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Solidarity Action: 12 Hours for Greece, May 16/12

An event to show solidarity with Greek people in times of crisis is organized in Brussels on May 16, 2012. “12 Hours for Greece, is a unique way to discover Greece, its culture, its food and its people !! Objectives  to combat stereotypes , on the occasion of a cultural and festive gathering, ” write the organizers . The solidarity action is an initiative of citizens of various nationalities living in Brussels, the capital of the European Union.

Th event includes the reciting of Homer’s Ulysses in a marathon reading from 10 am until midnight. Greek musicians like Lavrentis Machairitsas and Dionysis Savvopoulos will entertain the audience.

The event aims also to raise donations for the financial support of childrens’ charity organisation “To Xamogelo tou Paidiou” (The Smile of the Child).

According to news portal Zougla.gr, EU officials, ambassadors, journalists, ordinary citizens and students. The group of European citizens organizing the event want to send a solidarity message to Greeks and thus in a different way.

“We want to send a dynamic message of solidarity to Greece, right form the heart of the European Union. In favor of the human values as represented by the Greek culture.”

If the attendants persuade their high contacts in the upper floors of EU for some development and growth measures in addition to “austerity-only” programmes then the message would be really strong and effective.

PS that would be real fun to see Rompuy & Co attending this event….

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3 comments

  1. Any free tickets to Brussels ? I can answer maaaany questions to win them !

  2. Dunno if I will manage to drink one Ouza after another for twelve hours, but I will try my best!
    😀

  3. This is not a solidarity action. This in an operation of whitewashing of the loan agreements and of their imposition despite the will of the Greek people expressed in the recent elections.
    We’ve written to artists not to go http://solidarity-greece.blogspot.com/2012/05/blog-post.html