The blight of localism over 1821 – the case of Aegina

by George Kyriakou What do we say to the following article by George Kyriakou in Aegina? (my translation) In the past I have supported Aegina’s claims to recognition, specifically as the site of the swearing-in of Capodistrias on 26th January 1828 and the creation of the modern Greek state. The date of 26th January corresponds to the date of Australia’s controversial national day and as someone born in Australia I was impressed by this coincidence. In fact it was even the inspiration for a function in Athens on 26th January 2019 in honour of Julian Assange. But George Kyriakou’s perspective, which is supported by the historian Panagiotis Paspaliaris (admittedly a Naupliot but also a person with a respect for historical fact) has won my consent, particularly given its joint support from people with such different politics as Kyriakou and Paspaliaris. W.H. On 11th May 2020 at an online meeting of Aegina’s Municipal Council an announcement was issued nominating the membership of the Municipality of Aegina’s Co-ordinating Committee for participating in the celebration of the bicentenary of Greece’s 1821 Revolution. (1). The decision was unanimous and approved by the members of the Committee. But as early as January “the question of … Continue reading

The Screen New Deal

SOURCE: Avgi (Greek) A few months ago the Green New Deal was the new central and highly urgent demand on the political agenda, with the consequences of climate change expanding in tension and environmental costs. MODUS OPERANDI… …a column on the way things are operating Dora Kotsaka A few months ago the Green New Deal was the new central and highly urgent demand on the political agenda, with the consequences of climate change expanding in tension and environmental costs. It had concentrated very broad political alliances, it had been documented scientifically and elaborated in public relations terms to a level where as a demand it was considered “politically mature”. A great amount of public funding is required for a Green New Deal and for that reason it is a political gamble that meets with intense reactions – particularly in countries like the USA where a broad section of the population is sceptical of the very existence of climate change. The state coffers are limited in their capacity and the all-powerful corporate and other lobbies throw all their resources into the arena for the sake of diverting the flow of public monies towards reinforcement of their own vested interests. After the … Continue reading

Behavioral Re-Education Camps — School District Produces Video of What a Return to School Looks Like

SOURCE: activistpost.com The debate about opening schools in the fall is heating up, and sadly, it has already become a partisan issue. Liberals have taken the stance that it is not safe to re-open schools, while blasting conservatives who seem to really want schools to reopen. Whatever side you’re on in this conversation, if schools do re-open, kids will be subjected to an insane regimen of new distancing and safety measures. In fact, it won’t look like school much at all, but more like a behavioral re-education camp. Fullerton School District near Anaheim California recently produced a promotional video for parents, demonstrating what the ‘new normal’ will look like for school kids. And while this is, of course, just one school district, still images from the production offer a fair glimpse of what it would take to reopen schools during a pandemic. FULL ARTICLE … Continue reading

Dr. Katrin Korb on COVID-19

German Medical Doctor Katrin Korb – Speech /Transcript May 2020 Dear fellow citizens, I’m thankful for being able to stand here today. My name is Katrin Korb, I have 3 children and I’m a doctor here in Oldenburg. I’m standing here because I fell the responsibility for the health of my parents, my children and myself. I stand here because I am furious about the attempts to get more control over the people, by attacking them with fear. I am not sure what happens exactly, though I’m sure it has to do with money and power. Firstly, I recognize this principle. It’s the principle of our health-care system! A system which unfortunately is guilty of spreading fear in order to earn money. This fear is on both our sides, my side as a doctor, but also my patients. There are guidelines I have to follow, guidelines for various health problems. But who is writing these guidelines? I will give you an example: There is a European guideline for heart diseases. There are 25 different authors who draft these guidelines, 19 of which are funded by the pharmaceutical industry. They call it an ‘advisory fee’. The guidelines state that I must … Continue reading

THE USA TODAY

by Ian Baldwin (Vermont Independent) The basic situation here is the two Americas. Two CLASSES (yes, classes). On one side, the college-educated and post-grad professionals who make up the software developer and digital engineering class, the media class (all of it, on every layer and in every sector of it), the government bureaucrat and legislator class, the lawyer and medical class, the management class, the university professor class, in short all the folk who do just fine thank you, armed with their laptops, during a politically driven “Lockdown.” On the other side of the Great American Divide are the folk who do farming, manual labor (construction, etc.), services, hair salons, trucking, hauling, electrical and plumbing repair, small retail either as owner-operators or employees, gas station operators and mechanics, small grocers and cafe owner-operators, people who depend on way or another on living—not virtual—walk-in customers, etc. Included in this class are the low-wage workers of the “winners” of the Lockdown Covid crisis, all the people working in low-level-functionary jobs for Walmart, Amazon, and other giant retail operations that directly benefit from Lockdown. The hatred that lofts over the heads of these two camps, which, like electricity itself, rides on polarity, that … Continue reading