It’s that time again! Greece needs more loans and the governments in Europe are arguing about whether it’s really necessary and who should foot the bill. There is widespread opinion in Germany that Greece itself is to blame for the problems it now finds itself in. It first of all cheated its way into the Eurozone, then the government spent too much and the governed worked too little, many believe. Latently nationalistic patters of interpretation of this kind have been nourished by German politicians and the media, who have no end of proposals for how to «solve» the crisis.
Captive and prisoners behind the dark walls,
We know our destiny to freedom.
We, the cage birds fearful of outside, in Evin prison
We sing the song of flight.
Together, solid as a row of cypress.
In memory of brave Neda, Alive and Green! [Neda, meaning "voice" in Farsi, was the young woman whose death during a 2009 protest was widely seen on YouTube and became a rallying point for the opposition movement.]
Dedicated to the soil of Iran,
Captive of the bitter sunset,
Interessant artikel van de bekende Egyptische blogger en activist 'Sandmonkey' over het bezette Tahrir plein. Herkenbaar voor velen die bijvoorbeeld begin jaren '80 de kraakbeweging hebben meegemaakt of beter gezegd de Do It Yourself cultuur.
By: The Sandmonkey
By Jelle Bruinsma
Sunday, July 03, 2011
This is a personal report from an outsider in Greek society who was inside the protests over the past week. It is hoped that this report, which is a mix of general reporting and personal experience and which must surely be flawed at some points due to lack of information or confusion, will provide some inside information to people across the world about what has been happening in Greece.