Greek leader’s debt deal ignites revolt at home from austerity’s opponents
Source: WP | But by late Monday, it was becoming clear that the bailout that could save his nation might also cost him his job.
Tsipras had acceded far more than simple austerity, agreeing to what may amount to a fire sale of Greek utilities — or even plots of land on its famed islands — to help repay its debt. Coming from a man once seen as a leftist maverick who had pledged to free Greece from the shackles of financial injustice, the decision to surrender to European demands immediately sparked an insurrection within the unlikely ruling coalition of the far-left and the populist right. – Read More – WP
It Starts: Greeks Rebel Against Bailout, Risk Collapse
Source: Dave Stockman | Greece’s union of civil servants, Adedly, called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, and for a series of demonstrations, the first one tonight at Syntagma Square, just below the Parliament, and another one on Wednesday evening, when Parliament is expected to vote on the new, even tougher, and immensely hated bailout package.
The union for local government employees, Poe-Ota, also called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, the AFP reported. Two other demonstrations against austerity and the “euro” are planned for Monday night, one organized via social networks, the other by Antarsya, an anti-euro party that didn’t make it into Parliament. – Read More – Dave Stockman