Monday, 28 April 2014

Greece Solidarity Campaign - April 2014 update

Greece Solidarity Campaign - April 2014 update

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Music Against Fascism - 5 May live music at Charlie Wrights, Pitfield Street N1 

Anti Fascist Action for Greece have organised a night of live greek hip hop, blues, reggae and ceilidh music not to be missed!  Tickets on the door: £5 Proceeds will go to "Solidarity in the West of Athens" campaign, and to the survivors of Farmakonisi tragedy. More info

 
Cooking the books (again) - the truth behind 'recovery'

The Greek Government and the Euro Commission use dodgy accounting to hide the dire state of Greece’s public finances. In truth the economy has shrunk by 23% and national debt stands at 170% GDP. See reports in the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal 
Austerity Europe - their vision for Greece 

The European Commission are planning  further cuts in public spending in Greece of €7.7 billion in the next 4 years. Read more.

A plan called Greece 2021 submitted by Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras to the Euro Working Group in Brussels promises more privatisation and cuts in tax for big corporations. Read more 

 
The Greek people choose the alternative 

Radical anti-austerity party Syriza is ahead in most the major latest polls in Greece for the local and European elections next month.

Manolis Glezos will be amongst Sryiza's Euro candidates . The GSC was set up following an open letter calling for international solidarity with the Greek people by Glezos and Theodorakis in 2012

 
Anti racists on the march

Last month, thousands of trade unionists, migrant workers and anti-austerity protesters took to the streets of Athens to march against racism and fascism. See video report

One week later Greek PM faced calls to resign after his top adviser was caught on film apologizing to Golden Dawn for the public inquiry into the fascist party. Read more

 
National strike action in Greece

Last month Greece's state and private sector unions took part in a national strike against austerity as part of a build up of public opposition. See video report. 

Just ahead of the strike, Unite and the GSC hosted a visit by health union organiser, Vivi Paschali 

 

 
From Skouries to Athens, the struggle of Greek women against austerity

Women in Greece are hit disproportionately byausterity, experience a rise in violence in the home and from the state and lead the battle to resist. 



 
A law unto themselves - shocking new report into Greek police

New research by Amnesty catalogues the culture of racism, violence and systematic human rights abuses by the Greek police, and highlights the lack of political will by pro austerity politicians to do anything about it.

The Amnesty report follows the investigation into the police links with Golden Dawn. 

 
Greek child poverty grows with the crisis of 3 mill uninsured say global charities

A new Unicef report show over a third of all children in Greece are now at risk of poverty. Doctors of the World say rising unemployment means 3 million people have no access to the health care system. See Medical Aid to Greece 
How to build an anti austerity movement! 

There have been over 20 thousand organised public protests on the streets of Greece since pro austerity politicians signed the first memoranda with the Troika in 2010. There have been an average of 4.5 protests in the capital each day. The figures were released by the Greek government. Read more. 

 
No more austerity - demand the alternative London 21 June 
The Greece Solidarity Campaign is a founding signatory to the Peoples Assembly. Join us on the national demonstration for the alternative. Find out more. 
 
Support the campaign 

Greece is in the frontline of austerity. The GSC organises to spread awareness, facilitate links, challenge misconceptions, and provide practical solidarity. It is open for individuals to join and organisations to affiliate. Find out howShare this bulletin, link with us on Facebook
 
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