Agis Stinas: A Greek revolutionary

*This article was written by using different sources including trotskyist ones.

Agis Stinas was born in the island of Corfu (nort-western Greece) in 1900. His real name was Spyros Priftis. He started involved in revolutionary politics and action following the October Revolution of 1917, after he was encouraged by the local doctor, who had known Lenin in Switzerland and felt that for the young Stinas the best introduction to Socialism would be the reading of Hegel’s Logic and Goethe’s Faust.
Stinas became a founding member of the Greek Socialist Workers’ Party (SEKE) which changed its name to Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in 1924, and played a leading and important role in organising workers and also in printing and circulating clandestine magazines, bulletins and leaflets.
Initially hostile to the ideas of trotskyism and the Left Opposition, Stinas was eventually convinced by the ludicrous consequences of…

View original post 771 more words




Mahabharata IV

The older generations

Shantanu woos Satyavati, the fisherwoman. Painting by Raja Ravi Varma.
King Janamejaya’s ancestor Shantanu, the king of Hastinapura, has a short-lived marriage with the goddess Ganga and has a son, Devavrata (later to be called Bhishma, a great warrior), who becomes the heir apparent. Many years later, when King Shantanu goes hunting, he sees Satyavati, the daughter of the chief of fisherman, and asks her father for her hand. Her father refuses to consent to the marriage unless Shantanu promises to make any future son of Satyavati the king upon his death. To resolve his father’s dilemma, Devavrata agrees to relinquish his right to the throne. As the fisherman is not sure about the prince’s children honouring the promise, Devavrata also takes a vow of lifelong celibacy to guarantee his father’s promise.
Shantanu has two sons by Satyavati, Chitrāngada and Vichitravirya. Upon Shantanu’s death, Chitrangada…

View original post 834 more words

Yannis Pitsos//Γιάννης Ρίτσος




Το ξύλινο άλογο, η ξύλινη βασίλισσα, ο ξύλινος πύργος, τα δέντρα
επάνω σε άσπρα και μαύρα πλακάκια, χαραγμένα με ακρίβεια,
η πειθαρχία των ξύλινων στρατιωτών. Πρωτοβουλίες ελαττωμένες.
Η σκακιέρα αφημένη στην ταράτσα. Υγρασία. Ένα φεγγάρι
μιας επίπλαστης άνοιξης κ’ η αρχαία κουκουβάγια. Τα χέρια,
τα αντίπαλα και ισόπαλα, μετέωρα στον αέρα, αόρατα, ενωμένα
σε χειραψία καταναγκαστική μιας μοιρασμένης, ανύπαρκτης νίκης
επάνω απ’ το κενό, το μετρημένο δήθεν. Οι δυο παίκτες
ίσως περάσαν στο λουτήρα. Ακούγεται θόρυβος νερού. Ο υπη-
βγαίνει με το μεγάλο κηροπήγιο, τ’ ακουμπάει στο τραπέζι,
κάθεται στη βαθειά πολυθρόνα, βγάζει τόνα του παπούτσι,
κλείνει τα μάτια, αφουγκράζεται τις νυχτοπεταλούδες πλάι στη
τα γλιστερά σκουλήκια κάτω απ’ το χώμα, ανάμεσα στις ρίζες,
ανοίγει τα μάτια, κοιτάει το κερί, βγάζει και τ’ άλλο του παπούτσι.

The wooden horse, the wooden queen, the wooden tower, the trees
on the white and black tiles, accurately incised,

View original post 131 more words

Λορέντζος Μαβίλης: Έπεσε μαχόμενος στις 28 Νοεμβρίου 1912


Είμαστε στα 1912 και οι Έλληνες προσπαθούν ενωμένοι να κάνουν τα εθνικά τους όνειρα πραγματικότητα. Ήδη το μεγαλύτερο μέρος της Μακεδονίας έχει ελευθερωθεί, το ίδιο και η Χίος, ενώ στο δυτικό μέτωπο οι μάχες μαίνονται άγριες και φονικές για την απελευθέρωση της  θρυλικής πρωτεύουσας της Ηπείρου.

View original post 1,341 more words

Daily Dose of Affirmation

Be Inspired..!!

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.

It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for your mind and soul. An affirmation a day, keeps the therapist away!!! Here are your affirmation for today :

  • I surround myself and humanity with healing energy.
  • I am aware that I am capable of manifesting miracles.
  • I choose to focus on that which I can manage, my vibration, my thoughts and my perceptions.
  • I am gentle with myself through these times.

You are protected by the universal power.

View original post

Apollinaire and the Theft of the Mona Lisa


51I6rMCPXiLOn the 21st of August 1911, the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa, was stolen from the Louvre. The absence of the painting was first noticed by the painter Louis Beroud, who in the morning of the 22nd of August made his way to the Salon Carré where the Mona Lisa had been on display for five years. However, in place of the image of the coy smiling La Gioconda, he found an empty wall. He reported the occurrence to one of the guards who assumed that the painting was taken to be photographed for marketing purposes. Within a few hours, however, it became clear that the artwork had vanished from the Louvre!

The press coverage that followed was enormous, strangely enough contributing to an even bigger popularity of the painting. “The Parisian newspapers bemoaned the loss of a national treasure and filled their pages for several…

View original post 655 more words