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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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“The greek debt : a european tragedy” OR “What will happen to all EU-member states”

In French, subtitles in many languages (choose subtitle’s language).

This video describes the current situation in Greece and the future situation in all EU member-states!

 

Ο Λ. ΧΡΥΣΑΝΘΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΣΤΟ RT ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΤΕΤΑΡΤΟ ΜΝΗΜΟΝΙΟ (ΜΕ ΥΠΟΤΙΤΛΟΥΣ)

RT interview with L. Chrysanthopoulos on the new measures, May 18, 2014

 

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ΤΟ ΕΠΑΜ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΩΤΟΒΟΥΛΙΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΜΙΑ ΑΝΕΞΑΡΤΗΤΗ ΒΡΕΤΑΝΝΙΑ

Ο Πρέσβης ε.τ. Λεωνίδας Χρυσανθόπουλος, επικεφαλής του Τομέα Διεθνών Σχέσεων του ΕΠΑΜ, προσκεκλημένος του βρετανικού κόμματος CIB (Campaign for an Independent Britain) στο συνέδριό του στις 29 Απριλίου 2017, μίλησε για την κατάσταση στην Ελλάδα των μνημονίων, για το ΕΠΑΜ, το πρόγραμμά του και τις δράσεις του εντός και εκτός Ελλάδας.

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Requiem

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April 5th 2017, the fighter of democracy, justice and independence of his country (and of all countries) and former head of the Finnish antiEU party IPU (Party of Independence), Antti Pesonen, passed away after a tough battle with cancer.

Antti Pesonen participated in the International Congress organized by EPAM on 31.11 and 1.12.2013. In his speech he referred not only to the detrimental consequences for all the countries’ participating to the EU and the Eurozone, to their justice, equality, democracy and national sovereignty but also to – as he calls them – ‘imbalances’ (social, between the economy and civil society and between human needs and natural resources), and therefore, the resulting disasters and tensions in the dominant economic model of today.  He also stressed that the requirements imposed by this model for unbridled and virtually unnecessary growth, cause extreme destruction of the environment and, the waste of finite and irreplaceable natural resources.

His contribution to the International Congress follows : (more…)