British solidarity against austerity in Greece


This video says about itself:

New Greek government unveiled with radical economists in top posts

27 january 2015

Alexis Tsipras has unveiled his anti-austerity cabinet which is likely to cause some ripples in Brussels and Berlin.

Beginning with the all important Finance Ministry. It will be headed by Athens University Professor Yanis Varoufakis (53), a radical who described austerity programmes as ‘fiscal waterboarding‘.

He is the man charged with the tough task of renegotiating the 240 billion euros bailout deal and make a dent in the country’s 320 billion euro debt. He struck a defiant note yesterday.

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

‘Athens now capital of hope’ says lecturer

Friday 30th january 2015

MORE than 300 people packed a TUC rally on Wednesday night in solidarity with the new Greek anti-austerity government.

The crowd heard Syriza national committee member Stathis Kouvelakis speak alongside Labour MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Katy Clark.

Mr Kouvelakis said an electoral victory was not the end goal for the Greek people.

“Athens has been the capital of pain and suffering, now it is the capital of hope,” he said.

The lecturer also remembered the tenure of Salvador Allende in Chile and said neoliberal powers would spare no expense to smother the new Greek government.

HOWARD FINEMAN: THE LEFT IS COMING! “Greece gave us democracy and theater, and now is giving us a gripping new synthesis of the two: the dramatic, hysterical alarms of supporters of austerity. Facing slow growth and crushing debt, “Austerian” leaders in democracies such as Greece, Spain, France, the U.K., (and, until not long ago, Japan) clamped down on social welfare spending and eased regulation of business … In Greece, across Europe, and elsewhere, Austerians are responding to Tsipras types with apocalyptic warnings, many of which are overstated, comical, outrageous or just plain wrong.” [HuffPost]

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