Greferendum Domino Effect? Revolution Coming? The Future of Europe and Eurasia?
Lada Ray’s latest article on Greece makes for fascinating reading (start of article here, please click over to her site to read the whole article).
“Yes, unfortunately, the resignation of Varoufakis is political maneuvering. I like the guy a lot, he has gumption. But he is too ‘radical’ – read: clear-minded and mission-driven – for EU, which they perceive as lack of compromise. He scares them.
Essentially, EU negotiators demanded that he leaves, citing the impossibility of talking with him. Varoufakis is a very influential and charismatic presence in Greece, and Alexis Tsipras’ strongest ally. After his resignation the immediate EU speculation is that Tsipras won’t survive in power that much longer. I heard a German analyst today predicting that Tsipras government won’t survive for two weeks. Well, EU bureaucrats and banksters are itching to unseat the new Greek government. I wrote at length why that is in:
However, I don’t believe these people are that easy to unseat. It’s certainly a wishful thinking of some. Greferendum showed what people really think.”
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Insightful, thought-provoking article from Margaret Kimberly, Senior Editor at the Black Agenda Report:
Greece, Debt, and Democracy
“Greeks have already lost jobs, pensions, and medical care to meet the demands of the people who ruined their economy. ”
What is democracy? Millions of people around the world think that they live in democratic nations, but facts belie the dearly held mythology. We certainly have opportunities to vote and a plethora of legislative bodies ranging from city councils to congress to parliaments. What we don’t have is a seat at the table when decisions are made which impact our very lives. Those rights are reserved for the lords of capital and the people they choose to do their dirty work.
The Greek people used an opportunity to make their voices heard, but it isn’t clear that they will have the ultimate say in the decisions that determine their fate. Greeks have already lost jobs, pensions, and medical care to meet the demands of the people who ruined their economy. They voted for the Syriza party in hopes of extricating themselves from the hell created by banksters and corrupt politicians. In a July 5, 2015 referendum they voted against the most recent demands for austerity from the troika comprised of the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the European Commission.
It was vitally important that the Greeks voted no and by such a large margin, but that is not the end of the story by any means. Other countries have been placed in the same position of agreeing to onerous austerity terms in order to make good on the corrupt bets that started at the top…
Please visit Black Agenda Report for the whole article.