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Letters from home
Personal stories from different countries. Write us your experience of the crisis and we will translate it and publish it.

Polytechneio calling*…

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Polytechneio calling*…

I was only 15 years old. It was November 14th 1973 and my class was on a school trip to the National Archaeological Museum. We got stuck in Stournara Street. Youngsters were placing hand-written papers on the windscreen wipers. “DOWN WITH THE JUNTA” or “BREAD – EDUCATION – FREEDOM”, it was written in most of [...]

November 17, 2012 Author: Giorgos Kiriakopoulos

The diary of an antifascist

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The diary of an antifascist

Yesterday evening an immigrant robbed an old lady just five blocks from my neighborhood. The very next day at school my fascist schoolmate hit another student whose parents are immigrants. He was born and raised here; he speaks Greek and knows no other country besides Greece. [...]

October 18, 2012 Author: Antifascist Front of Students of Ilioupolis

Open letter from a teacher to Mr. Dendias

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Open letter from a teacher to Mr. Dendias

I'm one of those that find themselves every single time at the protests of Syntagma square, along with thousands of my fellow desperate citizens. And every time, I feel proud and happy seeing so many young children out on the streets worrying, struggling, raising their fist in defiance, and uniting their voices with ours, the [...]

October 2, 2012 Author: Julie Pezopoulou

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

Morons

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Morons

We know that you have every reason to consider us MORONS. The hardest evidence, besides, is that we put you back in the Parliament and we trusted you again with power. This is more than enough for you to punish us with your presence and political discourse. [...]

June 24, 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