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Pride and Shame by StamatisGR Pride and Shame by StamatisGR
Members of the Greek Resistance against the Axis, parading locally during our National Holiday.
(Yesterday, 25th of March we celebrated the official beginning of the uprising and revolution in 1821 against 368 years ruthless occupation by the Ottoman empire, which finally led to the liberation of the country.)

The banners read:

"I was imprisoned by the fascists to set free the dreams of our youth.
Who gives you the right, today, to imprison ther lives?"

"I was sentenced to death twice, so our youth could live two times better than I did. Who gives you the right to deprive our youth from all their rights?"

"I fought so the children of Greece live a better life.
Why do you condemn them to unemployment?"

Greece is facing a devastating financial crisis recently.
And it's DEFINITELY NOT ONLY the Greek people who are responsible for that!

Who is??? ---> [link] as the media never show it all!

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Suggester says, "Things in Greece are getting worse and worse by the day because to the financial crisis... and Greeks are feeling to say the least frustrated and betrayed by themselves, political leaders, other countries' attitude... Through this image we see senior citizens parading, on Greek National Holiday, not only to honor the anniversary but also to defend the youth. Who says that the gap between generations is bridge-less?" Pride and Shame by =StamatisGR

[Photojournalism / Political] ( Suggested by FioReLLo and Featured by evanhwong )
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EmmaSloane Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Shameful indeed, and things have only deteriorated since you took this incredible photo last year.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Photographer
:nod: much more...
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:iconbadnan:
badnan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010   Photographer
polu kalh fotografia bravo
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:iconlongliz:
LongLiz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Πολύ συγκινιτικό...
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I feel for the people of Greece! I hear the words of these people and I feel their pain! I wish there was a quick fix! This is not much different than where America is headed!
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Featured here [link] =D
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melodythelittlepony Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
A powerful, passionate photograph, indeed. Beautifully captured. :nod:

I've been studying ancient Greek for the past three years, and just started to learn modern Greek this year, so I feel a certain affinity with Greece. This financial business is just devastating, and I can only imagine how people must be feeling. :( I love your photograph because it shows a side of the crisis that the newspapers never do.
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Γεια!Εισαι στο journal μου :)
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010   Photographer
Σ ευχαριστω πολύ Βάσω! :)
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
We live in a weird world where the very idea of a "conspiracy" is discredited before it is even addressed verbally. It's as if we are to believe that wealthy powerful people don't intend to stay that way! Well they do. And they will.
Congrats on the DD. And a big "Thank you" to you for your photo and to the elders who march in shocked frustration.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   Photographer
thank you for this wonderful comment James!
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:iconhoaxeye:
hoaxeye Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome.
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:iconironiada:
Ironiada Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
epic shot :clap:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010   Photographer
it's the Balkans, dammit!
thanks Alex!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
:w00t: Συγχαρητήρια Σταμάτη! Δυνατό το μήνυμα, επρεπε να ακουστει! :clap:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010   Photographer
Σ ευχαριστώ! :hug:
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ProdromosK Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats Stamati, don't want to say anything else.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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ProdromosK Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! :aww:
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woodfaery Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
You have been featured in my journal A Weapon Called The Word!
[link]
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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MontanaSacra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
an impressive picture... and thanks for translating the words on the banners.
"I was sentenced to death twice, so our youth could live two times better than I did. Who gives you the right to deprive our youth from all their rights?" -- these old people are so damned right, my honest respect for this... and i feel disgust for the way the goverment of my own country, germany, acted.. but that's the way it goes in our brave new world, dominated by greedy neoliberal concepts which are in fact nothing else than some kind of "friendly" fascism...
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Photographer
Our world is ruled by 2 or 3 banks.
There are no governments that can really decide the future of their countries.
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:iconmontanasacra:
MontanaSacra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
that's the sad truth about our so-called "free world"...
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Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I'm so happy to see that this got a DD, Stamatis. Congrats! I watched the YouTube link---what an awful and insane situation Greece is in. :(
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Photographer
Thank you Sandy!
Indeed it's a bad situation.
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minimidna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Writer
I think its terrible how the news never really brings up things over seas unless its beneficial to them or something like that :/
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   Photographer
I think you're right!
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nigeltheoutlaw Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
I think it's odd that the news will talk about the riots but not the reasons behind them.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
VERY good point!
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sakewinee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This... is just a fantastic photograph. It's the kind of thing that definitely needs to be captured and remembered, something you did a very good job of. I love the fact that it is the senior citizens protesting in support of the younger generations. However much I love this photograph though, I only wish the situation wasn't in Greece, or any country for that matter.

Congratulations on the DD. :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
thank you for this wonderful comment!
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jhohcable Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
PRISON PRANET INFOSLOARS DOT COM

I laughed when I saw the Alex Jones video. Just the fact that it's a video with Alex Jones. Glenn Beck is really cool also.
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lordconstantine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
In our country (lithuania, im just studying in denmark) was 18 procent tax, now its 23? and the prices are 2 times higher...
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
:nod:
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casey64 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
This devastation of other countries that got to stop right now! :x
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
definitely!
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:iconcasey64:
casey64 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I've been in one of those anti-war moods lately that somehow affected my personality.
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general-kuroru Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Very powerful and impressive shot! Also, thanx for the translation. Sometimes I guess why here in Russia we usually don't remember such a great dates about our sisterly countries. We've got so many sharable things in our histories. Well, thank u for this shot!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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FrisianDude Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Greece needs help, certainly, but the way it was requested a while ago didn't seem to represent quite the same sentiments as this does. That seemed more an angry tantrum back then (with the demanding reparations from Germany, I mean) but this is quite moving. Greece needs help.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
I know what you mean about the reparations...
It's another big story this one.
More European countries will follow Greece's steps in the near future, unforunately.
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FrisianDude Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
And more European countries will be unwilling, if not unable, to pay up. :hmm:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   Photographer
:nod:
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the-poets-of-blah Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Not only is this a terrific political statement (I am dutch, I know our nation's opinion about Greece) but it is also an amazing picture, as well as the message that there is no brigde, at least not where this is concerned.

Congrats!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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FrisianDude Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
There's a nation-wide opinion? :confused: I never knew that.
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the-poets-of-blah Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
There is the opinion our government expresses, so that makes it a nation's opinion.

I am sure that in a referendum, things would be different (however, the Dutch tend to be selfish)
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FrisianDude Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I'm not sure you read my username. :lol: I'm Dutch as well. I do have to say I more or less missed the governmental opinion.
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the-poets-of-blah Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I knew you were Dutch, and I thought our parliament had vetoed against supporting Greece, or at least the Dutch division in the European Parliament.
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