The Nation

on Dec 5, 2014 - 12:10 PM ET
hunger strike

The images dissolve, match and mismatch, across continents and time zones, St. Louis, New York, Athens: police violence, protests, blazing cars; men in suits; sleeping bags laid out on rainy streets at night. We are experts now at fragments. Here and there a glitch in the matrix forces a connection.

Two hunger strikes are happening in Athens this week. One is in plain view, in Syntagma Square, where Syrian refugees—perhaps 500 at the protest’s peak...

on May 9, 2014 - 14:02 PM ET
Migrant deaths

Sea, you’ve drowned the girl’s husband
And she’s young, and black doesn’t suit her
Sea and salt water, I can’t forget you
Sea, little sea, you are my only joy.
Song from the Dodecanese Islands.

Foreign Affairs, Immigration
on Nov 7, 2013 - 11:41 AM ET
Greek riot police

“Even words lose their meanings,” says the disembodied voice. It’s speaking to fill the space before the silence, to be present. “Are these your orders? Yes, those are my things….Somewhere here we close, dear listeners. The voice of Greek radio falls silent. Good luck to everyone. We’ll find each other, we’ll meet again. These microphones are shutting down. Deep soul.”

Early this morning riot police...

Media, Politics, World
on Sep 30, 2013 - 13:03 PM ET

(Reuters/John Kolesidis)

All this weekend Greeks were glued to images of Nikolaos...

on Sep 19, 2013 - 09:53 AM ET

(Reuters/John Kolesidis)

The images play on in an interminable loop: the helmeted riot police, the young men poised to run, the burning rubbish skips and skittering Molotovs, the tear-gas smoke and glint of metal against the night. Athens in flames again. A...

on Sep 2, 2013 - 13:46 PM ET

Riot police walk in front of a woman as leftists protesters (not pictured) march to the Greek courts in support of their colleagues who were arrested in the beginning of the week, in Athens January 12, 2013. (REUTERS/John Kolesidis)

Tomorrow morning, September 3, in Athens, an Alice-in-Wonderland trial is scheduled to...