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Greek poet to IHT : Things worse than in junta. Today everyone gets persecuted

Greek poet Kiki Dimoula made it to International Herald Tribune on the occasion of her poems’ translation in English.  In an article with the title “Greek poet’s dark vision” Dimoula,81, speaks to IHT reporter about poetry but also about the crisis in Greece. Not only the economic crisis but also the oppression means the Greek state uses in order to win the war of austerity.  

A short excerpt from the interview:

As for today? The poet believes that things will get even worse.

“I believe that things can be worse than it was during the military dictatorship. during the junta it was the leftist who were strictly monitored and persecuted. Today everyone is being persecuted.”

She says  that has suffered pension cuts, like all Greek pensioners. “100 people have abused the power and now we all pay,” Dimoula stresses.

Dimoula adds that she carefully listens to the speeches of PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, which she likes as concerns the quality of the words he uses, not the credibility.

 “Do you think that he is telling the truth?” asks the reporter.

Kiki Dimoula answers with  single word: “No”.

Unfortunately I can’t post the direct link to IHT therefore the excerpt from Greek via


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  1. When the reporter asked, among other things, to describe the situation in Greece, 81 year old poet said: “Darkness and chaos.”

  2. Iceland was “is” the answer !

  3. Here’s what you do. When you go to a protest, have people in the protest designated as those who are actively protesting, yelling, that sort of thing. Have a good-sized group behind them take photos of ALL of the policemen in the blockades and distribute them online, so that they themselves and everyone else behind them who can’t see the police study their faces and memorize them so that when the police are seen out of uniform in public, say hi and get to known them. Become their friends, and then start working to turn them to your side. The active protesters are there to keep them distracted so that they are too busy watching them to be able to commit to memory the quieter protesters who hang back several layers. I think the best way to handle this is to turn the elite’s enforcers against their masters. It’s the only way out, otherwise you risk civil war and you’re screwed. Greece sounds like it’s only weeks from civil war, especially in the middle of winter.