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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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ΣΤΗΝ ΔΥΣΗ ΑΠΟΜΕΙΝΕ ΝΑ ΛΕΗΛΑΤΕΙ ΤΟΝ ΕΑΥΤΟ ΤΗΣ

Του Δρα Πωλ Γκραιγκ Ρόμπερτς

Ιδιαίτερου ελληνικού ενδιαφέροντος και διδακτικής αξίας είναι το κατωτέρω απλό, ευανάγνωστο και παραστατικό άρθρο του δρα Πωλ Γκραιγκ Ρόμπερτς, που αναλύει την μέθοδο λειτουργίας  του ΔΝΤ, ως «μηχανής»  καταλήστευσης  του εθνικού πλούτου χωρών με εύπιστους ή εξαγοράσιμους ηγέτες. Ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον του  προσδίδουν οι ειδικές αναφορές του στην Ελλάδα, που καθιστούν  το άρθρο  χρήσιμο ίσως στοιχείο ενδεχόμενης μελλοντικής δικαστικής έρευνας του φακέλου  ορισμένων πολιτικών προσώπων, στον καταλογισμό ευθυνών για την θανάσιμη υπερχρέωση της χώρας. Πολύτιμη είναι και η εισφορά του στην ενημέρωση για την συνωμοτική συμφωνία ΗΠΑ-Ε.Ε. (Διατλαντικής Συνεργασίας).

 Ο δρ. Ρόμπερτς είναι ως γνωστόν Αμερικανός πρώην υπουργός, πρώην αρχισυντάκτης της Γουώλ Στρητ Τζέρναλ, συγγραφέας μεταφρασμένος σε πλειάδα γλωσσών και διεθνώς δημοφιλέστατος αναλυτής.

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Swiss citizens’ initiative collects 105,000 signatures, triggers referendum on Money Creation

The Swiss population will be the first in the world to vote on their banking and monetary system, thanks to the tireless efforts of a pro-Sovereign Money campaign.

The “Vollgeld Initiative” (Sovereign Money Initiative) has successfully managed to collect 100,000 signatures –  the number required to trigger a nationwide referendum on the issue. (more…)

Every Icelander May Receive 30,000 ISK From Bank Sale !

First They Jailed the Bankers, Now Every Icelander to Get Paid in Bank Sale

by Claire Bernish

First, Iceland jailed its crooked bankers for their direct involvement in the financial crisis of 2008. Now, every Icelander will receive a payout for the sale of one of its three largest banks, Íslandsbanki.

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