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EUROPE / No to criminalization of politics – hands off Yanis Varoufakis
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Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 03/08/2015
Original: Όχι στη δίωξη της πολιτικής – Κάτω τα χέρια από το Γιάνη Βαρουφάκη
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No to criminalization of politics – hands off Yanis Varoufakis
Sign the petition!

Various Authors - Autores varios - Auteurs divers- AAVV-d.a.

Translated by  John Catalinotto



During the last few days, fearful and resentful, we watched in the heart of Greek society a process of intense demonization  of the “defenders of the alternative solution,” who are being slandered by calling them the “defenders of the drachma.” According to the TV networks, anyone who defends a solution outside the euro should be treated like members of a criminal organization or as having committed a crime punishable by law.

Freedom of expression and opinion, even the exercise of a legitimate governmental policy outside the limits set by the euro, are treated almost as crimes of high treason, when it is the exact opposite of what is happening in reality: the country is crushed and humiliated, exactly in the name of the dogma that it must remain within the euro.
The culmination of this cabal is the preparation of a criminal prosecution against Yanis Varoufakis, even the indignity of submitting him to an inquest … by the Parliamentary Commission of Investigation of the responsibility for the imposition of the Memorandums, for which the only reason given is that he explicitly mentioned that he had a Plan B (what is involved is a plan that was to initially be put in place within the framework of the euro) and that he had tried to organize its potential application. In other words the former finance minister faces the risks of investigation for having done his duty.
What is involved here is exactly an attempt - probably on orders of the creditors- to criminalize freedom of speech, of political action, even of the carrying out of his governmental duties by the former finance minister who was responsible for such work. Beyond that, the objective of this attempt is to create a protective shield for a total subordination to the Troika of authorities such as the General Secretariat of Public Revenue. This attempt at criminalization must stop here if we are to prevent the clouds of totalitarianism from thickening around us. 

The first signers of this petition call upon others to sign it (include their name, given name, profession and email address) and to send their signature by electronic mail to:

Yorgos KALANDZOPOULOS (Γιώργος Καλαντζόπουλος), geo.kalantzopoulos[at]
Dimitris BELANDIS (Δημήτρης Μπελαντής), dbelantis[at]
Eleni PORTALIOU (Ελένη Πορτάλιου), portel[at]

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Tags: VaroufakisGreeceInternational SolidarityEurope

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