Category: Economy

Hellinikon Project

By , December 22, 2017 9:19 PM

HELLINIKON PROJECT – A new era – A new living standard

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Ode to Lesvos

By , April 29, 2017 4:17 PM

An Inspirational Story of the Lesvos, Greece, Islanders on the Front Lines of the Refugee Crisis. (click on title to see the story).

(Greek) Adoptees Anonymous

By , April 10, 2017 3:08 PM

Adoption, Memory, and Cold War Greece
Thursday, April 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
HCGM Head Office, “Mikri Vouli”
5777 Wilderton av. Montreal, H3S 2V7

The speaker: Gonda Van Steen, Cassas Professor in Greek Studies, University of Florida
Presenter: Dr. Tassos Anastassiadis, Modern Greek Studies, McGill University

Event is followed by a reception.

Invitation (click to enlarge)

The talk offers a first introduction to Greek American adoption ethnography, set against the backdrop of the global Cold War.

It is the first project to study the biopolitics of the adoption movement from Greece to the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.

The vehicle of the mass international adoptions of Greek-born children symbolically (and no less physically) marked the transition to a new political and ideological status quo that sought to balance the democratic West against the communist East–but at what cost?

This overseas adoption movement places a fitting lens on American as well as Greek foreign policies, security concerns, refugee provisions, and other external affairs, which were integral parts of the Cold War project.

The mass adopting-out of Greek children to America proves to be the most concrete example of the politics of dependence on the United States.

The Greek adoptees’ (shaken) identities have infused the lived experiences of their descendants, and they co-exist, in multiple ways, with American and European transnational identities; they also prove that the personal and the political stories of postwar global history intersect.

This is the reason this talk connects with immigration from Greece.

Source: Ελληνική Κοινότης Μείζονος Μοντρεάλ

IMF apologises for the immolation of Greece

By , July 30, 2016 4:23 PM

Click on the title above, to see full article and the IMF Report, here:

The Refugees’ Grandmother in Idomeni, Greece

By , April 23, 2016 10:43 AM

Idomeni is a small village in Macedonia, Greece, near the northern border.

There is where a Greek grandmother using her mere monthly €450 pension and whatever her children can give, she stays tall providing shelter and food to those who seek her help.

Published on Apr 8, 2016 by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

“From her small house in Idomeni, Greek grandmother Panagiota Vasileiadou, 82, saw first-hand the bare need of refugees desperate for food to feed their children or clean water to shower and wash their clothes. As a daughter of ethnic Greek refugees herself – who left Turkey in a population exchange after the 1919-1922 Greco-Turkish war – she is now doing all she can to help the latest wave of refugees by giving out food and clothes.”

“I was seven years old when our house was burned down, she says in a video interview for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (below), adding that “We didn’t have a spoon, fork, bread or clothes. The only thing we had left were the nightgowns we were wearing.”

“This old woman made our lives easier”, says Baraa, an Iraqi refugee. “I thank her so much and she represents the Greek people and what Greece stands for.”

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