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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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EPAM Warning: Greece in danger of being destroyed

Το ΕΠΑΜ προειδοποιεί για τον κίνδυνο αφανισμού της Ελλάδας

Communiqué

Greece is facing the worst period of its contemporary history and at this moment its very existence is under threat. Under a dangerous government of collaborators; with an absent parliament that does not take into consideration the expressed will of the Greek People ; confronted by a Europe that seeks to mortgage the country and her people for additional loans to implement a program that will destroy the Greeks , EPAM demands:

  1. The immediate withdrawal of the Greek Delegation from the negotiations to be preceded by a denunciation of the May 2010 loan agreement based on the articles 48-52 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
  2. The suspension of diplomatic relations with Germany and Finland.
  3. The exit of Greece from the Eurozone.
  4. The application by the Greek people of the article 120§4 of the Constitution.
  5. The practice of civil disobedience by all Greeks refusing to pay any form of tax.

This is the only way to avoid the violence and civil strife being prepared for us as the final coup de grace.

In this grave situation EPAM is making every effort towards the relief of the suffering Greeks.

EPAM Political Secretariat

Athens, July 11, 2015

Translation : EPAM Abroad

EPAM warnt vor der Gefahr der Vernichtung von Griechenland

Το ΕΠΑΜ προειδοποιεί για τον κίνδυνο αφανισμού της Ελλάδας

BEKANNTMACHUNG 

Griechenland durchlebt die schwierigste Zeit seiner neueren Geschichte und seine Existenz als Staat ist zurzeit bedroht. Mit einer gemeingefährlichen Regierung von Kollaborateuren, mit einem inexistenten Parlament, welches den Willen und das Votum des griechischen Volkes missachtet, konfrontiert mit einem Europa, welches verlangt, dass sich Griechenland und sein Volk verpfändet, um noch mehr Kredite zu erhalten und ein Programm umsetzt, welches die Griechinnen und Griechen vernichtet, fordert EPAM:

1.Den sofortigen Rückzug der griechischen Delegation von den Verhandlungen, nachdem sie zuvor den Kreditvertrag vom Mai 2010, gemäss den Artikeln 48-52 des Abkommens von Wien über Verträge, kündigt.

2.Den Abbruch der diplomatischen Beziehungen zu Deutschland und Finnland.

3.Den Austritt Griechenlands aus der Eurozone.

4.Die Umsetzung des Artikels 120, Absatz 4 der Verfassung durch das griechische Volk.

5.Die Umsetzung des politischen Ungehorsams seitens aller Griechen , indem sie keine Art von Steuern bezahlen.

Nur so werden die Gewalt und die bürgerlichen Unruhen verhindert, welche vorbereitet werden, um uns den Gnadenschuss zu geben.

In dieser schwierigen Situation unternimmt EPAM jede Anstrengung um die Schmerzen der leidgeprüften Griechen zu lindern.

Athen, 11. Juli 2015

Das politische Sekretariat von EPAM

Übersetzung : EPAM Abroad

Ψηφισαμε «ΟΧΙ» στη σκλαβια αλλα «ΝΑΙ» στις αλυσιδες μας

Original article : GREECE’D: We Voted ‘No’ to slavery, but ‘Yes’ to our chains

Από τον Μιχάλη Νευραδάκη στην Αθήνα και τον Greg Palast στη Νέα Υόρκη

Δεν ήταν έκπληξη το ότι οι Έλληνες με διαφορά 2 προς 1 απέρριψαν με την ψήφο τους το βάναυσο και οικονομικά παλαβό πρόγραμμα «λιτότητας» που απαιτεί η ΕΚΤ σαν αντάλλαγμα για το δάνειο για την πληρωμή των δανειστών. Με αυτό τον τρόπο οι Έλληνες υπερίσχυσαν μιας άνευ προηγουμένου εκστρατείας εκφοβισμού από τα ελληνικά και τα διεθνή ΜΜΕ, την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση και τα περισσότερα από τα πολιτικά κόμματα.

Αυτό που είναι εντελώς παλαβό, είναι ότι, ενώ ψήφισαν «όχι» στην λιτότητα, πολλοί Έλληνες θέλουν να μείνουν αλυσοδεμένοι στο ευρώ, στο αίτιο των δεινών μας. (more…)

GREECE-THE EU-THE BRICS

Speech of Ambassador ad H. Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos at the Schiller Institute, Frankfurt, April 29., 2015

Deutsch

Three were the reasons that made Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis push for the accession of Greece to the EEC in 1975, as it was then called. The first was to consolidate democracy in a country that had just come out from a catastrophic seven year military dictatorship. It should be recalled that the then democratic EEC had countered the dictatorship with every means possible and particularly by freezing the Association Agreement it had with Greece and the Financial Protocol. NATO, on the other hand, had supported the Junta. The second reason was to protect Greece against Turkey that had invaded Cyprus in 1974 and the third was to advance the economic development of the country.

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GREECE – AFTER THE ELECTIONS

Syriza’s victory, although not massive, was indeed of historic importance. After 4 years of harsh austerity and humiliations the people finally got rid of PASOK (socialists) and Nea Dimokratia (conservatives), who have been in power since 1974 and have literally looted the country. Syriza’s victory is certainly not the solution to the problem but a necessary step towards the solution.

Greece since 2010 is an occupied country by the IMF, the BCE and the EE through colonial (more…)