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The ECB Is Considering A Parallel Greek Currency | Zero Hedge

The ECB Is Considering A Parallel Greek Currency | Zero Hedge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today, to our dismay, we find that the ECB has not only considered a "parallel currency" alternative but for Greece this may be a reality before long. According to Reuters, the ECB "has analyzed a scenario in which Greece runs out of money and starts paying civil servants with IOUs, creating a virtual second currency within the euro bloc, people with knowledge of the exercise told Reuters."

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German FinMin Schaeuble: ‘Tsipras’ Govt Destroyed the Greek Economy’

German FinMin Schaeuble: ‘Tsipras’ Govt Destroyed the Greek Economy’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has accused the newly elected Greek leftist-led government for backsliding on reforms and destroying the economic progress achieved by its predecessors.
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Can a Bitcoin-style virtual currency solve the Greek financial crisis?

Can a Bitcoin-style virtual currency solve the Greek financial crisis? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There’s almost no upside to a eurocrisis. You become part of a rolling maul of politicians, journalists and economists ripping and gouging at each other, both in private and on Twitter. The only advantage of being there is that it forces you to think laterally about money. Soon – if the Greek crisis is not resolved – one of the most audacious pieces of lateral thinking ever could get a ...
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French Economist Piketty: ‘There is a Huge Hypocrisy Towards Greece’

French Economist Piketty: ‘There is a Huge Hypocrisy Towards Greece’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Internationally acclaimed French economist Thomas Piketty says that “several parties [involved in the resolution of the Greek debt issue] have been hypocritical towards Greece.” In an interview with the Belgian newspaper L’ Echo, the author of The...
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Greece: breaking illusions

Greece: breaking illusions | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A recent poll conducted by the University of Macedonia found that 56% of those Greeks asked believed the Greek bailout extension had been a success compared with 24% who said it represented a failure.
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Yanis Varoufakis: more erratic than Marxist

While the ‘enfant terrible’ of the financial media, Greece’s new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, enters key negotiations with other Eurozone finance ministers on a deal over Greek debt and economic recovery, I have been reading up on Varoufakis’ economics and philosophical ideas.

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The Greek co-operative movement during the fiscal crisis

The Greek co-operative movement during the fiscal crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Greece was one of the first European countries that faced the reality of the 2008 financial crisis and its severe impact on the social welfare system, labour market and individual enterprises.
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Vassilis Petsinis - Open Democracy

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Vassilis Petsinis
Open Democracy
Dr Vassilis Petsinis is a Visiting Researcher at the Herder Institute (Marburg, Germany). His main areas of specialization are European Politics and Ethnopolitics with a regional focus on Central and Southeast Europe.
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How we got Here? #Greece has an immense network of organisations focused on social good | P2P Foundation

How we got Here? #Greece has an immense network of organisations focused on social good | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The vision for the future of Greece is especially captivating when you speak with the people here that are involved with making the place more liveable.
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Greece Lies Amid ‘Most Stressed Out Nations’ List

Greece Lies Amid ‘Most Stressed Out Nations’ List | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With Norway being the most carefree nation in the world and Nigeria the most stressed-out country, Greece lies somewhere in the middle of the “Most Stressed Out Nations” list in a survey conducted by Bloomberg.
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Varoufakis-Lapavitsas Continue Clever Quotes

Varoufakis-Lapavitsas Continue Clever Quotes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and SYRIZA MP and economics professor Costas Lapavitsas continued with clever quotes on the Greek debt issue, even though the former is in favor of the euro zone while the latter insists on a bloodless exit.
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Map of grassroots groups in Greece (2nd edition) - Omikron Project

Map of grassroots groups in Greece (2nd edition) - Omikron Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Omikron Project: A volunteer group aiming to show the world the untold side of Greece's crisis, and crush the negative stereotypes of the country.
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Does Germany owe Greece over Nazi occupation?

Does Germany owe Greece over Nazi occupation? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Athens demands compensation for atrocities committed during World War Two, but Berlin insists issue has been settled.
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Self-organized workers press SYRIZA to keep its promises

Self-organized workers press SYRIZA to keep its promises | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Autonomous and horizontal workers’ movements in Greece embarked on a caravan to Athens to remind the SYRIZA government of the base from which it arose.
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Politically interesting! Public sector union ADEDY calls Greek government not to pay the IMF

Interesting! Greece public sector union umbrella ADEDY is joining a protest rally calling for debt write-down and the Greek government not to pay back loans to the  International Monetary Fund.
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Greece draws up drachma plans, prepares to miss IMF payment

Greece draws up drachma plans, prepares to miss IMF payment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
'We are a Left-wing government. If we have to choose between a default to the IMF or a default to our own people, it is a no-brainer,' says senior Greek official
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Yanis Varoufakis: “Greece Will Adopt the Bitcoin If Eurogroup Doesn't Give Us ... - Greek Reporter

Yanis Varoufakis: “Greece Will Adopt the Bitcoin If Eurogroup Doesn't Give Us ... - Greek Reporter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

While Greece’s lenders are pushing the Greek government to accept their terms in order to allocate funds so the country will not go bankrupt, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis seems to have another ace up his sleeve. The second top thinker in the world according to prospect magazine surprised even his closest aides at a secret meeting when he said “We ‘ve had enough, we ‘ll run on Bitcoin.”



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Greece: Keynes or Marx?

Greece: Keynes or Marx? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Greeks are now in a so-called four-month breathing space, an extension of the existing ‘bailout’ programme agreed by the previous Conservative-led government with the Troika (the EU Commission, the ECB and the IMF).
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Richard Wolff on the Greek Crisis, Austerity and a Post-Capitalist Future - Truth-Out

Richard Wolff on the Greek Crisis, Austerity and a Post-Capitalist Future - Truth-Out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The economist debunks claims that the Greek economy is recovering and proposes a post-capitalist future for Greece and the world.
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In case of illegitimate debts creditors can be contravened #Greece | P2P Foundation

In case of illegitimate debts creditors can be contravened #Greece | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Why Greek debt cancellation is a legal necessity and why this would not be anything new.
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Map of #Grassroots groups in #Greece | P2P Foundation

Map of #Grassroots groups in #Greece | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2013, we carried out an extensive study to map all the grassroots movements in Greece
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Of Greeks and Germans: Re-imagining our shared future

Of Greeks and Germans: Re-imagining our shared future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Any sensible person can see how a certain video[1] has become part of something beyond a gesture. It has sparked off a kerfuffle reflecting the manner in which the 2008 banking crisis began to unde...
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How we got HeRe? — Medium

How we got HeRe? — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Greece has an immense network of organisations that are focused on improving the social good, with or without the support of the state or private foundations. In many cases, they are self-organised and autonomous



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Anti-Greek media propaganda will come back to haunt Germany – A dire warning from 2011

Anti-Greek media propaganda will come back to haunt Germany – A dire warning from 2011 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
from Norbert Häring In June 2011, Spiegel Online conducted and published a remarkable interview with Albrecht Ritschl. Ritschl is one of Germany’s most renowned economic historians, teaching at the London School of Economics.
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The Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments

The Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Remember when the infamous Goldman Sachs delivered a thinly-veiled threat to the Greek Parliament in December, warning them to elect a pro-austerity prime minister or risk having central bank liquidity cut off to their banks? (See January 6th post here.) It seems the European Central Bank (headed by Mario Draghi, former managing director of Goldman Sachs International) has now made good on the threat.
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