buy some food