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Listen Little Man of Greece of 2012

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Listen Little Man of Greece of 2012

In 1948 Wilhelm Reich wrote his famous book “Listen, Little Man!” In this book he was talking about the average person who awaits everything to be set for him, assigns to others the decision making, and gets by at any rate at the expense of others, who, in other words, is a small person, a [...]

March 5, 2012 Author: Menelaos Voulgaris

Spain: People flood the streets in Labour Law protests

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Spain: People flood the streets in Labour Law protests

Spain’s biggest trade unions - CCOC (Comisiones Obreras, Workers Committees) and UGT (Unión General de Trabajadores, General Workers’ Union) - organised a massive clamor against the labour market reforms that the government is planning on February 19. They did so on a Sunday, without calling a general strike yet, and with the objective of informing [...]

February 28, 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

Rising Death in the Streets of Athens: The Human Toll of the Greek Tragedy

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Rising Death in the Streets of Athens: The Human Toll of the Greek Tragedy

It's a cold winter afternoon and Maria* is fixing her makeup in a glittered storefront window in downtown Athens. Maria, an occasional prostitute, is 27 years old, but drug use and life on the streets have left her looking older. [...]

January 7, 2012 Author: Fragkiska Megaloudi

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