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LABORATORIO GRECIA – TRAILER

“LABORATORIO GRECIA” è un viaggio che attraversa la Storia greca passata e recente: dalla seconda guerra mondiale, al processo di integrazione europeo, fino all’attuale crisi economico finanziaria.

Un documentario di Storia e di tante storie: vita quotidiana nell’epicentro del neoliberismo applicato. Il fascismo e l’occupazione di ieri, la Resistenza: un paese che deve al proprio popolo la sua Liberazione.

La Guerra Fredda e la dittatura militare, la troika di oggi: la speranza e la rabbia, la disperazione, il dolore, la catarsi di un popolo rassegnato ma combattivo, omologato ma rivoluzionario, indifferente ma generoso e solidale.

Un viaggio condiviso assieme ad intellettuali, politici e gente comune.

Analisi e referti dal laboratorio greco. Cronache del nostro avvenire: in cammino fra le generazioni, per abbandonare l’eterno presente ed inventare un Futuro dalle misure umane.

L’opera è interamente autofinanziata e sarà gratuitamente a disposizione sul web.

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LABORATORY GREECE – TRAILER

LABORATORY GREECE is a journey through past and recent Greek history: from the Second World War, to the process of European integration until the current economic and financial crisis.

A documentary about History and many stories: the daily life in the epicenter of implemented neoliberalism.

Fascism and yesterday’s occupation, the Resistance: a country that owes its Liberation to its people. (more…)

The unprecedented genocide of the Greek people

by Dimitris Kazakis

About 36.000 souls were lost from Greece’s population just in 2017 due to the difference between the soaring numbers of deaths and the new, even bigger, drop in births. That is, an average sized Greek town was lost in 2017; something like Tripolis.

We didn’t have such an amount of casualties during the war against the invading Italian and German forces in 1940-41, in which the Greek casualties were in the vicinity of about 14.000. (more…)

Grèce: Open-bar pour la finance

Par Joël Perichaud, secrétaire national du Parti de la démondialisation chargé des relations internationales

7 septembre 2018

Le dernier des «plans d’aide» qui régissent la Grèce depuis 2010 s’est achevé le 20 août. La Grèce retrouverait donc son indépendance financière grâce à l’UE, au capitalisme mondialisé et à la «bonne volonté» de Tsipras.

Après trois «sauvetages» de l’Union européenne (UE) et du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) pour un total de 260 milliards d’euros, la Grèce croule encore sous les dettes (343 milliards d’euros, soit 180% du PIB). Elle devra, bien sur, les rembourser, avec leurs intérêts colossaux. De nouveaux profits en perspective pour les créanciers.

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Genocide of the Greek Nation

by Paul Graig Roberts

The political and media coverup of the genocide of the Greek Nation began yesterday (August 20) with European Union and other political statements announcing that the Greek Crisis is over. What they mean is that Greece is over, dead, and done with. It has been exploited to the limit, and the carcass has been thrown to the dogs.

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How Greece Became A Guinea Pig For A Cashless And Controlled Society

As Greece moves closer to becoming a cashless society, it is clear that the country’s attitude towards cash is reckless and dangerous. The supposed convenience of switching to a cash-free system comes with a great deal of risk, including needless overreach by the state.

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Greece is being used as a guinea pig not just for a grand neoliberal experiment in both austerity, but de-cashing as well. The examples are many, and they have found fertile ground in a country whose populace remains shell-shocked by eight years of economic depression. A new law that came into effect on January 1 incentivizes going cashless by setting a minimum threshold of spending at least 10 percent of one’s income via credit, debit, or prepaid card in order to attain a somewhat higher tax-free threshold.

Beginning July 27, dozens of categories of businesses in Greece will be required to install aptly-acronymized “POS” (point-of-sale) card readers and to accept payments by card. Businesses are also required to post a notice, typically by the entrance or point of sale, stating whether card payments are accepted or not. Another new piece of legislation, in effect as of June 1, requires salaries to be paid via direct electronic transfers to bank accounts. Furthermore, cash transactions of over 500 euros have been outlawed.

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Two Years After Resounding “No” Vote, Greece Still Says “Yes” To Austerity

Privatization, high taxes and the slashing of cherished public-sector salaries and pensions are the price Greece has paid for accepting the loans that have kept the country in the Eurozone. Its citizens are the ones now paying the price for the costly missteps made by its leaders.

Greece Homeless

A homeless person changes clothes outside a bank in central Athens. Nearly one-in-four Greeks are unemployed and receive no benefits. Poverty rates have surged here since the start of the crisis in late 2009, with nearly 36 percent of the country living in financial distress.

It has become an increasingly common sight on Greek streets, even in formerly prosperous neighborhoods. Elderly—and sometimes not so elderly—individuals rummaging through rubbish bins in search of scraps of food to eat. Beggars are now practically a universal sighting in Athens and other large cities.

More and more young Greeks are migrating abroad by the day, contributing to a “brain drain” that has totaled approximately 500,000 individuals since the onset of the crisis. In my neighborhood in central Athens, several parked cars are filled to the brim with a life’s worth of possessions, packed in boxes by individuals who have likely lost their homes and livelihoods and who now call their automobiles home. Everywhere, abandoned cars and motorcycles rust away on curbsides and sidewalks.

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