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Embassy Row
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European Union
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La Francophonie
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NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
United Nations
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Wikileaks
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News Releases

Another day of violence against journalists covering protests
2011-10-14
Sources News Releases
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the fact that, although clearly identified, many journalists were attacked by police officers while covering yesterday’s anti-austerity protests and strikes in...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Golden Dawn close to being added to 'predators' list
2013-06-05
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders, which last visited Greece in September 2011 to investigate the collapse in the media environment and the future of journalism, is alarmed by the steady decline in respect fo...
IFJ/EFJ Call for Greek Government to Revoke Closure of Public Broadcaster
2013-06-13
International Federation of Journalists
Journalists' organizations call on the Greek government to immediately revoke their unprecedented decision to close down its public broadcasting station ERT.
International backing for Greek journalist in IMF row
2012-07-15
European Federation of Journalists
Threats by a senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Greece to cut off a newspaper's access to information after one of its journalists refused to reveal his sources have been cond...
Journalist arrested, authorities urged to respect his rights
2012-11-02
Reporters without Borders
Kostas Vaxevanis, the editor of the Greek weekly Hot Doc and producer of the national TV programme Koutis Tis Pandoras (Pandora’s Box), after he published a list of around 2,000 suspected tax evader...
Media unions oppose closure of Greek public broadcaster ERT
2013-06-13
UNI MEI Global Union
UNI MEI calls for resistance to support Greek public service broadcasting, its workers and their union POSPERT
Riot police deliberately attack journalists covering street demonstrations
2012-04-12
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns a new wave of deliberate attacks on reporters and photographers in Athens and calls on the security forces to immediately identify those persons within their...
The blockade of Gaza reaches the shores of Greece!
2011-07-01
Canadian Boat to Gaza
As it attempts to sail, the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir, blockaded in Greece. Greek coast guard are now on board the Tahrir attempting to arrest Sandra Ruch, Jewish Canadian member of the Canada...
Unacceptable police violence against journalists covering demonstrations
2010-12-10
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Greek authorities to publicly condemn cases of police violence against journalists during the demonstrations of the past few weeks and to give the police clear i...

Sources Select Resources

Black bloc attack on massive trade union demo in October 2011
Article
2011
For most of the public, it is difficult to tell the black bloc from neo-nazi skins, and that is one of its problems.
Burdened with Debt Reloaded: The Politics ofr Devaluation
Article
2012
Insurgent Notes
A series of defensive and sectional struggles at workplaces in the private sector reveal that the Greek industrial capital has already taken advantage of the new institutional framework of the “state ...
Connexions Library: Europe Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Europe.
Conundrum - Syriza, Democracy And The Death Of A Saudi Tyrant
Editor
Article
2015
Media Lens
It's always a tricky moment for the corporate media when a foreign leader dies. The content and tone need to be appropriate, moulded to whether that leader fell into line with Western policies or not.
Europe's Leaders Visit Athens to Celebrate Their Failure
Fotiadis, Apostolis
Article
2014
Inter Press Service
The start of Greece's six-month presidency of the EU was marked by a ceremony in the Greek capital attended by the EU commissioners. But protests were banned and there was no in-depth talk about the r...
EuroZone Profiteers: How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece
Chatterjee, Pratap
Article
2015
CorpWatch
We should be clear: almost none of the huge amount of money loaned to Greece has actually gone there, says Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and a Nobel Prize winner in economi...
Every Cook Can Govern
A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece: Its Meaning for Today
James, C.L.R.
Book
1956
Modern parliamentary democracy elects representatives and these representatives constitute the government. Before the democracy came into power, the Greeks had been governed by various forms of govern...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Golden Dawn close to being added to 'predators' list
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders, which last visited Greece in September 2011 to investigate the collapse in the media environment and the future of journalism, is alarmed by the steady decline in respect fo...
Greece again Can Save the West
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The 'Greek crisis' is not about debt. Debt is the propaganda that the Empire is using to subdue sovereignty throughout the Western world.
Greece and the Future of European Democracy
Disfunction in the Eurozone
Ali, Tariq; Creston, Davis
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Interview with Tariq Ali, author of "The Extreme Center: A Warning". Discussion addresses the current economic situation in Greece and the European Union's role in it.
Greece: Syriza Shines a Light
Wainwright, Hilary
Article
2012
Red Pepper
Like a swan moving forward with relaxed confidence while paddling furiously beneath the surface, Syriza, the radical left coalition that could become the next government of Greece, is facing enormous ...
Greece's Fascist Threat
Fox-Hodess, Katy
Article
2013
Jacobin
The increasingly bold Golden Dawn party has precipitated a political crisis in Athens whose resolution is far from certain. Golden Dawn, the largest fascist party in Europe and the third largest party...
Greece's solidarity movement: 'it's a whole new model - and it's working'
Henley, Jon
Article
2015
The Guardian
Citizen-run health clinics, food centres, kitchens and legal aid hubs have sprung up to fill the gaps left by austerity – and now look set to play a bigger role under a Syriza government.
The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets
A New Mode of Warfare
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Greece has indeed become an example. But it is an example of the horror that the eurozone's monetarists seek to impose on one economy after another, using debt as a lever to force privatization sellof...
The Greeks Get It
Hedges, Chris
Article
2010
truthdig
Here's to the Greeks. They know what to do when corporations pillage and loot their country. They know what to do when Goldman Sachs and international bankers collude with their power elite to falsify...
Multiculturalism or World Culture?
On a "Left"-Wing Response to Contemporary Social Breakdown
Goldner, Loren
Article
1991
Post-modernists are profoundly bored by any questions of economics and technology which cannot be connected to cultural differences. The implicit agenda of the multiculturalists is to present the valu...
No surrender in Greece
Davenellos, Antonis
Article
2010
SocialistWorker.org
A member of International Workers Left (DEA), reports from Athens on the May 20 general strike and workers' growing radicalization.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2015
Greece and thd debt crisis
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Our spotlight this issue is on the debt crisis facing Greece. To understand the crisis, one has to look beyond the mainstream media to alternative sources of information. We’ve done that, with article...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015
Canadian federal election, mining and the environment
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
connexions
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Connexions
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
The Rise of Fascism in Greece
Waiting is Not an Option
Tirado, M. Jose
Article
2012
CounterPunch
In Germany, Spain and Italy (and elsewhere) in the early 1930s during those troubled times, unemployment was high, Left alternatives were weak, resentment against others oozed in the streets, and terr...
Unacceptable police violence against journalists covering demonstrations
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Greek authorities to publicly condemn cases of police violence against journalists during the demonstrations of the past few weeks and to give the police clear i...
Wall Street and the Greek Financial Crisis
Hudson, Michael; Black, Bill
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Michael Hudson and Bill Black zero in on some of the key elements of the crisis. They point out that it is not really 'Greece', let alone the Greek people, who have contracted this debt and who have b...
What austerity has done to Greek healthcare
"What I witnessed appalled me - and brought tears to my eyes"
Irvine, Louise
Article
2015
Europe solidaire sans frontieres
The shocking 'austerity'-imposed destruction of Greece's once proud healthcare system is a key reason Greeks have turned to Syriza, finds London GP Louise Irvine in an eye witness account.
Where Syriza stands
Dericquebourg, Baptiste
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
Syriza leads the leftwing coalition in Greece, and the opposition to the external financial occupation of the country by the states and organisations that are at present keeping it from bankruptcy.

Sources Bookshelf

Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Killing the Host
How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000

Media

Greek Canadian Tribune/Ellinokanadiko Vima
For Greek-speaking Canadians in Greater Montreal and Ottawa.


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