Thursday 20 December 2012

Exarheia Co-operative


As a result of austerity in Greece and the resulting humanitarian crisis, a lot of new initiatives are springing up all over the place: health centres where people can go and get free medical care; soup kitchens; shelters for the homeless; places where people can go and exchange goods; food co-operatives. We went to visit a food co-operative in Exarheia square, where producers come and sell their wares in low prices as the middle people have been eliminated.


We had been to the party the night before and had gone home in the early hours of the morning, so we arrived at the Exarheia co-op as traders were packing up so there was not much to see.

Most stalls were empty but there were still some doing good trade.

An excellent initiative - we need more like this.

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