I accidentally saw my Facebook feed today. I'm traveling in #Athens and was looking for events, but hit back one too many times and ended up on the feed.
It wasn't full of Nazis or anything. Just tremendously dull posts, yet also "I feel like I should reply to this".
Epiphanies of the day:
- I'm too young for Facebook
- I'm too old for insta
- Way too old for TikTok
- Too antifa for Twitter (that's a low bar tbh)
- Too human for LinkedIn
I'm at a nice bar in #Athens, but I've gotta say not the most traditional music
But don't worry, the Greek government doesn't arrest _everyone_ who protests. Yesterday, for example, at the #Grigoropoulos protests, they just beat up everyone. So there's that.
Heute vor 15 Jahren wurde #AlexisGrigoropoulos in #Athen von den Cops erschossen. Er wurde nur 15 Jahre alt. Dies löste eine Revolte aus, die weit über die anarchistische Bewegung hinaus ging. Alexis lebt in unseren Kämpfen weiter!
Gestern vor einem Jahr haben die Cops in #Thessaloniki dem 16-jährigem Rom Kostas Fragoulis, nachdem er eine 20€-Rechnung an einer Tankstelle nicht gezahlt hatte, bei der Verfolgung in den Hinterkopf geschossen. Am 14.12. erlag er seinen Verletzungen.
Anlässlich des #6December geht es heute Abend überall in Griechenland auf die Straße. Der Hass auf die Cops und die Wut der Menschen ist grenzenlos! Kein Vergeben, kein Vergessen! Rache für Alexis und Kostas!
15 years ago today #AlexisGrigoropoulos was shot dead by the cops in #Athens. He was only 15 years old. This sparked a revolt that went far beyond the anarchist movement. Alexis lives on in our struggles!
A year ago yesterday, cops in #Thessaloniki shot 16-year-old roma Kostas Fragoulis in the back of the head during a pursuit after he didn't pay a €20 bill at a petrol station. He succumbed to his injuries on Dec 14th .
On the occasion of #6December, people are taking to the streets all over Greece tonight. The hatred towards the cops and the anger of the people is endless! Never forgive, never forget! Revenge for Alexis and Kostas!
"Due to a bedbug infestation guesthouse owners were informed to stop renting out apartments in Exarcheia (Athens) to protect the health of permanent Greek tenants."
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"Why the Parthenon sculptures became powerfully attached to British nationhood[...]: Britain needed symbols that could signify nationhood.
[...] Such investment [in the Parthenon sculptures] charted the course for a new conception of Britain as supra-nation."
Based on a paper by Fiona Rose-Greenland, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan
Fighting broke out in #Athens between the Greek People's Liberation Army and the UK-backed Greek government OTD in 1944 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/athens.html?s=mb #history #Greece #travel
Acropolis / Reflections
Museum designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, 2009.
#architecture #photography #Athens
International Solidarity for the Community of Squatted Prosfygika in #Athens [en]
"There is urgent financial support needed for the Community of Squatted Prosfygika in Alexandras Avenue in Athens. The current situation has been bad and will change for the worst. Imperialist wars, fascist regimes and global capitalism are growing stronger in different territories, millions of people on the move get trapped and killed by the Greek and European Border regime, exploitation of landscapes and natural resources are pushing the climate catastrophe. These forces are the same that oppress and criminalize everyone and everything that we are struggling for. This situation leads to the need of self-organisation and social self-defense to build upon a ground of resistance.
The #Community of Squatted #Prosfygika is home to more than 500 people. As a result, Prosfygika has managed to sustain a politically unified neighborhood, numerous squatted apartments, communal structures covering the needs of dozens of people, a constant participation to local and international struggles ....."
Es ist Herbst geworden in unserer Stadt. Die zahlreichen Besucher, die in den Monaten Anfang Juni bis Ende September die Stadt bevölkert haben, sind längst nach Hause zurückgekehrt.
Es gibt gute Gründe, warum ich Freunden und Bekannten einen Athen-Besuch immer außerhalb der Sommermonate empfehle – bevorzugt den Herbst (oder den Frühling) ...
Mehr dazu hier:
I wrote about the Erechtheion this month because its design just so unexpected...and it's my absolute fave to teach when discussing the ancient Greece and the Acropolis.
#Athens, #Greece.17th of November is the day when the student revolt against the dictatorship in polytechnic university of Athens, in 1973 is being commemorated with a march at the streets of every city in Greece, but mainly in central Athens where a usually massive march is organized towards the American embassy, that is being blamed of co-operating and imposing the junta regime at the time.
This year though after the #US embassy it will continue to the embassy of #Israel
Like every other year almost 6.000 cops, police helicopters, drones and even anti-terrorist units will be focused around the black bloc of anarchists and antiauthoritarians.
Massive demonstrations protesting the military junta began OTD in 1973 in #Athens https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/athens.html?s=mb #travel #history
The #Athens Polytechnic uprising began OTD in 1973, it was a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967-74 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/athens.html?s=mb #travel #Greece
Massive demonstrations in #Athens opposing the military junta began OTD in 1973 Athens https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/athens.html?s=mb #travel #history
Massive demonstrations against the military junta began OTD in 1973 in #Athens https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/athens.html?s=mb #travel #history
About a week and a half ago, there was a particularly vicious, violent attack by about 40 neo-Nazis on a smaller group of anarchists and refugees in a train car in a metro station in Athens, Greece. It's gotten almost no coverage or discussion in English-language media, so I went ahead and translated a couple of short write-ups published on the French antifascist website La Horde. The first article is sort of a recap of the attack itself. The second is a slightly longer analysis of the events surrounding it.
I do feel the need to point out that, while I translate stuff from German and Spanish all the time, I don't generally do French translations for publication, because I don't have a lot of experience with it (yet). I'm pretty confident in the content in these, but there might be some awkward constructions here and there. Friendly suggestions and criticism are welcome.
#Greece: Demonstrators for #freePalestine at the celebrations of the #Athens classic #Marathon right now.
Chanting free free Palestine as the first 5 runners arrive at the old Olympic stadium.
By Associated Press, November 8, 2023
"In an olive grove on the outskirts of #Athens, grower Konstantinos Markou pushes aside the shoots of new growth to reveal the stump of a tree — a roughly 150-year-old specimen, he said, that was among 15 cut down on his neighbor's land by thieves eager to turn it into money.
"Surging olive oil prices, driven in part by two years of #drought in #Spain, has meant opportunity for criminals across the Mediterranean. Warehouse break-ins, dilution of premium oil with inferior product, and falsification of shipping data are on the rise in #olive-growing heartlands of #Greece, #Spain and #Italy. And perhaps worst of all: Gangs using chainsaws to steal heavily laden branches and even entire trees from unguarded groves.
"'The olive robbers can sometimes produce more oil than the owners themselves – seriously,' Markou said, before heading off to patrol his own grove at nightfall.
"The crimes mean fewer olives for growers already contending with high production costs and #ClimateChange that has brought #WarmerWinters, major #flooding and more intense #ForestFires. In Italy’s southern #Puglia region, growers are pleading with police to form an agriculture division. Greek farmers want to bring back a rural police division that was phased out in 2010. In Spain, a company has developed tracking devices that look like olives to try and catch thieves."
Excerpt from the claim: "We, from our geographical position, cannot but stand in solidarity with the hopeful struggle of the Palestinian people, just as we would stand in solidarity with any just revolutionary struggle of the oppressed against their oppressors.
As a minimal sign of practical solidarity we attacked 3 hotel businesses with Israeli interests:
A) ZOIA HOTEL Kosmas Melodou-Lykavittos
B) ZOIA HOTEL Metsovou street
C) HESTIA HOTEL Alexandra Avenue breaking the windows of their entrances.
Companies that represent the significant presence of Israeli capital in Greece with, among other things, hundreds of millions’ worth of investments in the real estate sector by owning thousands of properties.
We call on the entire world of struggle to further mass demonstrations of solidarity with the Palestinian people."
Stoa of Attalos Athens Greece
The Stoa of Attalos was a covered walkway or portico) in the Agora of Athens. It was built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC. The building was reconstructed from 1952 to 1956 by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
#StoaofAttalos #Stoa #Athens #Greece #Architecture #Getoutside #travel #travelphotography #landscapephotography #buyintoart #Ayearforart
Stoa of Attalos Athens Greece
You may recall we were able to adventure to Greece this autum. I am starting to make some progress editing images.
The Stoa of Attalos was a covered walkway or portico) in the Agora of Athens. It was built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC.
#Greece: "Horrifying video of far-right extremists trying to set fire to passengers…most of them antifascists on #Athens Underground. Images are from the Monastiraki station where a group of #fascists ambushed an arriving train, with ease. This serious raises questions about the Greek police".
They are shouting “burn them, burn them”
It's the Day of Hermes aka Mercurius Day aka #Wednesday! 🐏
For #AllHallows, have a relief of #Hermes in his role as #psychopomp. Hermes guides the souls of the dead to the underworld. Here, he takes the hand of a dead woman named Myrrhine on the way down to Hades.
🏛 Relief on Myrrhine's lekythos, ca 420-410 BCE, National Archaeological Museum, #Athens
It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
🏛️ Naiskos ("little temple") relief framed by the columns and pediment of a temple, 2nd century BCE, National Archaeological Museum #Athens
I am starting to make some progress editing my iamges from Greece. So far, I have made a dent into our first day of exploring Athens. One place that has really captured my attention is The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. This place is just spectacular.
Fortunately for Stipe, it turned out #Athens had its own burgeoning #musicscene, with The #B52’s in its fold. He maintains that their debut album, the eponymous The B-52’s still doesn’t get the #recognition it deserves.
Homes flooded as Storm Elias hits battered Volos in central Greece
I missed this Σtella song last month! It's everything I want to hear right now, she ruuules!
Greece protests: Workers strike against labour reforms
Des milliers de personnes manifestent devant le Parlement à Athènes en Grèce contre un projet de loi augmentant la durée de travail maximum à 13h par jour et 78h par semaine en plus de restreindre le droit de grève avec des peines de 6 mois de prison et 5.000 € d'amende en cas de blocage sur les lieux de travail.
Thousands of #people demonstrate in front of Parliament in #Athens, #Greece against a bill increasing maximum #working hours to 13 hours per day and 78 hours per week in addition to restricting the right to #strike with penalties of 6 months in prison and €5,000 fine in the event of blockage at the #workplace.
The Thargelia was an annual #festival for #Apollo & Artemis. While various rituals were performed, one involved choosing one (or two) very #ugly men, feeding them & either beating them & throwing them from a cliff, or casting them out of the city.
The 2 sacrifices were given necklaces of black figs & white figs - representing the #sacrifice from the men and women of Athens respectively.
Turkey floods: Several killed in severe rainstorms
#OTD August 27, 1980
The B-52’s release their second LP, “Wild Planet”
Sophomore albums are rarely as good as the first one, but damn, this is about as close as you can get to repeating unbelievable success and cool music.
Recorded in the Bahamas like its predecessor, this follow up delivers more of the band’s signature sound; retro-kitsch, bouncy beats, quirky hooks, and first-class vocals from Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson.
Some real classics on this one, including “Quiche Lorraine,” “Dirty Back Road” and the immortal “Private Idaho”. But it’s another album you should just play from start to finish.
Anyone from or living in Athens?
I'm thinking of visiting over Xmas & the New Year and was looking for some advice on the best areas to stay in the city.
Also will the good & drink places be closed over the holiday, in which case I'll need to find a hotel with a restaurant.
Any general visitor tips greatly received.
Greek authorities move to protect #FossilFuel infrastructure from the effects resulting from the burning of its product.
My local shelter in Athens, GA is out of space for dogs and needs five dogs adopted as SOON as POSSIBLE, hopefully TODAY. None of the dogs have behavioral issues, there's simply not enough space.
Feel free to steal this post and put it on whatever social media site you want, I could use help!
But #Medea doesn't stop there. She kills her own children, despite the pain it will put her through, to hurt Iason. Revelling in his pain from a flying chariot provided to her by her grandfather #Helios, Medea takes her childrens' bodies with her to bury them in #Hera's sanctuary far away in Akraia, refusing to let Iason hold them. She prophesises a bitter end for him and proceeds to make her escape to #Athens in the divine chariot.
"Go on, play the bridegroom!" #Medea tells Iason, "The gods will see to it: one day you'll regret the match you have made."
After arranging for her exile in #Athens, Medea poisons a golden robe, an heirloom from her grandfather #Helios, and sends her children to present it to Glauke as a gift, allegedly in hopes to lift their exile but in truth to enact vicious revenge on Iason's new bride: when Glauke puts on the radiant robe, the poison kills her and her father Kreon who tries to save her.
Would we want this?