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12.10.2015

Thinking outside the box – Greek-German exchange

Thinking outside the box – Greek-German exchange

In the basement of the COOP anti-war café in Berlin, in an almost conspiratorial atmosphere, we met with Marianella Kloka from Pressenza Athens for the Greek-German exchange. She is a long-time activist and human rights expert and has closely followed the situation in Greece in recent years. This is the… »

13.07.2015

Reflections from Greece: In 72 hours

Reflections from Greece: In 72 hours

Even if you take my head, I am going to fly anyway!* (Greek translation below) I really can’t say how many expectations we charged this referendum with. And why shouldn’t we have? It was the first time in 41 years that a politician gave us the opportunity to talk about… »

12.07.2015

Greece and EU at this moment of time

Greece and EU at this moment of time

(Greek translation below) Interview with Marianella Kloka in Greece for a dialogue among the active civil society of Europe. J: At this tense moment: How is the atmosphere in Greece? M: People are holding their breath. We are all waiting for the results of the negotiations. But the majority,… »

06.07.2015

#Greferendum: Thank you people of Greece!

#Greferendum: Thank you people of Greece!

The people of Greece say NO to the troika’s proposals in the referendum. The democratic system and the hope in the future of Europe emerge strengthened. »

03.07.2015

People of Berlin send a loud OXI to Athens

People of Berlin send a loud OXI to Athens

On the evening of Friday 3rd July, thousands of people gathered in Berlin for a demonstration under the slogan “Nein! Oxi! No! to austerity – Yes to Democracy!”. Organized by Blockupy Berlin, a broad section of the population and followers of many organizations found their way to Oranienplatz. Despite a… »

29.06.2015

Towards the #GReferendum

Towards the #GReferendum

As the days count down to the 5th of July and the Greek referendum on whether to accept Europe’s demands for more austerity, which looks increasingly like a referendum on whether to stay in the Euro or leave it, our correspondent Marianella Kloka is providing us with her personal account… »

28.06.2015

Greek referendum: “The economy isn’t just a matter for experts”

Greek referendum: “The economy isn’t just a matter for experts”

Interview by Domenico Musella and Anna Polo.  The Greek translation of this article appears after the English version. Greece is permanently in the spotlight at the moment and the hashtag #greferendum is trending. We will go deeper into the issue with Marianella Kloka, member of the organisation World without Wars… »

27.06.2015

Greece to hold national referendum on debt deal – PM

Greece to hold national referendum on debt deal – PM

The Greek PM has announced a national referendum on July 5 on the conditions of the debt deal with international creditors. It’s up to the Greek people, Tsipras said, to make a fateful decision on the country’s sovereignty, independence and future. “These proposals, which clearly violate the European rules and… »

25.06.2015

Skivers and strivers: this 200–year–old myth won’t die

Skivers and strivers: this 200–year–old myth won’t die

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Vilification of the unemployed, by the government and the media, has a long and shameful heritage – expect the fallacy that welfare creates poverty to persist Kindness is cruelty; cruelty is kindness: this is the… »

30.01.2015

What ‘austerity’ has done to Greek healthcare

This week a number of mayor hospitals in the UK have refused to sign this year’s budget offered by the Government on the grounds that the draconian cuts will indeed put the lives of patients at risk. Nothing more opportune, then, than this cautionary example coming from Greece on the… »

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