37 Years Without Alexander Panagoulis

37 Years Without Alexander Panagoulis

    image110Thirty seven years have passed since the death of Alexander Panagoulis and on May 1, as every year, his memorial service will be held.

    Panagoulis was a politician, poet and actively participated against the dictatorship of the Colonels. However, he became widely known outside the Greek borders for his participation in the assassination attempt of the dictator Georgios Papadopoulos, on 13 August, 1968. The attempt failed and Panagoulis was imprisoned and tortured by the regime.

    After the fall of the junta in 1974, Panagoulis undertook the presidency of the Youth Organization of the Center Union party, known as O.N.E.K., and then he was elected member of the parliament for Athens, as a member of the Center Union (E.K).

    images110 Panagoulis was killed on 1 May, 1976 in a car accident at the age of 36. His death was considered an accident, although there were many who didn’t believe that, as he was killed a few days before revealing the files of the junta’s military police, which were in his possession.

    Apart from his political activity, he was also known for his relationship with the distinguished Italian journalist and author Oriana Fallaci, who, in her book A Man, refers to Alexandros Panagoulis and their relationship. His death devastated the dynamic journalist, who never believed that it was an accident.

    The memorial service will be held On May 1, at 12:00 at the First Cemetery of Athens.

    • Alex

      We have survived 5000 years without Alexander the Great so this is just as easy. He was a leftist anyway!

    • Alex

      Ah, Skopian false flag troll play pretending he cares about leftwing again. Let me guess. Lets all for communist Syriza… FYROM ultra nationalists favourite party!

      Remind us again why then you vote for ultra right wing Gruevski in your own country and are now putting up giant Alexander statues trollski? What do you former self-identifying ethnic Bulgarians have to do with ancient macedonians again?


      ‘We are not related to the northern Greeks who produced leaders like Philip and Alexander the Great. We are a Slav people and our language is closely related to Bulgarian.’ – FYROM´s Ambassador to Canada Gyordan Veselinov, Ottawa Citizen Newspaper, February 24 1999

    • http://www.facebook.com/robert.powell.5070276 Robert Powell

      There are no “brave men” and Patriots left in Greece like Mr. Panagoulis, and all that is left here is a bunch of frightened COWARDS still voting for the same incredibly corrupt and rotten PASOK & ND criminals!
      Democracy, love of one’s own country and freedom in Greece is finished!