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A CIA Officer’s Daughter Remembers the 1967 Greek Coup

By Leslie Absher Just prior to the 1967 Greek coup, fifty-five years ago, I arrived in Athens with my mother and CIA father. He was a young officer and Greece was his first field assignment. I was a toddler when...

April 21, 1967: Military Junta Places Greece in Shackles

On April 21st, 1967, Greece woke up with a military junta taking over power and putting the country in shackles for seven years

Christos Sartzetakis, Former President of Greece, Dies at 93

Christos Sartzetakis, a former president of Greece, died on Thursday at an Athens hospital where he had been treated for pneumonia. He was 93. He was a Greek jurist and former supreme justice of the Court of Cassation, who also...

Thousands March in Athens for Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

Thousands of people marched through Athens Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising against the military dictatorship on November 17,1973. More than 5,000 police were deployed to keep order, as violence involving anarchist demonstrators has often marred the annual...

How the Athens Polytechnic Uprising Ideals Lost their Glow

The Athens Polytechnic uprising anniversary on November 17 against the military dictatorship in Greece has lost its glow and it is often marred by clashes between police and extreme left groups. In November 1973, it had been six and a...

Mikis Theodorakis’ Historic Concert After the Fall of the Junta

Mikis Theodorakis, who died on Thursday in Athens at 96, gave a memorable and highly emotional concert in 1974 a few months after the fall of the Greek military junta. Theodorakis, a left-winger, was arrested in 1967 by the dictators,...

My Dad Was a CIA Spy in Greece — But Not a Thug

by Leslie Absher When I was just a baby, my father was sent to Greece for his first field assignment with the CIA. It was the summer of 1966 when we arrived, nine months before the military coup led...

Greek Singer Antonis Kalogiannis Dies at 81

Renowned Greek singer Antonis Kalogiannis passed away from cardiac arrest at the age of 81 at his house in Athens on Thursday. Kalogiannis was known for his powerful renditions of songs written by the famed composer Mikis Theodorakis. Born in the...

Woman Hit with Stiff Fine For Leaving Flower for Victims of Greek Uprising

A woman was fined 300 euros ($355.96) by Greek police on Tuesday after she left a flower at the site of the uprising at the Athens Polytechnic. In 1974, 24 young people resisting the right-wing military dictatorship in Greece...

Greek President Sakellaropoulou Commemorates Struggle Against Junta

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou attended an event held on Friday for the heroes of the anti-dictatorship struggle, which was held in the former detention centres of a Greek military police interrogation unit that operated during the...