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Bristol - Event Notice
Wednesday June 13 2012
Start Time: 07:00 PM
Bristol SEP public meetings Defend the Greek working class For the United Socialist States of Europe
bristol | miscellaneous | event notice Thursday June 07, 2012 12:32 by World Socialist Website rrkelly66 at gmail dot com
Greek workers are suffering the greatest decline in living standards since the Nazi occupation. Unemployment is above 20 percent and 50 percent for youth. Wages have been slashed by up to 50 percent and pensions, education and health care decimated.
What is being enforced in Greece by the troika—the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank—is a social counterrevolution. For the international financial aristocracy, Greece is a testing ground for measures that are to be rolled out across Europe, as the economic crisis spins out of control and the world is plunged into a depression worse than the 1930s.
Europe’s workers must rally to the defence of their Greek brothers and sisters.
Greece shows what is in store in Britain. To date less than 10 percent of the austerity programme of the Conservative/Liberal government has been implemented. Far worse is to come.
It also points to the crisis of leadership facing workers everywhere. In Greece widespread hostility to the troika is being sidelined into appeals for clemency from these same reactionary bodies, even while they demand their pound of flesh is paid whatever the costs and Greece’s rulers prepare for police/military repression.
What is required in Greece and throughout Europe are workers’ governments that will put an end to the rule of the bankers and corporate bosses. But this requires a struggle against the EU and all its governments by workers throughout the continent for workers’ power in a United Socialist States of Europe.
Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m.