Greek journalist arrested over exposing politicians’ alleged tax evasion

from RT

Greek police have arrested one of the country’s top journalists, after his publication Hot Doc released the so-called ‘Lagarde list,’ containing the names of some 2,000 Greeks with funds hidden in Swiss bank accounts.

The police arrested Kostas Vaxevanis, the owner and editor of Hot Doc, during a live radio interview on Sunday. “They’re entering my house with the prosecutor right now. They are arresting me. Spread the word,” Vaxevanis tweeted.

He is due to appear in court on Monday to answer charges of privacy violations from publishing the list of names, which dates to 2007. “Instead of arresting the tax evaders and the ministers who had the list in their hands, they are trying to arrest the truth and free journalism,” Vaxevanis said in an interview.

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Spanish Townsfolk, Our Monster: Now What Are We Going to Do About It?

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE 3:The French, Spanish and Greek governments all announced multibillion-euro austerity plans yesterday in the face of massive popular opposition.”

UPDATE 2: Slavery in the UK. The unemployed are being forced to work for major British corporations, for free, just so they can continue to receive their unemployment benefits. This plan is the same as one attempted here in the states, one that still has a great deal of support in congress. Imagine the profits retailers could pocket if they got free seasonal workers during the holiday buying season.

UPDATE: In Dubai, one of our close economic allies, they call slave owners “sponsors” and fine their slaves if they attempt to take their own lives when the desperation of their true situation becomes too unbearable to live with.

I found myself thrown away and I thought of my poor family back home. I felt desperate and decided I should die,” she said. The National

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While Americans cheer for the return of  zebra striped officials to the NFL games today, the Spanish, the Greeks and many others across Europe are fighting for their very lives and the freedom to determine the quality of them on their own. Our apparent lack of concern is understandable when you consider that what they are desperately struggling against is in a large part, our creation. Not only is Dr. Frankenstein disinterested in the harm his creation inflicts on the people around him by choice, but the townsfolk themselves willingly turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the cries of their neighbors in nearby villages just so long as the monster feeds elsewhere.

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Austerity kills: Greek Martyrs and the Economic Hitmen in Michigan

by Scott Creighton

Sooner or later, we are all Dimitris Christoulas.

Dimitris Christoulas picked a tree in a park in central Athens by the nation’s parliament. It took him 77 years to get to that point, to pick that tree. He sat down next to it, sat in the shady side at 9am in the morning as people were bustling back and forth getting on with the business of starting their day. Dimitris pinned a note to himself, some say he shouted a comment, others say he said nothing.

In Detroit yesterday the city council voted 5-4 to enter into an agreement with the state of Michigan to radically change the city and the way it works due to pending financial hardships which were brought on by the deliberate controlled demolition of the economy of the United States by the banks and huge financial houses whom we have poured money into ever since.

There’s a connection and it’s not pretty.

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Video of brutal crackdown on Tahrir Sq protesters in Cairo

Protesters and police clash amid largest Greek strike

and read this article from the New York Times

Greece Moves Forward on New Austerity Bill

“When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty” – Jefferson

COMING SOON … TO A SQUARE NEAR YOU

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In North America The Right to Dissent is Being Rescinded

“one of the things we point out in the book is that this stuff starts by the police and the military (and intelligence ops) months if not years before the demonstration. It includes infiltrating ALL of the organizations or many of the key organizations who are organizing the demonstrations… they infiltrate people into those groups”   Ratner

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DEBTOCRACY (FULL – ENG Subs)

Neoliberalism is a crime, it’s a crime against humanity, and it is the now the established religion of the elite and political classes.

As is pointed out in this film, even if this odious debt we face here is in fact completely legitimate, which of course it is not, but even if it is, it is immoral and illegal to kill a nation’s own people in order to pay it off. And that’s exactly what they are doing when they attack the social safety net, the public education system, Social Security, and the health care policies of America.

“What they are in effect saying is that they are going to default in their obligations to the Greek people. And I don’t understand how a social democratic, socialist popularly elected government can turn to it’s own voters and say “we are going to default on you rather than defaulting on the financial institutions”

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