Thursday, 25 June 2015

Democratic denial in Greece promoting austere policies that will cost lives

What we are seeing in Greece is the demolition of democracy in the name of neo-liberalism . The European powers and financial institutions (the IMF) are dictating to a democratically elected government what they will and won’t accept as conditions for debt relief. They will accept austerity measures, like cuts in pensions and public services, that hit the weakest and most vulnerable hardest but not higher taxes on the rich. Sound familiar.
The disciples of neo-liberalism are quite brutal, they have no regard for the sanctity of life. In Greece the measures are likely to shorten many lives, just as the same approach here has hit the disabled who have had benefits cut and removed. These policies are costing lives

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