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About Yiannis Baboulias

Yiannis Baboulias is a Greek investigative journalist. His work on political, economic and social issues has appeared in the New Statesman, Vice UK, Guardian and others. Follow him on twitter @yiannisbab

Articles by Yiannis Baboulias

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Europeans speak on the UK referendum

Here’s why we spoke to young people across Europe on the possibility of Britain leaving the EU.

Greece is creating prisons fit for the era of austerity

The new Type C maximum security prisons Greece is about to introduce will inaugurate a new model for Europe in which our understanding of “crime” and “punishment” means little.

From Skouries to Athens, the struggle of Greek women against austerity

As Greece’s protracted crisis disappears from the international headlines, violence against women is both exacerbated by and mirrors the structural violence of austerity. The resistance of Greek women takes place on several fronts.

Being a man: lost for words

Yiannis Baboulias went along to the Being a Man conference, hoping to explore how men who don’t want to partake in the oppressive status-quo of patriarchy, could proudly declare “not in our name", but he came away asking how men may uproot it if they are unable to articulate it.

A conclusion to dystopia

Bringing in the themes explored in our project “Real Life Dystopias”, guest-editor Yiannis Baboulias examines the nature of the political and financial institutions that produce them globally.

Introducing 'Real life dystopias'

Yiannis Baboulias speaks about this week’s special project, “Real life dystopias”. Introducing the concept of the “dystopic condition”, he looks into how reality resembles various stages/forms of cinematic dystopias, and further pinpoints ways in which we’re moving closer to them.

Misogyny in the Greek parliament and media: a problem no-one wants to deal with

Chauvinism and corruption work in tandem to stifle public life in Greece.  The disparaging and dismissive treatment of female politicians points to a wider malaise. 

Of course Greece will need a third bailout. But it won't be for the people.

By now, a clear picture of what sort of behaviour the two previous bail-outs have supported ought to have emerged. Further aid, which will definitely be accompanied by further cuts and “reforms”, will only add to the burden imposed on Greek people. 

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