News, Notes and the Song of the Week

Some news and notes from Athens:

A Florentine Little Metropolis and a possible dissertation topic.

Check out some interesting mini-documentaries on Greece, filmed during winter 2010. They cover a range of topics: immigration, human trafficking, the financial crisis, Muslims in Athens, and the Roma population.

Commentary on the effects of the Greek crisis here and here.

Photos of Syntagma Square by Giorgos Moutafis.  His other work (well worth looking at) may be found here.

Pictures of today’s general strike from the BBC.

On the organic food market in Greece.

Help save the Diolkos. Sign the petition here.

Song of the week:

Markos Vamvakaris, Taxim-Zeimbekiko (1937):

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