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REVOLUTION OF THE MIND: The Demise Of The Republic

Andreas C Chrysafis October 19, 2015   Strong words indeed! Yet, a political entrapment has begun with fervour.  The current events are very disturbing. The Anastasiades government has abandoned its mandate to protect the Republic of Cyprus and has decided to replace it with some unknown entity. Negotiations are under way to do just that; it is called Bi Zonal, ... Read More »

The Promised Land: The Refugee Crisis Has Human Consequences

By Andreas C. Chrysafis The exodus of thousands of refugees continues with no end in sight. Those victims of human insanity hand over their life savings to smugglers to show them the way to the land of milk and honey. We see war refugees, asylum seekers, economic migrants and opportunists crossing borders and running to escape authorities; we see mayhem ... Read More »

What Is Wrong With the System?

  By Andreas C. Chrysafis – August 23, 2015   What is wrong with this flawed democracy that we all brag about and praise as an ideal system of government but fails to provide? What is wrong with such a system that ultimately encourages corruption at the expense of the people who put their faith and hope for a better ... Read More »

THE PHONE CALL

I was just about to go to bed when the telephone rung in the middle of the night. I picked it up and a strange laughter was in full swing on the other end of the line. It was so loud that I was quite shocked. “Who is this idiot”, I thought and banged the phone down. It rung again ... Read More »

It’s Not a Matter of Trust

July 24, 2015 By Andreas C. Chrysafis There is not much hope for the people of Cyprus to live and let live in a democratic state that shines with equality, transparency and accountability; for there is flawed democracy at that; a nation that does not practice transparency, it has no democracy! The current negotiations on the Bi-zonal Bi-communal Federation (BBF) ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GREEK DEMOCRACY IS BACK

By Andreas C Chrysafis June, 2015 (No 76) © In a true Democracy no government, parliament or president, politicians or political parties have the legitimacy to make constitutional changes to alter the basic fabric of the nation without the overwhelming consent of the people. Under an ungodly pressure imposed on Greece by the IMF EU-Troika lenders, the Tsipras government has ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: DEMOCRACY v BANKS

By Andreas C Chrysafis June, 2015 (No 75) © Greece and the new Tsipras government have been facing a brutal attack by IMF EU-Troika lenders. A classic economic war has ensued between a lender and a borrower; with the lender attempting to assert its authority and the borrower demanding loan renegotiation to meet the economic crisis of the day! Under ... Read More »