“With an interest rate of 3.6% the International Monetary Fund has made a 2.5 billion euro profit from the loans to Greece since 2010… Out of its lending to all countries in debt crisis between 2010 and 2014 the IMF has made a total profit of €8.4 billion, over a quarter of which is effectively from Greece. All of this money has been added to the Fund’s reserves, which now total €19 billion.”
The first parliamentary meeting of the Greek Debt Audit Commission, initiated by the President of the Greek Parliament Zoe Konstantopoulou and coordinated by the Belgian professor and President of the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt, Eric Toussaint, took place today. The aim of this Commission, in which the citizens’ participation is crucial, is to find out whether part of the Greek public debt is odious, illegal or illegitimate. Zoe Konstantopoulou declared: “’People have a right to demand that the portion of the debt that the commission finds to be illegal be cancelled’”.
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Alain Badiou and Stathis Kouvelakis in conversation on Syriza and whether a radical break from the eurozone is possible.
In the frame of the International Conference “Freedom of Information under Pressure. Control – Crisis – Culture” (http://freedom-of-information.info/), solidarity4all.vienna is organizing the screening of the documentary “Ruins – Chronicle of a HIV witch-hunt”, with which we intend to thematize another yet example of the oppression and antidemocratic policies that are nowadays applied in Greece.