User-submitted content. Submit your own article here. Somehow they find space for all their armies in a single strip, but when we try to meet, they dare tell us we block the street. When we participated in calling this year's march for a Demilitarised Nicosia, we accepted the compromise of using a UN Regulations-bound establishment, Home For Cooperation, for the sake of holding an open inter-communal and inter-sectional discussion on battling off militarism in Cyprus, which directly affects us residents of Nicosia, and Cyprus as a whole. Our intention is to foster a continued, horizontally organised forum that will reclaim what is rightfully ours: an island free of armies and the poisonous ideology they enforce on all...
Our statement on the demilitarisation of Nicosia, as faq: The auspices of militarism and nationalism are nothing strange to our everyday lives. We encounter the waving flags as we drive past a school, a church, roundabouts, mountains, to the remnants of a military post stationed in the middle of the old town centre of Nicosia.
Call made by Assembly for a Demilitarised Nicosia on facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/718230014959390/ Why is there a border dividing this city? Do we really want to harm each other? Were we ever as different as they taught us to be? This city wasn't divided because of the different languages we spoke; it was a power struggle between competing elites.
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Occupy Buffer Zone movie is finally online. We have lived the solution :) ONE CYPRUS - NO BULLSHIT. http://youtu.
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Panos Kammenos, Greece's new Minister of Defence is touring Cyprus in his first diplomatic visit to the island. Kammenos is the leader of ANEL (Independent Greeks), a small anti-austerity splinter of the right-wing New Democracy party, and it is SYRIZA's junior coalition partner in the government they formed less than two weeks ago.
Following Eurogroup's decision on 2013, part of the deal between the Conservatives government and the international creditors was a public-sector hiring freeze, which is been renewed yearly. Another provision of the deal was the gradual dismissal of some 4500 public-sector employees until 2016.
The new president of the Cypriot Turkish Teachers Union (KTÖS), Semen Saygun, in an interview she gave to the Cyprus News Agency called for eradication of nationalistic elements from the education system in both sides, because children must grow up in a culture of peace, not conflict and hostility. She notes that in both south and north, teachers should be the first to recognise and reject their internalised nationalism.
Workers for AQUASOL and MARISMARE hotels continue to protest for their several months of unpaid salaries and social security contributions. Their bosses bankrupted one company, rendering it under Bank of Cyprus supervision, but also diverted assets that could pay the workers salaries to another company, leaving the staff in legal limbo.