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Analyze Greece: an English-language website from the frontline of the crisis.

AnalyzeGreece! is a brand new project, aiming to deliver top-quality analysis of the situation in Greece, for English-speaking audience. I am one of the (more than 70!) contributors. Here’s some of the articles I’ve contributed:

What would a Syriza victory mean for the movements?

StripGreece series: An analysis of the 2015 election’s visual propaganda (all articles co-authored with Myrssini Antoniou)

StripGreece 1: Shooting dice

StripGreece 2: The video director of ND has been fired!

StripGreece 3: The graphic designer is on leave. Permanently.

StripGreece 5: 2015 Campaign slogans and images

StripGreece 6: A department store poster

This post will be updated when new contributions are published.

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International Solidarity with the Greek movement

This brief article is a (non-peer-reviewed) contribution to a collective publication in Interface (vol.5, issue 2) entitled: Social movements and the European crisis: activist and researcher reflections. 

You may download the article from here.

 

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Class struggle without classes? (EN – IT)

The following article was published in the Italian review Senza Censura, July 2012

CLASS STRUGGLE WITHOUT CLASSES? 

Two (and a half) years of defeats for the Greek Movement.

The question we are examining in this article is the Greek movements’ perspectives after more than two years of bitter defeats and disastrous austerity. Although it is difficult, even for us Greeks, to examine and analyze in depth this issue – moving beyond the impressive TV images showing buildings in flames and hundreds of thousands of people filling the streets of Athens – conducting this analysis is absolutely necessary, for two reasons:

a)      First of all, in order to understand the reasons for which the movements opposing austerity in Greece have, until now, failed...

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Conciatori eviction: crackdown on the commons continues

Article written by Donagh, Frank and me, on behalf of Collettivo Prezzemolo.

It was published on ROARmag, Jan. 20, 2012.

Post image for Conciatori eviction: crackdown on the commons continuesThe eviction of the oldest social center in Florence this morning is yet another instance of a worldwide crackdown on public space and civil liberties.By Frank O’Connor, Markos Vogiatzoglou and Donagh Davis

This morning, Florence witnessed the most recent instance of the international clampdown on public space and civil liberties. The city’s oldest and historically most important social center, Progetto Conciatori, in the heart of the Santa Croce neighborhood, was forcibly evicted by the Italian police.

The expulsion brought to a close thirty-two years of cultural, social and political activities that had rendered Progetto Conciatori a beacon of autonomous civic org...

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