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Going to battle

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Going to battle

What Europe needs is its political parties, especially the governmental ones, to stand against the national-populists, in an effective manner. [...]

October 21, 2013 Author: Jordi Vaquer

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

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

Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

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Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

Greece has become a symbol of the western world's retrocession on all levels during the last few years. Inspired by the campaign “Promote Greece” that aims to show Greece's nice face to the world, we aim to go a step further: to stop camouflaging the misery of Greek society with beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets. [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: x-pressed

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

Daddies, their daughters and the rest of us

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Daddies, their daughters and the rest of us

The European South is renowned for its strong family ties. Lately, however, and in the midst of the crisis, we observe that these ties are becoming increasingly tighter and that daddies involved in politics cannot do without their daughters. Up to the point of getting them a job in their offices! [...]

September 7, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

To Riot

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To Riot

Rather than yet another generalising analysis of the London riots, their causes and concerns, this is my own subjective statement, a declaration of my relation to the conditions of actions in public space that I experience in London, and the conditions I experienced during those days in August 2011. I do this both because there [...]

January 10, 2012 Author: anonymous

Why is Politics dead?

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Why is Politics dead?

The first is that politics is dead because it is no longer necessary. The dream of our ancestor is finally fulfilled. Portuguese now live in a Northern country. We pay taxes like North Europeans and we have the quality of life of North Africa. We are a country where not even Américo Amorim(1) considers himself [...]

December 30, 2011 Author: Ricardo Araújo Pereira