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Articles written by Despina Biri

What do we mean when we say Golden Dawn should be outlawed?

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What do we mean when we say Golden Dawn should be outlawed?

Following the tragic assassination of Pavlos Fyssas, there is much talk of uprooting the neo-Nazi construct, and of referring its leaders to justice for instigation of criminal acts. [...]

September 23, 2013 Author: Despina Biri

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

ERT Protests – Solidarity and beyond

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ERT Protests – Solidarity and beyond

One of the principal reasons given for the protest at ERT was phrased as ‘it could, or it will, happen to me’. However, to what extent is this kind of justification helpful? Paradoxical as it may sound, using ‘it could happen to me’ as the sole justification for action may not bring about the desired [...]

June 14, 2013 Author: Despina Biri