Londoners support Greek people


This video from London, England says about itself:

UK: ‘Merkel we’re coming for you’ – London rallies in support of Greece

15 February 2015

Over 1,000 people packed out Trafalgar Square on Sunday, to rally in solidarity with the anti-austerity, Syriza-led Greek government as they attempt to renegotiate a new debt deal for their nation with their EU creditors.

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

London rally for ‘game-changer’ Greece election

Monday 16th February 2015

LABOUR MP Jeremy Corbyn labelled Syriza’s Greek election victory a “game-changer” yesterday as thousands rallied across Europe in support of their anti-austerity plans.

He was among a number of MPs and trade unionists who joined in a show of solidarity with Greece’s new left-wing government after it came under severe attack from the European Central Bank and the European Commission last week.

London’s Trafalgar Square was the scene of passionate speeches including Labour firebrand Mr Corbyn and journalist Owen Jones.

Heralding Greek resistance to austerity, Mr Corbyn said: “The election result in Greece is a game-changer for the whole of Europe.”

Mr Jones echoed the sentiment telling a cheering crowd that “the people of Greece are not just fighting for themselves, they are fighting for you.”

The demonstration was called by the Greece Solidarity Campaign and Syriza’s London members, but was also attended by some trade unionists and various campaigns and left-wing groups.

Also speaking at the rally, young Greek activist Christos Giovanopoulos from the medical support network Solidarity For All said: “We understand that whatever happens in Greece depends not only on the Greek people, if we want to be successful we have to build an international movement.

“We have to bring the insurgency and the overthrow of the system everywhere.

“We should do altogether whatever it takes in order to give, to spread, the contamination of the revolt everywhere.”

Rome: 15,000 march in solidarity with the struggle in Greece: here.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis claimed yesterday that he was confident a deal with the EU over the country’s loathed bailout could be found. He warned that the February 28 deadline may be tight but “our strong stance, based on logic, will lead to an agreement, even at five minutes past the hour”: here.

A meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels to discuss the debt crisis of the Syriza-led Greek government broke up in acrimony Monday: here. And here. And here.

The European Union’s (EU) rulers and the bosses are determined to make sure last month’s Greek election counts for nothing: here.

A comment by Financial Times columnist Wolfgang Münchau, published on the eve of today’s meeting of the euro zone group of finance ministers, points to significant differences over German-led insistence that the demand of the Syriza-led Greek government for debt restructuring should not be met: here.

BERNIE SANDERS: GREECE HOLDS ‘THE FATE OF THE WORLD’ “The new Greek government needs support in establishing pro-growth policies which create jobs, expand their economy and enable them to pay down their debts. Demanding that creditors are paid before any of that is allowed to happen may come at a very heavy price for more than just the people of Greece.” [HuffPost]

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