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Inside the occupation of Greece’s public broadcaster | Waging Nonviolence

Looking around the headquarters of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (more commonly known as ERT), one would never guess that the corporation was technically defunct, all the staff unpaid volunteers. Yet since June 11 the workers of ERT — journalists, technicians, musicians, and the administrative and cleaning staff — have been occupying the building in defiance of the government. Labelling Greece’s ...

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German ‘hypocrisy’ over Greek military spending has critics up in arms | The Guardian

Greek profligacy may be blamed for triggering the debt crisis that now threatens to tear the eurozone apart, but if there is one area where Berlin is less excoriating of state largesse it is in Athens’s extravagant taste for arms. Behind the frequent exhortations that Greece rein in spending after living “beyond its means” – admonishments made most loudly by ...

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Our Name is Resistance | The Real News

In Athens on Saturday, hundreds of people gathered to bury the retired chemist Dimitris Christoulas, who committed suicide in a public square in protest of the austerity measures imposed on Greece. His daughter Emily spoke at the funeral. The note he left behind said, in part, "I see no other solution than this dignified end to my life, so I don’t find myself fishing through garbage cans for my sustenance."

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Greece’s austerity doesn’t extend to its arms budget | Paul Haydon, guardian.co.uk

In the wake of the private sector debt swap agreed last week, European leaders have continued to call for major structural reforms to Greece’s economy and society. The current EU-IMF bailout remains conditional on further austerity measures, including reducing pensions, the minimum-wage and civil service jobs. However, one area of the Greek budget doesn’t seem to have received much scrutiny: ...

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