Greece announced a referendum regarding the measures proposed from European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund on the Eurogroup held on 26/06/2015. “Leaders”, self-determined as advocates of E.U. and euro, force discussion to a Grexit. We, the people of europe are standing with Greece. We call europeans to remain calm against the powers that want to divide us once more.


people already supported Greece

Stand with Greece

Joseph Stiglitz,
Nobel Winner in Economic Sciences

European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics

Paul Krugman,
Nobel Winner in Economic Sciences

So the ultimatum was, in effect, a move to replace the Greek government. And even if you don’t like Syriza, that has to be disturbing for anyone who believes in European ideals

Thomas Piketty,
Best-Seller “Capital in the 21st Century”

The sorcerer's apprentices who imagine that they will bring stability to the euro zone area by expelling one of their members in order to discipline the rest are extremely dangerous

Richard Stallman,
GNU free software creator

It seems to me that it is better to suffer by fighting and weakening one’s enemies than to suffer by surrendering and serving them. Thus, it seems to me that Greece should choose NO on July 5. No to the banksters’ ultimatum, no to their dominion, and no to their parasitism

Nicolas Maduro,
President of Venezuela

Fear not, Greek sisters and brothers, the path forward is to break the chains of international financial capital and the IMF, to free yourselves from the yoke that tries to consume the people’s blood, the people’s labor, the wealth of countries, that is the path

Gregor Gizi,
Leader of Die Linke

Your goal back then was to save the banks and now it is to take down the Greek government

Q What is the question of the referendum?

A The Greek people are asked to approve the latest creditors’ proposal (the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund) on the terms of an extended bail-out agreement. These terms consist of more austerity measures and structural reforms (deeper pension and wage cuts, TAV increase on basic goods, more privatizations of public enterprises, weakening of labour rights, etc) that will deepen the economic recession in Greece.

Q Why did the Greek government decide to call a referendum?

A Although Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had agreed on a softened austerity program in order to prevent the country from default, two days later the country’s creditors asked for more violent measures knowing that Tsipras could not accept them. These measures were given to him as an ultimatum. As the Greek government was elected to end once and for all austerity in Greece, they had no choice but to let the people decide on whether they want this agreement or not.

Q What were the lenders thinking?

A It was a “Come to the Dark Side” move. They said to him, “you either accept our proposal and implement austerity measures or your government fails and the country defaults”. It was a blackmail that could not be accepted by the Greek government.

Q How did the European governments, institutions and the IMF respond to the Greek government’s decision to call a referendum?

A Well, their first reaction was to condemn the Greek government’s decision. Then they took a more aggressive stance saying that this referendum is not about accepting the bail-out terms ; the Greeks are called to decided whether they want to stay in the Eurozone or not, they said. They distorted reality : if the ballot shows NO, they said, that means that Greeks want to exit the Eurozone. To put it simply, what they have been trying to do is to scare the Greeks so that they vote YES. The President of the European Commission was crystal-clear: No matter what the question is, he said, Greeks should vote YES. Democracy in action…

Q What is the position the other Greek political parties?

A Most of the parties in Greece adopted the creditors’ position saying that the referendum is about the country’s position in the Eurozone. We’re referring to the parties that have been implementing austerity measures since 2010, that is the Nea Demokratia (conservatives), PASOK and the POTAMI parties (social-democrats). These are the parties that are funded and supported by the national oligarchy that controls the Greek Media groups. Needless to say that all the private TV channels have a started a full-scale propaganda supporting the YES vote.

Q What will happen after a NO vote?

A The Syriza government will renegotiate the terms of a new agreement that puts an end to austerity policies once and for all and that secures a final, sustainable solution for the country’s huge debt. Having in his hand a strong NO vote from his people, prime-minister Alexis Tsipras will express to the lenders his people will for a final, viable solution that will stop the economic recession while keeping the country in the Eurozone and preventing a default.

Q What will happen after a YES vote?

A No one knows exactly. Alexis Tsipras has said that he will respect the electorate’s vote but he might consider resigning as he cannot implement an economic program that he finds socially disastrous. The creditors’ strategy will have won, the anti-austerity government will probably dissolve and the country will go to new elections. The forces of austerity in Europe win.

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