TIME OF CRISIS

Open event: Eurozone crisis & media coverage

Βetween facts and national stereotypes: reporting from Greece Lexikopoleio (Stasinou 13, Pagrati, Athens). 27th May 2015, 19:30 Language: English Organised by AnalyzeGreece!   Eleni Colliopoulou (Greece correspondent for Agence France-Presse)   Adéa Guillot (Greece correspondent for Le Monde/ARTE/Le Soir)   Maria Margaronis (London correspondent for The Nation and a contributor to The Guardian & the…

A. Babassi: The new prison bill, a window of dignity

Afrodite Babassi     Reality in Greek prisons undoubtebly means that once imprisoned one loses their dignity, is punished, marginalised and mentally and physically tortured. In recent years more and more people are imprisoned facing exhaustive sanctions and are held without adequate food, water and heating. We are the only…

P. Petsini: Documenting the Greek Depression

The crisis narratives Penelope Petsini   Since the global financial crisis, Greece has been a regular feature in European media, displayed as one of the hardest hit EU countries, a place with skyrocketing debt, mass unemployment and crippling austerity programmes being forced upon it, resulting in heightened social tension amongst…

Yorgos Avgeropoulos: The essence of the ERT story is Democracy

Τoday, June 11, 2015, ΕRT re-opens. It's a day of joy and justice, not only for the employees of ERT, but for all the people who struggled against the “black”. We re-published an older interview of Yorgos Avgeropoulos about ERT and his documentary film ""The Lost Signal of Democracy". ANALYZEGREECE!…

Anna Matthaiou: You can’t hide from children…

Poverty and school soup kitchens in Athens during the crisis   Anna Matthaiou   The financial crisis of the last five years in Athens, as well as in other Greek cities, has caused a major upset to the nutritional routine of ever larger social strata: changes in nutritional standards, reintroduction…

H. Fleischer: Germany owes Greece money...

...for the war – but morality needn’t come into it Hagen Fleischer Instead of focusing on the emotionally charged issue of reparations for the second world war, Berlin and Athens should set up a future fund for the joint rehabilitation of a ‘shared’ history   The triumph of Alexis Tsipras’s…

Ch. Hadziiossif: Α different production model is required

Christos Hadziiossif  is a professor of contemporary history (University of Crete, Director of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies) who has written on the questions of Greek industrialization, German-Greek relations and the transformations of financial policies over the 20th century.  In this interview (October 2013) he raises the important issue of the  accentuation of inequality during the…

Nicholas Theocarakis: The Rhetoric of Reaction

Anatomy of the Greek Crisis Challenging the dominant arguments of foreign creditors and Greek officials   Nicholas Theocharakis   One of the greatest economists of the 20th century, Albert Otto Hirschman (1915-2012), in his book The Rhetoric of Reaction: Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy (Harvard University Press, 1991) [1] analyzes the ways…

Dimitris Christopoulos: The murder of modernity

Dimitris Christopoulos The Charlie Hebdo mass murder can already be considered a 21st century event of great significance in my opinion. The consequences, their extent and duration cannot possibly be predicted within 2015 –both in terms of Islam’s position in Europe and the relations with the Near East, but also…

Yiannis Mavris: Crisis of institutions deepening in Greece

Yiannis Mavris The Memorandum has further exacerbated the previously existing, very deep crisis of the delegitimization of representative institutions, banks and the news media. At the same time, the social polarization that has come about is distinctly reflected by the parallel growth of support within Greek society not only for…