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A rock or a hard place? The Greek plexus of power decides

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A rock or a hard place? The Greek plexus of power decides

In the early hours of December 20, a police unit drove down Acharnon, a busy thoroughfare in central Athens. Arriving at the imposing building lying at its junction with Cheyden St, they informed the occupants they would be conducting a "routine" check. Only a few hours later, the building was being emptied out, its occupants [...]

January 18, 2013 Author: Antonis Vradis

In a constant state of emergency: Legislative Acts

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In a constant state of emergency: Legislative Acts

With the public’s interest skillfully diverted towards the attack against the offices of New Democracy (the governing political party), the Greek Parliament ratified with 166 votes a multi-bill containing 7 Legislative Acts (LAs) that effectively complement the 3rd Memorandum, adopted on November 7th of 2012, with a marginal majority of 153 votes in a climate [...]

January 15, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

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Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

It is true that there has been an increase of racist parties and ideologies all over Europe. In Hungary, the neo-Nazi party Jobbik has increased its quota from 2% in the 2006 election to 17% in the 2012 election. Geert Wilders’s Party of Freedom in the Netherlands gained 16% in the 2012 election, as opposed [...]

October 30, 2012 Author: Kostas Douzinas

Greece’s 2012 election and the democratic dead-end

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Greece’s 2012 election and the democratic dead-end

The 24th of July 2012 signaled 38 years from the fall of the military dictatorship in Greece. Many refer to this date as the anniversary of “the restoration of democracy”. The election of last June, however, offers many reasons to doubt the quality of today’s democracy. [...]

August 3, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Letter to an Italian friend

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Letter to an Italian friend

In this country the last 3 years measured suicides: three every two days. Have you heard what Greek police means? Have you heard of the 20 HIV-positive prostitutes? 20 women are in prison, living in inhumane conditions between sewage and mice because they are carriers of AIDS. Certainly they were first pilloried by their photos [...]

July 26, 2012 Author: Thomas Tsalapatis