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Greece Pulls Diet Coke, Heinz Ketchup After Eco-Terrorist Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 5:08pm 12/22/2016 at 5:08pm

Eco-terrorist group Green Nemesis threatened to contaminate food and beverages produced by Coca-Cola, Heinz, Nestle, and Unilever, forcing stores in Greece to pull those products from the shelves. The London Times reported:

Greek authorities said yesterday that the companies — also including Delta, a local dairy group — had withdrawn their products....

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Pension Cuts in Greece Nearly Lead to Riots

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00am 10/4/2016 at 7:00am
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It looks like putting the left wing Syriza Party in control of Greece hasn’t changed much. The country is still broke, still struggling to make cuts and there is still unrest. In fact, recent pension cuts nearly led to rioting.

The Telegraph UK reports:

Greek police pepper spray protesting pensioners

Greek police on Monday...

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Greece: Riots Break Out As Refugees Set to be Deported to Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 5:00pm 4/3/2016 at 5:00pm

In the wake of the EU deal to return refugees to Turkey en masse, Greece is preparing for further violence and protests.

The Guardian reports:

The Greek government is bracing itself for violence ahead of the European Union implementing a landmark deal that, from Monday, will see Syrian refugees and migrants being deported...

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Meeting Refugees Coming Ashore In Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 7:00am 12/27/2015 at 7:00am
https://www.facebook.com/mirit.hadar.3/videos/10208021597367107/

WAJ Intro: Mirit Hadar is our friend in Ithaca. She is Israeli, and is traveling to Greece over winter break as a volunteer with IsraAID. Mirit will post about her journey, at Legal Insurrection and her own website. This is her second post. Part 1 is here.

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Volunteering was mostly about meeting people,...

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My Journey to help Syrian Refugees in Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:00am 12/23/2015 at 7:00am

WAJ Intro: Mirit Hadar is our friend in Ithaca. She is Israeli, and is traveling to Greece over winter break as a volunteer with IsraAID. Mirit will post about her journey, at Legal Insurrection and her own website, periodically over the next two weeks.

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When I am asked why I am about...

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Tsipras, Greek Left Wing Return to Power

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:00pm 9/20/2015 at 7:00pm

Alexis Tsipras overcame fierce yet concentrated opposition from the Greek anti-austerity movement this Sunday as voters returned his far-left Syriza party to power.

With just 25% of the vote in, the election was called for Syriza, causing the right-wing New Democracy party...

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Lesbos Defiled

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:30am 9/19/2015 at 10:30am

The Greek island of Lesbos has been a popular landing point for refugees fleeing the Middle East by boat. The numbers have been so great that rafts and other flotation devices are piling up on the shore.

The UK Daily Mail

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Greek Prime Minister resigns, calls early election

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:00am 8/21/2015 at 10:00am

Greece received the first chunk of its multibillion euro bailout package yesterday—to the tune of 13 billion euros—but all is not well in Athens.

Political opposition to the harsh austerity terms laid out by Eurozone creditors has caused a revolt in the far-left Syriza party and prompted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to...

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The Invasion of Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 10, 2015 at 5:30pm 8/10/2015 at 5:30pm

The migrant crisis in Europe has now reached historic proportions. Unwilling to secure EU’s borders and coastline, the European leaders have surrounded their foreign policy to human traffickers and people smugglers. Among all the EU member states, Greece has been worst hit by the influx of migrants on its shores. According to United Nation’s figures,...

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Anti-Austerity Violence Erupts in Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 2:00pm 7/16/2015 at 2:00pm

After a full month of drama, Greece and its creditors finally agreed on a multi-billion dollar bailout package. One of the bailout’s most controversial conditions is a list of new austerity measures, and we all know how many Greeks feel about those.

Anti-austerity violence broke out on the streets of Athens...

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GREEK REFERENDUM RESULTS LIVE – Overwhelming Rejection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 2:47pm 7/5/2015 at 2:47pm
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Live Video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post.

The initial results from the referendum on Greece whether to agree to an austerity plan are pointing to a huge “No” vote.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

A first official projection of Greece’s referendum outcome, based on early counting, said that at least 61% of...

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As economy spirals, Greeks protest austerity measures

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 3, 2015 at 8:30am 7/3/2015 at 8:30am

Greece is in trouble, and it’s going to take a lot more than a short-term fix to repair what anti-austerity measures broke.

The IMF released new numbers this week showing that it will take Greece three years and 50 billion euros just to stabilize its volatile and quickly failing economy. The...

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Greece misses IMF deadline, signals impending default

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:30am 7/1/2015 at 11:30am

What was once considered unthinkable has now happened. Having missed the June 30th deadline for payment on its debt, the country of Greece has effectively defaulted. This is going to have a considerable effect on the

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Greece on the Brink

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:31pm 6/29/2015 at 4:31pm

There are financial crises, and then there are financial crises.

Greece is smack in the middle of the latter.

Today Greek officials instituted drastic controls over the country’s financial institutions, making it difficult (if not impossible) for citizens to access money locked down in bank accounts. Officials have limited cash withdrawals...

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Greece and Eurozone Talks Stall as Deadline Looms

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 4:00pm 6/27/2015 at 4:00pm

Greece and the Eurozone have been unable to reach an agreement ahead of a bailout deadline which quickly approaches on June 30th. If negotiations fail, Greece could leave the European Union and ultimately face economic collapse.

The situation is already causing a dash for cash in the debt strapped country.

Bloomberg reports:

Greeks Line...

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Greece Teeters on Brink of Default

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:00pm 6/21/2015 at 2:00pm

The new left-wing leaders in Greece have done little to stem the country’s growing financial crisis and even members of the Obama administration are now urging them to act.

NBC News reports:

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Questions I Never Want My Children To Ask

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 10:13pm 5/1/2010 at 10:13pm

Intergenerational warfare is breaking out in Greece as youth blame their elders for the economic mess, resulting from decades of welfare-state policies, that has left Greece bankrupt.

I wonder whether the questions being asked by the youth of Greece are the same questions our children and grandchildren will ask as we head...

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