Health effects of Greece’s austerity measures are “worse than imagined,” report researchers

Sophie Arie London Greece’s severe economic crisis has had a substantially negative effect on public health that provides a warning for other countries faced with similar challenges, the authors of a report published in the American Journal of Public Health have said.1 Researchers at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and the University of New Mexico in the … Continue reading Health effects of Greece’s austerity measures are “worse than imagined,” report researchers

Millstone article update: The Government of Greece punishes freedom of expression

Published on April 3rd 2013 Effective March 14th the President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece signed a presidential decree to remove the title of ‘Ambassador Ad Honorem’ from former Greek Ambassador to Canada Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos.  In Greece, the title ‘Ad Honorem’ is awarded to retired diplomats in recognition of their long-standing and exemplary service to their … Continue reading Millstone article update: The Government of Greece punishes freedom of expression

Portraits of Greece in Crisis: a new documentary project

By Tamara van der Putten On March 28, 2013 Portraits of Greece in Crisis is a new series of documentaries about the Greek crisis created to fulfill the need for an alternative crisis narrative.   Press release via PortraitsofGreeceinCrisis.com Portraits of Greece in Crisis is a series of independent and self-funded mini-documentaries about the Greek crisis. An ongoing project that was created … Continue reading Portraits of Greece in Crisis: a new documentary project

Greece: Crisis – Debt – Solution

Thursday 11 April 2013, 19:00-21:30 Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ Room: LG002  The event will include a lecture by Economist, Financial Analyst and General Secretary of EPAM, Dimitris Kazakis on the history and dynamic of the Greek debt, policies implemented which led to the climax of the debt crisis and his … Continue reading Greece: Crisis – Debt – Solution

EU austerity drives repression in Greece

By Christoph Dreier Global Research, October 13, 2012   In her lightning visit to Athens on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made clear that the European Union (EU) intends to intensify its attacks on the social rights and conditions of working people throughout Europe. Shielded by 7,000 riot police, Merkel raced through streets that had been … Continue reading EU austerity drives repression in Greece

The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

2012 edition 6 November 2012 A useful pocket guide on how a crisis made in Wall Street was made worse by EU policies, how it has enriched the 1% to the detriment of the 99%, and outlining some possible solutions that prioritise people and the environment above corporate profits. EU Crisis Pocket Guide November 2012, … Continue reading The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

Vio.Me. Occupy, Resist, Produce

Solidarity to the struggle of the workers of Vio.Me. factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, for self-management! A great 30-minute documentary shot in the premises of Vio.Me a few weeks before production started. The workers document the shutting down of the company, their decision to self-manage it and the birth of the solidarity movement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aQ1dzUG9UmI The machines … Continue reading Vio.Me. Occupy, Resist, Produce