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Greece: Poster Response to Unemployment Crisis

Categories: Western Europe, Greece, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Governance, Humor, Labor, Politics
"Unemployment". Photograph by <a href="http://absentcomics.blogspot.gr">Absent</a>. [1]

“Unemployment”. Photograph by Absent [2].

In blog post entitled ‘Cirque de Grece’ (Greek Circus), Kostas Kallergis shares [3] an Athens poster mocking the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras [4], which is inspired by a poster for Cirque de Soleil's ‘Alegria [5]‘ show.

In the poster, ‘Anergia’ rhymes with ‘Alegria’ and means ‘unemployment’ in Greek. Unemployment in Greece reached 23.6% [6] [el] during the second quarter of 2012, according to ELSTAT figures.