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The US, Israel and the fake storm they kicked up over Unesco

At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, followed immediately by Israel, to quit the United Nation’s cultural agency seems strange. Why penalise a body that promotes clean water, literacy, heritage preservation and women’s rights?

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The Telegraph: Why Athens is the perfect city for an autumn break

The British newspaper Telegraph has urged all those seeking «one last blast of warmth before winter» to visit Greece, in an article appearing on Thursday. «Longing for one last blast of warmth before winter sets in? Look no further than Athens,» the British newspaper reported.

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Trump, Syriza & Brexit prove voting is only small part of the battle

Of course, you could argue that the likes of Trump, Hollande, Horn, and Tsipras were never totally committed to the program they stood on, and they said the ‘right things’ to the people just to get elected. But even if politicians are 100 percent genuine as the veteran anti-war activist Jeremy Corbyn appears to be, the pressures on them to cave in to the powerful forces behind the curtain will be immense, especially if they are putting forward policies which the elites don’t favor.

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Disobeying Spain: The Catalan Referendum For Independence

Spain calls this vote illegal. That is precisely the point, we want to write our own laws. And until we do can do that, we must disobey. It is a peculiar sensation based upon a collective understanding that the sum is great than its parts; that while our vote may not matter, voting itself matters.

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Why The United States Is the Fourth Reich

The United States under President Donald J Trump is more than ever openly adopting the self-declared “right” to launch wars. Its hysterical claim of “self-defense” with regard to North Korea is a cynical excuse for aggression. Truth be told, however, the US has been way past the Rubicon into dark territory for a long time. To compare US state power with Nazi Germany is not merely a metaphor. There is a very real historical connection.

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German elections: The West’s nervous breakdown continues

The rapid growth of the anti-immigrant, anti-EU party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in Germany – which received almost 13% of the vote and will now be the third biggest party in the new Bundestag or parliament — has been driven, above all, by widespread rage and frustration in Germany’s Eastern states, the former communist German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR), over the broken promises made at the time of German reunification.

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Punching back: Greek gym trains for anti-fascist action

In a basement in Athens, antifascists are combining their love for Muay Thai with their opposition to racism and sexism. This is the White Tiger Muay Thai Camp, one of the first anti-fascist gyms in Athens, and Ilias Lamprou, a 39-year-old anarchist, is its founder and instructor.

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How US media covered Macron’s visit in Athens

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered an ambitious vision for how the European Union should reform, but used the opportunity to lash out the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for its role during the euro zone debt crisis.

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The New York Times: «Nicole Malliotakis, a Gutsy G.O.P. Challenger»

As the daughter of a father from Crete (and of a Cuban-born mother), Nicole Malliotakis may be familiar with the Greek myth of Sisyphus, doomed for eternity to push a boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back on him every time. Running as a Republican for citywide office in New York is kind of like that — only maybe more frustrating.

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The man who has focused on one word for 23 years

Since 1994, Nimetz has been trying to negotiate an end to arguably the world’s strangest international dispute, in which Greece is objecting to Macedonia’s name and refusing to let it join either Nato or the EU until it’s changed.

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