GREECE’D: We Voted ‘No’ to Slavery, but ‘Yes’ to Our Chains By Yves Smith

7 July 2015 — Naked Capitalism

Yves here. As this article describes, the cheerleaders over the Greek referendum last weekend has badly misread the game in play. Tsipras is now working on a coalition basis with all parties save Golden Dawn, which means firmly pro-Eurozone parties such as To Potami and New Democracy. And as he and other party leaders promised in the runup to the election that with a voter mandate, they’d be able to get a better deal from the creditors.

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The Real Causes of the Catastrophic Crisis in Greece and the “Left” By Takis Fotopoulos

16 January 2014 — Global Research

1. The integration of Greece into the EU is the real cause of its catastrophic crisis

GREECEThe almost complete destruction of the lower classes in Greece is not due to the causes usually attributed to it by the “Left”.[1] In fact, contrary to the misleading “explanations” provided by this Left and the Right alike, the actual cause is the full integration of the Greek economy into neoliberal globalization, through its accession into the EU. This has meant the complete transformation of Greece into an economic and political protectorate of the Transnational Elite.[2]

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The European Union and Greece: the Murder of a Nation By Anna FILIMONOVA

10 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

At the end of July, eurozone deputy finance ministers approved another transfer of money to Greece to the tune of EUR 6.8 billion (it had previously been thought that Athens would be allocated EUR 8.1 billion). Several days earlier, meanwhile, the Greek parliament approved the latest in a series of legislative acts, the adoption of which had been a condition of receiving money from international creditors – the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank. Continue reading

It Can Happen Here: The Confiscation Scheme Planned for US and UK Depositors By Ellen Brown

28 March, 2013– webofdebt

Confiscating the customer deposits in Cyprus banks, it seems, was not a one-off, desperate idea of a few Eurozone “troika” officials scrambling to salvage their balance sheets. A joint paper by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Bank of England dated December 10, 2012, shows that these plans have been long in the making; that they originated with the G20 Financial Stability Board in Basel, Switzerland (discussed earlier here; and that the result will be to deliver clear title to the banks of depositor funds.

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24 February 2012 — NEWS

1. Housmans Virtual Book Club
2. Competition to win a pair of tickets to Camus’ ‘Caligula’ 

3. Women’s History Month presents: ‘Women’s history: half the future half the past’ with Jessica Metheringham-Owlett
4. Coalition of Resistance presents: ‘Eurozone in crisis: what is to be done?’
5. Bent Bars presents: ‘Gender and the prison industrial complex’ with S. Lamble 
6. Zero Books presents: ‘Capitalist realism: is there no alternative?’  with Mark Fisher Continue reading

A road made by walking: Oscar Reyes reports from Spain on an ‘indignant’ movement that continues to spread and diversify

August 2011 — Red Pepper

A fairy with a broomstick is sweeping the Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s central square. In front of her, a handful of weather-beaten activists are dispensing information from what looks like an upturned ship, a semi-permanent legacy from the occupation that began here on 15 May (M15). Strip away some of the tourists, and this scene could have been plucked from anywhere in the decade-long back catalogue of alter-globalisation movements.

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Greece: The beginning of the end, or a new beginning? By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

1 July 2011 — Pravda.Ru

It is by now patently obvious that there are two languages being spoken in Athens: that among the political class desperate to keep the Euro-wagon on the road and that of the Greek people, who at this moment represent the hearts and minds of the Europeans, which spells out the message that we do not want this European Union.

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Greeks outraged by government’s sellout for quick cash — RT

1 July 2011 — RT

Greece is now set to receive 12 billion euro in additional rescue cash from the EU, after parliament passed a vote on how to implement tough new austerity measures. However, the move sent thousands of angry protestors on to the streets of Athens.

Greeks face 28 billion euros in cuts, to be implemented over the next five years. EU officials have welcomed the plan, saying it will help the country get back onto a path of recovery.

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