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Opposition MP hints big interests of multinational pharmaceuticals behind a recent amendment voted by Greek parliament

Panagiotis Kouroumplis, MP with the Leftist Opposition party SYRIZA in Greece, claimed that, the minister of health Adonis Georgiadis supported through a non-paper that multinational pharmaceutical companies would lose nearly 2.5 billion euros in case of voting in favor of SYRIZA's proposal. Specifically, the parliamentary representative of SYRIZA, speaking at the radio broadcast of the journalist Kostas Vaxevanis, claimed that, according to the non-paper the Greek minister of health supported that, if the parliament would vote SYRIZA's proposal, multinational pharmaceuticals would lose 2.5 billion euros since the prices of drugs in Greece affect prices in other 19 countries, as Greece is considered reference country. Kouroumplis also stated that the reduction of prices concerns actually only 50 to 100 drugs, not 6,000 as the minister of health claims.

Kostas Vaxevanis acquitted for second time

Remnants of democracy in Greece try to fight back A year ago:

Greece's political power message: The laws are only for the others not for us!

Another example of how neoliberal political power behaves Nea Dimokratia owes Public Power Corporation (PPC) half million euros for its headquarters at Leoforos Sygrou-Athens. The government coalition party supports that is facing difficulties to pay the bill, due to the financial crisis conditions. This excuse is not acceptable, of course, for the other consumers, especially those whose electric power has been cut off by the company. Electric power has been cut off in nursing homes, social care foundations, very poor families. However, the government coalition party applies policies to impose penalties for those who can't pay the bill while has self-excluded from such penalties. Nea Dimokratia spends millions in public relations, high executives and propaganda, but not for the public sector which when will collapse, will be privatized as being bad. Furthermore, the two government coalition parties received millions in loans and put their future funding from th

Η αποσιώπηση και η συκοφαντία ως μέσα νομιμοποίησης των διαθεσιμοτήτων

Στις 23 Ιουλίου 2013 δημοσιεύθηκε ο Ν. 4172/2013 (ΦΕΚ 67 Α’ / 23.07.2013), ο οποίος προβλέπει την κατάργηση σημαντικών τομέων της Δευτεροβάθμιας Τεχνικής Εκπαίδευσης – τομείς που επέλεγαν το 1/3 του μαθητικού δυναμικού των ΕΠΑΛ - και ορίζει ότι το προσωπικό των καταργουμένων ειδικοτήτων τίθεται σε διαθεσιμότητα. Το διάστημα των τεσσάρων μηνών που βρισκόμαστε σε διαθεσιμότητα, οι δημοσιογράφοι, οι βουλευτές και οι υπουργοί, τις ελάχιστες φορές που αναδεικνύουν το θέμα αυτό, αναφέρονται σε “όργιο προσλήψεων”, σε “ρουσφετολογικά τρικ”, σε αποτύπωση αναγκών από ειδικό θεσμικό φορέα και σε “πλεονάζοντες καθηγητές” που δεν διέθεταν καν τα απαραίτητα προσόντα για τις θέσεις που κατείχαν. Επειδή, η συκοφαντία είναι πάρα πολύ άτιμη πράξη κατά το ποινικό δίκαιο, όπως πολύ χαρακτηριστικά είπε ο κ. Βενιζέλος πρόσφατα στη βουλή, θα ήθελα με αφορμή τη δημοσίευση του παρόντος κειμένου να αποκατασταθεί η αλήθεια.             Θέλω να σας πληροφορήσω πως οι καθηγητές που ετέθησαν σε δ

22 Nov. 2013: 50 years from the JFK assassination,0,7757450.htmlstory#axzz2lO71jJDf

Ο κλοιός της νεοφιλελεύθερης δικτατορίας σφίγγει γύρω και από τη Βενεζουέλα

Ενδείξεις ότι οι Αμερικανοί ετοιμάζουν ένα πραξικόπημα τύπου Χιλής Ο Νίκολας Μαντούρο κέρδισε τις προεδρικές εκλογές της Βενεζουέλας οριακά τον Απρίλιο, ένα αποτέλεσμα που η κυβέρνηση των ΗΠΑ εξακολουθεί να μην αναγνωρίζει. Οι διαδηλώσεις της αντιπολίτευσης εξαπλώθηκαν γρήγορα, με αποτέλεσμα να σκοτωθούν 13 άτομα. Τώρα η κυβέρνησή του έχει μπροστά της τις δημοτικές εκλογές στις 8 Δεκεμβρίου και η υποκινούμενη κοινωνική αναταραχή έχει επιστρέψει. Παρά το γεγονός ότι οι δημοσκοπήσεις ήταν ευνοϊκές, η εμπιστοσύνη που χαρακτήρισε τις προεκλογικές εκστρατείες του προκάτοχου του, εκλιπόντος Ούγκο Τσάβες, δεν υπάρχει πια. Οι δυνάμεις της αντιπολίτευσης έχουν χρησιμοποιήσει την αποσταθεροποίηση για να κατηγορήσουν τις κυβερνήσεις Τσάβες και Μαντούρο ως δυσλειτουργικές. Ισχυρές δυνάμεις εντός και εκτός Βενεζουέλας στοχοποίησαν τον Τσάβες – καθοδηγητή του Μπολιβαρικού κινήματος – εξαιτίας του καθοριστικού του ρόλου στην ευρύτερη ενότητα της Ηπείρου και στην κοινωνική δικα

Neoliberal dictatorship threatens Venezuela

Indications that the US incite a Chile-type coup “ The Plan’s 15 “action points” cover sabotage, “massive mobilizations,” food shortages, “insurrection inside the army,” and control of publicity. The authors anticipate “crisis in the streets that facilitate the intervention of North America and the forces of NATO, with support of the government of Colombia.” The resulting 'violence should cause deaths and injuries.'” “ Venezuelan, European, and U.S. mass media feature stories of popular frustration, even anger. Worried Maduro partisans recall Chilean distress prior to the U. S. supported coup that removed President Salvador Allende in 1973. The Nixon administration wanted then to “make Chile’s economy scream.” A statement from 45 high-level retired Venezuelan military officers calling for military intervention testifies to high stakes in play now .” “ NSA documents appearing recently in the New York Times courtesy of Edward Snowden identified Venezuela as one o

Greece: Ten cancer patients died because they couldn't pay for exams!

While Obama tries to launch Obamacare in the US, neoliberal policies destroy the Greek public health system Ten cancer patients unjustly died because they couldn't pay for their exams on time, as the Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko reports. At the same time, a continuous crime is taking place at the Evangelismos hospital, where due to lack of personnel, extremely toxic and dangerous drugs for chemotherapy are diluted in the corridors rather than in the special protected champers, while the workers faint and have suspicious symptoms. The Social Clinic of Helliniko brings shocking data about the economic situation of cancer patients (Oncology Conference). Members of the Clinic, report that ten people lost their lives because they couldn't pay for the necessary exams on time. "Through undoubtable data of 126 patients which the Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko helped be transferred at the General Hospital Sotiria for chemoth

Breaking: All members of the Senate of the University of Athens offer their resignations!

neoliberal government attack in public universities Early this afternoon, the members of the Senate of the University of Athens offered their resignations to the president Th. Pelegrinis. This unprecedented decision is interpreted as a move to force the Government find a solution for the University's administrative employees who face the threat of layoff. Mr. Pelegrinis stated that the members of the academic community refuse to work under police supervision and blamed the Ministry of Education for actions that led to a dead end. The representative of the Senate Valsamis Valsamakis stated that "We asked from Mr. Pelegrinis to use our resignations at will. Tomorrow there will be no courses to the University of Athens, because we refuse to conduct courses with police presence". "...we asked to meet with the Prime Minister immediately to give a solution to the problem of the Universities and we, of course, do not accept the layoffs of the admini

November 17, 2013: 40 years from the student uprising against junta in Greece

In November 17, 1973, the Greek students of the Polytechnic University of Athens rise up against junta. 40 years later, Greece experiences another peculiar dictatorship. During the latest three years, human and labor rights are violated to a great extent, protests and strikes are criminalized more than ever, welfare state and social care brutally attacked by the neoliberal dictatorship. Samaras' government, totally faithful to the neoliberal doctrine, sacrifice everything for the big capital. The Hellenic Public Broadcaster (ERT) shutdown in just one day, was the perfect verification of the government's dictatorial behavior, while big private media continue the propaganda in favor of the neoliberal systemic establishment. Athens: students' uprising (1973) commamoration protest Athens: students’ uprising (1973) commamoration protest – Live streaming Nov

Official: financial crises favor banking cartels

According to chapter 20 conclusions of the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission : “ As a result of the rescues and consolidation of financial institutions through failures and mergers during the crisis, the U.S. financial sector is now more concentrated than ever in the hands of a few very large, systemically significant institutions.” Related articles:

ALERT: tens of Syrian refugees disappeared in Evros-Greece

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is concerned over reports of asylum-seekers being pushed back from Greece to Turkey. UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards stated that "UNHCR received information, from villagers, of the group being detained and transported in police vehicles to an unknown location, although they have not been transferred to a reception centre. Their current whereabouts is unknown to us."

An example of how the banking cartels control countries

the Greek case by SCH If we take a look at the Greek legislation, we can understand why the country is totally controlled by big private banks. According to the legislation concerning operating rules of the Primary Dealers selected in order to provide specialised services in the government securities market , one can read that: From article 1, paragraph1: as Primary Dealers are appointed institutions authorised as credit institutions or investment firms in a country which is a member of the European Union or authorised as such in another jurisdiction by a regulatory authority which, in the opinion of the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Greece (hereinafter “the Competent Authorities”), imposes an adequate supervisory/investor protection regime . Primary Dealers are selected in order to provide specialised services in the government securities market, i.e., to participate in the syndications and auctions of Greek government securities in the primary mark

A short story of how a country can default in a few days

An example of what the systemic establishment calls as "conspiracy theory" and a story from the recent past we must not forget In 2000, Greece agreed with Goldman Sachs in a funding program (Ariadne), which has been renewed with new terms in 2001 leading to a second program (Aeolos), to supply money to the country. Greece granted the lenders the rights in using airports and gambling. The nature of this financial product was such that, lending appeared as selling and allowed Greece to exclude the amount of loan from the state expenses, thus display lower public deficit than the real one. Indeed, from NY Times: “ In 2001, just after Greece was admitted to Europe’s monetary union, Goldman helped the government quietly borrow billions, people familiar with the transaction said. That deal, hidden from public view because it was treated as a currency trade rather than a loan, helped Athens to meet Europe’s deficit rules while continuing to spend beyond its means.

Το παζλ της χρεοκοπίας μιας χώρας εν συντομία

Πράγματα που δεν πρέπει να ξεχνάμε και που το συστημικό κατεστημένο βαφτίζει συχνά ως “θεωρίες συνωμοσίας” Το 2000 η Ελλάδα με τη βοήθεια της Goldman Sachs, συμφώνησε σε ένα πρόγραμμα χρηματιστηριακής δανειοδότησης (‘Αριάδνη’), το οποίο ανανεώθηκε με νέους όρους το 2001 και κατέληξε σε ένα δεύτερο πρόγραμμα (‘Αίολος’) που εξασφάλιζε χρήματα για την χώρα με αντάλλαγμα την παραχώρηση δικαιωμάτων από τη χρήση αεροδρομίων και τυχερών παιχνιδιών. Η φύση του χρηματιστηριακού αυτού προϊόντος δανεισμού ήταν τέτοια, που παρουσίαζε το δανεισμό ως πώληση κάνοντας εφικτή την αποφυγή του συνυπολογισμού του δανείου στα κρατικά έξοδα και επιτρέποντας την εμφάνιση μικρότερου κρατικού ελλείμματος από το πραγματικό. Το 2001, αμέσως μετά την είσοδο της Ελλάδας στην ΟΝΕ, η Goldman Sachs βοήθησε κρυφά την Ελλάδα να δανειστεί δισεκατομμύρια, σύμφωνα με ανθρώπους που γνωρίζουν τους τρόπους συναλλαγών. Αυτή η συμφωνία, που είχε μείνει κρυφή από το ευρύ κοινό επειδή έγινε ως πράξη αγοράς νομίσμα

Breaking - Greece: tension outside the ERT building between the police forces and people - MPs of the Opposition

Police special forces have taken position to act against people and MPs of the Opposition who protest against government and try to get inside the ERT building. MP with the SYRIZA Opposition party, Zoi Konstantopoulou, asks district attorney to take action! MP with the Anexartitoi Ellines Rachel Makri stands at the top of the ERTs main entrance! MPs with the SYRIZA party are threatening to leave parliament building to go to the ERT building! LIVE : PICTURES and VIDEOS : Continuous updates The tension came from the attempt of the police to bring inside the ERT building, two technicians from the public television (DT) that illegally created by the government, without the technical equipment being offici

Ένα μεγάλο μπράβο και ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ στους εργαζόμενους της ΕΡΤ

του system failure Οφείλουμε ένα μεγάλο μπράβο στους εργαζόμενους της ΕΡΤ, που για 5 ολόκληρους μήνες κατάφεραν να εκπέμπουν από το ραδιομέγαρο της ΕΡΤ, παράγοντας ουσιαστικό έργο και παρέχοντας ουσιαστική, πραγματικά ανεξάρτητη πληροφόρηση, κυρίως για τρεις βασικούς λόγους: 1ον : γιατί με τη στάση τους κατέδειξαν από την πρώτη στιγμή την παράνομη πράξη της κυβέρνησης ενάντια στην δημόσια ραδιοτηλεόραση και δεν την νομιμοποίησαν. 2ον: γιατί απέδειξαν ότι η αυτοδιαχείριση είναι εφικτή, καθώς λειτούργησαν για 5 ολόκληρους μήνες χωρίς αφεντικά πάνω από το κεφάλι τους και χωρίς κυβερνητική χειραγώγηση. Απέδειξαν ότι η αυτοδιαχείριση είναι εφικτή όταν υπάρχει αλληλεγγύη, ενότητα, συλλογικότητα, συνεργασία, κοινή προσπάθεια. 3ον: γιατί η εικόνα έξω από το ραδιομέγαρο, με τους δημοσιογράφους να συνεχίζουν να εκπέμπουν με όποια μέσα τους έχουν απομείνει μπροστά από τα ΜΑΤ, η στιγμή που τα ΜΑΤ εισβάλουν στην ΕΡΑ, αλλά και η στιγμή που μερικούς μήνες νωρίτερα κατεβάζουν τους πομ