In the abandoned building that once housed the Athens Stock Exchange, artist Teo is shuffling between the Fool, the Magician and the Devil in a Tarot card reading to divine the fate of the crippled Greek nation.
Greece’s police chief ordered the country’s counter-terrorism agency to conduct a preliminary inquiry after two men were shot dead outside a local office of the nationalist Golden Dawn party in Athens.
Whenever police frog-march the duly elected leaders of a political party to jail for collective prosecution, alarm bells should sound. The arrest of six neofascist Golden Dawn politicians in Greece is no exception -- although in this case it may also be the least bad option for Greek authorities.
Hundreds of destitute migrants from Africa and the Middle East died in two shipwrecks this month while attempting to reach the shores of Italy. In the meantime, wealthy Chinese, Indians, Russians and South Africans continue to glide serenely to their favored European destinations as they flee their increasingly unstable countries.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he’d fight to keep the country on track in the wake of protests sparked by the murder of a 34-year-old man by a supporter of the surging nationalist Golden Dawn party.