Bailout deal allows Greek oligarchs to maintain grip – The Guardian


Originally posted on Yanis Varoufakis:
The Guardian summed up my annotated version of Greece’s Third MoU with this title. Click here for the Guardian’s webpage or read on… Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has accused European leaders of allowing oligarchs to maintain their stranglehold on Greek society while punishing ordinary people in a line-by-line critique of the country’s €86bn (£61bn) bailout deal. Varoufakis said… Continue reading Bailout deal allows Greek oligarchs to maintain grip – The Guardian

News From the Greek People. ‘My spirit breathes freely in Greece, thank you for returning my breath’


My dear Friends I am sorry about the terrible effect the world press reporting has had on Greece, it is mostly unfair and uncaring just to ‘get their name in print’ or to selll another headline.  I remember from when I lived in America they had the saying ‘If It bleeds, it leads’ and this is exactly what is happening with alot of the coverage … Continue reading News From the Greek People. ‘My spirit breathes freely in Greece, thank you for returning my breath’

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WHAT ARE THE PARTHENON MARBLES TO THE GREEKS?


Originally posted on Effrosyni's blog:
The best answer to this question so far is perhaps the one given by Melina Mercouri during her famous speech to the Oxford Union in 1986: “You must understand what the Parthenon Marbles mean to us. They are our pride. They are our sacrifices. They are our noblest symbol of excellence. They are a tribute to the democratic philosophy.… Continue reading WHAT ARE THE PARTHENON MARBLES TO THE GREEKS?

Greece’s Proposals to End the Crisis: My intervention at today’s Eurogroup


Originally posted on Yanis Varoufakis:
The only antidote to propaganda and malicious ‘leaks’ is transparency. After so much disinformation on my presentation at the Eurogroup of the Greek government’s position, the only response is to post the precise words uttered within. Read them and judge for yourselves whether the Greek government’s proposals constitute a basis for agreement. Colleagues, Five months ago, in my very first… Continue reading Greece’s Proposals to End the Crisis: My intervention at today’s Eurogroup

Kris Deva North Interviewed by Tai Chi Union for Great Britain


Originally posted on Taoist Training Universal Healing Tao UK:
TCUGB: How long have you been practicing Tai Chi and what got you going? KDN: I had to get fit following a hernia operation.  On a boring morning jog I saw a sign on a church hall: ‘Karate!’  For four years I practiced Shotokan finding, in my forties, it took longer to recover from injuries than… Continue reading Kris Deva North Interviewed by Tai Chi Union for Great Britain