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Greece news and analysis from The Nation
September 28, 2022
We Like the Idea of Asylum Seekers, but Not the Real Thing
The 12-foot-tall puppet of a Syrian refugee has been welcomed in New York and around the world. Real refugees? Not so much.
November 3, 2020
Why You Should Be Watching the Film ‘Z’ Right Now
Costa Gavras’s classic antifascist thriller reminds us that the moment of reckoning constitutes not the end of the story, but the beginning.
September 15, 2020
Refugees Face Fire and Terror in Greece
Burned out of their homes, they now confront tear gas from police, beatings by fascists, and threats of imprisonment by the government.
December 12, 2019
The Greek Government’s Chaotic Plan for Relocating Migrants
Thousands are being moved from the camps on the islands—and into far-flung hotels, with little access to services.
September 19, 2019
Hands Off Exarcheia: Athens’s Anarchist Community Fights Back
The police and Airbnb threaten to transform Athens’s radical enclave into a “tourist-friendly caricature.”
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April 23, 2019
The Greek Island That Became an Open-Air Prison for Refugees
A three-year-old EU-Turkey deal has made living on Samos a nightmare, especially for women.
December 13, 2018
Yanis Varoufakis’s Internationalist Odyssey
The former Greek finance minister is on a quest to unite the global left.
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August 20, 2018
When Bosses Threatened to Close the Plant, These Greek Workers Took It Over
While Greece hails the “end” of its debt crisis, more than one in five remain unemployed.
June 1, 2018
How Greece’s Busiest Port Reveals the Perils of Privatization
Dockworkers say the same “harsh neoliberal experiment” that reduced their wages will spread to the rest of Europe.
May 24, 2018
Progressives Are Winning Big in This Year’s Primaries
John Nichols on moving the Democrats left, Yanis Varoufakis on Trump and Europe, and Arthur Goldhammer on Paris in May ’68.
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