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Greece’s leading choco producer Lacta goes viral with Social Diversity Campaign

Lacta, Greece’s leading chocolate producer, did something special and ‘provocative’ for the country’s conservative society: the special campaign for Valentine’s Day “Act for love – Embrace all Tastes of Love. The campaign reflects social diversity, heterosexual and homosexual couples, people with disabilities. “Love has no color, age, nationality and gender. …

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Ghost of Christmas Present: PPC cuts power to mother of four

Ignorance? Want? Ugly, mean and greedy little creatures? That was in mid-Victorian England and in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  In the novel that has touched millions people ever since it was first published in 1843, ‘the two emaciated children” grow up to be adults, Ignorance as adult man in …

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Portraits and Voices from Greece: Amazing project “Life Narratives” by Nikos Markou

Amazing portraits by photographer Nikos Markou. Young and old Greeks speak about how Politics and Society Impact their Lives. The project “Life Narratives” is a contemporary photographic series based on an audiovisual work, “which seems to engrave history” as the Edge of Humanity Magazine notes. “The portrait sits still as …

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Workers and society boil over additional austerity & more income cuts

Doctors working in public hospitals gathered in downtown Athens to protest the admittedly horrible situation in Greece’s hospitals. Holding banners and chanting slogan, doctors and other hospital personnel demanded raise in the public funding and hiring of doctors and nurses. Tension between protesters and riot police. Protesters have been carrying …

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Shocking! 6.3million Greeks live in poverty or are at risk of poverty

It was high time that the real data of the economic situation of the Greek society come to the surface! 2.5 million Greeks live below the line of relative poverty and another 3.8million people are at risk of poverty! A total of 6.3million people, which means more than half of …

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a quiet Saturday morning in November…

It certainly has advantages to wake up early in the morning. Especially in a sunny morning.  Especially at this time of the season. Although we are in first ten days of November, the sun still shines bright, even though a bit more chilly than in the previous month. It shines …

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Crete: Debts and no job: man shoots himself with a rifle

Debts? No job? A man saw no way out of the many problems. He took a hunting rifle and shot himself in the face. However he survived the suicide attempt even though the shot hit the jawbones. HE was transferred to a nearby hospital. According to local media reports, the …

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Three little birds sitting …on a wire

It’s time for the birds. For angry birds, for hungry birds, for birds longing to move away and they can’t. There are several different hindering these birds from open wings and fly away. To other places with less financial distress, less trouble-causing bureaucracy. Somewhere where the state mechanism functions and …

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Greece is boiling… with empty pockets

I am not going to talk about  the masses of municipality workers and policemen, civil servants, teachers and school guards who take to the streets every day protesting the upcoming lay-offs in the Greek public sector. I am going to talk about my friend Markos and my friend Giota. Two people …

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