Petition Tag - athens

1. Come Back Cisse. We want our captain back in Athens!




The historical building of Riga Palamidi 2 of Embros was built in 1933 and till 1985 housed the printing facilities of EMBROS newspaper. In 1988 the Public Real Estate Corporation leased the building to the theatre director Tassos Bantis.

The theatrical company "Morfes" and later the "Embros Theater Company" were housed in the building until the death of Tassos Bantis. During those years EMBROS drew large audiences and became one of the most important Athenian theatres. In 1989, the Ministry of Culture declared the building a “historical monument.”

This deserted building, abandoned after the death of T. Bantis, was occupied in November 2011 by Mavili Collective – a small group of artists and theoreticians. The occupancy installed itself as a “re-activation” and proposed initially an intense twelve-day program of activities bringing together artists, theoreticians, dance/theatre makers, architects and the general public. Mavili Collective continued to operate within the space after the reactivation and produced a dense program of cultural events for about one year.

During this period, over 500 Greek and foreign artists, academics, activists and theorists participated in events organized and produced by the Mavili Collective, in collaboration with local inhabitants and the “Psirri residents movement,” and also many other collectives and groups of the city. All events were free for the public.

A year later ETAD, a new company responsible for selling national assets announced the potential rental of the theatre and demanded Mavili Collective evacuate EMBROS. In a time of crisis, where the Greek state had proven and still is, unable or perhaps unwilling to support the arts and culture and to create social structures, the salvation of EMBROS was of vital importance. Over 2000 signatures were collected in support of EMBROS. Crucially many artists, theorists and activists, felt the urgent need to actively defend the space, a fact which resulted in a further widening of the participants of the occupation, which in the last year operates with an Open Assembly as its organizing body and under the name "Free Self-managed Theater EMBROS ".

Since November 2012, EMBROS functions as an open cultural and social space and hosts performances, exhibitions, screenings, concerts, seminars, discussions and social activities. The operational models are always in process, constantly testing modes and forms that can support its cultural and social role as an experimental common good in the heart of the city. At the same time EMPROS has established relations with other spaces, in Greece and abroad and is supported by other occupancies, social spaces, research centers and cultural institutions across Europe.

In September 2013, EMBROS was once again forcibly closed, this time from TAIPED -Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), a company responsible for the auctioning and privatizing of public assets, which appears as the new owner of the space. However, the legal documents for this transition seem vague and imprecise and the space is not properly described nor located with its exact address. Although the space re-opened a few days after its closure, on October 30th two actors were arrested and evicted with a series of charges.

EMBROS has already received numerous expressions of solidarity from Greece and abroad. Your support at this stage is vital for the continuity of EMBROS and also for the two arrested actors who will be tried in court ιn the next couple of months.

In response and resistance to the authoritarian, repressive policy of the current government, to the privatization of public property, and the government’s imposed motto of "order and security" applied by the police, EMBROS remains open today and invites you all to participate in all its actions.

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Μετά την δημοσιοποίηση του σχεδίου Αθηνά το Τμήμα Διοίκησης Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας χάνει την Αυτοτέλειά του και μετατρέπεται σε κατεύθυνση στο τμήμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων με λιγοστά Τουριστικά Μαθήματα.

Η Γενική Συνέλευση του Τμήματος Διοίκησης Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (6/2/2013) αποφάσισε ομόφωνα:

- Την απόρριψη της πρότασης του σχεδίου Αθηνά και ζητάει από όλους τους αρμόδιους φορείς το Τμήμα Διοίκησης Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας να συνεχίσει αυτόνομα την λειτουργία του ως ανεξάρτητο τμήμα της σχολής Διοίκησης και Οικονομίας του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας.

- Να αγωνιστεί για την άμεση αναγνώριση των μεταπτυχιακών προγραμμάτων σπουδών που 5 χρόνια τώρα «κοιμούνται» στο Υπουργείο Παιδείας, αλλά και να αγωνιστεί για την άμεση προκήρυξη θέσεων εκπαιδευτικού προσωπικού.

- Δημοσιοποίηση των παραπάνω θέσεων σε όλα τα ΜΜΕ καθώς και σε όλα τα κόμματα της Βουλής των Ελλήνων.


Είμαστε πρόσωπα και συλλογικότητες απ’ όλη την Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό που έχουν συνδέσει συγκυρίες και περιόδους της ζωής τους με την ύπαρξη της κατειλημμένης «Βίλλας Αμαλίας».

Με το κείμενο αυτό θέλουμε να εκφράσουμε την αγανάκτηση και την οργή μας για τις βίαιες κρατικές μεθοδεύσεις που προσπαθούν να εξαλείψουν ένα ορατό κομμάτι ριζοσπαστικής κοινωνικής αντίστασης που ενσαρκώνει η «Βίλλα Αμαλίας» στο κέντρο της Αθήνας.

Η εν λόγω κατάληψη αποτέλεσε εδώ και 22 χρόνια ένα πολύσημο υπόδειγμα αυτόνομου κοινωνικού κέντρου μέσα στο οποίο έχουν χειραφετηθεί πλέον γενιές νεολαίων -και όχι μόνο- σε λογικές και πρακτικές άμεσης δημοκρατίας, αυτό-οργάνωσης και ταξικής αλληλεγγύης, σεβασμού για την ετερότητα κι αντιεμπορευματοποίησης. Μέσα απ’ τις πολλαπλές δράσεις του το εγχείρημα ενδυνάμωσε όσους το πλαισίωσαν στο να ενεργοποιηθούν σαν πολιτικά υποκείμενα κόντρα στην απαξίωση, την παθητικότητα και τον καταναλωτισμό κι άνοιξε δρόμους για καινούριες συναντήσεις, αναζητήσεις και ανατροπές.

Αποτέλεσε μ’ αυτό τον τρόπο- παράλληλα με άλλα παρόμοια εγχειρήματα του αντεξουσιαστικού χώρου- τη μόνη πραγματική αντιπολίτευση στα εγχώρια σχέδια της φιλελεύθερης παγκοσμιοποίησης, έναν οικειοποιημένο ζωτικό χώρο όπου η εξουσία σταματά να διατρέχει τα σώματα, να κατακερματίζει τις διαπροσωπικές σχέσεις, να ρυθμίζει τις επιλογές και να αναδιοργανώνει το χρόνο και ταυτόχρονα μια χειροπιαστή απόδειξη πως τα ελευθεριακά πειράματα δεν αποτελούν ουτοπία, πως ένας άλλος κόσμος είναι εφικτός στο εδώ και στο τώρα.

5. SAVE EMBROS in Greece: Culture under threat

On the 11 November 2011 Mavili Collective – a group of artists and theatre makers - occupied the disused building of Embros theatre and proposed an intense programme of activities.

The occupancy installed itself as a “re-activation” and proposed initially an intense twelve-day programme of activities bringing together artists, theoreticians, dance/theatre makers, architects and the general public. As Mavili Collective (2011) states in the manifesto that was sent to press and public: ‘This re-activation is not a proposition of a “better” model of production and management but is a proposition of re-thinking, responding and re-making.

This model emerges from the current lacks and shortfalls of our system and attempts to interrogate the global changing landscape at this moment in time.’ During the last year in Embros, in Athens over 500 artists, theoreticians and practitioners presented work; ranging from emerging artists and students to university professors and established practitioners, working across multiple disciplines.

6. Δώστε στον Λαό τα ονόματα των δωροδοκηθέντων από την siemens

Καλούμε τους Έλληνες πολίτες αφού ενημερωθούν, με την παρακάτω πλήρως αναρτημένη επερώτηση που έχει ηδη κατατεθεί στον Πρόεδρο της Ελληνικής Βουλής (ΣΥΝΤ.69), από τον Δημήτριο Αντωνίου, την 04-09- 2012 με αρ. πρωτ.1972/04-09-2012 να την συνυπογράψουν.

Είναι το ελάχιστο που μπορούμε να κάνουμε αντιδρώντας στην συγκάλυψη των εθνοπροδοτών και διεφθαρμένων πολιτικών που καταχράστηκαν την εμπιστοσύνη του Ελληνικού λαού, προς όφελος των ξένων κατακτητών και διαφθορέων, υπερασπιζόμενοι το πολίτευμα και τα δικαιώματα των πολιτών της Χώρας.

Η συλλογή των υπογραφών θα κατατεθεί στον Πρόεδρο της βουλής.

προηγήθηκε αίτηση προς την βουλή του ιδίου με το ίδιο θέμα η οποία έτυχε αρνητικής απάντησης.
προβολή της απαράδεκτης απάντσης εκ μέρους της Βουλής στον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο.


Με την Ποίηση ενάντια στην Κρίση
Ο Κύκλος Ποιητών, τα περιοδικά Poetix και Ποιητικά, οι εκδόσεις Μικρή Άρκτος και η αλυσίδα πολιτισμού IANOS καλούν ποιητές, συγγραφείς, ηθοποιούς, καλλιτέχνες, εκδότες αλλά και κάθε πολίτη σε συν οδοιπορία / δια-μαρτυρία, την Τετάρτη 21 Μαρτίου, Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Ποίησης, με όπλο την Ποίηση ενάντια στην Κρίση.

Προσυγκέντρωση στις 12 το μεσημέρι μπροστά από το βιβλιοπωλείο Ιανός
Συν οδοιπορία προς το Σύνταγμα

The Poets Circle, the magazines Poetix and Poietika, Mikri Arktos Publications, and the cultural chain IANOS invite poets, writers, actors, artists, publishers, and every citizen to join a march and protest on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, World Poetry Day, making poetry a weapon against the crisis.

8. Διαδηλώσεις στο Κέντρο της Αθήνας - Αντιμετώπιση

Οι συνεχείς πορείες στο Κέντρο της Αθήνας σε συνδυασμό με την οικονομική κρίση συμβάλουν στην καταστροφή του οικονομικού κοινωνικού ιστού του Κέντρου της πόλης.

Η Αθήνα έχει φτάσει στα όρια των αντοχών της με το κλείσιμο των καταστημάτων και εγκατάλειψη από τους κατοίκους.

Συλλέγουμε υπογραφές για τον περιορισμό των διαδηλώσεων σε μέρες και ώρες που θα ελαχιστοποιούν την όχληση των κατοίκων, επιχειρήσεων και επισκεπτών και όχι σε όλο το πλάτος του δρόμου για να είναι δυνατή η πρόσβαση όλων μας προς και από το Κέντρο.

Όλοι μαζί για να ξανακάνουμε την Αθήνα μας μία βιώσιμη και λειτουργική πόλη.

Οι υπογραφές θα αποσταλούν στους:
Δήμαρχο Αθηναίων Κο. Γιώργο Καμίνη, Περιφερειάρχη Αττικής Κο. Γιάννη Σγουρό, Υπουργό Εσωτερικών Κο. Γιάννη Ραγκούση, Εξωραϊστικό Σύλλογο ‘Ο Λυκαβηττός’

και θα κοινοποιηθούν στους αρχηγούς όλων των κομμάτων.

9. Review APPLE's after sales support in Greece

In a landmark case in Greece, an official Apple reseller and authorized service provider sued a consumer for 200,000 euros because he complained online.

After 128 days of trouble for the consumer and thousands of complaints, the case was dropped as excessive and inappropriate, without any compensation for his legal expenses.

On this occasion, several inadequacies concerning Apple's after sales support in Greece arose from a widespread dialogue among the consumers.

10. Return Acropolis Marbles Back To Athens

The Parthenon sculptures, known as the "Elgin Marbles", are a huge collection of marble sculptures that were transported to the Great Britain at 1806 from Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin, ambassador in the Othoman Empire from 1799 till 1803.

Because of the Othoman occupation in the land of Greece, he took the approval from the Sultan to take the Parthenon Marbles and send them to UK.

The British Museum of London keeps the marbles in the place of Duveen exhibition. The Acropolis Marbles are stolen for decades ! British people said Greece have no place to place to keep them.

The New Acropolis Museum is the Hellenic answer. So... RETURN THE MARBLES BACK TO THEIR HOMELAND!

11. Improve Animal Welfare Within Mcminn County

The growing number of abandoned and free roaming pets have become a problem in Mcminn County. More and More are we confronted with horrific news about animals that have been killed or otherwise subjected to terrible abuse.

Animal welfare activists have been trying for many years to improve the situation for strays and have made great personal and financial efforts to do so. Mcminn Regional Humane Society for instance, is a drop off point for most homeless pets in Mcminn County.

Sadly, the fastest solution for solving the stray population is euthanasia of the animals. Instead of stopping the mass production of pets by uncontrolled breeding.

At the Athens location animal shelter, animals remain there only a few days (30 days being the limit, but hardly any animal stays that long) before they are set up on a hard metal table, euthanized (some go into seizures before they die), then their bodies are dumped in the Mcminn Landfill. In the same manner animals will be increasingly treated as disposables by irresponsible people.

Euthanasia of our companion animals becomes a solution for a human made problem that people are not willing to solve. To eliminate the stray problem people need to develop compassion or responsibility.

The right to practice euthanasia in order to eliminate a self created problem obviates the necessity of teaching citizens to treat animals with respect.

12. What We See, What We Hope: Declaration of Solidarity with the Uprising in Greece

We want first of all to say a collective yes! to the uprising in Greece. We are artists, writers and teachers who are connected in this moment by common friends and commitments.

We are globally dispersed and are mostly watching, and hoping, from afar. But some of us are also there, in Athens, and have been on the streets, have felt the rage and the tear gas, and have glimpsed the dancing specter of the other world that is possible. We claim no special right to speak or be heard. Still, we have a few things to say. For this is also a global moment for speaking and sharing, for hoping and thinking together...

No one can doubt that the protest and occupation movement that has spread across Greece since the police murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos in Athens on 6 December is a social uprising whose causes reach far deeper than the obscene event that triggered it. The rage is real, and it is justified. The filled streets, strikes and walk-outs, and occupied schools, universities, union halls and television stations have refuted early official attempts to dismiss the social explosion as the work of a small number of “young people” in Exarchia, Athens or elsewhere in Greece.

What remains to be seen is whether the movement now emerging will become an effective political force – and, if it does, whether it will be contained within a liberal-reformist horizon or will aim at a more radical social and political transformation. If the movement takes the liberal-reformist path, then the most to be expected will be the replacement of one corrupt party in power by its corrupt competitor, accompanied by a few token concessions wrapped in the empty rhetoric of democracy. These would almost certainly be the smoke-screen for a reactionary wave of new repressive powers masquerading as security measures. Only radically democratic and emancipatory demands, clearly articulated and resolutely struggled for, could prevent this outcome and open the space for a rupture in a destructive global system of domination and exploitation. As we count ourselves among those who experience this system as the violent negation of human spirit and potential, we could only welcome such a rupture as a reassertion of humanity in the face of a repressive politics of fear.

Observing events in Greece and the official and corporate media discourse developing in response to them, we note the emergence of what begins to looks like a new elite consensus. The “violent unrest” in Greece, we are told with increasing frequency, is the revolt of the “700-Euro generation” – that is, of overeducated young people with too few prospects of a decent position and income. The solution, by this account, is to revitalize Greek society through more structural adjustments to make the economy more dynamic and efficient. Once all people are convinced they will be welcomed and integrated into consumer reality and rewarded with purchasing power commensurate with their educational investment, then the conditions of this “revolt” will have been eliminated. In short: everything will be fine, and everyone happy, once some adjustments have made capitalism in Greece less wasteful of its human resources.

We have seen this strategy before, in response to the uprisings in the suburbs of Paris and around the CPE “reforms” in France several years ago. Indeed, since the 1960s this has been the perennial, preferred strategy of power to all uprisings that show themselves unwilling to disappear immediately. Its functions are crystal clear: to channel the movement in a neutralizing liberal-reformist direction and to provoke divisions by means of lures and promises. Those who don’t take the bait are left isolated and can be safely targeted for repression.

We hope those in the streets and all those who sympathize with and support them in and outside of Greece will see through this strategy and expose and denounce it. We’re sure that there is much more at stake, and much more to be imagined, hoped and struggled for, than will be on offer in this neo-liberal sleeping pill. And we hope that, in the space opened up by the real rage and courage of people who have left passivity and hopelessness behind, this social movement will now organize itself into a durable political force capable of scorning such recuperative enticements.

13. Name Solutions for F.Y.R.O.M. (former Yugoslav Republic - with Cap. Skopje)

Herein a short list of historic facts in support of a distinct official name, other than that of the region of Macedonia of Northern Greece, that will replace the UN official term F.Y.R.O.M. / the former Yugoslav republic with capital the city of Skopje.

· FYROM is a state with a fabricated conscious / identity crafted during the Cold War Era by Joseph Marshal Tito to prevent the unification of the region known as FYROM with Bulgaria (same ethno- linguistic makeup) - at the same time annex Historic Macedonia of Northern Greece.

·The citizens of FYROM, for the most part, are ethnic Slavs (last names end in –ski ) and ethnic Albanians.

· According to the official state census during the Ottoman Era, the primary ethnic groups in the geographic region of Macedonia were: Greek, Bulgarian, and Turkish. History does not record the existence of an identifiable Macedonian ethnic group.

· The region of Macedonia in Northern Greece is over 90% of Historic Macedonia, which is in fact the region that all the major archeological findings have been found. Thus, the region of FYROM is a fringe geographic region to the core Macedonian mainland.

· The region of FYROM covers what was at the time of antiquity part of Paeonia and part of Dardania and was located north of Macedonia.