Greece says OXI! Some resources

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Chomsky in March 2015 on Europe’s “savage response” to Greek push-backs on austerity (Democracy Now!)

“Democracy Cannot Be Blackmailed”: Greek Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Creditors’ Austerity Demand (Amy Goodman in Democracy Now!)

What was good for Germany in 1953 is good for Greece in 2015 (Larry Elliott in The Guardian)

The Greeks Have Spoken: What Happens Next? (Kavaljit Singh in Madhyam)

Three Rarely –If Ever– Mentioned Facts In The Greek Tragedy (Saskia Sassen in Analyze Greece!)

 

8 thoughts on “Greece says OXI! Some resources

  1. shipra

    Here are two links :
    1. “It’s important to remember that a lot of people will suffer because of the vote last night. They would have suffered if the vote had gone “yes,” and they will suffer now because the vote went “no.” To imagine otherwise, to think that from here on it gets easy, is to slight the rooted courage of their rejection.” http://paper-bird.net/2015/07/06/the-dignity-of-greece/

    2 “.Citizen-run health clinics, food centres, kitchens and legal aid hubs have sprung up to fill the gaps left by austerity – and now look set to play a bigger role under a Syriza government” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/23/greece-solidarity-movement-cooperatives-syriza?CMP=share_btn_fb

    3. And an extract from a post by Rania Antonopoulos ( alternate minister of Labour at Greek government, feminist economist and Member of Parliament, Syrzia ) on those wondering where Greece is on questions of Business and Tourism right now:

    “Yesterday while giving radio and tv interviews in two hotels in Athens I had the opportunity to speak to tourists, mostly families visiting Greece. After introducing myself, I engaged them about the inconvenience they had to face with apologies at hand.

    While not a representative sample, they ALL said they managed fine, they had a wonderful time and they were planning to stay on and to come back. My favorite one: “the sun, the beaches, the hospitality and openness of the Greek people, no one can take that away from you!”.

    So dear friends, come visit us!!!spread the word-we are here, here to stay. And while the negotiations are on, YES, WE ARE OPEN FOR ‘BUSINESS’!!!

    The best way to support us is to continue fighting for what is right. For economic and social justice, for the people of Greece, for all people around the world.

    Don’t get depressed-get organized!!! And when you need a break come to Greece for a taste of ‘the world we want’ – and the sun, the history, the culture, the hospitality, the beaches, the solidarity movements and so much more .

  2. Nivedita Menon

    From Rohini Hensman:
    Greg Palast, investigative journalist writes:

    Greece’s economy blew apart because a bunch of olive-spitting, ouzo-guzzling, lazy-ass Greeks refuse to put in a full day’s work, retire while they’re still teenagers, pocket pensions fit for a pasha; and they’ve gone on a social-services spending spree using borrowed money. Now that the bill has come due and the Greeks have to pay with higher taxes and cuts in their big fat welfare state, they run riot, screaming in the streets, busting windows and burning banks.

    I don’t buy it. I don’t buy it because of the document in my hand marked, “RESTRICTED DISTRIBUTION.”

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