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German Handelsblatt to Greek PM: You’re a bankrupt… hero!

As if our life isn’t hard enough, a German newspaper writes an open letter to George Papandreou and declares more or less ‘You are an insolvent …hero’. Moreover, Gabor Steingart, Editor-in-Chief of business daily Handelsblatt triumphs that “There is a life after death” -as the article title assures. However as it has not been …

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Greece: Shocking Video – Riot Policemen beat Protester

This is a video that has shocked Greeks and set three riot police officers under suspension. The footage shows a protester laying on the street, one policeman kicking him and another beating him with a baton. The moment the law enforcement men leave the protester, a third policeman rushes to …

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Unemployment hits 16% – 220K Greeks lost their job within a year

Recession is raging and unemployment is galloping reaching almost 16%. According to Greek Statistical Authority unemployment reached 15,9% in February after 89,000 jobs went lost within a month period. Within a year 220,000 work places vanished in the austerity atmospheric level.  Most hit by unemployment are ages 15-24, where 40% …

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Athens: More Violence Breaks Out over Injured Protester

Tension and violence broke out on Thursday evening when left-wing demonstrators protested the severe injury of a demonstrator during an anti-austerity rally a day earlier. Angry protesters gathered at Athens University while some of them took down the Greek flag, replaced it with the flag for anarchy and rolled down a banner reading “Murderers”. The …

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Far-Right Extremists Chase and Beat Immigrants in Athens Downtown (video)

The situation in Athens downtown is out of control and racism is growing wild. A group of far-right extremists started chasing coloured immigrants in Athens downtown after  a mass rally to commemorate Manolis Kantaris, 44, who was stabbed to death by criminals from North Africa, according to a security camera of a …

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Athens downtown is boiling with anger and frustration

“Will you go…?” The old, thin man is standing at the doorstep of my friend’s shop – two blocks away from the spot where Manolis Kantaris, 44, was stabbed to death by criminals, alledgedly immigrants while he was going to pick up his car and bring his pregnant wife to the hospital …

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ALTER: The TV Channel that was…

At nine o’ clock Wednesday night, the desperate employees of the private television channel ALTER stopped broadcasting and uploaded a black and white  card reading: “The employees of ALTER are not slaves! They demand their due wages now! END THE CHARADE! ” Some weeks ago journalists stopped broadcasting news and infotainment …

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Athens: Protester seriously injured at anti-austerity rally

A young protester has been transferred to a hospital with serious head injuries, Greek news portals report. The 30-year old student was participating at Wednesday’s protest rally organized by the public and private sector labor unions. The student has been undergoing surgical operation and is in critical conditions. Erlier today, …

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Athens: Police Fired Teargas at Anti-Austerity Protest (video)

Small scale incidents and tension occurred between protesters and riot police near Syntagma Square in Athens downtown on Wednesday.  Riot police fired teargas and according to several Greek news portals, 7-8 protesters were taken to the hospital with respiratory problems due to teargas. Video A young woman was injured after …

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Get Defense Position! The IMF/EU/ECB Troika is back!

The representatives of Greece’s lenders International Monetary Fund, European Union and European Central Bank will visit Athens today. The Bad, the Cursed and the Ugly will have a serious talk with the Greek fellas on privatization, tax evasion, opening of closed professions, labor relaation and the medium-term budget plan for 2012-1015. Poul …

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I have this country-side fantasy…

As I have been gardening in my balcony with all kinds of  herbs, tomatoes, paprika, aubergines and zucchinis and flowers, some kind of  old ancestor farmer DNA, a dig and grow alarm clock started ringing again.  A fantasy coming on and off since a couple of years – maybe a decade: To live …

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