What's New: Healthcare Protest in London, Ontario
Day of Action rally to stop hospital cuts and home care privatization in front of MPP Bob Chiarelli's office last June 12. Thank you to all our speakers and attendees who made the event a huge success.
What's New: No to fear: Greece's No protest as it happened
Rally for the No side this evening -- various different forces calling it -- in Syntagma Square, central Athens. The rally will be big and militant. But please do not over-read the size of it and so on. Our friends on the Greek radical Left were not born yesterday. They know that you do not win a plebiscite by spending time among yourselves talking to the convinced. You win it among the people.
What's New: A pig tale
What's New: The CLC stand in solidarity with the people of Greece
On behalf of 3.3 million unionized working people, the Canadian Labour Congress extends its solidarity to the people of Greece. On the eve of Sunday's referendum, the CLC affirms the inalienable right of Greek citizens to democratically decide their political and economic future, which governments and international financial institutions must respect.
What's New: What is really at stake in the Greek crisis
A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of a democratic alternative to austerity. The Syriza government of Greece incarnates that alternative, which is why the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) have allied with the IMF to exorcise the challenge it represents. With few exceptions, political parties of every persuasion have tacitly or actively supported the anti-Syriza coalition.
In The News Today
IMF says Greece needs extra €60bn in funds and debt relief
The International Monetary Fund has electrified the referendum debate in Greece after it conceded that the crisis-ridden country needs up to €60bn (£42bn) of extra funds over the next three years and large-scale debt relief to create “a breathing space” and stabilise the economy.
www.theguardian.com | 4 Jul 2015, 5:00pm
Greece: Only the 'No' Can Save the Euro
Greece is heading toward a referendum on Sunday on which the future of the country and its elected government will depend, and with the fate of the euro and the European Union also in the balance. At present writing, Greece has missed a payment to the IMF, negotiations have broken off, and the great and good are writing off the Greek government and calling for a “Yes” vote.
www.prospect.org | 4 Jul 2015, 4:00pm
Europe has declared war on Greece
Even as Tsipras signed the latest set of Greek proposals, the European institutions remained determined to subject him to a genuine humiliation exercise, demanding that he go still further, beyond what he could handle politically: it had become clear that his own party, his parliamentary majority and even a growing part of society were not ready to accept any more concessions.
www.versobooks.com | 4 Jul 2015, 3:00pm
Cultural rally for the 43 disappeared students
After nine months since that dark night in Iguala (Guerrero), thousands of people in Mexico City joined the parents of the 43 missing normalistas to demand justice. Shouting slogans in unison: “They took them alive, we want them alive!” and “now they must return the disappeared alive and punish those responsible!” the contingent arrived at the Central Alameda, near Bellas Artes.
leftvoice.org | 4 Jul 2015, 2:00pm
After Five Years of Devastation I Am Finally Bringing A Message of Solidarity And Hope From Greece
Some of you know many aspects of the consequences of the barbaric neoliberal austerity policies that have been imposed on my country. These policies have been imposed by foreign lenders consisting of the European Union Commission, the European Union Central Bank, and the IMF and internally, from the parties that used to rule our country for the last forty decades: the Conservatives and the Social Democrats.
www.alterinter.org | 4 Jul 2015, 9:00am
Rachel Dolezal and Andrea Smith: Integrity, Ethics, Accountability, Identity
The politics of racial shifting in anti-racist feminist organizing has been made anew in recent debates over the cases of Rachel Dolezal (formerly known as Black) and Andrea Smith (formerly known as Cherokee). I want to think-out loud -- through these cases together and the incredibly different ways that people have responded to them.
tequilasovereign.wordpress.com | 4 Jul 2015, 7:00am
Where did the Greek bailout money go?
Only a small fraction of the €240bn (£170bn) total bailout money Greece received in 2010 and 2012 found its way into the government’s coffers to soften the blow of the 2008 financial crash and fund reform programmes. Most of the money went to the banks that lent Greece funds before the crash.
www.theguardian.com | 4 Jul 2015, 4:00am
Seven years after the 2008 international economic crisis, Greeks are taking the international lead in saying ‘NO’ to the austerity governments and banks have imposed on the rest of us to make us pay for their greed. (Greeks are suffering from a more extreme version of the austerity championed in Canada by Stephen Harper, provincial premiers, and the 1%.)
This Sunday, Greeks have a referendum to determine whether to reject the European Union’s plan for deepening the austerity that has plunged their country into a depression.
Opponents of austerity world-wide have already rallied to show their support for the leadership of the Greek left in the international battle against global austerity. Now the residents of Ottawa-Gatineau have a chance to add their voices to the international chorus of support for Greeks in opposing the austerity of the world’s 1%.
Join us for a Rally and March on Saturday July 4th at 11 AM to show your solidarity with the NO (‘OXI’ in Greek) position in Sunday’s Greek referendum.
Called by the Workers Action Group of Solidarity Against Austerity (SAA).
11:00am, Saturday July 4, 2015
Greek Embassy 80 MacLaren Street, Ottawa.
Rally: No to Blackmail, Solidarity with the Greek People
Along with other actions of solidarity with Greece, on the occasion of the referendum in Greece, Québec solidaire, the Solidarity Committee with the Greek People, Alternatives and the Montreal metropolitan Regional Labour Council (FTQ) are organizing this coming Saturday July 4th at 10:45am, a solidarity action in front of the Greek Consulate at 1002 Sherbrooke West in Montreal, corner McTavish, facing McGill University.
The Greek government has called upon its people to decide by means of a referendum to be held next Sunday whether to accept or reject the austerity terms proposed by the « Troika ». We, the organizers of this solidarity action, call upon all to respect thefundamental right of the Greek people and the decision that will emerge from the referendum. The only possible solution to the crisis in Greece must be based on respect for the people’s choice.
PDF poster | Facebook event
10:45am, Saturday July 4, 2015
Consulat Général de Grèce à Montréal , Montréal.