Issue 19






Jennie Cole





Spain is not Greece.1


Austria is not Greece.2

Russia is not Greece.3

Italy is not Greece. 4


France is not Greece and it’s not Italy either.5


The US is not Italy.6

The UK is not Greece.7

The UK is not Portugal.8

Spain is not Greece.


Ireland is not Greece.9

Greece is not Ireland.10


Ireland is not in ‘Greek Territory’.11


Ireland is neither Spain nor Portugal.12


Portugal is not Greece.13


Greece is not Argentina.14

Germany is not Zimbabwe.15

Spain is not Uganda.16


Uganda does not want to be Spain.17


Spain is not Greece.

California is not Greece.18

France is not Greece.19

Italy is not Greece.

Ireland is not Greece.

The UK is not Greece.


Hungary is quite obviously not Greece.20


Portugal is not Greece.

Austria is not Greece.

Russia is not Greece.

Ukraine is not Greece.21

Ukraine is not Russia.22

Crimea is not Russia.23

Crimea is not Scotland.24

Crimea is not Kosovo.25

Chechnya is not Kosovo.26

Syria is not Kosovo.27


Syria is not Bosnia, nor is it Libya.28

Syria is not Afghanistan.29

Syria is not Iraq.30


Iraq is not Vietnam.31


Italy is not Spain.32


The US is not Greece. The US is not Spain.33

Israel is not Spain.34

Spain is not Greece.

Greece is not Argentina.


Malta is not Cyprus.35

Slovenia is not Cyprus.36


Scotland is not Ireland.37


Spain is not Greece, and need not be Ireland.38

Spain is neither Ireland nor Portugal.39


Greece is not Ireland.

Neither Spain nor Portugal is Ireland.40


Ireland is not Portugal, nor is it Greece.41

Ireland is neither Spain nor Portugal.

Portugal is not Greece, and it will not turn into Greece.42


Ireland is not Greece.

Portugal is not Greece, and

Spain is not Greece.43









1. Mariano Rajoy, Leader of the Opposition in Spain, May 2010

2. Karlheinz Kopf, Chair of Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), November 2011 (as reported by Süddeutsche Zeitung)

3. Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, March 2010 (as reported by Süddeutsche Zeitung)

4. Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, October 2011 (as reported by The Globe and Mail)

5. Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, August 2011 (as reported by Süddeutsche Zeitung)

6. Jeanne Sahadi, CNNMoney, 14 November 2011

7. Trevor Greetham, Asset Allocation Director, 20 October 2010

8. Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph, 4 May 2011

9. Michael Noonan, Finance Minister of Ireland, 23 June 2011

10. Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Finance Minister of Greece, 8 November 2010

11. Brian Lenihan, Finance Minister of Ireland, November 2010

12. Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, November 2010 (as reported by Süddeutsche Zeitung)

13. Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal, June 2012 (as reported by Expresso)

14. Yannis Stournaras, Finance Minister of Greece, July 2012

15. Paul Casson, Fund Manager, June 2012 (as reported by Süddeutsche Zeitung)

16. Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain, June 2012

17. Asuman Kiyingi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs (Regional Cooperation) of Uganda, June 2012

18. Tom Dresslar, spokesman for California State Treasurer, 12 May 2010

19. Christian Noyer, Governor of the Bank of France, 24 June 2011

20. György Matolcsy, Minister of National Economy of Hungary, June 2010 (as reported by Süddeutsche Zeitung)

21. Volodymyr Lytvyn, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 13 April 2012

22. Protest slogan, reported by Harriet Salem, The Guardian, 26 February 2014

23. Protest slogan, reported by Laura Smith-Spark. Phil Black and Frederik Pleitgen, CNN, 26 February 2014

24. Adam Taylor, The Washington Post, 7 March 2014

25. David Phillips, Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), March 10, 2014

26. Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK, 10 March 2000

27. James P. Rubin, The New York Times, 4 September 2013

28. Christiane Amanpour, CNN, 5 April 2012

29. Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib al-Hasani, President of National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, 6 March 2013

30. Bill Keller, The New York Times, 5 May 2013

31. Frederick W. Kagan, Policy Review No. 134, 1 December 2005

32. Edward Parker, Senior Director of Fitch Ratings, June 2012

33. Ian Bremmer, Political Scientist, 24 May 2012

34. Yuval Steinitz, Finance Minister of Israel, 10 June 2012 (as reported by The Times of Israel)

35. Tony Zahra, Times of Malta, 23 March 2013

36. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, 9 April 2013 (as reported by Russia Today)

37. Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, 12 January 2012 (as reported by The Economist)

38. Mohamed El-Erian, Financial Times, 3 February 2011

39. Elena Salgado, Minister of Economy and Finance of Spain, November 2010

40. Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, 18 November 2010 (as reported by The Telegraph)

41. Willem Buiter, Chief Economist at Citigroup, 11 January 2012

42. Antonio Saraiva, President of the Confederation of Portuguese Industry, February 2012 (as reported by Süddeutsche Zeitung)

43. Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, 7 May 2010










Jennie Cole is a poet and artist who lives and works in London.  She is an associate of POLYply, and her work has also appeared at/in things like Otoliths, Shunt, MCBA Book Arts Biennial, Streetcake, ArtLacuna Film Festival, Forest Fringe Travelling Sounds Library, London Poetry Systems, Runnymede Festival, and Caesura Gallery. 



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