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6 Dec, 2014 09:53

Episode 055

In 1944, The Allies and Greek partisans liberated the country from Nazi occupation. It was a bloody and bitter campaign, so it ought to have been a joyous occasion when crowds of anti-fascists gathered in an Athens square, raising banners in support of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin.

Not so. Fearing that the anti-fascist resistance in Greece was becoming too strong and too left-wing, the British brought former Nazi collaborators onto the rooftops around the square, gave them back their automatic weapons and ordered them to open fire on their compatriots.

Joining Sputnik this week to discuss what happened next is Judy Cotter, a brave British woman who worked in the Greek anti-fascist underground during the dark days of the Greek military junta, the Colonels who seized power in the aftermath.

And in part two we take a look at the killing fields of Barack Obama's urban America with black civil rights leader Lee Jasper. White police officers shooting black teenagers or choking to death black middle-aged men is hardly a new thing in the land of the free. Grand juries garlanding the perpetrators who then become the darlings of the talk shows and the tea parties is rather more disturbing, seeming to indicate that justice is breaking down for black America – under the country's first black president.

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