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Athens Polytechnic Uprising: How Greek Students Overthrew a Coup

As of November 1973, it had been six and a half years since Greece had been placed under strict military rule. Opponents of the junta which took over in the April 21, 1967 coup had been tortured, jailed, exiled, or put...

July 24, 1974: When Democracy Was Restored to Greece

The five days between July 20 and July 24, 1974 were the most turbulent, and the most decisive, in modern Greek history. The Turkish invasion to Cyprus, the collapse of the seven-year-long military junta, and the birth of the...

April 21, 1967: A Date Most Greeks Want to Forget

                                       (Makarezos, Pattakos, Papadopoulos) For the army colonels who overthrew the government and established a seven-year long cruel dictatorship, April 21, 1967...

November 17 Anniversary: Thousands March to Commemorate the Polytechnic Uprising

Thousands of people marched on the streets of Athens on Saturday afternoon to commemorate the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising and the victims of the 1973 deadly crackdown by the police and the Army of a student uprising against...

The Botched Rolling Stones Show in Athens 4 Days Before the April 21, 1967 Coup

The Rolling Stones concert in Athens four days before the April 21st, 1967 coup became the stuff of legend, as only five songs into the set police stormed the stage and stopped the show. It was April 17 and at...

Never Forget Bouboulinas Street

By Leslie Absher I spent the first years of my childhood living in Athens during the junta, brought to Greece by my CIA dad for his first field assignment. I knew nothing about the dictatorship then; I was a child playing...

Historical Documents from 1897-1977 Found in Secret Room of Greek Parliament

Unknown archive documents of historical value were found in an unused storage room on the mezzanine floor of the Greek Parliament, House Speaker Nikos Voutsis announced on Wednesday. The 1,180 documents stored in 172 boxes were mainly cabinet meeting records...

Flashback to the Funeral that Became the First Mass Protest Against the 1967 Junta

On November 1, 1968 the death of emblematic political leader Georgios Papandreou gave about 300,000 Greeks the opportunity to get out in the streets and demonstrate against the cruel dictators who had taken over the country on April 21,...

Tsipras: 'A Day to Honor the Thousands of Citizens That Resisted the Dictatorship'

The 43rd anniversary since democracy was restored in Greece coincides with the final restoration of economic stability and the recovery of the country, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a message on Monday marking the toppling of the seven-year...

Mitsotakis: Democratic Institutions are for the First Time so Openly Undermined

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis lashed out at the government which he accused of attempting to undermine the institutions in order to shake up the European construction. In his message on the restoration of Democracy, Mitsotakis stressed...