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Greek Government Determined to Continue "Law and Order" Campaign

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appears to be determined to continue his campaign of law and order for Greece, which was one of his political pledges before the July elections. He has fared well so far in this mission, but...

How The Athens Polytechnic Uprising Ideals of Freedom and Democracy Lost their Glow

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

Greek Police Take Draconian Measures for Polytechneio Anniversary

Hellenic Police (ELAS) are taking draconian measures for the 45th Polytechneio uprising anniversary events that will culminate with a rally to the U.S. Embassy on Saturday. More than 5,000 police officers will be deployed while ELAS helicopters and drones will...

April 21, 2017: The 50th Anniversary of a Dark Day in Greece's Modern History (video)

Athenians who are over 50 years old probably have some memories of that Spring morning of April in 1967, when the radio was playing military songs and the announcer was warning people to stay indoors because the Greek Armed Forces...

November 17: A Date to Burn and Vandalize Freely

It has been at least 20 years now that every November 17 is the day when Greeks wait to see the tally of destruction in its aftermath. The news reports and images of the 2016 Polytechneio uprising memory day...

Greek PM: Polytechneio Symbolizes People's Need for More Democracy

The Polytechneio uprising does not fade from memory because it symbolizes people's need and will for more democracy, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday. Tsipras' speech in parliament was for the 43rd anniversary of the Polytechneio uprising, the...

Polytechneio Uprising Anniversary Continues to Be an Anti-American Celebration

The mayor of Kaisariani, a neighborhood in Athens, announced that U.S. President Barack Obama is persona non grata in Athens. No surprise there, as the mayor is a member of the Greek Communist Party (KKE). Worse though, the national...

Greek Police Prepare for Possibility of Violent Riots on 'November 17th' Anniversary

Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas met with the leadership of the Greek Police to discuss security measures for the November 17th anniversary of the 1973 student uprising against the dictatorship at the National Technical University of Athens, according...