Only days ago, the people of Greece gave a resounding NO to IMF/EU austerity bailout programme. Yet, no less than the man who called for such referendum capitulated to all the terms previously presented by the Troika with additional preconditions.
Just a few minutes ago, Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis posted in his blog that he is no longer working with the Tsipras’s government.
Do the Greeks deserve to be free from debt slavery?
As harsh as this simple question would be, this actually applies to everyone. The rulers of the world have their own doctrine, i.e. a presumption that people must be ruled before they kill themselves with their freedom.
Stock markets worldwide are plunging just by the virtue of the Greeks’ unwillingness to bite the austerity bullet once more as imposed upon them by the Troika Vulture Funds.
Greek PM Tsipras just submitted the IMF/ECB/EU’s “humiliating and blackmail” bailout proposal that requires the Greek government to impose VAT as high as 45%, and massive pension cuts that have resulted to the widespread “misery and pillaging” of the country since its debt crisis exploded five years ago, to a national referendum.
True to its elitist character, the EuroGroup just told the New Greek government not to provide freebies to its poor citizenry, so it could pay its usurious debts.
However, Tsipras administration is fully committed to fulfill its campaign promises and will be talking to Putin soon.
Alexis Tsipras’ “open letter” to German citizens published on Jan.13 in Handelsblatt, a leading German language business newspaper
Merkel’s nightmare is starting to materialize, i.e. the Greeks have abandoned austerity measures required for its bailout packages availed earlier.
By Paul Mason
January 25, 2015 “ICH” – “The Guardian” – At Syriza’s HQ, the cigarette smoke in the cafe swirls into shapes. If those could reflect the images in the minds of the men hunched over their black coffees, they would probably be the faces of Che Guevara, or Aris Velouchiotis, the second world war Greek resistance fighter. These are veteran leftists who expected to end their days as professors of such esoteric subjects as development economics, human rights law and who killed who in the civil war. Instead, they are on the brink of power.
Continue reading Greece Shows What Can Happen When The Young Revolt Against Corrupt Elites
The people of Greece have spoken. They are officially tired of the bankers and its pro-banker government’s austerity programs which robbed them of their dignity to live as humans.
This is another blow to the euro currency and the EU bloc itself.
Continue reading Greeks Won, Bankers Lost in Syriza’s Sweep
by Dean Andromidas
Jan. 2—The possibility of an anti-bailout and anti-austerity government coming to power in Greece, led by coalition led by the left-wing Syriza party and the nationalist Independent Greeks, has sent terror through the European oligarchy, that their Eurozone, the Europe for the bankers, will collapse. It was in Greece, in 2010, that the imposition of brutal austerity began, in an attempt to save the hopelessly bankrupt European banking system. After Greece, came Ireland, Portugal, the fleecing of the savings of Cypriots, and bankers’ governments in Spain and Italy. The Greek elections on Jan. 25 could be the beginning of the end of this nightmare.
Continue reading Bankers Panic: Greek Election Could Herald Change in Europe