Tuesday, May 11, 2010

“The People Of Greece Are Fighting For The Whole Of Europe”: Tariq Ali and Mark Weisbrot Discuss Greek’s Economic Crisis and the Popular Uprising

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"European Union and the International Monetary Fund have approved a nearly 1 trillion dollar package to stop Greece’s debt crisis from spilling beyond its borders into the rest of the eurozone. Stocks surged in Europe, Asia, and the United States Monday after EU leaders agreed to a 960 billion dollar package to contain Greece’s financial troubles. Meanwhile the austerity measures demanded by the IMF and the European Union as a condition of their loan are continuing to exact their toll. Greece’s two main unions have continued to hold protests against the reforms. In a statement one of the unions said, “The crisis should be paid by .. all those who looted public finances.” Last week nearly 100,000 people participated in a mass demonstration and a 24-hour general strike against the austerity measures....."

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