The Pre-Meeting: Join Nikos Evangelos For An Update On Greece
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 2 PM
This week's pre-meeting will concern the situation in Greece. Nikos Evangelos of AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement will first present a brief timeline of the crisis until now, to provide context for the video:
What does the Greek crisis teach us about the world crisis?
Thirty minutes to think along with Peter Bratsis.
The video is highly recommended and it will be exciting to watch together.
Afterward there will be 15-20 minutes for you to ask anything regarding the most current developments. These include the horrific atrocity of Nea Manolada last week in the Peloponnese (1) and the more local situation with the NY Greek-language newspaper Ethnikos Kirikas (National Herald) (2).
At Room 409, 410, or 411, Columbia University International Affairs Building on corner of Amsterdam Ave. and 118th Street. (Rooms are at ground level if you use that entrance.)
Notes: Examples of Current Greek Horror Stories
1. Greek work supervisors with a "Golden Dawn" background had failed to pay 200 migrant strawberry pickers, most of them undocumented, for more than six months. The workers were owed a total of 150,000 euros. (Do the math: it's horrible.) On the day the supervisors were finally supposed to pay, they again refused. When the workers began to demonstrate, the supervisors left, fetched guns, and returned to open fire on the people, point-blank. 29 were wounded, 7 very seriously, but miraculously no one has died.
2. On the anniversary of the 1967 military coup d'etat, Kirikas published an anonymous advertisement celebrating the Greek dictatorship of 1967-74... More here.