Sunday, 23 March 2014

Greece Solidarity Campaign - March 2014 update

Greece Solidarity Campaign - March 2014 update
Tribute to Tony Benn

Tony Benn was the President of the Greece Solidarity Campaign, which he founded in February 2012.

He was a tireless campaigner for peace and social justice and a constant source of encouragement. His death a week ago is sorely felt by all of us.

Read more including Tony's message of support read out at Syriza's founding conference 2013
Vivi Paschali, Greek hospital union organiser visits London

For the last few days Vivi Paschali, joint union conveynor for Evanelismos, Greece's largest public hospital  has been speaking at meetings and rallies in London, as a guest of Unite London and Eastern Region and the GSC.

Pictured here taking part in the budget day protest at Downing St. See more on Facebook 
Greek Health Minister confronted in London

The Greek Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis speaking in London on 16 March was confronted by an angry audience.

Zoe Mavroudi, maker of the film ‘Ruins’, confronted the Minister with the facts of the health of Greek people under his policies.

Read more and see Zoe Mavroudi in action

Health crisis in Greece - new research in the Lancet

Academics from top UK universities say the Greek government and the Troika is in denial about the health crisis in Greece as a result of unprecedented cuts in health spending

Read more including the full article in the Lancet
Teachers attacked by Greek riot police

Teachers, school cleaners and council workers were protesting job cuts outside a meeting of the TROIKA and government on 28 February. The riot police attacked them, hospitalizing 4 demonstrators including the President of the local authority union.  

Read more and see footage of the attack
Lagarde admits the Troika got it wrong on the Greek economy 

IMF Chief, Christine Lagarde admits the Troika applied the wrong economic solutions to the Greek economy.

Journalist Alex Andreo challenges  her claim that the most vulnerable had been protected. 

Read Guardian article here 
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Greece is in the frontline of austerity across Europe and a mass movement is resisting. The GSC organises to inform, make links, challenge misconceptions, and provide practical solidarity. 

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