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Disenfranchised

“Bloody fascist, communist, dictatorial SYRIZA lunatic government,” my friend raged over his soy latte. “Yes, but what have they done now?” I asked. “They have rejected New Democracy’s proposal to …

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United Cyprus key to Euro integration

Friday 20 July marks the 44th anniversary of the Turkish invasion and occupation of the northern part of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. A diminishing number of Australian Cypriots who …

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Dances with Greeks

Recently, I observed the performance of one of the more skilled Greek dance groups in Melbourne, one that takes great pains to master every single detail of the dances of …

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On the origins of saviours

“Let’s forget about Alexander the Great, for a while,” my Bitolan interlocutor exclaimed in exasperation. For the past hour, he had been trying, via various spurious means to ‘prove’ to …

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Is the Greek president afraid of the Greek Australian wrath?

As soon as news of the cancellation of Prokopis Pavlopoulos’ visit to Australia broke, the Greek Australian social mediasphere caught fire – here are a few comments gathered from the …

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So, Alexis Tsipras wore a tie last week, and this means a lot

Some of us are old enough to have seen the theatrical movie teaser trailer for Rambo: First Blood Part II. It consisted of a sequence of close-up shots of various …

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Obituary: John Patsikatheodorou

John Patsikatheodorou, community activist and pioneer of many multicultural services, left us suddenly, aged 66, on 4 June 2018. Born on 10 May 1952 in Livadi, Elassona in Greece, John …

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Macedonia and the Macedonians: A journey through history

The Macedonians are Greeks to the degree that the Spartans are Greeks, too. The Macedonians are Greeks of the Doric tribe, just like the Spartans, while the Athenians are Greeks …

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A letter to Alexis Tsipras from a frustrated Greek Australian

Dear Mr Tsipras, I am aware you have more pressing issues that need your attention, however, I feel the need to express some concerns and advocate for the average Greek …

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Will the ABC meet the fate of ERT?

There are coincidences and then there is this. My social media timeline had barely recovered from the flood of posts commemorating the five-year anniversary of the abrupt closure of the …