Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

June 29, 2015

Greeks rally for “no” vote

Filed under: Greece — louisproyect @ 9:55 pm

From the NY Times:
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Greeks on Monday gathered in Syntagma Square outside the Parliament to support the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his call for a July 5 referendum on whether to accept proposals by European creditors that his government rejected.

An estimated 20,000 people, many waving flags and some beating drums and chanting slogans against austerity measures, rallied for a “no” vote that risks Greece’s exit from the eurozone.

The protest was peaceful, and had been encouraged by Mr. Tsipras’s Syriza party.


  1. It is evident that the Troika’s objective is the political destruction of Tsipras and Syriza, regardless of the cost to the EU. EU President Juncker told bald face lies in an attempt to get the Greeks to vote in support of the Troika.

    Comment by Richard Estes — June 30, 2015 @ 2:58 am

  2. What remains of the Left has failed Greece.

    Comment by purple — June 30, 2015 @ 11:05 am

  3. I think Syriza has done the correct thing thus far and cannot see what other choices they have had.

    They are correct to throw this open to the vote and would be even more correct to resign if the vote goes against them.

    Comment by Simon Provertier — June 30, 2015 @ 4:36 pm

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