This video says about itself:
Thousands celebrate Greek referendum ‘No’ vote
5 July 2015
Thousands of Greek ‘NO’ voters continue celebrations into the night at a central square in Athens.
After blackmail and a coup against democracy in Greece by the European Union-International Monetary Fund fanatics, Prime Minister Tsipras railroaded draconian austerity and privatisation measures through parliament; against many of his own Syriza party’s MPs, and supported by the previous government parties, defeated in the January elections. Measures which Tsipras himself believes that will harm, not benefit the Greek people. They will benefit mainly a few German and other billionaires profiting from fire sales of Greek public property.
“The hard truth is this one-way street for Greece was imposed on us,” Tsipras said. The lenders had sent the message that in a country under a bailout there was no point in holding elections, he said.
From Greek Reporter:
SYRIZA Left Platform Announces New Party ‘Popular Unity’
By Philip Chrysopoulos
Aug 21, 2015
After the resignation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government and the decision for snap elections in Greece, the SYRIZA Left Platform announced the formation of a new leftist party.
The party’s hard leftists issued an announcement immediately after Tsipras’ resignation speech and the call for elections, in which they stated that the Left Platform will form a “wide, anti-memorandum, progressive democratic front that will go to the elections with the agenda to cancel all memoranda.”
The Left Platform also accused Tsipras for showing a new face in complete contrast with all the SYRIZA pledges and struggles.
According to the announcement, Tsipras signed a new austerity memorandum contrary to the people’s will and in absentia of SYRIZA and its members.
“The snap elections Alexis Tsipras decided, will be held in order to bury the proud “no” of the referendum. To bury the anti-memorandum struggles and anti-memorandum expectations of the people… Greek people are asked to put a noose around their necks and approve a new memorandum,” the statement said.
“The Left Platform, faithful to the SYRIZA commitments, consistent with the “no” of the Greek people, carries the flag of the struggle to get out of the crisis, for productive reconstruction and progress… The Left Platform will immediately form a wide, anti-memorandum, progressive democratic front that will go to the elections with the agenda to cancel all memoranda. To move toward the write-off of the biggest part of the debt… To cancel austerity in wages, pensions and social spending. To stop the sellout of Greece’s state property. To put the country on a new path of national independence, sovereignty, recovery and a new progressive course,” the statement concluded.
It is expected that the new party will be endorsed by a personality of great caliber such as Mikis Theodorakis or Manolis Glezos. Parliament President Zoe Konstantopoulou is certain to follow the “Popular Unity.” On the contrary, former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will most likely not join the new party. When reporters told SYRIZA MP Costas Lapavitsas that reports say Varoufakis will not be in the new Left Platform party, Lapavitsas answered, “Sometimes reports are accurate.”
Greece’s pre-election campaign has turned ugly before it has even officially commenced, with senior figures – including the former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis – rounding on the prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, for his governance of the crisis-plagued country. Breaking the wary truce since his surprise resignation the day after Greeks voted to reject austerity in a referendum last month, Varoufakis has lashed out at the leftwing leader’s policy choices, saying in an interview in the New Review that Tsipras had decided “to surrender” to the punitive demands of international creditors keeping Athens afloat. Instead of remaining faithful to the anti-austerity platform on which his radical left Syriza party had been elected, the young prime minister had allowed his ego to get the better of him and made a conscious decision to become the “new De Gaulle, or Mitterrand more likely”: here.
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