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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 …

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Maria Euthymiou’s resignation from 2021 Commemorative Committee

“We’re gon’ party like its your birthday” – 50 Cent Recently, historian Maria Euthymiou resigned from the 2021 Commemorative Committee, tasked by the Greek government to organise the celebrations that …

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Mobile data shows which European countries took lockdown seriously

A substantial part of humanity is slowly emerging from weeks of lockdown. What we have experienced is truly rare: a real global threat, menacing to all wherever we lived. But …