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Opinion

For the love of books: The last Greek bookshop in Melbourne

“It is not who we are when we read a … book that is most important, but who we are when we close it.” St Mark the Ascetic. Books are …

National Cabinet leaves us in the dark about reopening the nation, so we’re left joining the dots

National Cabinet met on Friday after a week of intensifying debate about the vaccination thresholds in the national plan for reopening the nation. While expectations for the meeting were high, …

The sins of the few are not the sins of the many

As many Neos Kosmos readers know, I am the son of a Greek father and a Jewish mother, and a former member of the Victorian Parliament. So, I’m well placed to …

Opinion: Music as the catalyst to connect young Greek-Australians to their heritage through culture and language

When the early Greek migrants came over to Australia in the 50s and 60s, many brought with them a small suitcase with a few clothes and many memories. Some may …

Where do Afghanistan’s refugees go?

Images of thousands of Afghans desperately trying to flee their country following a hasty US withdrawal have provoked an international outcry. As of 22 August, 2021, some 6,000 US troops …

Diaspora: Time to read history and compare notes

How often do we speak across the Diaspora, aside from people who are family? How often do Greek Americans coordinate and communicate with Greek Australians? What about with Greeks in …

Hellene, Romios, Yunnan and more…. in the name of the Greek

This year’s Census gave rise to an interesting cultural phenomenon: the perennial debate as to what our ethnos should be called. As debates go, it is rather baffling. Considering that …

Greece and Australia, two different approaches to raging fires

Next year, I will clock up 50 years as a firefighter. In my line of work, the sound of an alarm always triggers an immediate, co-ordinated, and focused response. Firefighters …

Ten minutes of curfew

The street is still, still like a photograph. There are no cars on the road. A person last walked in the street more than two hours ago. She abandoned her …

Features

An attitude to Jews in the 1821 Greek War of Independence

According to tradition, after Patriarch Gregory and other Orthodox prelates were cut down from their place of execution soon after the outbreak of the Greek Revolution, the Ottomans ordered that …

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