Alexia Kalaitzi

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Greece: Online Petition Against the Privatization of Greek Water

  13 July 2012

An online petition [el], entitled “Save Greek water from privatization” has begun after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ announcement calling for an aggressive programme of privatisation, including water. Main arguments of the petition is that countries in which  privatization has been applied has caused an extreme rise of prices and in some cases put public...

Greece: Inspiration Behind the Shocking ‘Modern Maenad’ Photo

  7 June 2012

A photo showing a young naked woman, a modern Maenad (a mythological female follower of Dionysus) bleeding from her navel and holding in her hands like a newborn baby, the Greek flag, has travelled around the world. For the photographer, it underlines the current psychological situation of Greek people, their lost pride and anger, while experiencing the crisis.

Greece: “Stay in Europe” Movement

  4 June 2012

A new movement, “Stay in Europe” [el], aims to gather all Greek citizens who want Greece to remain in the Eurozone and European Union in a big demonstration in front of Syntagma Square in Athens one week before elections (June, 10, 2012). The movement has started an online campaign calling all people, regardless...

Greece: ‘Catastroika’ Documentary on Public Sector Privatization

  23 February 2012

A new documentary about the catastrophic consequences of the privatization of the public sector in Greece, entitled Catastroika [el], is in progress. The title comes from the combination of the words ‘catastrophe’ and ‘Troika’ (the tripartite committee led by the European Commission with the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, that organised...

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