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

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There is time to regroup and say no. Greek Constitution, which came into force in 1975 -- thus after the ousting of the right-wing military dictatorship -- and was last amended in 2008, has some very important protections built into it.

First, as to sovereignty. The Troika's first stumbling block is Article 1:

"1. The form of government of Greece is that of a parliamentary republic.

2. Popular sovereignty is the foundation of government.

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3. All powers derive from the People and exist for the People and the Nation; they shall be exercised as specified by the Constitution."

And all who would seek to undermine this popular sovereignty should beware. Article 120 provides a rather fierce rampart against "usurpation" of the Constitution, "in any way whatsoever":

"3. Usurpation, in any way whatsoever, of popular sovereignty and of powers deriving therefrom shall be prosecuted upon restoration of the lawful authority; the limitation from which punishment for the crime is barred shall begin as of the restoration of lawful authority."

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And Greeks may in some cases resist "by all possible means":

"4. Observance of the constitution is entrusted to the patriotism of the Greeks who shall have the right and the duty to resist by all possible means against anyone who attempts the violent abolition of the Constitution." ["]

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- Alexis Tsipras says the government-of-the-regime is trying to convince the Greek people that if they sell off all of the public assets for pennies on the euro, it will relieve the austerity measures.

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- There were huge protests in Spain over the weekend, as Prime Minister Rajoy officially announced that he will impose the same failed austerity policies imposed on the Greek people.

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