Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

Greek junta

My Afternoon With Zorba: When Mikis Theodorakis was Banned in Greece

During the time of the military junta in Greece, from 1967 to 74, Greek composer and activist Mikis Theodorakis' music was banned. By Bill Thomas The road to my afternoon with Zorba began in 1968. I was in the US Navy...

German Journalist Once Jailed in Greece During the Junta, Revisits Korydallos Prison

The German writer, investigative reporter and journalist Günter Wallraff, who was jailed by the Greek Junta in 1974, returned as a visitor to Korydallos prison on Friday to discuss living conditions for prisoners. Wallraff traveled to Greece in May 1974....

Greece Remembers the Day Democracy was Restored 41 Years Ago

July 24, 1974 is an important day in modern Greek history as it marks the day democracy was restored after seven years of military dictatorship. A few days earlier, a failed junta-instigated military coup in Cyprus gave Turkey a great...

President Anastasiades Calls For Unity Ahead of Cyprus Problem Talks

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades called for unity today in order to achieve the necessary conditions for a peaceful settlement of the long-standing Cyprus problem. In the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the April 21,...

'Polytechneio' Today: A Revolt Without a Cause

Forty-one years after November 17, 1973 and the celebration of the brave student revolt against the colonels', dictatorship has lost its sheen and most of its true meaning. Each year that passes, fewer and fewer people visit the building...

An Uprising Remembered: CIA Daughter on Anti-junta Polytechnic Anniversary

On the occasion of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the Greek Junta, Leslie Absher, the daughter of a CIA operative stationed in Greece during the military dictatorship, remembers the events that brought down the regime forty one years ago...

Memorial Service For Rebel Fighter Alexandros Panagoulis

A memorial ceremony was held on May 1 for freedom fighter Alexandros Panagoulis, 36 years after his death. Many friends and relatives gathered at the First Cemetery of Athens to commemorate him, whose name is connected with the fight against...