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Forum Post: Syriza Shows the Power of Independent Organization

Posted 5 years ago on July 6, 2015, 6:43 a.m. EST by turbocharger (1756)
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You will never get the results like this while doing the same ol same ol. In theory it is very simple: the people organize something outside of the establishment and retake their power.

In practice it is much much harder. As we see -even on this site- the amount of hate and backlash from trying new options can be vicious.

But it is the quickest and most likely route to success. There really is no other choice.



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[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 5 years ago

There are those in the political junket who hammer away at people such as myself for attempting to create a Syriza here, claiming it is all about ego.

To that I would simply say: I you support Syriza then you should support what we do.

[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 5 years ago

Greece is also showing why the concept of decentralization is so important.

The minute they got wrapped up in the Euro, they were doomed. The minute they ALL got wrapped up in the Euro, they were doomed.

There are 600 million people in Europe. Much much too large to paint policy with a wide brush like that.

[-] 0 points by lugano (1221) 5 years ago

''Minister No More!'' by Yanis Varoufakis

July 06, 2015 "Information Clearing House" -

The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage.

Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too this historic rejection of the Eurogroup’s 25th June ultimatum comes with a large price tag attached. It is, therefore, essential that the great capital bestowed upon our government by the splendid NO vote be invested immediately into a YES to a proper resolution – to an agreement that involves debt restructuring, less austerity, redistribution in favour of the needy, and real reforms.

Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.

I consider it my duty to help Alexis Tsipras exploit, as he sees fit, the capital that the Greek people granted us through yesterday’s referendum.

And I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride.

We of the Left know how to act collectively with no care for the privileges of office. I shall support fully Prime Minister Tsipras, the new Minister of Finance, and our government.

The superhuman effort to honour the brave people of Greece, and the famous OXI (NO) that they granted to democrats the world over, is just beginning.


From: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42309.htm

[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 5 years ago

I fuckin love Yanis... this is all just proof that when people organize outside of the establishment, they get quick, radical results.

We aren't quite there yet here, but many of us helping to steer us in that direction.

[-] 0 points by lugano (1221) 5 years ago

Yanis Varoufakis is a force of nature and a true Left Intellectual ... who scared the ass off the chinless wonders of the EU, ECB & IMF - because he's a mathematician and economist with many books and papers to his name; whereas they are just double-talking lawyers, deifying Contract Law , on behalf of Parasitic Bankers - who create money out of nothing and then demand Real Wealth AND, ''Interest'' in return!!! The Tyranny of Fiat Money created by Private Bankers - is THE Struggle Of Our Times.

Publicly Owned Central Banks and Commercial Banks .. issuing Sovereign Money versus the continued tyranny of Venal Private Banks creating fiat-money by act of loans that is nothing more than the Magical Realism of Double Entry Book-keeping - is THE fight OWS and we all, are in, whether we know it or not! I have 3 Excellent Documentaries re.The Greek Debt Crisis to recommend to you. Links will follow later.