December 12th, 2012 | Comments Off
Events commemorating the 4 years since police murdered Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008 and the subsequent uprising that month. Alexandros was only 15 years old.
Filmed and Edited by Chris Spannos for The New Significance (thenewsignificance.com)
Location: Athens, Greece
Length: 5 min, 13 sec.
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Autonomy & Democracy
A newly translated video interview with Greek/French philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis from 1984. Translated from Greek to English by TNS friends in Bulgaria.
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