Greece

We are working together with Jubilee Debt Campaign to stand with Greece’s people against the brutal austerity policies that are being inflicted on them. In particular, we want to support initiatives like the Greek Debt Audit, which provides hope for people across Europe and the world. By examining and making democratic decisions on debt, we can stop international economic policies being driven by the interests of financial elites, and help create a more humane and rational economic policy.

Greece’s people have suffered from some of the most brutal austerity policies carried out in modern Europe. This has not been ‘necessary pain’ designed to return the economy to balance. Today Greece’s debt is far higher than it was at the start of the economic crisis. How can this be? Because Greece was lent money simply to repay the reckless and corrupt loans of European banks.

Just like the people of Asia, Africa and Latin America before them, the Greek people have been sacrificed so the banks can continue to profit.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Alternative policies are possible. That’s why the current Greek government frightens European elites so much. If we want the world to change, we have to support people who are proposing and trying to implement real alternatives. Please join our campaign today.   

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Nov18
The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, London, NW1 0PE

Discussion on Greece and lessons from international debt campaigns.

Sep07
Bohemia, 762-764 High Road, London N12 9QH

This is a monumental test for Europe. A site for a great ideological battles – one about the Goliath of neoliberalism faced with a David of good sense; another about the Euro and European integration.

Greece is for sale – and everything must go


19 August 2015

I've just had sight of the latest privatisation plan for Greece. It's been issued by something called the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund – the vehicle supervised by the European institutions, which has been tasked with selling off an eye-watering €50 billion of Greece's ‘valuable assets’.

Greece is about to be completely dismantled and fed to profit-hungry corporations

12 August 2015

Insight: Greece bail-out to beggar belief

19 July 2015

Greece stands humiliated at the hands of neoliberal fanatics


15 July 2015

No-one will be able to blame Alexis Tsipras for the destruction of the eurozone. Far from the militant leftist portrayed in the media, Tspiras has shown himself to be excessively cautious, making concession after concession in his desire to protect the Greek people from further impoverishment.

Jul15
German Embassy, 1-6 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8PZ

There is a demonstration at 6.30pm on Wednesday at the German Embassy in London. We will be taking the DROP GREECE’S DEBT giant letters so as always we need as many people as possible. We will be taking our DROP GREECE’S DEBT giant letters so as always we need as many people as possible.

Greek crisis: ‘Austerity politics rejected by popular vote, new path for EU,’ says UK analyst

6 July 2015

Why the Greek referendum is relevant to people living in Tory austerity Britain

7 July 2015

The Morality of Debt

1 July 2015

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Greece is for sale – and everything must go


19 August 2015

I've just had sight of the latest privatisation plan for Greece. It's been issued by something called the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund – the vehicle supervised by the European institutions, which has been tasked with selling off an eye-watering €50 billion of Greece's ‘valuable assets’.

Greece stands humiliated at the hands of neoliberal fanatics


15 July 2015

No-one will be able to blame Alexis Tsipras for the destruction of the eurozone. Far from the militant leftist portrayed in the media, Tspiras has shown himself to be excessively cautious, making concession after concession in his desire to protect the Greek people from further impoverishment.

In Defence of Greece: 6 Myths Busted

Greece may be forced to leave the Eurozone before the end of the week. As Syriza has been consistently represented in the mainstream media as an irresponsible and ideologically-driven leftist government, it is important to unpack the seemingly common sense arguments against Syriza.

Why I'm standing with Greece in Trafalgar Square this evening


29 June 2015

It’s all too easy, when you hear of markets in disarray and banks closing on the other side of the continent, to forget about the terrible human impacts of the crisis in Greece.

The economy is a gun

“The economy is a gun, and politics is to know when to pull the trigger.”

This quote, I am afraid, is not from Aristotle, but from The Godfather Part III by Francis Ford Coppola. It’s very descriptive of what has happened to Greece. The economy is a gun, it can kill; and that is exactly what it did in Greece.

Why we must stand with Greece


19 June 2015

In fighting against the most brutal austerity in Europe, the Greek people are engaged in a epic battle for the future of European democracy. All anti-poverty campaigners must stand with them.

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Why we are taking action for Greece, and other questions

June 2015

The bailouts which Greece was given have not benefited the people of Greece one bit. They have flowed into the European banks that recklessly lent the country money. Meanwhile, the financial speculators who created Greece’s woes are actually making large profits by gambling on this ongoing crisis.

We have joined a coalition of organisations in taking action against Greek debt and an end to the enforcing of austerity policies that are causing injustice and poverty in Europe and across the world.

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Ninety-Nine Issue 02

May 2015

This is the second issue of our supporter magazine Ninety-Nine. Features include:

  • Fight trade fightback! An unprecedented corporate power grab is sparking resistance around the world.
  • Nigerian farmers lose land in aid-backed project
  • Greece and austerity
  • Oaxaca street art hits London

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Our response to the deal with Greece being reached over the debt crisis.

Last night activists from Global Justice Now and Jubilee Debt Campaign projected “Cancel Greek Debt” in giant letters against the German embassy in West London, below a a mock-up of German Chancellor Angela Merkel  as the three wise monkeys (‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’). The series of projections also included a the slogan “OXI – no to Debt and Austerity.”

This morning we teamed up with Jubilee Debt Campaign to hold a solidarity protest at the ‘Elgin Marbles’ in the British Museum with a banner saying "OXI No - No More Looting - Support Greece"