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- Turkish deputy reveals: ‘Grey Wolves’
are behind arson fires in Greece
- Arm the Spirit, 1 December 1996. Indications that
the summer fires on the islands are set by Turkish saboteurs.
- [Human Rights in Greece]
- By Ellen O. Andersen, Politiken (Denmark), 26
December 1996. The Greek Turkish-speaking Muslim minority. Behind
the discrimination is the very tense relations between Greece
and Turkey. The notorious Article 19 in the Greek Citizenship
- Strikes challenge government austerity
- Workers World, 5 February 1997. Mass protests
against Costas Simitis' inflexible and drastic austerity
- Athens misses a trick
- By Panayote Elias Dimitras, Koha Jone, 20 March
1997. Revival of Balkan irridentism after the collapse of
communist governments and failure to play a positive role in
Albania; growth of racism in Greece under the Berisha
- Hundreds In Greece Protest Intervention
- By Georges Mehrabian, Militant, 21 April 1997.
Communist Party of Greece (KKE) organizes protest of Greek
military intervention in Albania.
- Clashes on the Streets of Athens
- From Arm the Spirit, 17 November 1997. Youthful demonstrators
commemorate student uprising at Athens Polytechnic in 1973 which
was brutally put down by police.
- Greek ‘Blair’ faces worker
- By Alan Woods, Socialist Appeal, [6 July
1998]. Simitis, elected after the death of Andreas Papandreu
less than two years ago as leader of the Greek socialist
party (PASOK) under the banner of
“modernisation” had 70% of public opinion behind
him. Now it has dropped to 18%.
- Efforts to Rationalize Greece's Balkan
Policy: the Kosovo Case
- By Panayote Elias Dimitras, Greek Helsinki Monitor and
Minority Rights Group, AIM (Athens), 25 July 1998. In the
post-Cold War era, the transition Balkan countries were
expected to rely on Greece to help fulfill their dreams of
integrating the Western community (i.e. EU and
NATO). Instead of mediating, Greece contributed to the
explosive potential of the region.
- Workers And Students Join Rallies Against
- By Georges Mehrabian, Militant, 11 January
1999. Close to 1,500 schools are now under student
occupation in protest of an education “reform”
law. Meanwhile, several thousand people demonstrated
December 15 against government austerity policies. The
demonstration was called by the General Confederation of
Greek Workers (GSEE) and the Civil Servant's Supreme
Administrative Council (ADEDY).
- Are Greek Socialists On the Way Out?
- By Panayote Dimitras, Greek Helsinki Monitor, AIM Athens,
23 June 1999. The Greek socialist party PASOK, of Prime
Minister Costas Simitis, ran second with 33% in the 13 June
European elections, lagging 3% behind current conservative
opposition New Democracy (ND) of Costas
Karamanlis. Actually, the beneficiaries were the parties to
the left of PASOK.
- Thousands decry U.S. in streets of
- By Ray Moseley, The Chicago Tribune, 17
November 1999. A rising tide of anti-Americanism in Greece
brought thousands onto the streets Wednesday night to
denounce President Clinton for the bombing of Yugoslavia and
to demand that he stay out of Greece.