Defying Troika, Greece Chooses ‘Democracy Over Fear’ With ‘No’ Vote on Austerity
‘News outlets are officially reporting that the ‘No’ side has won a decisive victory in Greece, rejecting a bailout offer from foreign creditors that would have imposed further austerity and economic hardship.
Reuters reports that government officials “immediately said they would try to restart talks with European partners,” perhaps as soon as Sunday night.
‘”The people of Greece have stood up to the bully boys of the Troika and the violent imposition of their neoliberal policies,” said Global Justice Now’s Nick Dearden in a statement responding to the early results. “Our deeply unequal global economy relies on ordinary people having no real voice over economic decisions, so this ‘no’ vote strengthens the battle for a fairer, more humane, people-centred Europe.”‘
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