Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi: A coup in Greece: four difficult questions

ATHENS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 11: Members of the public take part in an anti-austerity demonstration in front of the parliament on February 11, 2015 in Athens, Greece. More than ten thousand people took to the streets of Athens in support of their new government, who are attempting to re-negotiate the terms of the country's bailout with EU finance ministers. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

A coup in Greece: four difficult questions
Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Verso, June 29, 2015

If one follows day by day the actions of the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, it is easy to describe the scenario: the global financial system is organising a coup d’etat in Greece. And, in order to implement it, it is starving and humiliating millions of people, and pushing them towards a humanitarian disaster that we never expected to happen in Europe.

When I was young I read in horror about people living in Polish or German villages who were pretending to ignore that women and men next door were killed with Zyklon B. In Italian, French and German villages today, we pretend not to know that a pogrom of continental proportions is hitting the Greek population.

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