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Global protests stir memories of the wronged Greeks of Constantinople

The torch has been lit for ‘black lives’. The world is in protest and people around the world have taken to the streets as indigenous populations have amped the quest …

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‘My life in Richmond’, living near an injecting room

For 21 years I have lived in a suburb which is colloquially referred to as having the “David Jones of drugs” and in a street within the non-affectionately known “golden …

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Understanding Labor’s branch stacking, and why it is a problem for the whole party

Victorian Labor, the jewel in the party’s crown, has been thrown into crisis by the allegations of massive branch stacking. A third state Labor minister has now left their position …

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China and Australia, post COVID-19 ties

Each time I discuss Greece’s success in containing coronavirus and that Greece has in fact, proven it can be the exception to the European rule (of blunder and failure), people …

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‘Black’ Africans and the Ancient Greeks

As a result of George Floyd’s murder and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, there have been calls to decolonise the academic fields of Classical and Byzantine Studies. …

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The Greek community and civil rights: Connecting with the Black Lives Matter movement

46-year-old African-American George Floyd was killed in police custody after being pinned down by three police officers, rendering him unable to breathe. This, along with a string of many other deaths …

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Petition calling for the replacement of the Greece 2021 committee

A petition has been started by the Ellas 2021 site calling for the reinstatement of the Greece 2021 committee: Compatriots, In 2021, we complete 200 years not following, but SINCE …

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Calling out British Museum Director Hartwig Fischer on the Parthenon Marbles

I have long recognised that the British Nation and its people strongly espouse and believe in justice, freedom and friendship. They have demonstrated this over the years, wherever these such …

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Why black lives should matter to the Greek diaspora

I have often found that I struggle to find the right words for any number of occasions and reasons. Most of the time, it all seems so meaningless, especially when …

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Sex worker’s open letter to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Mister Prime Minister, My name is Anna Kouroupou, I am a trans woman and for around 40 years in a row, I have been making a living as a sex …