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Mikis Theodorakis: I want To Look Right in Their Eyes Before They Vote

“I want to look right into their eyes, before they vote for the austerity measures” famous music composer  Mikis Theodorakis told reporters before entering the Greek parliament. “They are getting ready to vote for the death of Greece” he underlined. Veteran politicians Mikis Theodorakis, 85, and Manolis Glezos, 89, had called …

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Athens 7:45 pm: Rioters Set Cafe on Fire

The riots have been moved in the extended area of Syntagma and outside the Athens University. Alpha TV and several Greek websites reported that rioters set the Starbucks cafe near the University (Korai Str) on fire. The rioters have reportedly started to destroy the windoes of several banks in the area. …

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Athens 7:10 pm: Tension Inside and Outside the Parliament (video)

Street barricades, molotov cocktails, stones,  flares and tears gas turned the mass anti-austerity protest into a ‘war’ was between hooded protesters and riot police. Clashes are taking place in the areas around the Syntagma Square. May peaceful protesters remain in a safety distance, waiting the clashes to conclude and the demonstration to continue. …

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Athens 6-6.30 pm: Tear Gas in front of the Parliament

Hardly had the mass protest started and riots broke out in Athens. The riots started at 5.20 pm in front of the Parliament at the monument of the Unknown Soldier. Riot police fired tear gas against protesters hurling oranges and stones against them. Protesters started to move towards the south …

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Live-Stream: Athens Mass Protest Against Austerity, Febr 12/2012

Thousands of Greek shave flocked outside the Greek Parliament, while members of the parliament are due to cast their votes pro or contra the new loan agreement and austerity package bill at midnight. Live Streaming directly from Syntagma Square ΣΥΛΛΑΛΗΤΗΡΙΟ ΓΣΕΕ-ΑΔΕΔΥ | LIVE STREAMING από News247 occationally you will have …

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Athens: Parliament Debate on Loan Agreement & Austerity

The debate on the crucial voting of the new loan agreement and the new austerity package is to start soon in the Greek Parliament. The voting will start at 12 midnight, the results are expected at 1 a.m. Most probably the MPs will vote by name.  Greek Communist Party will ask …

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Rival Soccer Fans to Join United Athens Protests

Fans of Greek arch rival soccer teams Olympiakos and Panathinaikos will join united the mass protest in Athens scheduled for 5 pm on Sunday. The fans of Panionios will also join the common protest. Estimated 4,ooo fans will meet at 2.30 pm at the Metro station <Agios Dimitrios> and head …

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Political Earthquake Shakes Papademos Gov’ as Ministers Resign

A political earthquake shakes the Papademos government after three Ministers from coalition partner LAOS submitted their resignations on Friday afternoon, shortly before the crucial cabinet meeting on the new austerity package and the new loan agreement for a second bailout for Greece. Transportation Minister Makis Voridis, deputy Farming Minister Asterios Rontoulis …

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Greek Deputy Labour Minister Resigns Over Austerity Measures

 The Minister’s resignation landed in Athens like the explosion of a ‘bomb-shell’ shortly after the Greek Prime Minister announced that the political leaders had agreed on the full austerity package on Thursday afternoon. Deputy Labour Minister Yiannis Koutsoukos (PASOK) submitted his resignation saying, he will not be able to implement the austerity measures. …

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Athens: PPC Unionists Occupy Environment Minister Office

A riot police squad was called at the 6th floor of the Environment Ministry on Wednesday afternoon, as the PPC-unionists who had locked George Papaconstantinou in his office did not show a sign of surrender. A large group of unionists form GENOP-DEH, the Greek Public Power Company, had “occupied” the office …

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Papademos – Coalition Gov’ Leaders Meeting Started at 5 pm

After several delays and postponements Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is meeting George Papandreou (PASOK), Antonis Samaras (Nea Dimokratia) and Giorgos Katatzaferis (LAOS). Samaras arrived at PM’s office short before 5  p.m., Karatzaferis a few minutes later. I assume Papandreou had arrived first. Government partner Karatzaferis had asked time to read the austerity …

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Greece Fine-Tunes PSI and New Loan Agreement

Negotiations on the new loan agreement to Greece look as if they have not be concluded on Tuesday evening as it was planned. The meeting between PM Papademos with the coalition government parties leaders have been postponed again for Wednesday, sometime in the afternoon, Greek media reported. The Troika will …

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Athens: Angry Protesters Set German Flag Alight (video)

Angry protesters set a German flag on fire outside the Greek Parliament. They also attempted to burn another flag with a Swastika. Riot police intervened and fired tear gas to disperse the angry crowd that was trying to come dangerously close to the Greek Parliament building. Video A group of workers …

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Greek-Troikan War in the Shadow of a “Default” Ultimatum

We could also title this article “Greek-Troijan War” with the Troika being on the Trojan front riding a Trojan horse. A trick-offer apparently aiming  to save the country but in fact targeting to economically destroy the Greek citizens. Dramatic negotiations without results so far are taking place under an extreme time …

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Protesters Tried to Storm Syrian Embassy in Athens

A group of 50 Syrian nationals tried to storm the embassy of Syria in Psychiko suburb of Athens in the early morning hours of Saturday. They entered the yard of the embassy armed with stones and wooden sticks. The protesters gathered at the Syrian embassy after reports of a bloodbath of in the city …

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Athens: Health Workers Protest with a …Coffin (video)

Several hundreds of public hospital personnel demonstrated on Thursday morning outside the Greek health Ministry in downtown Athens. Some of the angry protesters were holding a coffin…  other chanted “No to salaries of 2, 5, 10 and 20 euro!” Despite the rain and the freezing cold, the demonstrators followed the call of …

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