Dispatch from Athens: Greek Election Liveblog

by · January 23, 2015

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#VoteSyriza2015 Greek Election Liveblog


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1930771_81488910467_4838_nKevin Ovenden is a longstanding progressive journalist, writer and activist who has followed Greece’s politics and social movements for 25 years. A National Officer of Britain’s Stop the War Coalition and a leading activist in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, he led five successful aid convoys to break the siege on Gaza, and was aboard the Mavi Marmara aid ship when Israeli commandoes boarded it killing 10 people in May 2010.

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Discussion3 Comments

  1. […] even before negotiations with the troika begin, Syriza economists are making it clear they intend to govern within the constraints of a balanced budget, […]

  2. […] British socialist Kevin Ovenden, writing from Athens, reported that riot police were deployed to the ERT headquarters on election night to prevent a re-occupation of the station’s main facilities. But they were met by a pro-worker protest that included Zoe Konstantopoulou, a leader of SYRIZA thought be a top candidate for justice minister in the next government, who expressed her “solidarity with the fired workers. They should be reinstated.” […]