Share on Google Plus
  2
Share on Twitter
  2
Share on Facebook
  4
Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon
  27
Tell A Friend 35 Shares     
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Article Stats
1 comment

General News

Greece: EU President Calls for "Federation of Nation-States": Is Greece the Example?

Become a Fan
  (6 fans)
By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 5 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 2   Must Read 1   News 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

StopCartel TV broadcasts live from Athens, Greece weeknights @ 6 pm Athens time. The following post is a loose transcript of the 12 September 2012 broadcast.


By greydogg and snake arbusto, 99GetSmart

- Several rallies and marches are taking place in Central Athens this week in the latest battle against severe austerity measures and wage cuts.

On Wednesday, teachers gathered in Central Athens for a rally and march.

Nikos Papachristos, the President of the High School Union, told reporters, "The budget cuts for schools are 50% this year. There is a lack of teachers and with salaries of 629 -- a month for new teachers, we cannot talk about modern education. We are fighting for the rights of the Greek citizens.

Today teachers, doctors, citizens of Athens have united together. We must protest against these policies that are killing our future. We are going to escalate our actions in the coming period in order to overthrow this wide attack against our lives."

Doctors and hospitals are on a 24-hour strike. The center of Athens was closed for several hoursbecause there were five different marches.

The President of the Public Servants Union of Greece, Kostos Tskirikas, made comments to reporters, "We must not permit the Troika regime to devastate the social state with the destruction of public services, and particularly education, health and social security. The battle will continue until we are victorious."

Dimitris Georgakopoulos, a member of the Administration of the Union of Municipal Workers, told reporters, "We have decided that at the moment the government submits the new round of austerity measures to Parliament, we call on all citizens of Greece to come out into the streets to protest."

Postbank and Post Office workers also held a rally in front of the Greek Parliament building in Syntagma Square.

------------

- The Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, aka "Mr. Nothing,' made statements today, "In the past, Greece has never had the luxury of divisions. The common way of thinking is the formation of a very strong national front in light of the challenges we are facing."

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras responded, "Our country, despite the very serious economic crisis we are experiencing, has a very significant geopolitical dynamic. We will not allow the present circumstances to risk our sovereign rights."

------------

- A member of the European Parliament, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, made statements concerning the catastrophic situation in Greece on the floor of the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5

 

99GetSmart.com

Linda Ross aka greydogg is a blogger at 99GetSmart
Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Greece: Hospitals are running out of medicines, wildfires rage" but the "danger" is Alexis Tsipras

The Troika Takes Two More Victims; the Coup Regime sells off Greek Property

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TRAINING--HOW TO DISARM A POLICE OFFICER

EXIT POLL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WISCONSIN RECALL ELECTIONS

YOUR DAILY LAMA

A Country For Sale

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

no text... by Laura Stein on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 4:49:56 PM