Marianella Kloka

Marianella Kloka

Marianella Kloka is a 44 year old woman, living in Athens, Greece. She has been a member of the Humanist Movement since 1990 and is a founding member of World without Wars and Violence in Greece. Currently she works as an advocacy officer for the NGO, Praksis.

02.01.2018

Peru and Fujimori: still far away from reconciliation

Peru and Fujimori: still far away from reconciliation

The latest protests by the people of Peru in recent days as a response to the amnesty given for “humanitarian” reasons to former President Alberto Fujimori, highlight the common feeling of rage against the mockery and abuse of the word “reconciliation” by the convicted former President.  The protests by Peruvians… »

19.10.2017

Trump to Tsipras: You’re one of our best clients!

Trump to Tsipras: You’re one of our best clients!

“I want to thank the Prime Minister and the Greek people for serving as gracious hosts to our US naval forces at Souda bay. I also commend Greece for being one of the few NATO countries currently spending at least 2% of GDP on defence.”. This is how, the President… »

15.06.2016

Orlando

Orlando

A decade ago, Michael Moore’s film Bowling for Columbine highlighted the issue of guns in the US in the most precise and documented way. With clever camerawork and extensive reporting, by examining factors such as poverty and unemployment, by documenting how easily a child today can have access to… »

11.02.2016

Yanis Varoufakis launches his Democracy in Europe movement

Yanis Varoufakis launches his Democracy in Europe movement

What is this heterogeneous crowd of people standing in the foyer of the People’s theatre doing there? Why are they waiting hours in advance for a ticket? Why are the foreigners searching in agony for a live stream link? At the end of the day, what is this so-called DiEM25?… »

11.01.2016

David Bowie: “We could be heroes, just for one day”

David Bowie: “We could be heroes, just for one day”

The year when David Bowie talked about “the starman waiting in the sky” and set up his own musical form in order to “discuss” space and our blue planet, I was arriving to this chronotope. Likewise, some years later when I started to dive deep into music and his… »

21.12.2015

Human beings sent back to war and poverty at the Greek border

Human beings sent back to war and poverty at the Greek border

I have been sent on a day trip to Idomeni on a mission with PRAKSIS NGO, just a metre away from the frontier of hope. The caravan of buses carrying people, who want to leave Greece, patiently waits at the petrol station a few kilometres behind the refugee camp. The… »

28.10.2015

Apostolis Fotiadis: Europe speculates on the refugee crisis

Apostolis Fotiadis: Europe speculates on the refugee crisis

Apostolis Fotiadis is a freelance journalist. He has reported on politics since 2005 with an emphasis on European immigration policy and ethnic conflicts in the Balkans. He is an analyst in Greek and foreign media. In early 2015, he published his book “Border Merchants” (ed. River) which focused on how… »

09.10.2015

Anna Polo in Greece, helping to illuminate the darkness

Anna Polo in Greece, helping to illuminate the darkness

Anna has been engaged for many years in the areas of peace and nonviolence, coordinating a commission on these subjects for the European Region of the Humanist International (at the kick off meeting in 2003 in Prague and presenting the final report in 2004 in Budapest) and then continuing this… »

21.09.2015

The leading players in the Greek elections

The leading players in the Greek elections

The Greek people were asked yesterday to vote once more with the issue at stake being which political party or coalition can better implement the 3rd Memorandum. When we say better we mean the most painless possible way, if and where this can be done. On Sunday the electorate considered… »

16.09.2015

With a few days before the Greek elections: inspiration needed

With a few days before the Greek elections: inspiration needed

Maybe these are the calmest elections we have had in a long time. I sat down to watch the debates between the political leaders and I have just one thing to say: there is a total lack of inspiration. This situation has nothing to do with what we have experienced… »

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