European Democracy (Athens, 506 B.C. — Athens, 2011 A.D.)


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European democracy is dead. It was executed in plain daylight on June 29, by a lone hitman thought to be in service of the European financial mafia. Συνέχεια

«The banks and politicians are afraid» – Spartan Indignants Walk to Athens (video)


The Greek Prime Minister’s new government faces a vote of confidence in parliament today after George Papandreou reshuffled his cabinet last week with insurgent socialist MPs and street protests opposed the latest austerity measures.

Thousands of people from the so called Indignant Movement are expected to join anti government protests outside Parliament in time for the vote.

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Indignants gather in Syntagma Square


Another Intignants’ gathering took place for the fourth consecutive Sunday in Athens’ main Syntagma Square, the 26th day in the row that protesters have assembled in the square. According to The Athens News reporter on site, there were more than 50,000 indignants gathered at Syntagma Square this Sunday. Συνέχεια

Greece’s Indignants: The White Tower Whispers Messages – Posters of a Protest (Part 1)


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A walk around Thessaloniki’s White Tower, the city’s symbol of freedom and one of the central meeting points where citizens gather to rejoice national or local successes has turned into a hub of restlessness. The cries of joy from a far-away victory in the European Football Championship under huge screens set up along the waterfront under the imposing presence of this historic tower in 2004 have turned into enraged cries, pleas for help, threats against treacherous politicians.

I took my camera along on a Monday morning to let posterity see what a Greek demonstration Συνέχεια

“Indignant” Greeks Protest for 8th Day (pics)


Greeks keep flocking in front of the Parliament for the 8th consequent day. With whistles, empty pots, flags and banners, chanting “Thieves” and ‘Traitors”, and raising form time to time their open palms and strechted fingers, in a gesture insulting the recipient.

Greeks keep flocking in front of the Parliament for the 8th consequent day. With whistles, empty pots, flags and banners, chanting “Thieves” and ‘Traitors”, and raising form time to time their open palms and strechted fingers, in a gesture insulting the recepient.

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‘Indignados’ go to old Athens University with Theodorakis


The «Indignados» of Athens’s Syntagma Square moved on Tuesday afternoon to the old Athens University (Propylaia) to form a big peaceful demonstration.

Responding to the call by composer Mikis Theodorakis and other university professors, who decided «to join their vioice with the voice of society against the measures being taken without us», they walked down Panepistimiou avenue and flooded the surrounding streets. Συνέχεια

Greek opposition sets demands as EU/IMF verdict nears


By Harry Papachristou and Renee Maltezou

ATHENS | Mon May 30, 2011 7:55am EDT

(Reuters) – Greece’s conservative opposition demanded tax cuts on Monday as the price for a consensus deal with the Socialist government on imposing yet more austerity, a major condition for getting further aid from the EU and IMF.

Conservative leader Antonis Samaras called for a flat 15 percent corporate tax and rejected government plans for hiking taxes to tackle Greece’s budget deficit and please fiscal inspectors mulling the next, key tranche of a 110 billion euro bailout. Συνέχεια

‘Indignants’ gather in Syntagma for European-wide protest


In greater numbers than on any night since the protests began earlier this week, the ‘Indigants’ kept the date made via Facebook and other social networking sites on Sunday, descending upon Syntagma Square for yet another sit-down demonstration against severe austerity cuts. This night they were joined by protesters in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo, Champs Elysee in Paris and another 100 cities of Europe that held simultaneous peaceful demonstrations. Συνέχεια

A Day Spent at the Square – Indignant Protesters in Salonica


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The article that appeared today in the following Greek blog

 https://mysatelite.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/%CF%80%CF%89%CF%83-%CF%80%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%B5%CE%B9-%CE%B7-%CE%BC%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%B1-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B7%CE%BD-%CF%80%CE%BB%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CE%B1%CE%B3%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%BA/

 written by an eye witness who spent the day with protesters around the White Tower, Salonica’s pride, is touching. It is touching because readers will never be able to see the real picture if they read a reporter’s story or listen to a correspondent doing their job. This is journalism at its pristine form, with no alterior motives other than the desire to convey real emotions.

 What do protesters who sit at the foot of a 500 year-old symbol of slavery and freedom think about? The article proceeds to say the following: Συνέχεια