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Media Freedom Groups Decry Defamation Suit Against Greek Journalists

Media Freedom Groups Decry Defamation Suit Against Greek Journalists

Nine media freedom groups joined in renewing denunciation of a so-called SLAPP action that is a defamation lawsuit against Greek journalists brought by the nephew of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Letter from Athens: What’s He Smoking? Tsipras’ Pipe Dream: Winning Election

Letter from Athens: What’s He Smoking? Tsipras’ Pipe Dream: Winning Election

He's a proven liar and hypocrite, and now Greece's major opposition SYRIZA-Regressive Alliance leader and former premier Alexis ‘Up in Smoke’ Tsipras is a failed soothsayer too.
Letter from Athens:  Jail House Crock: No Springtime for Hitler for Greece’s Nazis

Letter from Athens: Jail House Crock: No Springtime for Hitler for Greece’s Nazis

Giving new meaning to the term cell phone, the jailed former spokesman for the neo-Nazi nutcase Golden Dawn party, doing time with former lawmakers convicted of running a criminal gang, started a new extremist party while in the hoosegow.
Letter from Athens: Greece-Turkey Earthquake Diplomacy Not on Solid Ground

Letter from Athens: Greece-Turkey Earthquake Diplomacy Not on Solid Ground

There was no more joyous image in the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake in Turkey – that also hit Syria – than the image of Greek and Turkish rescue teams working together in the rubble and plucking out a 7-year-old girl alive.
Letter from Athens: There Are Some Real Unsung Heroes of the Deadly Mati Fire

Letter from Athens: There Are Some Real Unsung Heroes of the Deadly Mati Fire

While then-Premier Alexis Tsipras, whose government didn't have a disaster or evacuation plan in place, nor implemented early warnings on cell phones, was running around clueless and looking for someone to blame for the wildfires raging outside Athens in July, 2018, the heroes were there.
Letter from Athens: Greece Needs to Keep Out Real Criminals, Not Refugees

Letter from Athens: Greece Needs to Keep Out Real Criminals, Not Refugees

While you were snug at home, watching a football game or your favorite TV show in the United States in December, 2020 – while the coronavirus was raging – Hanad Abdi Mohammad was trying to save the lives of 31 refugees off the coast of Lesbos.
Letter from Athens: You Can’t Loan The Marbles, The Essence of Greekness

Letter from Athens: You Can’t Loan The Marbles, The Essence of Greekness

There's been more trial balloons over Athens about the prospect of the stolen Parthenon Marbles kept by the thieves of the British Museum being returned to Greece than Turkish drones, and almost as worrying.
Letter from Athens: The Rebel Without a Clue: Varoufakis’ Left-Out Dream

Letter from Athens: The Rebel Without a Clue: Varoufakis’ Left-Out Dream

How did the acclaimed Greek-French film director Costa-Gavras get from Z to Zero, from the riveting 1969 political drama loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Gregoris Lambrakis, to Adults in the Room, with the second-rate economist politician Yanis ‘Crock Star’ Varoufakis? When you think of Z, you think of Mikis Theodorakis' pulsating music driving it fast and furious.
Letter from Athens: Meet The New Year, Same as the Old Year – Skip to 2024

Letter from Athens: Meet The New Year, Same as the Old Year – Skip to 2024

Phew, 2022 couldn't end fast enough for a lot of people in Greece, the ones who were most affected – as always – with struggles to make ends meet while the rich and privileged prospered and profited, as the late singer Leonard Cohen, who spent a lot of time on Hydra, famously put it.
Letter from Athens: Knives Out: Greece’s Stalking Horse 2023 Campaign Race Begins

Letter from Athens: Knives Out: Greece’s Stalking Horse 2023 Campaign Race Begins

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