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Inspiration or appropriation: From the swastika to the use of ancient symbols in modern times

Symbols are a part of the fundamental nature of human beings. We use them to dictate meaning, rules and as markers, all of which help us understand the world around …

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Filotimo, the Marrickville mural showcases the ‘love of honour’

For a supposedly untranslatable concept, the idea of «Φιλότιμο», something which is apparently encoded within the DNA of all people of Greek ancestry, haσ been around for an incredibly long …

Philotimo, leventia and storytelling: The moral necessity of Greek-Australian narratives

Philosopher Plato supposedly claimed that “those who tell stories rule society”. There is no question that narratives frame the way we view the world, and consequently, how we engage with …

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Sydney Olympic fan eyes tonight’s game

Sydney Olympic fan George Mpliokas is so enraptured by his team that he rushed to their game straight after his wedding ceremony. He is now dreaming of another win at …

Meet Evmenios, the newly enthroned Bishop of Kerasounta

If names signify the essence of an existence, then certainly this is the case for the newly enthroned bishop of Kerasounta, who is headquartered in the Archdiocesan District of Northcote. …

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17 November, the day democracy died and was reborn in Athens

Fascism and extreme demagoguery has no place in our society. Yet in recent years, we have seen the rise (and fall) of Golden Dawn, Trumpism, Bolsanaro, Erdogan and more. 17 …

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“Her Voice: Greek women and their friends”, a personal appreciation

Two Christmases ago, my mother informed me that she had been afforded the honour, by Women’s Food For Thought Network Founder and community activist Varvara Athanasiou-Ioannou, of contributing her biography …

Andrew Liveris foreshadows a global carbon price at COP26 summit in Glasgow

Darwin-born Greek Andrew Liveris is a co-convener of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s “gas-led recovery” program and has recently participated in discussions with John Kerry, US President Joe Biden’s climate envoy. …

Byzanfest 2021, a festival dedicated to Orthodox Christian cinema

Byzanfest is the brainchild of Melbourne-based Chris Vlahonasios. Established in 2014, it is an international film festival totally dedicated to Orthodox Christian cinema. According to its founder, its aim is …

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Green hydrogen alone won’t get us to net zero

The editor of the Herald Sun, Sam Weir, while introducing the paper’s Mission Zero special reports, noted that: “The climate change debate in Australia has often been used as a …

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