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In London and Athens, protesters are rekindling the true European spirit

by Costas Douzinas from The Guardian Dual identities create tensions. I was born in Greece but have lived most of my life in Britain. When I arrived in London, after the fall of the Greek dictatorship in 1974, I was told in no uncertain terms by an elderly gentleman walking his bulldog that Britain does not belong [...]
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Greek debt crisis: Let's not return to status quo

by Alexandros Stavrakas from: The Guardian If by “hope” we mean a feeling of yearning and expectation for something to happen, and by “change” we mean an improvement of our present condition, then this is Greece’s moment of hope and change – and it is an overdue moment indeed. But, before this moment is [...]
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Why Google is the Nike of the internet

by Alexandros Stavrakas from The Guardian Google decided two weeks ago to shut down its hitherto self-censoring search service in China. This allegedly costly gesture, intended as a bold statement rather than a formal articulation of corporate “foreign policy”, is congruous with the company’s liberal philosophy and juxtaposed to the aged conformity of, say, Microsoft. But far [...]
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Our role in Haiti's plight

by Peter Hallward from The Guardian Any large city in the world would have suffered extensive damage from an earthquake on the scale of the one that ravaged Haiti’s capital city on Tuesday afternoon, but it’s no accident that so much of Port-au-Prince now looks like a war zone. Much of the devastation wreaked by this latest [...]
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In the next decade, I hope to become more radical

by Costas Douzinas from The Guardian How different things looked in 1900 and 2000. The end of the 19th century was drowned in fin de siècle gloom. The end of the 20th century was, on the contrary, exuberant. President Bush Sr triumphantly announced in 1991 that a “new world order” was coming into view in which “the [...]
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When piracy isn't theft

by Alexandros Stavrakas from The Guardian Stewart Brand, during the first Hackers’ Conference in 1984, uttered the infamous maxim, “Information wants to be free”. The implication was that any attempt to control and limit the free dissemination of knowledge and information would be met with resistance. That was yesterday’s news. Today’s is that the British government is [...]
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A right conclusion for the wrong reasons: 'Say no to asbos for downloaders'

by Charlotte Gore from The Guardian At 33 years old I’m more Generation X than Generation X-Box. I’m too old to be one of the new wave of “digital natives” who’ve never known life without the internet, but I’m just about young enough (and geeky enough) to consider myself an enthusiastic immigrant. I moved in about 13 [...]
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Violent Dissent in Greece

by Alexandros Stavrakas from The Guardian In a few weeks, Greece will commemorate the “December events”, which began last year when a police officer killed a young boy in Exarhia, an area that’s been described as a semi-ghetto of leftist dissidents and anarchists in the centre of Athens. Following this event, weeks of protests ensued and from [...]
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Deplorable neo-primitivism

Read here about Mark Boyle’s ‘anti-consumerist’ extravaganza. from The Guardian
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Maurice Sendak tells parents worried by Wild Things to 'go to hell'

by Alison Floodfrom THE GUARDIAN Parents who think the new film of Maurice Sendak’s picture book Where the Wild Things Are is too frightening for children can “go to hell”, the author has said. Telling the story of a naughty little boy, Max, who is sent to bed without his supper only to journey by boat to [...]
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Jerry Springer Politics in Greece

by Costas Douzinasfrom THE GUARDIAN A sense of deja vu has dominated the Greek election campaign. The protagonists, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and leader of the opposition George Papandreou, have been repeating earlier skirmishes between Costas Karamanlis senior (uncle of the prime minister), the rightwing leader of postwar Greece, and George Papandreou senior in the 50s [...]
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