by Raúl Ilargi Meijer of The Automatic Earth
When it comes to the ongoing Greek question, I see a lot of people eagerly jump to conclusions, after the ‘debt deal’, that I don’t think are justified; certainly not yet. The overall conviction in the press seems to be that Syriza has given in on just about all fronts, and Germany and Dijsselbloem are the big winners.
Continue reading 50 Shades of Greece
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
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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