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Comment Is Free: In Greece, the painful start of the first advanced-democracy revolution by Matina Stevis
I was born and raised in Athens. As a journalist on the ground yesterday, one of the country's darkest days in its post-junta history, I had to answer those questions. But I won't here: I write this as an Athenian, not a journalist.


I spoke to a young municipal policewoman in her late 20s on Stadiou Street, a big road leading to Syntagma. She warned me to not go to the square. She broke down in tears and asked: "What have we done to each other?"


I am certain that Syntagma is the locus of the first advanced-democracy revolution we have ever seen. It is amorphous, apolitical, ill-guided at times and unguided mostly. It is painful and destructive, as all revolutions have been, and it's only just beginning.

Economics is politics by other means
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jun 30th, 2011 at 12:27:57 PM EST
She is right. The current system will go down ugly, but,  truly, we, (all but the banksters and their allies), have only two alternatives:

* Continue to watch the current bankster led pillage of our societies -- right down to their deaths,


* Take down this evil system and insist on better government. This will require dealing with the baksters and their servants. They should be happy if they receive more mercy than they have shown.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jun 30th, 2011 at 06:28:32 PM EST
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