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Thoedorakis: The Truth About Greece – Open Letter to International Public Opinion

Finally I got the open letter to International public opinion written by famous music composer, politician and anti-memorandum activist Mikis Theodorakis. This is “the truth about Greece” is the title of the letter, where Theorodakis gives his own explanation about  the dire situation Greece experience nowadays. A current situation with a long past.  One might not agree …

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Mikis Theodorakis: I want To Look Right in Their Eyes Before They Vote

“I want to look right into their eyes, before they vote for the austerity measures” famous music composer  Mikis Theodorakis told reporters before entering the Greek parliament. “They are getting ready to vote for the death of Greece” he underlined. Veteran politicians Mikis Theodorakis, 85, and Manolis Glezos, 89, had called …

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Theodorakis & Greek Academics call People to Mass Protest, May 31

An important protest-event is taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursday outside the Athens University as academics and intellectuals are going to inform the public about the IMF Memorandum, the austerity measures and the economic crisis. With this event the organizers are aiming to “waken the society about the austerity measures …

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Greece, what’s next? Greek ‘Indignados’ on the rise?

After the new austerity measures and the bitter acknowledge that Greece is economically there where it was before the IMF/EU/ECB loan-deal, there are many people who wonder: What’s next? For sure there will be more austerity measures revealed in the years to come. The medium-term package is thought for 2011-2015.  …

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Theodorakis /Kasimatis: IMF-Memorandum Against Greek Constitution

Greek musician Mikis Theodorakis and constitutional law professor Yiorgos Kasimatis  submitted an official note concerning the IMF/EU/ECB Memorandum of Understanding signed by Greece and questioned its compatibility with the constitution. The two men submitted their objection to Greek President Karolos Papoulias during a visit to presidential manor.   Theodorakis stressed …

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Mikis Theodorakis: Greeks, Wake Up!

Stately tall and in revolutionary mood Mikis Theodorakis appeared at the May Day demonstrations in Athens. Standing at Syntagma Square among members of his civic movement “Spark” he called the Greeks to wake up! “I came here to express with all protesters my opposition to the Government, the Troika (IMF/EU/ECB), the memorandum, …

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Beautiful Moments: Antony Quinn, 84, dances for Mikis Theodorakis (video)

Debt Restructure? Bankruptcy? Let the sterile technocrats worry about how to protect their own, virtual money.  Millions of Greek Zorbas defy the speculators’ misery and catastrophe scenarios. It sounds like a game anyway. That is a great video from the times when people had still something to say. In a rare moment,  Mr. …

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Theodorakis stuns Greeks in rare TV appearance (video)

“Stunning!” That’s the only single word that shot in the minds of thousands of Greeks who watched composer and politician Mikis Theodorakis talking on a live television broadcast on Thursday morning. That’s what I thought, what’s what some  friends thought, what’s what many bloggers and websites administrators wrote: “Stunning”! In a …

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Theodorakis: Sparking Civil Disobedience Movement

Internationally-renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis announced the foundation of a Movement of Independent Citizens titled “Spitha” (Spark). Theodorakis called on the Greeks to “disobedience” to the government’s decisions which, he said, emanate from the US, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union, and “concede our national sovereign rights …

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Athens Uprising Nov 17, 1973: The Deads and the Songs (Greek Music Videos)

Remembering the “Stone Years” of Greek democracy… Every November 17,  mothers and fathers recall the shocking moments when they learned their daughter or son was killied during the uprise – often a young boy or a girl , maybe a passerby. Uptodate the number of deads is unclear, it is estimated …

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Mikis Theodorakis: PM blackmails Greeks – Announces Citizens’ Movement

World famous Greek Composer Mikis Theodorakis accused Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou of “blackmailing the people”. Speaking at an event, Theodorakis attacked the government in general and Greek PM in personal.  “Giorgos Papandreou blackmailed the Greeks, saying that if people will not vote his candidates,  he will lead the country to …

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Greek Banks: Stress Tests postponed; state banks mergers

Greece will postpone stress tests in its banks for later in the autumn reports Reuters quoting an anonymous central bank source. Very likely the stress tests will take place in October, the source said. Reuters recalls that as part of the 110 billion euro bailout  of IMF, Greece agreed on …

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