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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Saying of the day: 1/27/13

  “Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise.” — Aeschylus
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The Sprit of Eidomeni

The makeshift migrant camp in Eidomeni has been in the news regularly since the end of 2015. Reports today claimed the camp was finally being evacuated by Greek authorities. This would not be the first time. Last November a gro...
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Sinking in our own shit

By David Wisner Here is something I had been thinking a lot about before it happened. We all want action to be taken to avert or resolve a crisis. We all want to believe that we can contribute our small part in the effort to cl...
 
 
 

Happy birthday, coalition

By Nick Malkoutzis It is one year to the day since Greece held its second general election in two months and third in three years. What better way to celebrate the occasion than trying to relive the uncertainty and tension we e...
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How do you learn?

Coursera has published this nifty learning map on their Facebook page. What does it represent? “Mindmaps, lecture notes, quiz cards are just a few ways that Courserians study and reinforce course material. Learn more abou...
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Citizenship in Greece in questions

By Despina Ventouri Despite the fact that the concept of citizenship has roots in ancient Greece, one must not confuse this with more modern definitions and forms of citizenship. First, citizenship and democracy were invented i...
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Social entrepreneurialism twisted

By Maria Patsarika Did you know about Bitcoin, the virtual currency? I didn’t. I found out this weekend reading the FT magazine. Bitcoin is one of the many entrepreneurial initiatives that feature all too often in the med...
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Of civic rites of passage

Eric Liu posed an interesting question in the Atlantic yesterday. “… what if a rite… existed for everyone in America, attached not to a specific faith tradition but to a national creed of values, political tra...
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Environmental activism

The Greek office of the World Wildlife Fund is circulating the following open letter with regard to pending legislation regarding potential private development along Greece’s Aegean seacoast. …/… Αγαπητ...
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