ΕΝΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΚΤΟΣ ΣΥΝΟΡΩΝ INSIDEOUT BORDERS

Debt is a determining factor in history

Sovereign debt has been a crucial factor in a series of major historical events. From the early 19th century, in Latin American countries such as Colombia, Mexico and Argentina, struggling for independence, as well as Greece when seeking funds for its war of independence, these nascent countries borrowed from London bankers under leonine conditions which finally subjugated them into a new cycle of subordination.

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Goodbye Palestine. Goodbye the two-state solution. Goodbye the Palestinians

Goodbye Palestine. Goodbye the two-state solution. Goodbye the Palestinians. For this new Israeli “capital” is not for them. Trump did not even use the word “Palestine”. He talked about “Israel and the Palestinians” – in other words, of a state and of those who do not deserve – and can no longer aspire to – a state.

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Refugees in Greece’s Lesbos left in the cold and rain

Hundreds of refugees and migrants, among them children, live in flimsy tents in the olive grove next to Moria. Residents of Moria say the toilets and showers are constantly broken and they are forced to use the restroom in nature. Aid groups and human rights watchdogs have urged the Greek government to provide proper housing for refugees as winter approaches.

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Memorial to drowned refugees vandalised in Lesbos

Vandals have damaged a memorial on the Greek island of Lesbos to refugees who lost their lives trying to reach safety in Europe, rights groups said on Thursday. Black paint was poured on the memorial, which was erected in 2013 on the east coast of Lesbos after 20 refugees drowned trying to reach the island in the winter of 2012.

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Populism, Crisis and Business as Usual: Trump’s First Year

It’s been a full year since former real-estate magnate and television personality Donald J. Trump was elected 46th President of the United States, riding to victory on a massive groundswell of support for a message consisting of thinly veiled racism and white nationalism.

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Amir met with the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

«Amir, I want to give you a gift because some made a mistake and you were deprived of the honor to keep the Greek flag. Today I will give it to you because you deserve it» said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

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Greece’s poverty rate remains the third highest in the EU

I am in Greece, attending a conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. I was here in 2016, taking part in a conference on the island of Lesvos, at the height of the refugee crisis/humanitarian disaster that was afflicting the EU’s Mediterranean members, as well as 2015, participating in a conference at the Athens University School of Law on the Greek debt crisis.

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Lesbos’s Ghosts, Europe’s Disgrace

In September alone, another 2,238 refugees arrived in Lesbos, despite Turkey’s attempts to cut the flow. A camp designed for 2,000 people now “houses” three times that number, behind rows of barbed wire, in a magma of mud, refuse, and human excrement.

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Joy as Syrian family reunites after 12-month ordeal

Nahil Alhelb was beginning to worry her toddler son would forget about his father Mohamed, who had been missing for more than a year after being kidnapped by Islamic State jihadists in Syria. But the family was happily reunited on the Greek island of Lesbos after Mohamed escaped and embarked on a long, frantic quest to rejoin his wife and son. 

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Does anyone want my European passport?

But be warned: it’s made of blood and lies. Catalan blood is the latest material to be added to that construction called “Europe”. And who knows, as Britain struggles to exit “Europe”, British blood might be the next page in the passport

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