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Monday, 9 December 2013

Hundreds Mark Anniversary of Fatal Police Shooting in Athens

00 Greek protestors. Athens. 09.12.13

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Editor’s Note:

All the usual suspects in the Western media “blame Greece” for its present predicament. No one mentions the crook politicians from ND and PASOK who’re getting off scot free. No one mentions the Greek oligarchs with billions in offshore accounts. The amount of theft by politicians and tax evasion by the Affluent Effluent was overwhelming, even by the lofty standards set by the US Congress (the world champs of corruption, bar none, for decades, with no challenger yet in sight). Of course, the rich partied… the ordinary folk foot the bill… that’s the way of it in crapitalism. It’s soulless and corrosive godless greed of the worst possible sort… often, winked at by clergy, sadly enough. The support of “Free Enterprise” by the Lukianovtsy and the Potapov circle isn’t godpleasing… God DOES see and He DOES judge. The mill of Divine Justice grinds slowly, but it grinds exceedingly fine, indeed.

“They killed little Sara. This is what the Troika means”. If you support Austerity for the Little Folks, the Tea Party, or Free Market Crapitalism, you spit on the Lord Christ… no two ways about it. “They all had faces… they all had names. No one is forgotten… nothing is forgotten”… remember Sara every time you hear a rightie gasbag bloviate… close your heart to pity, close your ears, and oppose them with all your might. Such slimers don’t deserve the time of day…

BMD

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On Friday, police clashed with demonstrators in central Athens as thousands attended rallies to mark the fifth anniversary of a fatal police shooting of a teenager… a killing that triggered major riots in Greek cities for three weeks. Police sources said that the clashes on Friday injured four cops; they arrested 17 people for causing public disturbances, and detained a further 184 people for questioning. Several hundred youths hurled rocks and petrol bombs at police, burned two cars, and set fire to piles of garbage, after about 5,000 protesters held two separate marches. Police used tear gas, pepper spray, and stun grenades against the rioters. Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, died on the night of 6 December 2008, when a policeman fired his gun following an argument in the centre of the capital. Within hours of the boy’s death, thousands of youths took to the streets across the country. The riots that ensued were Greece’s worst in decades, seeing buildings and shops on major streets burned and looted in the capital. The riots occurred a year before Greece plunged into financial crisis, and protesters at anniversary events opposed the government and the “troika” of bailout inspectors from the EU, the European Central Bank and the IMF. Police remained on alert in several cities across Greece, including Athens, where they expect more protests Friday night.

In Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, demonstrations coincided with the funeral service for a 13-year-old Serbian girl… known only by her first name, Sara… found dead over the weekend. That happened after her unemployed mother tried to use a barbecue grill to heat their home, after they had their electric service disconnected. A medical examiner said that the girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Protesters gathered outside the church where the service was held, and chanted, “They killed little Sara. This is what the Troika means”.

6 December 2013

Elena Becatoros

Florent Bajrami

Associated Press

http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-mark-anniversary-fatal-police-shooting-203119831.html

 

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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Greece to Probe the Rich

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Greece’s Financial Crime Unit will check the income sources of 1,700 Greeks who suddenly became super-rich in the crisis years of 2010-11. Among them are ex-ministers, MPs, political party leaders, football players, doctors, and lawyers. Greek tax authorities have a special Elenxis system, which allows them to compare income, and taxes paid as well as reveal shadow accounts. The Crime Units will also check the assets of 54,000 Greeks who have transferred some 22 billion Euros (878.4 billion Roubles. 28.5 billion USD. 17.8 billion UK Pounds) to foreign banks since 2009.

3 December 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_12_03/Greece-to-probe-the-rich/

Editor’s Note:

Orthodox people… let’s keep this short… Paffhausen, Potapov, Dreher, Mattingly, Reardon, Whiteford, et al just go into orgasm over the Republican defence of the Affluent Effluent. Reflect on that… it’s in direct opposition to Our Lord Christ. The Greeks are starting to chase down the affluent rapists of the economy of their country… we should do likewise, starting with Willard Romney and Darrell Issa… I wonder what the above-named individuals would think of that?

Any road, 22 billion Euros is only 2,000 Euros per Greek (80,000 Roubles. 2,600 USD. 1,600 UK Pounds), and it works out to only 40,750 Euros (1.63 million Roubles. 52,700 USD. 32,850 UK Pounds) per capita for the cohort under investigation… I think that the really big boys are swimming away scot-free, and that the Affluent Effluent controllers of the rightwing New Democracy government are trying to assuage popular anger by allowing it to pursue second-tier tax cheats. However, if SYRIZA wins the next election (and it shall), watch for the flights to London to be packed to the gills… they’ve all bought flats in Belgravia next to Berezovsky and Abramovich just for that eventuality, y’ know (they’re greedy and corrupt, but they’re not stupid)…

BMD

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Ieronymos Criticises Berlin’s Handling of Eurozone Crisis

00 Bravo Greek Crisis. 07.12. Political cartoon

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On Friday, in Athens, Archbishop Ieronymos Liapis, the First Hierarch of the Church of Greece, criticised Berlin’s handling of the Eurozone debt crisis, adding that Greece won’t “sell off” its dignity, saying, “What kind of Europe do we want? A German Europe or a European Germany?” Greece’s most senior cleric spoke during a meeting with Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, a German state secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as with members of the Diakonie Federation of Voluntary Welfare. Ieronymos said, “We welcome our partners’ help, but under one condition… we must maintain our dignity. We have our own history and culture; we can’t sell it out”.

7 December 2012

Kathimerini

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_07/12/2012_473498

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Archbishop Ieronymos Liapis Sez: “Greeks aren’t Cheats”

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On Monday, the Church of Greece indicated that the debt-wracked nation was being stereotyped, whilst urging greater solidarity among the states of the European Union. Archbishop Ieornymos Liapis, the First Hierarch of the Church of Greece, said during a meeting of world Church leaders in Athens, “Greeks aren’t cheats or lazy”. Ieronymos also condemned a recent attack on the German Consul in Thessaloniki, but went on to voice scepticism about Berlin’s role in the Eurozone debt crisis, saying, “My question is simple… is this a fight for a European Germany or for a German Europe?”

19 November 2012

Kathimerini

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_19/11/2012_470689

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