by system failure
From the first moment of the current Greek government in power, we saw a storm of pictures and actions through the first week after the Greek elections, indicating that this government truly represents the people. (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2015/02/plutocrats-and-their-puppets-expose.html)
Yesterday we saw something unprecedented: thousands of people gathered in Athens and Thessaloniki, to show their support to the Greek government fighting to end austerity policies and destroy the neoliberal agenda. Until now, protests were against government, violent, with the police forces and the protesters transforming the center of Athens into a battlefield.
From the GreekReporter:
“A demonstration largely different from those Athens has seen in recent years took place today in downtown Athens’ Syntagma Square. The rally was called for 6.00 pm and was organized through social media. It was the first pro-government demonstration organized in Greece in recent years. Four years ago, in summer 2011 the Spanish-inspired movement of the 'Indignados' attracted thousands of protestors rallying against austerity measures in the same square.”
“Once again, the protestors’ request was the abolition of the austerity policies imposed upon Greece. The crowds gathered in front of the Greek Parliament in support of the new anti-austerity SYRIZA-led government’s efforts to renegotiate the country’s international debt.”
“It should be noted that police presence was null and it was the first time protestors could even reach the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the stairs leading to the Greek Parliament, as the iron fence that was installed there for years has been removed by the new government. Similar peaceful demonstrations were held in other major Greek cities.”
Meanwhile, the Germans appear that they seek a decent exit from the dead end which they created and Varoufakis gave them one: he stated that the Greek government essentially agree with the 67% of the program imposed by the Troika.
Of course, this 67% in reality is not measurable. It may be 57% or 47%, or 30% etc. Or, it may be a percentage of quality characteristics, meaning that what's important right now is a fight against corruption in Greece. Schäuble and the German leadership hypocritically declare that the corruption is a major issue which must be dealt, but they do not say anything about Siemens scandal and other German companies related to the Greek politicians of the past years.
The important thing now is that the IMF program in Greece has been terminated and they know it. The Greek government began aggressively to stop austerity and apply its own agenda so that to force Troika to start the real negotiation. It is a smart tactic showing also the determination of Greece right now.
However, the battle is peaking now. In case that banksters will risk to pull the rope to the edge, ECB will cut the last funding source through the ELA mechanism. (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2015/02/banksters-threaten-greece-through-ecb.html) Therefore, Greece should be prepared for the last defence line: return to national currency.