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Comix Ergo Sum – Plato

Comix Ergo Sum – Plato

  By Alexander Schismenos: This is the third segment of a multi-part comic series that The New Significance is publishing: Comix Ergo Sum by Alexander Schismenos, translated from Greek to English. Navigation: Pt. 1 / Pt. 2 / Pt. 3 / Pt. 4 / Pt. 5 coming…     … Read entire article »

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Impossible Biographies

Impossible Biographies

By Ross Domoney: Many years before the first clouds of the crisis would hover over the Greek skies, amidst Greek society’s most glorious of moments and its most mundane of days, the lives and labour of migrants would be faced with their meticulous devaluation. For them, the crisis has by now come of age. Yet despite and against shallow journalistic interpretations, there is nothing humanitarian about it. This is because for them the crisis was from the … Read entire article »

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Landscapes of Emergency

Landscapes of Emergency

Landscapes of Emergency is a brief glance over the undeclared state of emergency that casts its shadow over the functions and the phenomena of public space in Athens today, at this time of crisis. Relying upon the readings of two lawyers, it attempts a passage through the dark landscapes that the new dogma of public security leaves in its wake. And it chooses to view the crisis as a way of managing urban everydayness, as a way of … Read entire article »

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Ross Domoney: Athens – Social Meltdown

Ross Domoney: Athens – Social Meltdown

By Ross Domoney: Dr Dimitris Dalakoglou explains the social meltdown which took place in Greece between May 2010 & June 2012 that is on going. This film contains videos and photos shot on the streets, often containing violence and paints a portrait of widespread economic hardship endured by a cities inhabitants. This film is part of an ongoing research project, which looks at the rapid structural changes which Greece is undergoing. This work in progress can be … Read entire article »

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Chris Spannos: The Road of December

Chris Spannos: The Road of December

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. … Read entire article »

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Chris Spannos: Greece Between Austerity and Fascism

Chris Spannos: Greece Between Austerity and Fascism

  By Chris Spannos: ATHENS, Greece — The European Union has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. But it is today’s Greek anti-fascist movement that deserves an award for doing what European states have so far failed to do — confronting the rise of violent neo-Nazi movements on the continent. Although fascism is not new in Greece, it has seen a resurgence in the Golden Dawn party, which won 18 parliamentary seats in the last election. Some polls … Read entire article »

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Greece’s Uncertain Future

Greece’s Uncertain Future

By Brandon Jourdan: This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right. After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark. As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries continue to drop, the country has descended into an increasingly unpredictable situation. … Read entire article »

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Yiannis Biliris: Split Normality – One year after the riots of June 15, 28 & 29 2011

Yiannis Biliris: Split Normality – One year after the riots of June 15, 28 & 29 2011

By Yiannis Biliris: Τhe legacy of December, June and Syntagma square is still hard to assess. Future social struggles, however, are surely bound to approach it again, in order to understand and, finally, transcend it. Source: antidocs.com Shooting, Editing & Photographs: facebook.com/yiannisbilirisphotography Music: vimeo.com/chronik Supervising journalist: Danae Leivada Sound recording: twitter.com/aprokou … Read entire article »

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Panayiotis Sotiris: Linda Katehi and the neoliberal reform of Greek Higher Education

Panayiotis Sotiris: Linda Katehi and the neoliberal reform of Greek Higher Education

By Panayiotis Sotiris Linda Katehi has come under the spotlight because of her role as Chancellor of UC Davis, her support of an openly corporate Higher Education and her stance regarding brutal police tactics against peaceful demonstrators at UC Davis. However, there is also another aspect of Linda Katehi’s politics that must be brought forward, namely her role in implementing neoliberal reforms in Greek Higher Education. In September 2010 the Greek government announced the formation of an … Read entire article »

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Ilias Roubanis: The challenge of migration in Greece

Ilias Roubanis: The challenge of migration in Greece

By 
Ilias Roubanis When it comes to Greek policies on migration, the primary objective is to create a clear path to citizenship, argues Ilias Roubanis. For ultimately, it is only a subject of rights and obligations that can negotiate his or her future as inter paris. We need to codify intermediate stages between outright illegality and citizenship and, at the very least, guarantee that everyone has human rights, citizens or not.Migration is neither desirable nor undesirable, … Read entire article »

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Panagiotis Sotiris: Rethinking the notions of ‘people’ and ‘popular sovereignty’

Panagiotis Sotiris: Rethinking the notions of ‘people’ and ‘popular sovereignty’

By Panagiotis Sotiris For the past weeks Greece has been going through something close to a post-modern ‘coup d’Etat’. The Papandreou government, which had imposed austerity packages that have already led to a social disaster and had lost any legitimacy, was facing the task to impose a ten-year program of even more austerity and limited economic sovereignty. It opted for a ‘heroic exit’ through a referendum. Although designed to manipulate public opinion into accepting these policies of social … Read entire article »

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TNS Profile on Active Member: Greek Hip-Hop, Low Bap, No Sponsors

TNS Profile on Active Member: Greek Hip-Hop, Low Bap, No Sponsors

On September 10, 2011 The New Significance (TNS) met with friends Sadahzinia and B.D.Foxmoor of Greek Hip-Hop group Active Member. TNS was there to cover them during their concert in the open-air Theater of Petra in Athens, Greece. In this profile Sadahzinia and Foxmoor discuss the origins of Greek Hip-Hop, Low Bap and No Sponsorship, Capitalism, the current Greek crisis, their vision of an alternative village, their work outside hip-hop, and much more. Our profile … Read entire article »

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Paul Feldman: Greece is stuffed by the Merkozy

Paul Feldman: Greece is stuffed by the Merkozy

By Paul Feldman: If the political meltdown in Greece tells us anything, it is that the eurozone crisis has gathered an unstoppable momentum and the ruling elites can’t do anything about it. Whatever decisions are made by the major economic powers at the G20 summit in Cannes, the die, as Julius Caesar is reported to have said on crossing the Rubicon, is well and truly cast. The unravelling of the second phase of the financial meltdown that got under … Read entire article »

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Costas Douzinas: The final blackmail of Baron Papandreou

Costas Douzinas: The final blackmail of Baron Papandreou

By Costas Douzinas The unexpected announcement by Greek PM Papandreou yesterday that he is to call a referendum and ask people to vote about the October 24 agreement is the opening salvo in the endgame of the Greek tragedy. Is this extraordinary gambit a genuine request for a popular mandate or a desperate bluff of a gambler down on his chips? In one obvious way, involving the people in one of the most important decisions of … Read entire article »

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Brandon Jourdan: Greece in Crisis

Brandon Jourdan: Greece in Crisis

Crisis in Greece from brandon jourdan on Vimeo. … Read entire article »

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Resolution by the Popular Assembly of Syntagma Square, 21/10/2011

Resolution by the Popular Assembly of Syntagma Square, 21/10/2011

(21/10/2011 – Greek original) After Varkiza [1], the Polytechnic [2], the Chemistry School (1979) [3], December [2008] [4] and a number of other instances, reality once again came to reveal the role of the Party that systematically betrays popular struggles. And if up to this point they strangled, with their political offices any generalised and determined strike during all these years, if they smeared all revolts as a “provocation”, henceforth history shows this was not “mere political … Read entire article »

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Costas Douzinas: Greece’s lines now are clear

Costas Douzinas: Greece’s lines now are clear

By Costas Douzinas (Oct., 21, 2011) — The workers of a small bakery and corner shop in central Athens announced yesterday (Weds) that while they would not close because they are serving many vulnerable people they are joining the 2-day general strike by charging all products at cost. It must have been an unexpected surprise in these hard times for their customers who bought their milk and bread at half price. This is an ordinary story … Read entire article »

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