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Saying of the day: 3/30/13

Posted  March 30, 2013  by  Politis

  “… we still have a system that treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” — Bryan Stevenson

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Saying of the day 1/29/14

Posted  January 29, 2014  by  Politis

“I’ve never sung anywhere without giving the people listening to me the chance to join in — as a kid, as a lefty, as a man touring the U.S.A. and the world, as an oldster. I guess it’s kind of a religion with me. Participation. That’s what’s going to save the human race.” — Pete […]

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New media and the future of journalism

Posted  June 28, 2013  by  KK

By Krysta Kalachani Let me bring to your attention a very interesting discussion (in Greek) about the new media and new types of journalism in the context ERT, as ERT was / is supposed to be. Worth watching, it tackles specifically the situation in the Greek media.  

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Thessaloniki then and now

Posted  June 7, 2013  by  DW

By David Wisner In light of the 2013 edition of the Thessaloniki naked bike ride scheduled for this Saturday, the folks at the blog “Diary of a cyclist” have assembled a collection of photos of central points in the city from moments in the first half of the 20th century and then again more recently. […]

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RIP Loukakinos

Posted  October 9, 2014  by  Politis

                            Photo: Thanasis Tsalikis

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Announcing CTY Greece

Posted  May 16, 2013  by  Politis

Helping strengthen civil society in Greece.

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Afghanistan on the Aegean?

Posted  June 25, 2013  by  pdcadmin

By Alexis Papahelas It won’t be long before the relationship between Greece and the troika starts resembling that of the United States with Afghanistan. The efficient Americans entered that historical and complex country and tried to set up a modern state, an open economy etc. Not long after they started to realize that they were […]

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Greek radicalism in context

Posted  March 15, 2013  by  pdcadmin

By Scott Stewart In last week’s Geopolitical Weekly, George Friedman discussed how the global financial crisis has caused a global unemployment crisis and how Europe has become the epicenter of that crisis. He also noted that rampant unemployment will give way to a political crisis as austerity measures galvanize radical political parties opposed to the […]

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When politics invaded the civil service

Posted  April 25, 2012  by  PR

By Fotini Kalliri, Kathimerini, Athens Every so often experts talk about the systemic nature of the crisis in the Greek civil service, offering different opinions as to why the state mechanism is in such a shambles and cannot contribute in any positive way to the country’s economy and growth. One thing that they all agree […]

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What’s that? New York is not Greek?

Posted  June 6, 2013  by  KK

By Krysta Kalachani Here is a lovely little article full of irony and mockery. Just the way to start my day. The staff at To Kolouri dare to mock members of Golden Dawn in New York City, pointing out that they have committed suicide after they realized that New York is not Greek and that […]

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Erroneous Press Reports on U.S. Consulate General, Thessaloniki

Posted  April 9, 2013  by  Politis

Athens (April 8, 2013)  — Erroneous press reports have appeared overnight suggesting that the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki is closing. As the Consulate announced on February 15, certain U.S. citizen consular services and notarial services will be provided only on a periodic basis in Thessaloniki from the end of May onwards. Those services will […]

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Saying of the day: 6/22/13

Posted  June 21, 2013  by  Politis

“To me, achieving a global classroom means using education to erase barriers between people of different cultures and backgrounds; it means giving people the opportunity to learn without the limits imposed by physical or socio-economic circumstances; and it means giving schools and instructors around the world the ability to transcend boundaries to bring high-quality education […]

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On friendly politicians and false equality

Posted  October 11, 2013  by  M P

By Maria Patsarika The latest article in Kathimerini English edition by Takis Theodoropoulos makes a very good point: “The [second person] singular is the form of the collapse, which is often falsely equated with democratic equality” (free translation). Let us not be so naive as to fall for the casual manners and elusive straightforwardness that […]

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Saying of the day: 5/26/13

Posted  May 26, 2013  by  Politis

  “Truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.” — Bill Watterson

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A world that doesn’t shame your heart…

Posted  February 12, 2013  by  KK

By Krysta Kalachani “I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free.” “And what is the highest command? Deny all consolations-gods homelands, ethical, truths – and be left to conjure, with only your power, a world that does not shame you heart … take upon any responsibility…” — Nikos Kazantzakis Sometimes I cannot seem […]

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LOL Greece

Posted  May 6, 2015  by  KK

By Krysta I took a look at an article in LOL Greece a few weeks ago. I was a bit busy at the time and this guy’s articles are huge! I think this website is pretty decent, if not more than that. The articles this guy writes are pretty balanced, he seems to be giving […]

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Civic Work, Civic Lessons

Posted  October 25, 2013  by  Politis

Civic Work, Civic Lessons explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service as a vocation or avocation. Its authors are 57 years apart, but united in their passion for public service, which they term “civic work.” The book provides unique intergenerational perspectives. Thomas Ehrlich spent much […]

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Paid or unpaid?

Posted  October 6, 2013  by  M P

By Maria Patsarika As practitioners of public service and volunteerism, we encourage high school and college students to pad their c-v by doing internships. That leaves open an important question: Paid or unpaid? It may be more a matter of one’s own background, ambitions (and one’s family ambitions too) and personal understanding of why one […]

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Making sense of the suicides

Posted  July 4, 2013  by  Politis

By Alyssa Olivo As a New Yorker and visitor of Greece, my view on the crisis differs from natives. Our newspapers tell stories about riots in the streets and articles talk about austerity endlessly but the main question and concern is what’s going to happen to the euro. It’s rare I do not hear or […]

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Global mafia

Posted  May 25, 2013  by  Politis

Chris Hedges posted a desperate warning in his column in Truthdigs earlier this week: rise up or die. His focus is the conspiritorial, near-criminal triumph of corporatism in the US, but the symptoms and peril he decribes are global in scale. You cannot get more stark than this. Here is his conclusion to that post: […]

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