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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Naomi Klein at MCCH



29 May 2013
Press Release
Naomi Klein at MCCH

On Tuesday, 21 May 2013 Naomi Klein, the well known journalist and author visited Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko.  She was accompanied by her husband, filmmaker and journalist Avi Lewis.  Our guests spoke with volunteers and patients; they were there to learn about how the clinic was structured and functioned.  They also wanted to record and film the results of the austerity measures versus the right of all to have access to public health services.  Mr. Lewis is working on a new documentary on the destruction of the middle class; Ms Klein is gathering material for her new book.  She was visibly moved after speaking to our patients.  She described the clinic as a pillar of resistance in the attempt at levelling human value. 

On leaving she urged volunteers to continue in their efforts to maintain solidarity with those in need with the same enthusiasm and promised to return to MCCH on her next trip to Greece.


We Thank You

The response to our call for assistance for a seven-year old child is really touching.  The child has a complicated condition and was in need of expensive medicine to be given over the coming year.  Within a week of our plea for assistance we have had phone calls, and been sent messages from dozens of people.  And responses came not only from Greece but also from abroad, though our message for help was only in Greek.  We have met the needs for this child for the year.  And so many, who are themselves facing very serious economic problems, still want to give even 10 to 20 euros!  For us the offer of a few euros is of the same - if not more - value towards the coverage of € 735 per box that this product costs.


Thank You!  There are no words to describe how wonderful you make us feel with your heart felt response! 

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