Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Class action ...

Yesterday - Monday was Polytechneio day ...

Students, both young and not so young across Greece, remember the Students uprising, and actions of the military junta in 1973. There is an excellent report by Keep Talking Greece here on the protests yesterday in Athens and Thessaloniki,

Do read the link to 'A Gael in Greece' here it explained a lot more to me ...

On this day, the children in schools in Skiathos, take red carnations to school. The younger children draw or paint them, and take them home to their parents.

This is in memory of Nikos Beloyannis, A Greek resistance leader, sentenced to death for crimes against the state.

His wife gave him the carnation at court and he kept it throughout the whole trial, through to the day when he was sentenced to death. This image was captured in a sketch by Pablo Piccasso - Man with a Carnation ...


In another type of class action ...

Congratulations to 'friend of the blog' Phil H - It seems the class action, for a Skiathos flight delay on the 3rd June has been successful. You can read all about it here ...

The earth moved here last night - Not the result of Phil's class action, A Mag 5.4 tremor located 51 miles (82 km) NNW of Athens, on the coast of Evia. Skiathos friends down here have advised they felt it, I woke in the night at about that time - not sure if that was the reason though ...

Excellent update on the wobble here by Keep talking Greece ...

3 comments:

  1. http://www.jameshymangallery.com/artists/4150/2701/peter-de-francia/the-execution-of-beloyannis

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  2. Of course Nik Beloyannis had nothing to do with the 1967-74 junta as he was executed by the post WWII and post civil war right wing government in 1952. Best wishes for your wife.

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    1. Hi razisn

      Thank you for the update, and best wishes ...

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