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6 Nov '16
I don’t trust anyone or anything. I’m the anti-trust guy. But Currentzis, I trust. His albums have become one of my best friends. They offer me everything I’ve ever wanted – a deeper understanding of myself, an unimaginable beauty and a window into another world that is better, safer, more profound and filled with more meaning than the one I currently inhabit.
London as a separate city-state? The capital needs to check its privilege | Suzanne Moore | Opinion | The Guardian
26 Jun '16
Rich London may be the centre of the world, but where does the fuel come from that powers its engines? Has the rest of the country nothing to contribute but its oafishness? I cannot believe what I am hearing. Absolutely undemocratic sentiment from those who claim to be progressive, who claim to know better... Of course, the media-savvy, educated, Uber-loving loft-dwellers may celebrate our great diversity and tolerance in London. But get real: we are the home of some of the worst inequality i
'If you've got money, you vote in ... if you haven't got money, you vote out' | Politics | The Guardian
26 Jun '16
“If you’ve got money, you vote in,” she said, with a bracing certainty. “If you haven’t got money, you vote out.” We were in Collyhurst, the hard-pressed neighbourhood on the northern edge of Manchester city centre last Wednesday, and I had yet to find a remain voter. The woman I was talking to spoke of the lack of a local park, or playground, and her sense that all the good stuff went to the regenerated wonderland of big city Manchester, 10 minutes down the road.
5 Jun '16
“Khanoum!” – “lady” – she exclaimed. “Why are your daughter’s bare legs showing?” she asked, in apparent shock.
“She’s just eight months old,” my mother, in even greater shock, replied.
“So what? She’s a girl, isn’t she?”
My mom covered my sister’s legs with a blanket. Back then, nobody would argue further. People were scared.
Euclid Tsakalotos: Greek finance minister on the hard path of post-bailout reform | World news | The Guardian
12 Dec '15
Η συνέντευξη του Ευκλείδη Τσακαλώτου στον Guardian γκαδερώνεται ως ορόσημο για την μετατόπιση από τη ρητορική κατά της λιτότητας στις ανησυχίες για ...reform fatigue.
11 Aug '15
But what is the ebook doing to the way we read? And how, in turn, are the changes in the way millions of us read going to affect the way novelists write? This is not just a question for academics; you only have to look at people on a beach this summer to see how influential fiction remains, and how, if its narratives were to change radically, our self-conception might also change.
24 Jul '15
"Losers can discover something about themselves that winners cannot ever appreciate – that they are loved and wanted simply because of who they are and not because of what they achieve. That despite it all, raw humanity is glorious and wonderful, entirely worthy of love. This is revealed precisely at the greatest point of dejection"
Why the eurozone crisis is just part of our long struggle for peace | Mark Mazower | Comment is free | The Guardian
12 Jul '15
Τώρα θυμήθηκαν και οι cultural liberals τα δομικά προβλήματα της ευρωζώνης, την κυριαρχία του οικονομισμού και την κατάρρευση του ευρωπαϊκού οράματος. Μέχρι πριν από μια βδομάδα ο ίδιος ο Μαζάουερ έγραφε περίπου ότι το πρόβλημα ήταν οι κακοί αριστεροί που δεν συμβιβάζονται. Τέλος πάντων, αντιλαμβάνομαι το πένθος του για το ρομαντικό όραμα που πεθαίνει, αλλά it's capitalism, stupid.
Greece is a sideshow. The eurozone has failed, and Germans are its victims too | Aditya Chakrabortty | The Guardian
24 Jun '15
This isn’t about creating a deeper democracy, but deeper markets – and the two are increasingly incompatible
14 Jun '15
Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ Βατικανού ξαναχτυπά (δηλ. θα ξαναχτυπήσει την ερχόμενη Πέμπτη)
“Much of the world remains in poverty, despite abundant resources, while a privileged global elite controls the bulk of the world’s wealth and consumes the bulk of its resources”
Το συγκεκριμένο γκαδερωθέν είναι απλά μια εισαγωγή στην συζήτηση. Αναφέρεται στην απόφαση 6 μελών της οργάνωσης PEN (που τάσσεται υπέρ της ελευθερίας του λόγου) να απέχουν από την τελετή κατά την οποία θα τιμούταν το Charlie Hebdo. Ευτυχώς, οι απαντήσεις στην συγκεκριμένη κινηση (που παραθέτω στα σχόλια) ήταν απολαυστικές, καυστικές και ουσιαστικές. Ίσως υπάρχει ακόμα ελπίδα.
24 Apr '15
Only 5,000 resettlement places across Europe are to be offered to refugees under the emergency summit crisis package to be agreed by EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday.
Refugees don’t need our tears. They need us to stop making them refugees | Anders Lustgarten | Comment is free | The Guardian
21 Apr '15
The single biggest thing we could do to stop migration is to abolish the development mafia: the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
11 Apr '15
Καλό Πάσχα σε όλους. Παραδόξως όλα θα πάνε καλά.
12 Mar '15
Let’s be honest. We ignore Congo’s atrocities because it’s in Africa | Owen Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian
10 Mar '15
Although the murderous intensity of the war peaked between 1998 and 2003, the misery has persisted. According to Oxfam, civilians in the east of the country still face exploitation at the hands of armed groups. The UN has labelled the country “the rape capital of the world”. Women, girls and boys have been systematically raped as a weapon of war. Back in 2011, it was estimated that 48 women were raped every hour in the country. Men were raped, too: there are stories of men being raped three...
7 Feb '15
είναι στο 50% αυτών που αγοράζετε - ποια είναι η πραγματική ιστορία του φοινικέλαιου;
30 Jan '15
"Send off for Joren Dijsselbloem ended with incredible stand-off as Varoufakis socked him one over the troika. The Dutchman looked enraged, bending forward to whisper something in Varoufakis’ ear to which the Greek finance minister did not respond."
30 Nov '14
Δεκεμβριανά 1944. Μία βρετανική άποψη (με στοιχεία από την ελληνική ανανεωτική αριστερά).
Viva Podemos: the left shows it can adapt and thrive in a crisis | Owen Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian
18 Nov '14
But our political system is in crisis too. Discontent is bubbling away. The combined totals of the two main parties are plummeting. If the political elite continues to fail to meet people’s needs and aspirations while wealth and power are redistributed to the top, then who knows? Maybe – just maybe – a party that sets its sights on the powerful, rather than the poor, will end up thriving instead.
5 Nov '14
Norway has the lowest child poverty rate, at 5.3% (down from 9.6% in 2008), and Greece has the highest, at 40.5% (up from 23% in 2008). Latvia and Spain also have child poverty rates above 36%. In the US, the rate is 32%.
31 Oct '14
Πως να κρυφτείς απ' τα παιδιά
27 Oct '14
Despite the turmoil surrounding Tunisia, its cohesive society has brought about stability and, this weekend, the country’s second free elections
“So far, the 21st century has been a rotten one for the western model,” according to a new book, The Fourth Revolution, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. This seems an extraordinary admission from two editors of the Economist, the flag-bearer of English liberalism, which has long insisted that the non-west could only achieve prosperity and stability through western prescriptions.