Friday 22nd November 2019
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Greece: The unsolvable equation

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Greece: The unsolvable equation

The crisis in Greece and Europe, the four sociopolitical currents it generated and the ongoing conflict between them. [...]

December 31, 2013 Author: Kostas Gardounis

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 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

The job application of Adonis Georgiadis* for the position of Minister of Health

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The job application of Adonis Georgiadis* for the position of Minister of Health

With the bankruptcy of the social security system imminent, hospital closures already a reality, and lack of access to health care a fact of life for many Greek citizens, the government needs someone who can disregard the human aspects of these policies, and concentrate instead on meeting austerity targets. I believe I am the right [...]

June 25, 2013 Author: Despina Biri

Persona non grata: George Papandreou in Edinburgh

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Persona non grata: George Papandreou in Edinburgh

On the 11th of June, George Papandreou, the former Greek Prime Minister who led Greece into the arms of the IMF has been invited to the TEDGlobal 2013 conference in Edinburgh. According to TEDGlobal, he is supposedly going to “draw lessons from the Greek debt crisis”, however, he is the very same person that during [...]

May 16, 2013

Athens and the Crisis

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Athens and the Crisis

Timeline that gives an overview of events related to the crisis in Greece on a local, national and global scale from 2008 until now. Updated on a quarterly basis. [...]

April 19, 2013 Author: Jaya Brekke

IMF: the industry of apologies

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IMF: the industry of apologies

Since people learned to apologise the sense of honour was lost, an old Greek saying goes. In the case of the IMF, along with the sense of honour, millions of lives and trillions of dollars were also lost. Yet, in our humble opinion, the IMF should follow an old advice of Mahatma Gandhi: "Never apologise [...]

March 1, 2013 Author: Aris Xatzistefanou

Thought it was safe to forget Greece? Think Again

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Thought it was safe to forget Greece? Think Again

Just before Christmas, I met with former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou, and he talked about how excited he was to spend the holidays abroad, where -- unlike in Greece -- he could roam freely without a security detail. His holiday didn’t go quite as expected. [...]

January 15, 2013 Author: Megan Greene

On the revolt against hubris

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On the revolt against hubris

There is no doubt that the biggest political battles are ahead. There is also no doubt that these battles will initially be fought at the level of words and concepts, and then at the level of neighbourhoods and barricades. Given that battles about concepts and neighborhoods are already raging from end to end in Greece, [...]

October 26, 2012 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos