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Hell on Earth for Greeks

Greek victims of austerity are increasingly being forced to sell their bodies for cheap in horrific squalor and to escape painful reality with a new street drug.

Posted on May 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Suicide Sparks New Protests in Athens

After 77-year-old Greek retiree Dimitris Christoulas fatally shot himself in front of the parliament building in Athens on Wednesday, Greek protesters’ ire again exploded over the austerity measures that the government has implemented to save the country from economic ruin while sacrificing citizens’ funds along the way.

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Kostas Tsironis

Greek Unrest the Result of Suppressed Democracy

Denied a referendum on crippling austerity measures, Greeks demonstrated Sunday night that if they couldn’t express their opinions one way, then they would do it in another.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Thanassis Stavrakis

Greeks ‘Cannot Take Any More’

Angry Greeks tried to torch Athens after parliament passed an austerity package Sunday. While European leaders continue to press for additional cuts, the Greek minister for citizen protection says the Greek people “cannot take any more ... we have reached the limits of the social and economic system.”

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Kostas Tsironis

All Hades Breaks Loose in Greece

On Sunday, after months of economic and political turmoil, Greek citizens fed up with paying for mistakes made by their country’s power elite took to the streets by the tens of thousands to signal their disapproval of the austerity measures the government pushed through late that night.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 READ MORE



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Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Package

While the international media zoomed in on Libya on Thursday, another important story was unfolding in Athens, where two days of strikes and protests failed to sway parliament members from passing a bill of austerity measures the Greek government insisted was necessary to avoid an even more catastrophic economic mess.

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Greek Border Fence Plan Sparks Violence

Pro-migrant marchers were attacked by far-right stone throwers in Athens as they protested plans to build an eight-mile-long fence on Greece’s border with Turkey aimed at keeping out illegal immigrants.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 READ MORE



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Bombers in Greece Target France’s Sarkozy

Two men in their early 20s have been arrested in Greece in connection with four mail bombs addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Mexican, Belgian and Dutch embassies in Athens.

Posted on Nov 1, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Matt York

How Democracy Dies: Lessons From a Master

The ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes spent his life battling the assault on democracy by tyrants. It is disheartening to be reminded that he lost.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Dimitri Messinis

Kanellos the Protest Dog

A stray dog named Kanellos has apparently been on the front lines of most major protests in Greece over the past two years. He is also the focus of a blog, the subject of a recent Guardian photo essay, and the inspiration for several YouTube video homages.

Posted on May 7, 2010 READ MORE


‘Carnage’ in Athens

The BBC reports on the riots that have plagued the Greek capital since police shot and killed a teenager on Saturday.

Posted on Dec 8, 2008 READ MORE


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Ancient Words Our Leaders Should Heed

Let us now praise famous men. And after yet another U.S. presidential candidates’ debate of awesome sterility I’m referring principally to one of the first journalists to understand war and, so far as he could, to check his sources: Thucydides.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008 READ MORE


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A Very Special Announcement From R.E.M.

Veteran rocker and self-described “queer artist” Michael Stipe has made a startling announcement about his two bandmates, Peter Buck and Mike Mills, ending, as Stipe put it, “years of awkward speculation” about their sexual orientation. 

Posted on Mar 22, 2008 READ MORE


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Grenade Attack on U.S. Embassy

The United States Embassy in Athens, frequently assaulted by radical groups, was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade Thursday. The State Department says no one was injured by the explosion.

Posted on Jan 11, 2007 READ MORE


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