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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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Still Pressure on Greece to leave the Euro zone

It takes no end! The scenarios and the articles pushing Greece to exit the Euro Zone. The articles appear mainly in the German press and the flag of economic sinners is been held by Ifo-Institute head H-W Sinn (what a name coincidence!)  even though the German Economy minister Rainer Bruederle …

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Stray Dog: Schocking Brutality by Municipality Worker in Athen Downtown (Upd)

Unspoken brutality! Shocking pictures from a mobile phone…. a municipality worker pins with a loop a  stray dog. The tool, also called ‘dog strangler’ strangles and suffocates the poor animal as it moves. The dog writhes, moves to free himself from the pain. The dog starts bleeding from the mouth due to the Touristsand by-passers …

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International Contemporary Art Fair ‘ART-ATHINA’, May 12-15

Do you feel that life in Athens has become much too miserable? How about some walk through art objects that could please our senses and raise our souls?The Hellenic Art Galleries Association ART-ATHINA, the International Contemporary Fair of Athens, organizes its annual fair at the TAE KWON DO closed stadium at …

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Dire Consequences should Greece Exit the Euro Zone

What many missed on the controversial and multiply denied DER SPIEGEL article claiming Greece was about to exit the Euro Zone, is the part referring to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s report on “possible dire consequences” on the European economy should Athens drop the Euro”. The report or better say the …

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Promising Jobs for Jobless in Crete – Waving Goodbye to Tourists?

What if we are in the spring month of May? Santa arrived in Crete and many presents for the jobless. Greece’s Labor ministry has created a program for 3,000 jobless living on the island of Crete. The ministry program will be implemented in cooperation with the local municipalities. The jobless …

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It rained denials – Greek FinMin: SPIEGEL article is provocation

It rained denials on the screen of DER SPIEGEL online after a challenging and provocative article claiming that Greece considers to exit the Euro Zone and that it mulls plans for own currency.  Greek Finance Ministry denied with an official statement the claims of German weekly DER SPEGIEL that Athens considers …

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Labor Dark Ages: Work More, Get Paid Less – The Troika-guys get heavily on my nerves

The technocrats from International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank are convinced that citizens of a bailout country should not be humiliated only on the papers, they should be humiliated also in practice. The so-called Troika-guys decided that an 8-hours work per day and a salary …

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Greece: Skin Cancer Free Checking, May 9-13, 2011

Great Action for the early diagnosis of Skin Cancer and thus free of charge! Residents of Greece can undergo screening tests for skin cancer free of charge in private clinics and state hospitals from May 9 to 13, 2011. The Greek Association of Dermatology and Venereology will carry this action …

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