Posts Tagged ‘austerity’

Donald Sutherland to fellow Canadians: “change the government”

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Donald Sutherland, while attending the Toronto International Film Festival, was asked about the Canadian federal election on Oct 19, 2015. Thanks to the Conservative government’s changes to the Elections Act, Sutherland as a resident of the US has been rendered unable to vote and he has been very vocal about it in the media, especially given his feelings about the current Stephen Harper government.

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Oxi to austerity

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

UPDATE July 5: Yes, it’s a no! Nai, it’s Oxi!! <3 See Paul Mason’s assessment.

Transcription of Alexis Tsipras’ speech tonight, July 3, 2105 in Syntagma Square in Athens. Tsipras is appealing to the Greek people to vote no—oxi—in the referendum on Sunday and thereby refuse more austerity in return for a bailout and yet more unpayable debt.

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Fellow Greeks… historic speech by Alexis Tsipras calling for referendum

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras‘ speech to the Greek people:

Fellow Greeks,

For six months now the Greek government has been waging a battle in conditions of unprecedented economic suffocation to implement the mandate you gave us on January 25.

The mandate we were negotiating with our partners was to end the austerity and to allow prosperity and social justice to return to our country.

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