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May 2013 II edition

Nr. 38

LiNK


On this issue • Μικρές Αγγελίες 4 • The loss of citizen control in actual democracy 7 • Dead-Man - migration through life of a man with many talents 10 • The Lunatic Asylum 12 • Intercultural cusine KAČAMAK 15 • Trip around Greek islands during holidays 16 • My Top 3:

Movies 22

Music 23

Foreword

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ne more year is closing for the Youth Centre of Kalamata. The workshops one after the other are reaching to an end. This year was really great and obliges us to further development of the project for the next year as we already reached the 2000 members, more than 50 workshops and many internal and external activities. But the most important development of this year was the creation of a working group of 60 volunteers and the scheduling of a fixed monthly meeting in order to jointly manage the youth centre. As you might understand the Youth Centre of Kalamata is becoming year by year, a more broaden and collective project and more people are getting involved actively to it and its activities. Fresh ideas are included to the daily management and it seems to become more and more organised and in parallel open to whoever would like to propose or improve something. Talking about organising better the function of the Youth Centre, this time we are launching the open call for workshops and registration one month before closing the present year. Everyone who would like to offer a workshop or other assis-

tance, is very welcome to propose already the structure of his/hers idea, the possible day and time he/she would like to do it, the more suitable room for the workshop and the material needed. As concerning the members, whoever was participating this year in the workshops, understood that we can’t include everyone in all workshops. The Youth Centre of Kalamata, as it is now, has limitation in rooms and space, so it cannot receive more than 500 people per week. This means that we need to have a selection process in the beginning of the year. In order to be fair for everyone this selection process will be done again according to the registration date to its workshop announced. So we propose you to register now as members (if you aren’t already) so as to be informed on time for each workshop’s registration process in September. After 15th of June the YC will be closed and you will be able to register again between 1st and 15th of September. Until then, you can still participate to the Kalamata Street Festival which will take place in the end of July, as volunteer, as artist or just to have fun! Filaretos


I C : Ines Dupont Miault E V : IA P E : Taaniel Stoitsev I Bjartur SteingrĂ­msson Dorian Agnel S KANE: I Filaretos Vourkos Ieva Medinyte I Ines Dupont Miault Fotini Arapi Irene Pena Herranz Georgia Giannakea I Scepanovic Antzela Lenakaki I Jelena Kaja Napotnik I Leonard Pristl Marchand I Loic Manuela Gascon I Taaniel Stoitsev I oordinator

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Μικρές Αγγελίες

* MEDICINES

* BICYCLE Do You happen to have a bike that You don’t use it anymore or is standing in a basement etc. and You don’t need it, then don’t let it get rusty without use & please bring it to Youth Centre - we have many volunteers who would kindly appreciate it! (Seriously, think about it and let us know, it doesn’t have to be perfect, just bike that is possible to bike with!!!)

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every LiNK, that delivers help requests conserning Youth Centre. just let Us know during Youth Centre opening hours or writee-mail: evstaaniel@gmail.com.


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The loss of citizen control in actual democracy

Author: Irene

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e are in the land of democracy par excellence and yet this seems to be more lost than ever, precisely because we presume to live in a democratic system when it is rotten inside, this is precisely why it is more lost than in other times in which it didn’t exist at all, since at least the image of democracy remained intact as an ideal to pursue. Going back to the beginnings of democracy, here in the land of olive trees and the sea, where the sunsets go back centuries, we find ourselves filled with a vacuum. Here the first laws were forged unanimously democratic and political issues raised openly from all the considered citizens. The most peculiar to this so-called democracy (“demos-kratos” rule of the people) was precisely its active and dynamic character, direct and complete. This is the main difference with actual democracies. Direct democracy implied a strong link between citizens and their political duty, not only seen as a right

(that what so badly now presume, of our “political right” forgetting our responsibilities to it) but as a real duty, symbol of intellectuality, honor and core values ​​intrinsic to human social life. It was pre-eminently a moral obligation of every man worthy intelligently. It was not questionable whether or not to participate in politics, it was a given issue, something received, something assumed. It was a privilege worthy of being shown. Having no access to political, meant no more than a social disgrace. What kept that spirit alive was the close relationship between man and politics. Democracy consisted in a process of making direct (not indirect) decisions, in which every citizen was himself a member of the governing bodies of the system. There were different roles and they all played on a rotating, non-binding and absolutely altruistic way, being members of the assembly (ekklesia), the council (boule) and the courts (dikasteria). Although this exercise does not imply an obli-

gation, was social prestige that not only few citizens wanted to enjoy, hardly understandable in the current political context. Such recognition is absent in the present times mainly due to the degradation of the political class. Direct democracy is a strong connection with political responsibility. Gradually, this connectivity has been lost in modern democracies, where the basic element is blurred in indirect democracy. The citizen does not feel as involved in politics but rather simply represented. This entails a relaxation of political interest responsibilities deriving a little carefully chosen personalities. This political disinterest implies a separation of civic activity, not trainning critical thinking and leaving space for an increase intellectual passivity, letting grow slowly a popular ignorance. This is where the people become dangerously permissive and government representatives (not citizens) take over all policy decisions. 7


the powers of ostracism, which inevitably resulted in the decline of Athenian democracy , leading to ridiculous situations like the ones we live today. The impurity in politics, as in all acts of human beings, triggers the â&#x20AC;&#x153;non-logicâ&#x20AC;? in human decisions, loss of self-consciousness and self-assessment, working without critical judgment in worldly actions, abanDespite all this, things have not doning reasoning, neglecting changed much. Also in clas- the developed complex and sical antiquity were ignorant thoughtful actions. citizens who voted without matured reason but carried by Right now, we are in a state of the mass, and so, it occurred absolute loss of identity. When badly abuse by some people as you lose your identity is not Increases the control by the state and the citizen is reduced to a process of submission. This ignorance of the people is also more sensitive to be swayed in convictions based on radical thoughts, since there is no basis of reason, and therefore does not dominate logic primitive feelings, lacking the balance between mind and reason.

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possible either to react, hence the seriousness of the issue. Because of this, all you might call fruitful thinking is paused and only harmful actions are developed against the individual. Now is the most dangerous phase because the individual is not conscious, is mired in a lethargy of lack of authenticity. To wake up, has to rethink the most basic questions from the more fundamental principle, returning to the primitive stage of the morality of actions, from scratch rethinking the system and the reason for every little detail or action in life.


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Dead-Man - migration through life of a man with many talents Intreviewer: Ines

Please, make a short de- for me, is a way of life. And a scription of what you think state of life. After some time it you are. becomes a complete need and without it you feel that you - Hi, I am a dead-man who tries can't breathe..  to be real and alive, to be a bet- It's a way to communicate with ter man after all it is the main the world, be open and tell point of my whole existance. things, a nice coverage to transform some things that cannot, Let's talk about your own or mustn't be heard and maycreations. What have you be misunderstood from others.  Art helps to discover, in the produced so far? end, who you are and why you - I like being involved with lots are where you are. sorts of artistic expression. I've produced mainly short movies How does it affect you? lately. I've made two Poem col- What does it give you?  lections so far. Something like live-journals on the road of my - Sometimes the lines between way. Some guitar songs when i are really hard to tell. Maybe i feel more emotional at home.  leave too much space for my Some drawings & comics, with creations and they want to live most notable "Ak1ra&Chris" a and live inside others.. but this fun collabortion with a friend is a bit dangerous.  of mine, which also took part I am really aware of what i put (with a short story) in Athens into my mind and of course in 2nd panhellenic comic festival. other people's minds!!  To be able to affect others is a bit of For you, why artistic cre- a really huge weight of responation is important, or if it sibility.  And I would not like is not, why? to put more rubish into their lives... as if there's not enough - Creating Art and Feeling it, already with all these  efforts 10

for global profitability among art, which surely destroys it.... Cause, where calculations are being made, art is absent i think. If someone wants to pay you for your art its ok, but if you seek money while doing art - it is another thing. Personally, my biggest satisfaction is when someone is actually trying to learn more about something that i've created and doesn't took it as it's been given. If you would like to escape from somewhere or from something, where or what will it be?  - Most of time, i live in my personal favorite cave, in which i do whatever i want to all the persons i want.. and I (as most of human beings) believe that I am the center of universe, in there. So, i'd really like to escape from myself sometime, and to be precise, from all those favorite pains & misery that is so important to all of us.,., yes, such masochists we are. It is said:


"Take from people all of their belongings, everything, but never take their pains, they won't allow it" . But, to just isolate me is not the case, i know that i have to kill all of me, in an esoteristic way of course. What do you think about the status of artist nowadays? - As an artist you have to be on your own world but not entirely. It's a balance between 50-50 trying to catch the palm of the world around you (from one side) and your recondite self (from the other). Walking on a tight rope most of time is inevitable. I think of art as something so pure and gentle, that can make others be better persons... and so, when i look at it from this serious aspect, I cannot tell of many people that I trully feel as artists. If you're lucky and have some enlightment you could produce some ART in your life, OK, but that doesn't makes you an artist. You have to make your whole life into a work of art. Now, for me, I feel, as I show or write about experiences that  I'm so  close  to it  As  I write  this, but  at the same time very detached from it. And this is also something im-

portant, to be a real objective 2nd volume of the comic viewer of your own artistic ex- "Ak1ra&Chris" to finish (written both in english&greek) but periments. we are in a bit of hiatus now, Finally, what are your fu- so I don't know when exactly it will be ready. ture projects? Also there's a poem collec- In my future plans there is a tion on the way.. called "simnew movie that we are prepar- ple&shit" and here i give you a little slice of it.. : ing on with a friend.  Well, it has to do with searching the main point of -this Empty inside thing called- art & how relationships are being affected in But so full of capabilities in the end It is an unoccupied place its extreme ways! Free for everyone Recently i updated my movies Only if there was anyone here kit quality, so iam really enthusiastic about the prospects of this project. Well I always have the

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The Lunatic Asylum What we can learn from the militarized isolation of North Korea Author: Bjartur

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he situation in the Korean peninsula came to yet another boiling point in the last month, where the US and South-Korean governments traded threats with the North Korean powers in Pyongyang. North Korea threatened retaliation for the escalating indimitatory behaviors of their southern counterparts and said they had torn up a 60 year old armistice dating from the end of the Korean war. For many of us here in distant parts of the world the situation might come off as quite surreal. The delusional tyrant Kim Jong-Un threatens doom and destruction while the western powers that be do their best to ignore him, just like he was nothing more than a spoiled kid throwing a hissy fit. But spoiled brats usually donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have supreme power over a totalitarian and brainwashed nation state of 25 million, and one of the largest ground militaries in the world. That the strange and isolated state of North Korea and its eccentric leader might come off to us as 12

quite comical is probably because we lack an understanding of how the situation came to be in the first place. In order for us to understand it better, we need to look back to the end of World War II and the beginning of the cold war when the two superpowers in the east and west took the former Japanese colony of Korea and split it up between them. Communist powers centered in the north of the country with ample support from the Soviet Union and more liberal US backed groups in the south. The divide between these two idealogical centers increased over the years and the hopes of Korean unification were effectively smashed when North Korean forces went over the south border in 1950 and started the Korean war. With the help of western military support South Korea eventually managed to push the invaders back over the border, without going further in order to avoid a potential greater conflict by involving the Soviet Union, and the situation has remained pretty much the same ever

since. With US support and commerce South Korea grew from absolute poverty into a modern economic superpower, whereas North Korea degraded into an isolationist and totalitarian military state under the control of fatherly leader Kim Il-Sung and his descendants. After the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war China became effectively North Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only ally, offering the impoverished state most of its limited economical and diplomatic support. The relationship between those two countries can only be defined as shaky at its best, with China seeing its interest in keeping North Korea as a buffer state against the westernized South Korea situated right in its backyard, but not really wanting to escalate the conflict between the two Koreas with the inevitable power vacuum and floods of asylum seekers that would follow any sort of a genuine war. It is however worthwhile to look at the other side of the coin, as recent events in the


Korean peninsula are closely related to the militarized relationship between America and South Korea. The development of the situation in the spring of 2013 can largely be attributed to the massive US and South-Korean military exercises that were being held just off the Korean coastline. The project, as well as including a number of large warships, had a US nuclear submarine sailing painfully close to North Korean territory. When the foreseeable reaction to this indimitating behavior came from Pyongyang, threats of war and bloodshed, the US responded by introducing a new set of economic sanctions against the North Korean state in the UN, a tool that the United States has used unsparingly against the impoverished country throughout the years. The promise that this newest and current set of sanction would “bite hard” and “really get the North Koreans to reconsider” sounded rather hollow to those knowledgeable about the situation, as they’ve usually had the opposite effect. The further threats of aggression that came from North Korea after the imposed sanctions, with promises of nuclear missiles that would reach all the way to Washington, surprised very few speculants. The fact of the matter is that the Americans, with their overblown military control and presence in the neighboring state have all the cards in their hand when it comes to neutralizing the situation. But instead of trying to find a new approaches or compromises to the conflict, the US defense secretary announced an increased 1 billion $ in US military spending in the Pacific. This of course means an increased military infrastructure and jobs in South Korea (never any 13


cuts in military spending, recession or not) and increased intimidatory behavior towards the already neurotic powers in Pyongyang. Where is this supposed to end? One of the main arguments made for these developments is that the North Korean state is an isolationist and self-made lunatic asylum, and that the US has no choice but to keep the situation militarized, to continue to respond to threats with more threats and economic sanctions. But it’s an often overlooked fact that the current isolation of North Korea has very much to do with the US policies themselves. It is isolating to keep up a walled up and militarized border and it is isolating to impose sanctions on commerce and travel. It is clear that North Korea will continue to threaten it’s south-

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ern counterpart death and destruction for the foreseeable future, and in turn America as well as long as it keeps up it’s notable military presence there. This is not to say that one must understand or accept the behavior of the North Korean government here, not in the slightest, but men must be able to understand when the current strategy isn’t working or is in fact detrimental. We should oppose the militarized isolation of the North Korean state and focus instead on trying to find new approaches to solve political problems like these. To understand the situation on the Korean peninsula we need to look back to the political and military history of these two countries, but we must also realize what the current situation means for the people in these two countries

right now. While the eccentric dictator with his childlike face continues to amuse us with his antics of writing poetry, excelling at golf and posing for lofty portraits just in between threatening the rest of the world doom and destruction, the 25 million inhabitants of his country are suffering. North Korea is a country of disgusting underdevelopment, poverty, sickness and absolute ignorance of the situation outside its borders. Because while big men make angry speeches and shake their fists it is usually the rest of the populace that gets to suffer for it. Because while we might often focus our attention on the actions and words of these big men and either be amused or saddened by them, what we really should be focusing on is the people that these events directly affect, and their suffering.


Intercultural cusine - KAČAMAK

Author: Jelena

Kačamak is a traditional Montenegrin dish that our grandmothers was preparing since ancient times, when the Montenegrin cuisine was based almost exclusively on domestic products. In that time every family was producing all of the food that they needed: vegetables, milk, cheese, meat, flour...  Even now, in every restaurant where they make this dish, they use homemade products.  Ingredients: . 1.5 kg of potatoes

. salt

. 0.5 kg of flour

. little bit of butter

. 0.5 kg of homemade cheese or kajmak.

Preparation: 1) Peel off potatoes, add salt and cook. When tion of this exact dish) to beat and mix the potato is almost cooked, pour off the ex- until the potatoes and flour will turn cess water add the flour and cook for another into dough without any lumps. 10-15 minutes, without mixing. 4) Then add melted cheese or kajmak 2) At the same time, put the butter and cheese to the hot kačamak and mix it all together. or kajmak to melt in another pan. 5) This dish is  usually  served 3) When the kačamak is cooked, remove pan with homemade yogurt or with from the stove and use kačamaljem (that is the pršuta(on the right) and pepers. wooden thing that we use just for the preparaPrijatno!!!! :)

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3 and a half sexual bombas in Greek islands for Easter holidays

Author: Manuela

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nce upon a time, 3 and a half lovely european girls from Spain, Slovenia and France decided to enjoy Easter holidays travelling around 2 of the most famous Greek islands: Crete and Santorini. The fabulous trip started on Sunday 28th of April, around 16:00 p.m., when we left Kalamata by bus. Now, you have to be sure that you can follow this story. Ετοιμιες; Παμε !

Sunday 28th of April – 21:00 p.m.: plug. She was the 5th warrior of the advenFerry departure from Pireaus. Night passed ture]. lied on the sofas in the living room, with huge and noisy T.V. screening Spider-man. We enjoyed a lot. Monday 29th of April – 07:00 a.m.: Arrival on Χανια. Breakfast on the port. Reception of our rented car. [Special words about our lovely car, I have to talk about her. Let me introduce you to KIMI, a young white Hunday car, made for 4 people, drinking not a lot of gasoline, and equiped with a nice USB 16


Visit of Χανια. Pic-nic on a beach on the West of Χανια : tomatoes, expired ham, and «  sand sandwiches », Genial ! Departure to the South-West side of the island. ---I have to make a significant break here because we stayed around half an hour stucked on the road, following a slow group of goats that did’nt seem to care about us at all--Arrival on Elafonisi, this small islet with pink sand. WELCOME TO PARADISE  ! First of all, we passed almost 1hour looking for available toilets, we failed and had to make our stuff in the nature, joy. But anyway, we passed I don’t even remember how many hours on this beach, enjoying the amazing landscape, swimming, sleeping, walking in the sand dunes. It was reaaally « Πο ποοο !! » Installation of the tent on a wild field closed to Elafonisi beach.

Tuesday 30th of April: Discovery of plenty of small goat’droppings all around the tent. Breakfast on Elafonisi beach. Departure direction Paleochora, a village more on the east of the South-side of Crete. Thinking about taking a shortest way to reach this place, we took a small path made of earth and stone. After 30 minutes driving, we realized that we were lost. KIMI was not feeling very good, she was really hot, smelling quite bad and producing weird smoke. Common decision to go back, and to take the biggest –and longest– road. Arrival on Paleochora. Lunch in a small and cute tavern. There, went directly to the toilets (I know that you can understand), stole toilet paper, filled our water bottles, brush our teeth, washed our faces and charged our computer, phones, OUF! We ate Libyan bread, served by a

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lovely waiter. Visit of the castle of the town, nice ruins, nothing really more actually. Afternoon reading and eating ice-creams on the beach of Peleochora. Common shower in the public showers of the beach, with cold water. Perfect. Vegetarian pizzas in a pizzeria on the sea-front. Installation of the tent in an olive tree field. We did it by night, and didn’t notice anything special. BUT, around 03:00 in the morning, we’ve been visited by 3 very nervous horses, they were trying to kick the tent, to walk on it, and they were running all around us. No, no, we were not terrorized at all, just a little and unable to talk, aha. So we made a lot of noise to scare the horses, and slept again… well, tried. Wednesday 1st of May: As soon as we woke up, we met the horses, became friends and forgave them for their behavior during the night. Departure in the direction of Rethimno. Visit of this lovely town, touristic activities for tourist girls. At night, we had a perfect pic-nic with cheese, “pâté”, octopus, bread and red wine on a desert beach close to Rethimno. Then, the wine helping us, we decided to install the tent by talking together only in Greek. That took us more than half an hour. Thursday 2nd of May: Breakfast in Georgopoulou. Departure to the west south-side of the island. We drove bordering the coast, enjoying the landscape. A member of the crew got an insolation, so we were a bit down, and quite tired. I don’t really know how, we reached a small beach, hiden inside a cove, an amazing place 18

called “Amoudi bay”, on the region of Plakias. As soon as I put my towel on the sand, I fall asleep so I am not able to tell you what happened during the main part of the afternoon. Pic-nic (yes, A-GAIN!) in the car, because of the wind that was really strong. We slept on the parking of the beach, and have been visited by some animals during the night. We decided to consider that it was some frogs whose parents probably had sexual relations with dukes. Anyway, it was noisy but less scary than the horses. Friday 3rd of May: Archeological day! Departure early in the morning in the direction of Festos. Visit of the archeological site. Later, visit of the archeological site of Knossos. It was really crazy to be there and to see for real the famous things that we usually see just in pictures. Visit of the archeological museum of Heraklio. Walk in the city of Heraklio. We met some punk guys eating octopus and drinking raki on the terrace of a tavern. Don’t ask me why, they offered us shooters of raki, we were feeling a bit higher later on. And then, came the moment to say goodbye to our friend KIMI. And I don’t know if it was because of the raki, the tireness, the emotion to leave her, or maybe a bit of everything, but we broke one of her lights. Aaah, you know these crazy direction signs that cross the road without checking before… therefore, one of the back lights was completely broken. Fortunately, we managed to arrange with the rental company, to deal with the gasoline that was still in the car, and with our smiles, and we didn’t pay anything. So lucky us! Then, we went to a squat in Heraklio, discover our room for the night, that was honestly look-


ing like a palace. Completely πο πο. We decided that we deserved a nice relaxing time, so we bought some wine, coke, made Kalimotxo, this perfect Spanish cocktail, and drank it in a square in the middle of the town. Passing by there, 5 guys decided to stay and drink beers with us. They were from 4 different countries (Palestine, Poland, Finland and France), and studied in Heraklio during several years, so they could show us the town, the best bars and taverns. We saw the day-before-Πασχα event, all these people walking in the street with candles. We ate in a tavern called “Crazy Manolis”, whose owner “Manolis” was really crazy. We

walked in the town, stole some grilled octopus from a barbecue, drank raki, and laughed. Then we came back to the squat to sleep, and we met a French guitar player who was sleeping with us, he played some songs for us, to make us sleeping. Really efficient! Saturday 4th of May: At 09:00 a.m., we took a boat direction Santorini! There, we have been welcomed, hosted and fed by a couple of friends from Kalamata who decided to live on the island for the summer. They live in Mesaria, in the middle of the island. We


were really like princesses! In the afternoon, we did hitch-hike in order to reach a beach on the east part of the island of Santorini, where the sand was completely black. I cannot avoid mentioning here that I completely burnt my feet. That is really painful, full, full! At night, our hosting friend cooked home-pitas for us. We were the happiest people in the world at this moment. Then, we went to Thira by foot, and met a lovely pony on the road. We called him “Bébé”. We had some βολτα in the town with our friends, and came back home. Before sleeping, we went to the church of Mesaria to assist to the ceremony of Πασχα. It was funny because for the 3 of us, we don’t celebrate Πασχα in our countries, so we were surprised by all this excitation, all these people,… and we were scared by the thousand of rockets the children burnt everywhere in the town! Sunday 5th of May: This day was quite short because it started at 13 :00 p.m., when we openned our eyes. Then, we ate a big meal with our friends, at home, and went to Ia, to enjoy the sunset there. Monday 6th of May: In the morning, we went to a beach in the south of the island, called the Red Beach, because everything is red there  : the sand, the cliffs, the people… When we wanted to come back home, we tried to hitch-hike during one hour and a half, and finally we took the bus. We ate at home, and enjoyed a Greek siesta time. Then, our last night was in Thira where we ate together before taking the ferry at 01 :25 in the middle of the night.

We « slept  » on the floor, between a dog in a suitcase and a flipper machine. Nice moment. Tuesday 7th of May: Around 08 :00, we arrived in Pireaus. Around 13  :00, in Kalamata, we found back our lovely roomates, hugged them, drank a last glass of wine, and slept.


I want to specify that during this travel, no animal were injured, even the goats or the transgenik frog-ducks. We enjoyed more than « a lot » our holidays in islands of Greece, this country that we don’t stop to love, and love. A single thing to say: πο ποοο, χρονια πολα και ναστε καλααα !


Movies

My T by

The first is for me a classic, if we never see this movie shame on you! It s a classic Kusturica Movie won the ‘’palme d’ or ‘’ from the film festival of Cannes , The film tells the story of Friendship between to guy during all the comtempory history of the Yugoslavia . On the program, Laugh, love, Brass Band, dead, and chicken.

1rst : UNDERGROUND // Serbia // 1995 // director : Emir Kusturica

The second is a for me a ‘’chef d’oeuvre ‘’ of the science fiction movie, It s the first movie of Richard Kelly just after the university, it won lot of price in the independent movie festival. It s the story of young high school student start to see a big dark rabit, but maybe it s not a rabit.

2nd : DONNIE DARKO // U.S.A // 2001 // Director : Richard Kelly

The 3rd movie of my selection is the second movies of Mr oizo famous like a dj for the hit ‘’ Flap Beat’’ this movie speak about the life of the depressive tire who kill people by telepathy, Just crazy, It s an hymn of the no sense.

3rd : RUBBER // France // 2010 // Director : MR Oizo

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Top 3

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Music

1rst : THE ROOTS ‘’ Phrenology’’// HIP HOP // 2001 // MCA Records

Phrenology is the fifth studio album by the Roots. It was primarily produced by members of the band and features contributions from hip hop and neo soul artists such as Cody Chesnutt,  Musiq Soulchild,  Talib Kweli, and Jill Scott. This album just a perfection, if you are stucked on a lost Island you need this Album

2nd : LAURYN HILL ‘’ The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill ’’// NU SOUL // 1998 // COLUMBIA

The first Album of Lauryn Hill is for me a jewel . Nice voice, production and we can find inside all the hit of Lauryn hill like ‘’doo wop’’ or ‘’everything is everything’’ or the cover ‘’Can take my eyes of you’’ It s on of the important album of Nu Soul movement.

3rd : GAEL FAYE ‘’ Pili pili sur un croissant au beurre ‘’ // HIP HOP // 2013 // MOTOWN France

‘’ Pili pili sur un croissant au beurre ‘’ is one of my last discoveries. This album mix Reggae, soul, funk african music ,and rap . The album speaks about his story marked by the metissage, born from one Burrundi mother and one French Father.


Hello to everyone! My name is Georgia. I am 24 years old and I live in Kalamata. I spent the last 5 years in Athens doing my Bachelor in Management and Business Administration and the last year in the Netherlands continuing my studies for a Master’s degree. I am glad to be back to Kalamata after all those years, especially since I am a new member of “K.A.NE.”. I am happy to be part of this organization

Who We Are

Filaretos Vourkos / Last 7 years I am working in the field of non formal education as a volunteer, youth worker and youth trainer. 4 years ago, I decided to create the Youth Centre of Kalamata, in order to initiate the youth work in Kalamata and promote active citizenship as factor of change.

Kaja Napotnik / 23 / Slovenia / likes long walks, reading, dancing, volunteering and eating chocolate / volunteer at Farma Fifa on the project “Natural farming and environmental awarness” / from October 2012 to August 2013

Ieva Medinytė / 19 / Lithuania / interests: nature, learning, exploring (places, people, myself) / Volunteer at Farma Fifa (Αγρόκτημα Φοίφα): helping with daily farm maintenance and supporting ongoing projects (permaculture education, re:think, etc.) / September 2012 – June 2013

Jelena Scepanovic / 27 / Montenegro / volunteer in K.A.NE. Youth Centre from November 2012 to November 2013

Loic MARCHAND / 27 / French / likes penguin, origami, Turkish movies and the waffles / volunteer in K.A.NE. Youth Centre from September 2012 to September 2013 >>

I’m Bjartur and I’m a 20 year old guy from Iceland. I’m an EVS volunteer and I will be working at the youth center in Kalamata. I’m very interested in Greek culture and history as well as politics and social change. If you have any questions about the frozen north feel free to ask me!

Dorian Agnel / 21 / Working as a volunteer in horseriding school with children with disabilities and teach French and Swing dance in youth centre / My project started in September 2012 and will last 1 year

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Manuela Gascon / 23 years old / France / I like music, volley-ball, wine, cinema, laughing, long nights with my friends, eating watermelons / volunteer in the Youth Center – organization and communication of Miden Festival / From September 2012 to August 2013 :)

Leonard Pristl / 18 / I love going for skiing in the winter, I love the white mountains and the nature but I also fell in love with the sea and the beaches here / I work in ΚΕΦΙΑΠ Μεσσηνίας from January 2013 to January 2014 as a EVS volunteer.

Taaniel Stoitšev / 20 / Estonia / likes nature, different music, meaningful conversations and biking & much more to be honest / volunteer in K.A.NE. Youth Centre with e-structures from September 2012 to September 2013

Coucou, my name is Inès, I’m 18 years old and I’m French. I like music, cinema, Kokostavros and playing ukulele. Since October, I work in the Youth Center where I’m teaching french and guitar for children. I will come back to France at the beggining of August, so I’m looking forward to summertime in Kalamata.

Hi my name is Fotini Arapi and I am project manager at K.A.NE. organisation. I started working here in September 2011 and fell in love with the Youth Centre, its dynamic and most of all its incredible team of foreign and local volunteers! See you around :-D

My name is Irene, I am 27 years old and I am coming from Spain. I studied Classical Philology and one of my dreams was to come to Greece, so here I am! I work at the Youth Center of Kalamata, I am Spanish teacher and I also help with the general organization of the Youth Center and its activities and events. My project started in September 2012 and I will be here until September 2013!

Who We Are

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Hi everybody! My name is Angela, I am 25 and I come from Creta. Some words about me: I hate sports, I love meeting new people and at this period of my life I am really interested in searching the meaning of life - if by chance you find it, please contact me. This year I am working with the volunteers of the Youth Center and coordinating its projects and activities.


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Profile for NGO K.A.NE.

LiNK nr. 38 May II edition 2013  

K.A.NE. Youth Centre of Kalamata's second periodical of May

LiNK nr. 38 May II edition 2013  

K.A.NE. Youth Centre of Kalamata's second periodical of May

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