The EU, the European Central Bank and the IMF Now Demand the End of Democracy in Greece

Today the heads of Greece’s two biggest political parties, New Democracy’s Antonis Samaras and Pasok’s George Papandreou, will meet a second demand by supplying written pledges to enact the cuts, no matter who takes power in elections in coming months, a government official in Athens said. If this actually happens it means the end of the world's oldest democracy-Greece.

During this morning's research of this distressing turn of events i read the article Greece: Your Money or Your Life. It is a must read. It sums up exactly what i'd love to be able to say, only far more eloquently. One excellent quote: "Americans [to which i'd add Canadians too] should be paying close attention to events in Greece. They are omens showing people around the world what lies in store for them when thieves in high places get their way." says volumes.

Another backgrounder is reading the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to the Greek parliament which is the terms of the new loan agreement being forced upon Greece by the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. It's chilling to realize that the banksters believe the people of Greece will so easily give up the freedoms their ancestors have so long fought for.

Finally, here's a link the some great pictures taken at the protests a couple of days ago. This May Day the city of Chicago may look very similiar when a big protest is being called for by Adbusters and planned by Occupy Wall Street when the G8 and NATO will hold a rare simultaneous summit in there.

Greece: Your Money or Your Life - The Greeks are ahead of the curve. At least they stood up and protested. Hopefully more people around the world will be like them instead of like passive Americans. Hopefully Americans will stop being passive before they end up like people in Greece.