February 22, 2013

The Persistence of the 'Cyprus Problem'

Louise Osborne, The Atlantic

AP Photo

Leaving plates on tables and books open on desks, residents of the western coastal town of Famagusta fled quickly as thousands of Turkish troops advanced on their homes almost four decades ago.

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February 14, 2013
Greece Torturing the Anarchist Generation
Matthaios Tsimitakis, Vice
About a week ago, a group of eight people armed with AK-47s attempted to rob a bank and a post office in the Greek town of Velventos. After being chased halfway across the northern Greek province of Macedonia and kidnapping a... more ››
February 18, 2013
Greece's Dangerous Spartan Myths
Yannis Hamilakis, LRB Blog
In the early hours of Thursday 17 January, 26-year-old Shehzad Luqman rode his bicycle from the Peristeri suburb of Athens to the farmers’ market (or bakery, according to other reports) in Petralona, not far from the... more ››
February 18, 2013
Greece's Cruel Austerity Reward
Megan Greene, Bloomberg
Greece reported recently that it has reached a primary budget surplus, the Holy Grail of austerity, meaning that once you exclude interest payments on the country’s massive debts, the country is finally taking in more revenue... more ››
February 12, 2013
Greece Is Facing a Humanitarian Crisis
Alex Politaki, The Guardian
The EU's own poverty standards show that Greece is in crisis. But member states won't admit their 'bailout' was to blame. more ››