Edo Polytechnio

Edo Polytechnio

The story of the 1973 student protest which took on the Greek military dictatorship.

Episode One: Introduction

Hosts Bill Molos and Sandra Gionas start the 50th anniversary retrospective journey into the events at the Athens Polytechnio in November 1973.

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Episode Two: The Road to 1967

To understand the student occupation of the Athens Polytechnio, you have to understand Greece in the Post-WWII years.

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Episode Three: The Military Seizes Power

Greeks awake on Friday, April 21, 1967 to a new reality.

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Episode Four: Protest and Resistance

Trying to protest the new military dictatorship was a dangerous thing to do. How the Colonels silenced their opponents...

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Episode Five:  Resistance in the Diaspora

As many Greeks flee the military dictatorship, places like Toronto take on an important role in the resistance.

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Episode Six:  The Culture of Resistance

How people in the arts reacted to the military dictatorship and how counterculture tried to drown out that resistance.

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Episode Seven:  The Student Occupation

On November 14, 1973, students barricade themselves inside the Athens Polytechnio. In the end, there would be bloodshed, but history was made. 

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Episode Eight: The Metapolitefsi

The aftermath of the Athens Polytechnic student uprising and the return to democracy. 

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