anti-austerity

12.02.2015

Greece: this is our chance

Greece: this is our chance

By Nikos Stergiou, World without Wars and Violence, Greece Last night was a different one in Athens. People were not used to this kind of attitude from the police, the media, the European people and the Greek Government itself. After more than 4 years since people gathered at the central… »

11.02.2015

Rallies in support of Greece’s fight against austerity

Rallies in support of Greece’s fight against austerity

Ahead of an EU summit tomorrow, Eurozone Finance Ministers are meeting to review proposals by Greece to restructure or write down their debt repayments. Greeks and anti-austerity campaigners around the EU have been rallying in support of the new government. Below are some images from social media and from Pressenza… »

09.02.2015

Give Greece a chance

Give Greece a chance

From Thessaloniki comes a call for Greeks around the world to gather on the 11th of February in solidarity with the new anti-austerity government in their meetings with their EU partners on the 11th and 12th in which they are asking for a new deal to tackle their debt. So… »

08.02.2015

Greece says, “Antio litotita!!” (Goodbye austerity)

Greece says, “Antio litotita!!”  (Goodbye austerity)

Austerity has been served notice to leave Greece with immediate effect. Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, addressed parliament today to outline a number of measures that seek to end the enormous suffering inflicted on the population over the five years of austerity imposed by the troika of institutions. Included in… »

06.02.2015

Who’s in charge of your country: the Government or the Bank?

Who’s in charge of your country:  the Government or the Bank?

In recent days the question of Greece’s debt has taken over the headlines in Europe, especially in the economic news. Greece’s leaders have toured many important capitals of Europe to seek support for a reduction of national debt. Despite some encouraging noises from Rome and Paris, Berlin has been unequivocal,… »

02.02.2015

Greece: the cruel barbarity of international finance or a Marshall Plan?

Greece: the cruel barbarity of international finance or a Marshall Plan?

How can it be that when a country is in financial difficulty, “Market Forces” say that a country has to pay higher interest to borrow money? If there were any international solidarity a country should have to pay less interest when it is in financial difficulty, or even no interest,… »

30.01.2015

Greece refuses to recognise the hated troika any longer

Greece refuses to recognise the hated troika any longer

The new Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis announced today that the government would not be dealing any more with appointed delegates of the “troika” (the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission) who are seen as responsible for the oppressive austerity measures that the country has suffered in… »

29.01.2015

Greek PM halts privatization, markets tumble

Greek PM halts privatization, markets tumble

Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras has openly challenged international creditors by stopping privatization plans agreed upon under the country’s bailout deal. During his first meeting with cabinet members on Wednesday, Tsipras said that they could not disappoint voters already battered by a drop in living standards caused by austerity measures. »

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