A benevolent scholar of economic and political affairs in Greece could only but warmly greet the initiative of Mr. B. Viliardos and of http://www.analyst.gr, to initiate a public dialogue -demonized till today both from media and academic community, for the potential of Greece transitioning to a national currency, the feasibility of the project, the problems and the benefits that may arise. (more…)
As a result of the two day international conference hosted by EPAM and regarded “the Debt, the national currency and Democracy”, all of the participants decided to create a european movement against the economic crisis that the E.E. and the eurozone have generated.
1. What are your first thoughts on the matter after the Athens meeting?
Mainly finally you can try to directly and clearly the issue of the need for the recovery of national sovereignty, especially in some of its aspects (money, food, etc..) To carry out other measures, in the (more…)
* Ακτιβιστής, καλλιτέχνης, εμπνευστής και επικεφαλής της «ειρηνικής ισλανδικής επανάστασης» του 2008. Όταν η ισλανδική οικονομία κατέρρευσε τον Οκτώβριο του 2008, ο Torfason στεκόταν επί μήνες μπροστά από το κτήριο του Κοινοβουλίου και ρωτούσε δύο απλές ερωτήσεις: «τι συνέβη στην χώρα μας» και «τι πρόκειται να κάνουμε». Σιγά σιγά σχηματίστηκε ολόκληρο λαϊκό κίνημα, το οποίο εξανάγκασε σε παραίτηση και δίκη την κυβέρνηση της Ισλανδίας καθώς και τους επικεφαλής της επιτροπής κεφαλαιαγοράς και της εθνικής τράπεζας και επέβαλε την μονομερή ακύρωση του ισλανδικού χρέους και την δημιουργία νέου Συντάγματος.
* Activist & artist. The man behind the Icelandic Revolution! In October of 2008- when Iceland’s economy collapsed he kept standing out in front of the parliament buildings asking ‘what are we going to do about it ?. From there was built a popular movement that would grow to sizes as yet unheard of in the tiny Nordic country, forcing the resignation of the government, and of the leadership of the national bank.
Obviously, the sky will fall on our heads and crush us. Greece will become Enver Hoxha’s Albania or Kim Il Sung’s North Korea. Just as it was before we became member of euro-zone. If I remember correctly, Greece did not come into existence on the day euro became our currency. We knew how to look after ourselves before the almighty euro came along. We had international relations before the euro, and indeed far better and more profitable, with a wider range of countries. And despite the fact that the national currency, that is to say the drachma, was managed by governments whose main objective was to facilitate inward and outward speculation and increase of the so-called competitiveness (more…)