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Maria Zepatou

Writer, traveller, lost earrings detective

My Stories

Syriza's Victory and the Youth of Europe

Maria Zepatou on January 31, 2015

On the 26th of January 2015, Alexis Tsipras took his oath of office at the age of 40, which makes him the youngest prime minister in the history of Greece. Syriza, Coalition of the Radical Left, won the elections with...

Greek Cleaners Become Symbols of Resistance

Maria Zepatou on July 08, 2014

It took nine months for the 396 cleaners that had been made redundant by the Greek Finance Ministry to gain their victory. Since September 2013, they have been on strike, selling T-shirts to survive and pay for banners and other...

Media Representation and Greek Women in Crisis: Four Stories from the Front Lines

Maria Zepatou on November 25, 2013

We’ve all heard it. Greece is deep in crisis. But the crisis does not affect everyone equally. A rich 1% has found an opportunity to get even richer by giving starvation wages and violating every labor right there is. But...