Interview with Kevin Ovenden and Thanasis Kampagiannis

Kevin Ovenden is a left-wing activist, author and politician currently residing in Athens. He was born in Britain, but is now part of the anti-racist and anti-fascist movement in Greece as he has been in Britain for many years. At the moment, he is writing a book on polarization. We met him together with his […]

Greece, Research / 09 Mar 2018

Article about Exarcheia and the self-management of public space in Athens

Exarcheia is famous even outside the borders of Greece for being the home of anarchists and anti-fascists. Other leftists, artists, academics and activists tend to flock together here as well. The whole district wears recognisable anti-establishment, anti-capitalist and anti-fascist graffiti, and riots and fights with the police are not uncommon here. Banks and cars are […]

Greece, Research / 09 Mar 2018

Interview with Spyros Skouras from VioMe

The self-managed factory VioMe in Thessaloniki is one the most successful workers’ experiments in Greece. It has become a symbol and source of inspiration for self-management for workers internationally. We talked to Spyros Skouras, VioMe’s spokesperson.   “I’m Spyros Skouras and I’m a member and worker of the VioMe Cooperative. The history of VioMe is one of […]

Greece, Research / 09 Mar 2018

Article on how the liberal establishment sees the future of democracy at the Athens Democracy Forum 2017

Only last year the rich and powerful of the Athens Democracy Forum of the New York Times were shivering from fear. They needed to prioritise listening to the losers of globalisation and quickly, before it would all go to ruin. But hardly a year later they lull each other to sleep again during the ‘Davos […]

Greece, Research / 09 Mar 2018

Interview with Apostolos Dimopoulos from Sifnos Island Cooperative

On the Cycladic isle of Sifnos we talked to Apostolos Dimopoulos, the president of the Sifnos Island Cooperative. The cooperative aims at making the island completely self-managed and self-sustained by means of the generation of water and wind energy as well as by high quality local production.   “Our main goal is to become a […]

Greece, Research / 09 Mar 2018

Interview with Lampros Moustakis from Shedia

Shedia is a street paper sold by homeless people in Athens and Thessaloniki. Shedia offers the vendors a dignified way to earn some money to cover their basic needs, as 50% of the selling price goes directly to them. But the most important thing about Shedia is the process of social integration, since social exclusion […]

Greece, Research / 09 Mar 2018

Interview with Tassos Morfis from Athens Live

Athens Live is an independent, non-profit media outlet born out of the Greek crisis. The founders of Athens Live believed that international coverage of this crisis was lacking, so they decided to do it themselves. They consider their social mission as more important than their product. Therefore, they disseminate the news for free. We talked with […]

Greece, Research / 09 Mar 2018