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Athens: Poet Consults in …Bridge Construction?

At first I couldn’t believe my eyes. Then the news “What does a poet and a bridge have in common?” published on Greek internet.  A blog revealed that a poet has been hired as consultant for the construction of a pedestrians/school children bridge over one of the main roads of Athens, Kifisias street. There is a …

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Operation “Block the Troika” – Greek CSs “Occupy” Ministries (pcts, video)

Hundreds of civil servants ‘occupied’ several ministries since the early morning hours and hindered government officials but also Troika representatives to enter the buildings in order to protest wages cuts and ‘labour reserve’. Currently nine ministries, among others these of  health, justice, interior, finance, are formally blocked, while the civil …

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Impressive Protest by Greek Police Against Austerity (video)

A group of 50 border guards and special guards of the Greek Police (ELAS) climbed to Lycabettus Hill in downtonw Athens at 5:30 Monday morning and hung a huge banner to protest their wages cuts.  The banner, 25 meter long and 5 meter wide, reads: “ELAS mourns: Pay Day – Mourning Day”.  …

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Athens: Police Fires Tear Gas and Beat “Indignant” Greeks (videos)

Protesters and riot police have been ‘playing’ cat and mouse for several hours at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens. Riot police beats protesters and fires tear gas, while the protesters withdraw and come back. Proto Thema newspaper underlines that the police made ‘extensive use of chemicals’ to prevent the protesters from …

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“Indignant” Greeks to Protest Poll Taxes, Sept 25/11

“Indignant” Greeks are calling for a protest against poll taxes in front of the Parliament at Syntagma Square, on Sunday, September 25th 2011. At 6 pm. After the violent suppression of the protests on last June and July, the masses of Greeks refrain from joining the protests in front of …

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Athens-Acropolis: Bazaar for Stray & Abandoned Cats, Sept 25

How about a nice walk in the city’s most beautiful street at the feet of Acropolis and some charity? Tomorrow Sunday, September 25th 2011 in Athens? Animal Welfare Society Nine Lives organizes a Bazaar for the benefits of stray and abandoned cats in Greece’s capital. The bazaar takes place from …

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Athens: Public Transport Strike & Car-Pool Alternative, Sept 23

Athenians experience another day without major public transport mean, as the Metro, the Urban Train-HSAP and the Tram are on 24-hour strike, on Friday, September 23rd 2011. This morning the traffic jams of desperate motorists trying to reach their work places were incredible. Meanwhile, residents of Athens with or without …

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Athens: New Acropolis Museum Events Free of Charge, Sept 23

The New Acropolis Museum celebrates the European Days of Cultural Heritage today, Friday, September 23rd 2001. It will be open from 8 am until midnight.  At 8 pm,  Monsieur Minimal Full Band and Marietta Fafouti Band will entertain the visitors with live music. Museum visit and event are free of charge. …

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Students Protested Outside Greek PM’s Home (video)

Some 150 school and university students protested outside the home of Greek prime minister George Papandreou on Thursday morning. Six riot police squads were immediately sent to the Castri area in the north suburbs of Athens. Cordoning the area, the police hindered the students to near PM’s home, at a …

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Athens: Car Pool at Public Transport Strike via Twitter

There is an unofficial service initiated by the website Athens Transport via Twitter. It runs in Greek but you can post your message, offering or seeking a Car Pool in the hashtag #carpoolgr. Also KTEL-Buses operate between downtown Athens and the Airport every 30 minutes. Ticket €5. Please, share in …

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Athens: All Public Transport and Taxis on Strike, Sept 22

Taxi owners decided to join the strike of public transporters and will pull their vehicles’ brakes tomorrow, September 22nd 2011. Boycotting the commerce? Blocking people from going to work? Who cares? Some interest groups do care only for their pockets, in times when the Greek society has lost its balance and …

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(Upd) Athens: All Public Transport on Strike, Sept 22

Residents of Athens will experience a tough day as all public transport will be on strike. No Metro, no Urban Train-HSAP, no Tram, no Blue Buses, no Trolley, no Proastiakos, not even TRAINOSE. The 24-hour strike will take place on Thursday, September 22nd 2011. Workers at public transport means threaten to take more actions depending …

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Students-Teachers Protest Turned Ugly as “Hoodies” Riot

Students and teachers flocked to downtown Athens to peacefully protest the shortages in primary and secondary education schools. However a group of hooded “youth” (?) mingled with the protesters and soon the area turned into an area full of broken glass and debris. News portals report in fact of a …

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