Alexis Tsipras on the Cyprus bailout, speaking to the New Statesman
I think it’s unbelievable and self-destructive.
I believe that in the next few days panic will spread to the rest of southern Europe. It is a very risky choice they [the troika] have made, and it proves they have no understanding of the objective dangers facing the eurozone. They’ve chosen to have a Eurozone operating under their rule, with the people subjugated, threatened with blackmail like this. I think the only chance Cyprus has, like other countries, is if the political system rejects this blackmail. If they accept it, then there is no way back. Cyprus’s economy will be ruined, its banking system will bleed capital as depositors will fear a second haircut, and this will spread throughout Europe.
On the contrary, if Cyprus resists, and rejects this deal by protecting its banking system, it would send a strong message of trust and credibility to the rest of the southern European countries as well.
Painted mural of Toni Negri eating a pizza, on the side of Vesuvio’s Pizza, Lea Bridge Roadabout, Clapton. Below: source image
Public Order Min Dendias: “Collaboration of Golden Dawn with Hellenic Police has never been firmly proven so as to take action”#rbnews— spyros gkelis (@northaura) November 19, 2012
I made a Storify of tonight’s Greek parliament debate on the proposed new austerity measures - PM Samaras (New Democracy), opposition leader Tsipras (Syriza), coalition ally Venizelos (Pasok).
As one British soldier explained on the film, ‘I thought we’d come to liberate the ~~~~~~, but within what seemed to be a short space of time, we were actually killing them. And more to the point, actually, British chaps were dying in a cause that I couldn’t quite understand.’Guardian, 5 July 1986
This is a British political documentary produced in 1986 and shown for just one and only time in British television, thereby being BANNED, concerning the involvement of the British Government in Greece’s political affairs during and after WW2, that is argued to have been the main catalyst in the breaking out of the Greek Civil War, followed by American involvement in the Civil War Battle (in line with the Truman Doctrine).