Tweet by Beppe Grillo, leader of Italy's 5 Star Movement
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are expressing their outrage at the fascist elites' attempt to steal Greek sovereignty at #ThisIsACoup. Check it out, you don't have to have an account there to read the messages, it's eye opening and jaw dropping at the same time.
Highly respected economist Micheal Hudson's excellent interview on Greek privatizations and odious debt frames tomorrow's vote in Athens [see video below or read transcript here]. In part Hudson says, "...the European Central Bank has taken what is very nearly a fascist position. It says what we're after isn't the collective debts. We know Greece can't pay, out of the--it can't earn the money to pay that debt. What it can do is sell off its islands, it can sell the Parthenon. It can sell its land. It can sell its gas rights in the Aegean. It can sell its radio stations and television stations. It can sell its roads to people that we appoint.
Raúl Ilargi Meijer of The Automatic Earth, now writing from the street in Athens, says:"The people here in Greece are being forced to pay for years for something they were never a part of, and that they never profited from. The profits all went to a corrupt elite."
IMO the Parliament will first, instead of voting on the capitulation directive, call for a vote of non-confidence in SYRIZA and Alexis Tsipras will resign. New snap elections will be called and the Germans will be told to shove it. The thousands gathered in the streets all across Greece tomorrow will raise a collective cheer so loud the EU will tremble.
The Germans have made a terrible mistake, whether or not the mostly upper middle class Greek Parliament accepts Germany's terms of surrender. the Greek people will not comply. For the third time in a century the Germans have set in motion the forces that will split Europe, this time between haves and have-nots, As Varoufakis and most observers agree, before it was tanks, this time it's banks, but the results will be the same. Long live the resistance, long live an independent Greece.