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The Failed State of Greek Media

The media landscape in Greece has been described as suffering from a lack of pluralism, whereby a handful of media moguls set the predominant discourses through their newspapers, TV stations, and online outlets. In 2016, Greece finished 89th in the World Press Freedom Index, making it the second-lowest country ranking…
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One year after the Greek "OXI"

Dimosthenis Papadatos Anagnostopoulos Referenda have supporters but also fanatical adversaries on both sides of the political spectrum. In the case of last year’s Greek referendum, the first one in the country since 1974, its opponents from the Right (New Democracy, but also Pasok’s social democrats and To Potami’s liberals) rejected…
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A few thoughts on the British referendum

Elli Siapkidou On 23 June, the majority of the British population, 51.8% voted against Britain remaining in the European Union (EU), after being a member for 42 years. Despite voices from the Left arguing that Brexit is proof that people are reacting to capitalist Europe which imposes austerity, this is…
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Brexit: Scenes from a future to come

Georgios Giannakopoulos   In the aftermath of the British referendum, we asked friends of AnalyzeGreece with links to the UK what they thought of the result. We will be publishing short interviews with them over the coming days. George Giannakopoulos, an intellectual historian at Queen Mary, University of London, who…
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Open letter to Y. Mouzalas, Alternate Minister of Immigration Policy

Recommending policies as win-win strategies for both Greece and refugees Kester Ratcliff Dear Mr Mouzalas, I read your comments  reported by Reuters yesterday, “Greece wants to send thousands of migrants back to Turkey in coming weeks”. I sympathise with your despair, I can imagine what it feels like to be…

The governement manipulates the Asylum Appeals Committees

On the 16-6-2016, with a last minute amendment,  the Greek Government changes the composition of the Asylum Appeals Committees, because the existing ones were not sending refugees back to Turkey, were not considering turkey a safe third country for each applican as the implementation of  the EU-Turkey refugee deal imposes. This…

Hypnos Project. A User's Guide

Beetroot in conversation with Hypnos Project exhibition curators, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis and Theophilos Tramboulis What happens to the body during sleep? How do we spend one third of our lives? During sleep our most secret and repressed self emerges. At the same time, our body becomes vulnerable. The Hypnos Project is…

Is growth returning to Greece?

Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos Since autumn,  and with increasing urgency during the last weeks,  the Greek Prime Minister claims that now is the time for the sacrifices of the Greek people to  be vindicated. The view that this will happen in the second half of 2016 is mentioned in the European  Commission…

Τurkey is under pressure and is putting us under pressure

  Interview of Dimitris Christopoulos Turkey is at war internally with the Kurds, has an open front in Syria, is the host country of millions of refugees and its relations with Russia are not at their best. Nevertheless, it is President Erdogan behind the resignation of Prime Minister Davutoglu. Who,…

All quiet on the Eastern Front?

LeftEast, the East European Left platform for analyses and struggles beyond national borders   Interview with Rossen Djagalov, Mariya Ivancheva, Mary Taylor, on behalf of the LeftEast collective     When  did  you start LeftEast? What were your main aims?  LeftEast is an international platform for informed analyses where we…

Under the same roof”: some thoughts on the experience of the occupation of the City Plaza hotel

 Aliki Kosyfologou The societal crisis, created as a result of implementing fiscal austerity in countries of the European south, became, among other things, the impetus for the creation of a wide and diverse solidarity movement, aimed at the identification of collective solutions to shared problems. This newfound collective experience is…