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Italian FAI claimed responsibility for letter bomb to Greek prison director

An Italian organisation took responsibility for the letter bomb sent to Director of Korydallos prison in Athens. “Informal Anrachist Federation (FAI) had attached a  two pages proclammation inside the letter bomb that was safely detonated by police experts on Thursday. The proclamation was writen in Italian and was detected at forensic …

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Letter bomb for the Director of High Security Prison in Athens

A letter bomb was sent to the Director of the high security Korydallos prison in Athens. The envelope was detected at noon time among the correspondence at the guards’ booth at the male prisoners premises. The suspicious package was neutralized by experts. Greek media report that the envelope had stamps and …

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Athens: Austerity in Public Services closes down Kindergartens

Cutting personnel is one thing, but it becomes problematic when it creates a deadlock and public services are getting hindered. Then you cannot cut the number of citizens. Severe shortages are observed in 87 kindergartens in Athens downtown after the termination of work contracts of 250 employees. However the children …

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Greek Teachers on Strike, Mar 30 – Rally in Athens downtown

There were so many news today that I almost forgot that. Primary and secondary school teachers will be on 24h strike tomorow, March 30, 2011. They oppose the planned mergers of schools and the possibility of wages cuts and loss of social security and labour rights. They plan a protest …

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Keratea: There is a war going on 50 km SE of Athens… (videos)

 In Ovriokastro village church bells rang, and sirens and megaphones called the residents to rush to the road blocks on the outskirts of the town. “We are getting attacked!” the voice was warning through the megaphones, while the shrilling sound of municipality sirens was sending waves of goosebumps to men …

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Athens: Animal Rights Activists throw paint at Fur Fair visitors

Greek Animal rights activists threw red paint at two women who wanted to visit the 1st International Fur Fair at Anthousa ExpoAthens. They also chanted “Murders!” to other visitors entering the premises.   The Activists had taken post with banners saying “Freedom to Those in Cages” and black flags since the morning …

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Athens: Atenistas – Bookcrossing, Mar 26, 12-4 pm

Ops, I almost missed that one! Atenistas organize a Bookcrossing, today, Saturday, March 26 from 12 to 4 pm. The event takes place at the Municipality Library of Athens. You can trade Greek and foreign language books you have already read or  you can even leave read books that will …

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Athens: Greeks booed Politicians after the Military Parade (video)

Greeks booed politicians and chanted slogans after the conclusion of the 25th March military parade at Syntagma Square. While the politicians were making statements to television channels, people started to boo them and shout “Thieves!”, Traitors!”, “Shame!” and “Bring Back the Stolen Money!”. The President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, …

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Athens:Far-rights attack migrant street vendors before the Parade (video)

It was shortly before 11 o’ clock, just minutes before the beginning of the military parade, when members of far-right group Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) chanting racist slogans attacked according to one source street vendors selling Greek flags, according to another source immigrants who were passing by. A third source seems to …

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On the occasion of the Day… the Purrrfect Patriot – Video

On the occasion of the Day where the national spirit is high, the Greek Flags are waving and the National Anthem is heard, I have to repost the purrrfect patriot! A male cat, soaked with ultimate patriotic spirit, stands upright to his back legs and stays still upon listening to the Greek National Anthem! I …

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25th March Parade in Athens downtown – Traffic regulations

The big military parade starts at 11 am and is expected to be concluded at 1 pm.  The centre of Athens is closed to traffic for public transport and private vehicles. The area affected is practically from the upper Syggroy Avenue down to Omonia Square. The parade is taking place …

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Greeks protest Culture Minister at Europa Parliament (video)

Protests against Greek politicians are continuing in Greece and abroad and last ‘victim’ was Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos. He was attending the event “2,500+1 years after the Marathon Battle” at Europa Parliament in Brussels, when members of  Belgian Solidarity Committee with Greeks raised a banned saying: “EU &  IMF Barbarians, …

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Athens: Teachers confronted with police, 8 detentions (video)

Schools teachers were confronted with riot police during the studentsparade on the occasion of the National Day celebrations to commemorate the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. The incidents started when teachers tried to break the riot police chain and walk at Amalias Avenue at Syntagma Square …

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Join Earth Hour Action in Greece, Mar 26 2011, 8:30 pm

 Greece officially joins the Earth Hour worldwide actions on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Classic historical monuments like the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion or even the Rio-Antirio Bridge will shut off their lights at 8:30 pm for one hour to demonstrate commitment to energy responsibility. Candle-carrying crowds …

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Turkish Minister claims: Greece is 900km(!) away from Akkuyu

HA!HA!HA! I always thought Greece had a direct border to Turkey. But a Turkish minister comes to teach me better! “Greece is 900 km away from Akkuyu” claimed Taner Yildiz, Turkey’s Minister of Energy & Natural Resources, in an effort to persuade Athens and the European Union, they should not be …

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Italian MV Explora ‘exploited’ by Turkey, urges Greece to protest Démarche

Boiling from anger and seeing with envy the Greek-Israeli rapprochement , it seems that our friend and neighbor Turkey is keen to create new conditions in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Sea – it jumps  young and boldly  there where it is not asked to be. Not only a Turkish frigate …

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Two-kg Explosive Device at Tax Office in Athens

An explosive device was difused by police at an Athens tax office after a warning phone call.. The explosives were hidden in a metal box in a plastic bag and left in a trash toilet boxat the basement of a tax office in Neos Kosmos suburb of Athens on Wednesday. An …

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Must Watch LOL-Video! Spanish or Greek Bureaucracy?

Some Greeks are idle enough to think bureaucracy is a lethal plant unique to Greek soil. There is this Spanish video though proving that civil servants of the type “I’m lazy, I hate you and I love it” are everywhere to find -preferably at the north part of the Mediterranean basin. In the south part, civil …

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Oh No! Greek Politicians are not corrupted, after all!

Not only super rich and less rich Greeks but also nun deposited  their money in banks outside Greece out of fear of an economic collapse. “I don’t know if we ate the money together, but for sure we helped them ‘escape’ together” said P. Nikoloudis, Chairman of the Commission for Money Laundering …

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