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Greece: NAZI? Nah… not yet! We can manage better on our own.

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Greece: NAZI? Nah… not yet! We can manage better on our own.

The political debate around the arrests of the leading officers of Golden Dawn remained in the question of whether this move is constitutionally solid, or whether it was the right time to do it, since the evidence linking Golden Dawn to criminal acts already has been there for several years. [...]

October 6, 2013 Author: Kyriakos Makromallis

Greece: The case of HIV-positive women and the disease of memory

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Greece: The case of HIV-positive women and the disease of memory

Broken voices, exposed bodies, horror reminders with a state provision, elimintation of the human essence with a ministerial stamp. Sirens, announcements of a criminal moralism ostentatiously ignoring evidence, rigid faces of TV judges, shoddy inquisitors, commissioners of pilloring. And you constantly readjusting your body position, swirling in frustration, trying to collect the words that go [...]

October 6, 2013 Author: Thomas Tsalapatis

The psychopathology of a racist

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The psychopathology of a racist

In September 1994 the Psychiatry Notebooks issued a special edition entitled 'Fascism and Psychiatry’. The following is a summary of the article 'Racism and Anti-Semitism' by Thanos Lipovats in this issue. [...]

October 3, 2013 Author: Thanos Lipovats

Truths and lies on immigration in Greece

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Truths and lies on immigration in Greece

Migrants are not to blame for the unemployment but have contributed to the growth of GDP by 1.5%, they pay the Treasury from €50 to €91 million every year, they have supported the bank and the pension system, they halted the further deterioration of the region and they have slowed down the ageing of the [...]

October 1, 2013 Author: Dina Ioakimidou

The arrest of Golden Dawn’s leader will do little to counter institutional racism

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The arrest of Golden Dawn’s leader will do little to counter institutional racism

Imagine an Athenian who went on an overseas trip for a couple of weeks and returned to the city on 28 September. The traveller left before Pavlos Fyssas's assassination, and the awakening of media and government to the neo-Nazi threat, leading to the arrest of Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos and some of its MPs [...]

September 30, 2013 Authors: Antonis Vradis, Hara Kouki, Nontas Douzinas

Crisis Governmentality and Governmentality of the Commons in a new Mediterranean: For an “anti-antisocial” research.

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Crisis Governmentality and Governmentality of the Commons in a new Mediterranean: For an “anti-antisocial” research.

Since the day that Mohamed Bouazizi immolated his tortured body in a city in Tunisia, the waves of riots and civil unrest inspired by his action have spread across the entire Mediterranean. Nonetheless, despite the breadth and diversity of the analyses that followed, there is a strikingly absent element: the transformation of the entire Mediterranean [...]

September 22, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Waiting for the Civil War?

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Waiting for the Civil War?

In the streets, the antifascist movement has mobilized thousands who clash with the police on daily basis and allover Greece, while the members of the Golden Dawn are hiding pending police investigations in 34 criminal cases which the Ministry of Interior discovered within the last 24 hours apparently under immense pressure by international outcry and [...]

September 15, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

CRISIS..what else?

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CRISIS..what else?

It was during the period of his imprisonment, that Antonio Gramsci introduced the term “cultural hegemony” to describe and analyze the prevailing cultural norms within the society. Publicly, the emergence of the perceptual limitations of personal common sense inhibit the individual person’s perception of the greater nature of the systematic socio-economic exploitation made possible by [...]

August 10, 2013

Mataroa 2013: Against the Crisis, for the Commons, towards a New Mediterranean

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Mataroa 2013: Against the Crisis, for the Commons, towards a New Mediterranean

A phantom is haunting the Mediterranean: the phantom of yet another Latin America, in which today, after decades of subjugation to the neo-liberal "Chicago guys", new liberating knowledge and achievements arise daily and become integrated parts of a new fantasy for organising collective life on the basis of solidarity and self-organisation. In the Mediterranean region [...]

August 4, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

LET’S NOT LIVE LIKE SLAVES

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LET’S NOT LIVE LIKE SLAVES

"Let's not live like slaves!" is a slogan that sums up many things. Yannis Youlountas has used it to create a song and a film so that movement of resistance and alternative solutions that is growing in Greece travels first to France and then to the rest of the world. [...]

August 2, 2013 Author: Yannis Youlountas