Slavery, and Greece

One definition of slavery is “a person who is excessively dependent upon or controlled by something or someone”: is this how the Greeks are feeling now?

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The EU: unbelievable and unacceptable

The EU is like a sleeping giant, seemingly dormant if not comatose for much of the time until it erupts suddenly to claim attention once again.

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The Battle for Power in the Eurozone

In the aftermath of the violent demonstrations in Greece and Spain, the battlelines between the people of the Eurozone and the politicians are clearly drawn now.

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The EU writing off Greece?

As Greece’s Prime Minister asks for more time to make his promised budget cuts, it looks increasingly likely that the EU will do little more to help this country in pain.

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

The prophets of doom are openly vocal now as leading bureaucrats and politicians warn of disaster if Greece leaves the Euro: by sowing such seeds of negative energy they may bring to fruition exactly what they fear.

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Why Democracy Matters

Today Greece faces the likelihood of new elections next month which could see the continuing advance of the far right Golden Dawn party: not only may there be more MPs but they may even be part of a coalition government. It is happening because democracy has been abused, and democracy matters.

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Lacking Compassion for Greece

So much continues to be said about the dilemma confronting Greece and the EU over her debts in light of her uncertain political position, but one word I have not heard is compassion: yet it was a lack of compassion which created this problem for the world.

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