Greek Leftist Leader in April 2015: Tsipras Will Cave In and Accept Austerity in July; Germany Will Create A “Credit Event” Against Greece

Greek Leftist Leader in April 2015: Tsipras Will Cave In and Accept Austerity in July; Germany Will Create A “Credit Event” Against Greece

Interview with Dimitris Kazakis, leader of the United Popular Front (E.PA.M). We discuss Tsipras, Varoufakis, the local oligarchy, how to save the economy, plans for political mobilization in the summer, Podemos, Ukraine, global capitalism and why he worked for a bank in the UK if he claims to be a socialist. The interview was conducted on April 1, 2015. Parts of the interview were published on TruthOut, while the audio of the interview is available here. Q. Do you think that the current government, as it is going now, do they have some kind of Plan B in mind or do you think they are they just trying their best? A.  I don’t think they even have a Plan A. In the first week after the elections they tried some general idea, like for example, the European Convention on debt issues. The European Union partner, especially Merkel and Berlin, rejected it so they [the Greek government] abandoned the whole idea. On the second level they tried to negotiate some kind of elimination of debt, nobody wanted it, and since they did not want to go into a confrontation with the lenders, they lost ground. Since 20th of Februay -that’s the commitment they have with the Eurogroup, everybody calls it the agreement of 20th Feberuary- the Greek government abided by the rules of the memorandum, of the loan agreement. So I don’t expect anything from this government. Q.  The agreement of February 20th had already many contradictions in it. It was obvious from the beginning that Greece could not satisfy both the Troika, also known as the Institutions, and the...
PressTV:  Greece’s bailout referendum

PressTV: Greece’s bailout referendum

Press TV conducts an interview with Roger von Hanwehr, the executive director of ArcXeon International in New York, and Joshua Tartakovsky, an independent researcher from Philadelphia....
The West Condemns Democracy in Action

The West Condemns Democracy in Action

  Photo from  https://twitter.com/myrevolutionrus The Pontiac Tribune, May 13, 2014 by Joshua Tartakovsky The referendums in Lugansk and Donetsk which took place yesterday on May 11, 2014 were met with wide criticism by United States officials and the Western media. What must we do with these Russians, they were probably wondering. Here they are, practicing democracy in broad daylight, even before we invaded them or are bombing them! Something must have gone terribly wrong. What kind of strange plot are they up to? After all, only Westerners know what democracy is and only we can determine outcomes by supporting an unconstitutional coup in Kiev, backed by violence of neo-Nazi Right Sector. Any deviation from the will of the unelected Kiev government must be condemned. In the referendum held throughout the regions of Lugansk and Donetsk, people came out to vote en mass despite the fact that various areas were occupied or under siege by armed mercenaries and the fascist ‘Right Sector’ National Guard. According to the Independent, 90% of residents of Donetsk and Lugansk took part in the voting process. 89% of the votes in Donetsk and 96% in Lugansk, were in favor of independence. In Krasnoarmeisk, the National Guard sent by the Kiev junta murdered in cold blood at least one citizen and wounded another. This crude attempt to terrorize citizens and forcibly prevent them from taking part in the democratic process utterly failed. The United States, however, did not find it necessary to condemn the violence unleashed on residents by the regime’s forces. Instead, it issued a declaration which said that “the referenda being planned for May 11 in portions of eastern Ukraine by armed...