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What 22 years of terrible gum disease has taught me about pain, shame and politics | Zoe Williams
When a dentist is holding something sharp in your mouth, you need them to be infinitely accepting of you and your behaviour. A person like that is hard to find, writes the Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

12, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Greek PM appeals for peace after police brutality ignites riots
Protests sparked by video clips of police officer beating man with iron baton for breaking Covid restrictions

Helena Smith in Athens

10, Mar, 2021 @7:27 PM

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Former anti-Nazi Greek resistance fighter and MEP Manolis Glezos dies aged 97
Former prime minister Alexis Tspiras said Glezos was a ‘symbol of a fighter’

Helena Smith in Athens

30, Mar, 2020 @4:49 PM

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Golden Dawn: the rise and fall of Greece’s neo-Nazis
The long read: A decade ago, violent racists exploited a national crisis and entered mainstream politics in Greece. The party has since been caught up in the biggest trial of Nazis since Nuremberg, and is now crumbling – but its success remains a warning

Daniel Trilling

03, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Progressive judge to become Greece's first female president
Katerina Sakellaropoulou nominated for top post as PM says ‘time has come for Greece to open up to the future’

Helena Smith in Athens

16, Jan, 2020 @5:55 PM

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Leftwing parties must grapple with victory as well as defeat | Letters
Letters: A party can win power with populist demagogy but to govern more serious thought is needed, says Denis MacShane. A Corbyn-led Labour government would come up against the sort of obstacles that crushed the Syriza-inspired opposition to EU austerity, says Russell Caplan. Any left advance needs to mobilise people power in workplaces and communities, says Keith Flett


14, Jul, 2019 @5:18 PM

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Syriza’s defeat shows the left needs a plan to hold on to power, not just win it | Gary Younge
An election victory is one thing, but to sustain social and political advances requires a movement, says Guardian columnist Gary Younge

Gary Younge

12, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Syriza is down but not out. Now it must fight Greece’s march to the right | Marina Prentoulis
The party of government, New Democracy, is no modernising force – it has adopted the discourse of the far right, says academic and Syriza member Marina Prentoulis

Marina Prentoulis

09, Jul, 2019 @10:50 AM

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The three mistakes behind Syriza’s demise in Greece | David Adler
Alexis Tsipras and his party promised hope, then refashioned his government as a rightwing force, says writer David Adler

David Adler

08, Jul, 2019 @12:40 PM

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Greek elections: landslide victory for centre-right New Democracy party
Incumbent prime minister Alexis Tsipras, of Syriza, calls rival Kyriakos Mitsotakis to concede defeat

Helena Smith in Athens

07, Jul, 2019 @10:00 PM

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Tsipras rallies faithful but Greece is set to reject his radical dream
Charismatic prime minister was once a hero of progressives but is likely to lose election after years of political compromise

Helena Smith

07, Jul, 2019 @7:59 AM

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Syriza betrayed its principles – and the Greek people. Its days are numbered | Alexander Kazamias
Sunday’s polls in Greece will punish Alexis Tsipras’s party for embracing EU-imposed austerity, says Greek politician Alexander Kazamias

Alexander Kazamias

05, Jul, 2019 @2:48 PM

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