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EU deal with Greece/Betrayal of OXI ideal

by Astrid Essed Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015 at 3:17 PM

The die has been cast. The Geek prime minister Tsipras, who won the elections because of his promise to make an end to Trojka austerity measures, has capitulated, accepting the hardest EU deal with Greece ever. Shame on him and his party Syriza, which has lost every credibility. It's a horrible betrayal of OXI, plunging the Greek people in still worse misery. People of Greece, fight for Freedom!

EU DEAL WITH GREECE/CAPITULATION TSIPRAS/BETRAYAL OF OXI IDEAL



SEE ALSO



http://www.astridessed.nl/eu-deal-with-greececapitulation-tsiprasbetrayal-of-oxi-ideal/





Eleutheria ou Thanatos:

That was the slogan with which the Greek freedom fighters

liberated themselves from the Ottoman rule [1]

The same love for freedom [although that oppression was far more

barbarous] inspired the black slaves to fight against the monstrous

tyranny of their white masters. [2]

Less dramatic, but comparable in modern times, was the

choice of Greek prime minister Tsipras during his negociations

with the EU capitalists [the Europtop, ECB, EU countries] of

last week.

Capitulation or libeterty.

And unlike the brave Greek freedom fighters, Tsipras choose

for capitulation.

He let himself intimidated by the EU gangsters and has agreed with

even more strangling conditions then those because of which

the negociations were broken off at 28th of june. [3]

He issued a referendum against the 28 june EU proposals,

the Greek people voted ''OXI'' [4], making Tsipras uttering

the statement, that ''democracy cannot be blackmailed'' [5]

What a bitter joke:

A week later he himself was so ''blackmailed'', that he forgot

his ideals and the needs of the Greek people.

He surrendered to the worse EU loan condtions ever. [6]

With this treason, he and his Syriza party lost all credibility and

broke their election vows to the Greek people.

Was it not Tsipras, who promised to end ''austerity

pain? [7]

Well, he agreed with the most painful austerity plan

ever! [8]

And his beautiful words have blown in the wind.....

INTERNAL WEAKNESS OF SYRIZA IN EU NEGOCIATIONS

Syriza [Tsipras] started with fundamental weaknesses

in its negociating position with the EU:

The party didn't reject the Trojka [ECB,IMF,EU] austerity measures as such

but wanted a ''moderation'' at one side and simultaneously

staying friends with the EU creditors.

That didn't work, as 5 months negociations proved.

Because the hard EU austerity policy is also a question of power:

And of course, the mighty will not give away their power without

a fight.

Secondly, Syriza refused to consider breaking with the EU or the euro,

which weakened their negociation marge.

And instead of confronting the EU creditors after the Greek OXI,

and demanding loans which were fairly spreaded over poor

and rich and not only made the poor pay, he came with an austerity

plan of his own, which was approved by the Greek parliament with

little enthousiasm, while he shamelessly admitted, that he

broke his election vows. [9]

He remained begging for EU favours, not taking advantage

of the fact, that a possible Grexit was not in the interest of

the EU either [the domino effect on weak economies as

Spain, Ireland and Portugal, Greece under possible Russian or

Chinese economical influence, political unrest in Greece, which

could spread through Europe], but repeated his mantra, that

Greece would remain in the EU, whatever it costs.

''Well, the EU big shots said, ''pay the price'' and came with a deal,

which the Devil in Faust should not have improved them. [10]

Take into consideration, that the EU powers wanted to punish

Tsipras for his audacity to question the austerity policy. [11]



EU DIRTY DEAL WITH GREECE

”EXTENSIVE MENTAL WATERBOARDING”

So the EU deal with Greece is called [12] and I think they're right.

Not only this deal has been closed to put a blackmailing

knife on the throat

of Tsipras [Grexit or complete surrender]

But also to show who's boss:

Therefore the hard conditions, which imply neo colonialism

and bitter strangling of the Greek people.

For the neo colonialism part:

Relevant legislation [about banking and economic

business] must be showed to the Trojka [or financial institutions,

as this gangster group is called now], before even going to

parliament, which is, of course, a scandalous violation

of the Greek sovereignty:

Read with me

''“to fully normalize working methods with the Institutions [= de Trojka] (…) The government needs to consult and agree with the Institutions on all draft legislation in relevant areas with adequate time before submitting it for public consultation or to Parliament.” [13]

Regarding austerity measures:

Further cutting in the pensions, privatisations [demanded by the EU],

violation of social rights like the right to strike and better working

contracts. [14]

And that in a country, which already have been cutted heavily in pensions

and with very lows salaries!

HUMANITARIAN TRAGEDY IN GREECE

How was the humanitarian situation in Greece, before

this dirty EU deal of 12 july 2015?

Bad, bad, bad

With thanks to the EU austerity policy......

A grip:

Half of the population is living under the poverty rate,

one third is umemployed [two third of the younger

people], there is a lack of medicines and suicide rates

are high. [15]

And yet stricter austerity measures?

With which Tsipras agreed!

In an interview this man has the nerve to say, that adopting

the drachma ''would have devastating effects on Greece and particularly the poor.'' [16]

Of course Mr Tsipras, I almost forgot that now the Greek poor

are living in a welfare paradise!

Thanks to the Trojka and you as their accomplice.

Well, I wish you much success trying to sell

this deal of the Devil to the Greek people,

who believed your empty promises, Mr Tsipras!



GREXIT OR EU CAPITULATION?

We know the consequences of a Grexit [Greece to leave the

eurozone].

All ECB support to Greece stops and the banks will fall.

The banks can't go to the Greek government, which has no

money either.

No euro's anymore and the choice will be made for the drachma,

inflation, European products will be highly expensive.

Misery, misery, misery. [17]

But how the situation is now and in the future, under

EU domination?

Misery too and neo colonialism.



Besides, Grexit also has its dark sides for the EU:

I already mentioned the domino effect, and the EU fear,

that Greece will turn to Russia and China for financial

support and so under their influence.

So the EU also has something to lose and Tsipras,

with his obsession to stay in the euro, didn't even made use

of that.

If he had liberated the country of EU neo colonialism,

at least there was a proud population, taking their fate'

in their own hands and going their way, however hard,

And what now?

Further humiliation, poverty and the greatest danger of all:

That the neo nazi party the Golden Dawn will exploit the Greek

misery in its own interest, encouraging the feelings of

humiliation in a dangerous chauvinistic and racist direction.

Yanis Vafoukis, former Greek minister of finance, warned

strongly for this hugh danger. [18]



EPILOGUE

Tsipras has betrayed his ideals, election promises and the

poor Greek people. [19]

With his election victory, he promised a social and humane

Greece en undoubtedy with a good intention, but intentions

only are not enough in politics.

He knew from the beginning, that he had to deal with

hard neo liberal capitalistic EU politicians, gangsters, who

didn't care to plunge the Greek people further into misery, whenever

they could hold their economical power over Greece.

He did not fight fire with fire, but almost begged to stay in the EU/euro

and only wanted to limit the damage of austerity, not to question

austerity politics as such.

And when he played a good card, calling for a referendum, he didnot

take advantage of the Greek OXI, worse, he didn't keep his

promise, came with an austerity plan himself and eventually

let himself intimidated into the worst austerity plan ever.

The Greek have to fight with all measures, mass strikes,

mass protests and demonstration to prevent this EU Devil

deal will pass parliament.

And even when it passes, to ignore it and double the

struggle, even with arms, if necesaary.

That's the only way to establish a humane and social

Greece, with room for everyone, Greeks, refugees and

migrants.

A Grexit will be necessary, so be it.

Greek people, fight the EU criminals and Tsipras and co,

their accomplices.

For real freedom and equality.

Remember

ELEUTHERIA OU THANATOS!



Astrid Essed



NOTES



[1]



WIKIPEDIA

ELEUTHERIA OU THANATOS

[Freedom or death, written here in Roman

letters, not in Greek]



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleftheria_i_thanatos



WIKIPEDIA

GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_War_of_Independence



[2]



WIKIPEDIA

NAT TURNER’S SLAVE REBELLION

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_Turner%27s_slave_rebellion



[3]



EU DEAL WITH GREECE

EURO SUMMIT

12 JULY 2015

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/13_07_15eurosummit.pdf



[4]



''"We ask you to reject it with all the might of your soul, with the greatest margin possible," he said on Monday.''



AL JAZEERA

GREEK PM MAKES PLEA TO VOTERS AS DEBT DEADLINE

NEARS

30 JUNE 2015



http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/greek-pm-urges-vote-upcoming-referendum-150630023825053.html



THE GUARDIAN

GREEK REFERENDUM: NO CAMPAIGN STORMS TO VICTORY

WITH 61,31 % OF THE VOTE-AS IT HAPPENED

http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2015/jul/05/greeces-eurozone-future-in-the-balance-as-referendum-gets-under-way--eu-euro-bailout-live



CRIMES AGAINST GREECE



THE GUARDIAN

GERMANY WON''T SPARE GREEK PAIN

YANIS VAROUFAKIS/FORMER GREEK FINANCE MINISTER

10 JULY 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/10/germany-greek-pain-debt-relief-grexit



[5]



''Today, he says, Greece has proved that democracy cannot be blackmailed; Greeks have made a brave choice, and one which will change the debate in Europe.''

THE GUARDIAN

TSIPRAS/DEMOCRACY CANNOT BE BLACKMAILED

http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2015/jul/05/greeces-eurozone-future-in-the-balance-as-referendum-gets-under-way--eu-euro-bailout-live#block-5599958be4b032a39a3ba927





[6]



THE WORSE EU LOAN CONDITIONS EVER

EURO SUMMIT

12 JULY 2015

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/13_07_15eurosummit.pdf





[7]



BBC NEWS

GREECE ELECTION

SYRIZA LEADER TSIPRAS VOWS TO END

AUSTERITY ''PAIN''

26 JANUARY 2015



http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30978052





[8]



THE WORSE EU LOAN CONDITIONS EVER

EURO SUMMIT

12 JULY 2015

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/13_07_15eurosummit.pdf



[9]



Mr Tsipras said the bailout deal “entails many proposals that are far from our pledges”, but he added it was “marginally better” than the proposals put forward last month by creditors.”

BBC

GREECE DEBT CRISIS: MPs BACK BAILOUT REFORM

PLAN

11 JULY 2015

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33491452



[10]



WIKIPEDIA

FAUST

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust



[11]

THE GUARDIAN

GREEK CRISIS: SURRENDER FISCAL SOVEREIGNTY

FOR BAILOUT, MERKEL TELLS TSIPRAS

12 JULY 2015



http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/12/greek-crisis-surrender-fiscal-sovereignty-in-return-for-bailout-merkel-tells-tsipras









[12]



THE GUARDIAN

TSIPRAS FACED ''MENTAL WATERBOARDING'' TO ACCEPT DEAL



http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2015/jul/12/greek-debt-crisis-eu-leaders-meeting-cancelled-no-deal-live#block-55a2aca5e4b07fc6a121fc4b



[13]





EURO SUMMIT

12 JULY 2015

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/13_07_15eurosummit.pdf



ON THE EURO SUMMIT'S STATEMENT ON GREECE:

FIRST THOUGHTS

YANIS VAROUFAKIS

14 JULY 2015



http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/07/14/on-the-euro-summits-statement-on-greece-first-thoughts/



[14]



EURO SUMMIT

12 JULY 2015

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/13_07_15eurosummit.pdf



ON THE EURO SUMMIT'S STATEMENT ON GREECE:

FIRST THOUGHTS

YANIS VAROUFAKIS

14 JULY 2015



http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/07/14/on-the-euro-summits-statement-on-greece-first-thoughts/



[15]



THE NEW YORKER

WHAT AUSTERITY LOOKS LIKE INSIDE GREECE

31 MARCH 2015



http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/what-austerity-looks-like-inside-greece





THE GREEK REPORTER

6.3 MILLION GREEKS THREATENED BY POVERTY

25 SEPTEMBER 2014



http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/09/25/6-3-million-greeks-threatened-by-poverty/



THE GUARDIAN

OXFAM WARNS ON EUROPEAN POVERTY AND

SAYS GREECE IS IN A ''TERRIBLE STATE''

12 SEPTEMBER 2013

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/sep/12/european-poverty-oxfam-warning







[16]



''“I never had a plan B” the Greek prime minister said and added that adopting the Drachma would have devastating effects on Greece and particularly the poor.''

THE GREEK REPORTER

GREEK MP TSIPRAS INTERVIEW: ''A BAD DEAL

WAS MY ONLY OPTION TO SAVE GREECE''

14 JULY 2015



http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/07/14/greek-pm-tsipras-interview-bad-deal-to-save-greece/







[17]



BBC NEWS

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF GREECE QUITS THE EURO?

18 FEBRUARY 2015



http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31457991



[18]



THE GUARDIAN

GOLDEN DAWN WILL BE STRENGTHENED BY MORE AUSTERITY,

YANIS FAROUFAKIS WARNS

14 JULY 2015



http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/14/golden-dawn-will-be-strengthened-by-worse-austerity-yanis-varoufakis-warns



[19]



THE INDEPENDENT IRELAND

NEW PROPOSALS SEEN AS BETRAYAL AS OXI VOTERS ASK:

WHY DID WE FIGHT THEN

11 JULY 2015

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/new-proposals-seen-as-betrayal-as-oxi-voters-ask-why-did-we-fight-then-31368693.html

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