In a two-part series of interviews for Mint Press News with Déborah Berman-Santana, retired professor of geography and ethnic studies at Mills College in Oakland, California, we take a look at the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico and its colonial and economic similarities with Greece. Part one of the series focuses on Puerto Rico’s economic crisis and colonial status and its striking similarities with Greece, while part two focuses on the “recovery” in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, and the destructive effects of disaster capitalism.
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Nikos Logothetis, former member of the board with the Greek Statistical Authority, also known as ELSTAT.
Logothetis will discuss the allegations that have been made that Greece’s deficit and debt figures were augmented fraudulently by ELSTAT and its former president, Andreas Georgiou, to provide the impetus to drag Greece under troika supervision and under the destructive austerity and memorandum regime. Logothetis will speak to us about these allegations, the recent judicial decisions against Georgiou, and the court cases which are still ongoing.
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature two interviews that you will not want to miss. We will begin this week’s broadcast with part two of our interview with journalist Dimitris Yannopoulos, formerly the press adviser for Greece’s ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. In part one of our interview, Yannopoulos revealed how Varoufakis’ decisions, contrary to his rhetoric, anchored Greece into continued economic austerity. This week in part two, Yannopoulos will analyze the current economic and political situation in Greece today, and the claims of the SYRIZA-led coalition government that Greece has “turned the corner” economically.
Following this, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Maria Karamitsos, founder and editor of WindyCityGreek.com. She will share with us a fascinating account of the development of Chicago’s famous “Greektown” and the development of the Greek community in the Windy City, discuss WindyCity Greek and the concept behind this website, and also share an update with us regarding the recent visit of Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras to Chicago.
Finally, read the recent interview of Michael Nevradakis, producer and host of Dialogos Radio, in WindyCity Greek as part of the Greek-Americans in Greece series, by clicking here!
We are excited to announce two new additions to Dialogos Radio’s worldwide broadcast network, which has now grown to 26 radio stations. Our weekly broadcasts (in both English and Greek) will be heard on the following stations:
- WXDR 98.9 FM (Dolphin Radio) in New Orleans, Fridays 9-10 am.
- The Global Voice, each Sunday at 00:00 UTC.
Here are the songs which aired on Dialogos Radio’s broadcasts for the week of October 11-17, 2017:
1. Haris Alexiou – Ta Kalitera Tha’arthoun
2. Manolis Lidakis – Adiki Kardia
3. Eleftheria Arvanitaki – Pirkagia Me Pirkagia
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature part one of a two-part interview with Dimitris Yannopoulos, who previously served as the press adviser for the former finance minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, during Varoufakis’ tenure as finance minister. In the first part of our interview with Yannopoulos, we will discuss his time working as the press adviser to the then finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, and will share with us some rather revealing details about the true agreements which Varoufakis made with Greece’s lenders in early 2015, during the first months of the then-newly elected SYRIZA-led government, agreements which contrary to the public image of Varoufakis as an anti-austerity renegade, actually tied Greece into further austerity.
In our latest piece for Mint Press News, titled “How To Become A Greek Oligarch In Seven Easy Steps,” we take a factual yet satirical look at the intertwined relationship between the current government of Greece and a new breed of oligarchs, exemplified by the cases of Ivan Savvidis and Dimitris Maris. Far from fulfilling its pre-election pledge to “crush” the oligarchs, the current SYRIZA-led government has demonstrated its willingness to “play ball” with the oligarchy, and particularly those oligarchs who are politically favorable to the supposedly “radical leftist” SYRIZA.
Find this article here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/how-to-become-a-greek-oligarch-in-seven-easy-steps/232971/.
In the third and final installment of our series of articles on the European Union, Eurozone, and Greece, titled “Putting Grexit On The Table: How A Greek Exit From The EU Would Work,” we examine the various proposals which have been put forth regarding how the departure of Greece or any other country from the Eurozone or the European Union can occur and how such a process can be navigated. We also analyze the true challenges that would be faced as part of such a transition, and how they themselves could be overcomed.
Find this article here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/grexit-how-greek-exit-from-eu-would-work/232725/.
We are excited to announce a new addition to Dialogos Radio’s global network of affiliate stations. Beginning October 5, 2017, Dialogos Radio’s English- and Greek-language broadcasts will air on a weekly basis in Pittsburgh, on WRCT 88.3 FM every Thursday afternoon from 5 to 6 pm local time. We are excited to have the opportunity to be heard in the Pittsburgh area!
WRCT’s programming is streamed online at www.wrct.org.
This week, Dialogos Radio’s 2017-2018 broadcast season begins, with the Dialogos Interview Series featuring a detailed interview with Déborah Berman-Santana, retired professor of geography and ethnic studies at Mills College in Oakland, California. In this interview, Berman-Santana discusses the latest economic and political developments in the beleaguered island of Puerto Rico and the many striking similarities which exist with Greece, the continued struggle for independence and autonomy in Puerto Rico, the compatibility of nationalism with internationalism, and her current visit to Greece, including her upcoming public appearance at Greece’s Resistance Festival.
In part two of our series of articles on the European Union, Eurozone, and Greece, titled “Greece Could Leave The EU: Why The Grexit Option Deserves Consideration,” we examine reasons why a departure from the Eurozone or even the EU, long presented as outlandish and catastrophic, should enter the public debate.
Find this article here: http://www.mintpressnews.com/greece-leave-eu-grexit-option-deserves-consideration/232307/.
With a new season of Dialogos Radio on the way, we are excited to announce the launch of our broadcasts on several new stations!
Dialogos Radio’s Greek-language broadcasts will now be heard on Sunday evenings at 11 pm Eastern time on Greek-Canadian radio station CHIR, heard on Rogers and Bell Fibre digital cabale in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Hamilton, the Niagara region, and other regions throughout the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
In addition, our English-language broadcasts are now heard on the following Global Community Radio affiliate stations:
- WRCT 88.3 FM (Pittsburgh, PA) – Thursday 5 pm local time
- WLRI 92.9 FM (Gap/Lancaster, PA) – Saturday 5 am local time
- KIEZ 106.7 FM (Monroe, LA) – Saturday 5 am local time
- KLQS 96.7 FM (Agua Dulce, CA) – Saturday 2 am local time
- KFZR 93.3 FM (Frazier Park, CA) – Saturday 2 am local time
- The Global Voice (online) – Sunday 0:00 UTC
- WMS-DB (online) – Saturday 5 am Eastern time
More affiliate stations are set to be added to our growing network… stay tuned!
In our latest analysis for Mint Press News titled “EU Uber Alles? Neoliberal Echoes Of A Darker, Mid-Century Plan For Continental Unity,” we analyze the history and true origins of the European Union and the Eurozone, the zeal with which the EU and Eurozone are lionized by the world’s media while the public is told that “there is no alternative” to the EU and its policies, the EU’s democratic deficit and hypocrisy, the true reasons why proponents of the EU fear its collapse, and the attempted manner in which opponents of the EU and neoliberalism are discredited. Part one of a two part series.
Find this article here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/neoliberalism-nazi-germany-european-union-case-study/231660/.
The sweet smell of success is in the air — or is that the scent of charred forest? In our mid-summer analysis for Mint Press News titled “As Greece Burns, SYRIZA-Led Gov’t Declares “Success Story” After Neoliberal Takeover,” we look at what has been taking place during a scorching summer in Greece. Fires, EU hypocrisy, and an economic “success story” that isn’t, are all covered in this piece.
Find this article here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/greece-burns-syriza-declares-success-neoliberal-takeover/231105/.
In our latest analysis for Mint Press News, titled Greece: A (Basket) Case Study In Savage Globalization, we examine how processes of savage globalization have resulted in a prevailing mentality of inferiority, hopelessness, self-loathing, and collective guilt in Greece.
As Greeks look inward, they see a country that produces nothing of value and is inferior to the rest of the world – despite evidence to the contrary. The country has been mentally colonized, with outside powers convincing the Greeks that they can do no better.
Read this analysis here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/greece-a-basket-case-study-in-savage-globalization/230221/.