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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Saying of the day: 5/20/13

  “Men with guns I’m used to. But kids without books, teachers or classes for a long time — that’s trouble. Big trouble. “ — Thomas Friedman
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Saying of the day: 6/7/13

  “Like the Spartans, Thebans, and Thespians at the Pass of Thermopylae, the Greeks were sacrificed to buy time for the alliance.” — Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph
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That’s right, keep talking…

By Krysta “Keep Talking Greece” is one of the sites I have been following from time to time. Although they do not really say who is writing (this is not to their advantage), they seem to have a clear distinction btw...
 

 
 

Understanding children’s participation

By Maria Patsariki* A couple of days ago, and on the occasion of the Dukakis Center International Conference ‘Civic engagement and the practices of democracy’, a not so surprising theme was brought forward: young people are...
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Research on automobile infotainment system safety

The team at Navideck have created an online survey to determine the relative safety of infotainment systems in cars. While this is a start up and Politis does not endorse commercial products, we have posted occasional public se...
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Citizenship for All Children

By Christina Flora Immigrant children living in Greece made their case for citizenship on Feb. 27 at a news conference held at the offices of the Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers, under the title Citizenship ...
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Who were the aganaktismenoi?

By Krysta Kalachani Who were the aganaktismenoi, the Greek indignados? They were mostly people who were not supporting strongly any ideology or party. They might have been coming from all parties and all ideologies, meaning th...
 
 
 

Saying of the day: 3/15/13

    “Neither right nor left, but above (and beyond).” — Tiziana Ciprini (M5S MP)
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Saying of the day: 4/17/13

  “When the civilian bystanders to the attack ran toward the first blast to give aid to the victims, without a second thought for their own safety, the primary desire of the terrorists — to paralyze a populace with...
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Of technical competence

What do politicians do when they are not politicians? Or better yet, what did they do before they became politicians? Two scholars, Mark Hallerberg and Joachim Wehner, asked more or less these questions. They were particularly...
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