ELECTIONS 25.1.15

A department store poster - Strip Greece (6)

The centrist, post-politics party Potami (“the River”) suffered a major public image blow the other day, upon the discovery that their electoral poster was shamelessly copied from the New York-based Saks Fifth Avenue department store’s 2009 advertising campaign. Several news sites -as well as social media users- raised their voice…

2015 Campaign Slogans and Images-Strip Greece (5)

The 2015 electoral campaign has proven somewhat predictable, since party officials and communications’ experts had a short period in their hands to come up with concepts and election materials. *** In terms of professionalism of looks and style, the right-wing New Democracy performed particularly well. The governing party traditionally enjoys…

The prime minister of fences

Manos Avgeridis   Image No. 1: The Greek prime-minister is photographed in front of the “Evros Wall”[1]. He looks satisfied and determined. In his statement he describes the fence as an important project with “positive results” for the country, adding that “the theories that we should demolish it, so that…

The graphic designer is on leave. Permanently – StripGreece (3)

Mainstream Greek TV channels have unanimously sided with the pro-troika forces since the beginning of the crisis. With outrageously unregulated broadcasting priviledges and extreme tax benefits, they never failed to remind their viewers how well they know which side of their bread is buttered. But, in hard times such as…

Aamir R. Mufti: Mr. Samaras Goes to Paris

Aamir R. Mufti   On January 7, 2015, within hours of the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris and while the manhunt for the killers was still on, Antonis Samaras revealed his desperation as his party enters the campaign for the parliamentary elections to be held on…

Shooting dice- StripGreece (1)

Decrypting the Greek Elections of January 25, 2015 through an analysis of visual propaganda This is the first electoral material published by the governing right-wing party, New Democracy (ND). The first slogan can be roughly translated “Some [in red color, alluding to left-wing SYRIZA] play dice [i.e. gamble] with Greece”;…
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Elli Siapkidou: Third Greek Republic: Elections, 1974-2015

Elli Siapkidou   In January 2015, Greece is holding one of the most crucial votes in its modern history. The national election of 25 January will decide which party will lead the next government. It will also determine whether Greece will attempt a harder stance towards the ECB-IMF-European Commission troika,…
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Costas Douzinas: Greece and the future of Europe

Costas Douzinas The possibility of radical change was deleted from the historical horizon over the last fifty years. Left decline culminated in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin wall, the bricks and mortar of which hit hardest the most voluble critics of Stalinism. Theoretical failure and political defeat led…