Early Headlines: Iran Deal Reached, "Greece Was Set Up", "Greek Bailout will Fail" and More (Mostly about Greece)
Early Bird Headlines 14 July 2015
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- Behind the Mask of Democracy Lurks European Tyranny (Counter Punch) Hat tip to Roger Erickson.
Events in Greece have succeeded in ripping the mask of democracy off the face of the EU to reveal a cold, callous, and brutal tyranny of blind economic forces.
Not since the end of the Second World War has a people and nation in Western Europe been forced to endure the economic hardship and privation that Greece and its people are suffering today. The fact that such privation is being delivered as a clear violation of democracy and national sovereignty is evidence that the values of freedom and human rights for which so many sacrificed their lives in World War II are still to be won in Western Europe.
- Germany’s conditional surrender (Financial Times) Rather than risk its reputation, the Merkel government has agreed yet another Greek bailout.
- Greece’s Alexis Tsipras faces Syriza rebellion over ‘humiliation’ (Financial Times) Prime Minister Tsipras will depend on opposition support to pass the legislation demanded by the EU as Syriza support evaporates.
- With Europe behind it, Greece is being pushed into further peril (The Guardian) There is not the remotest prospect Athens can raise the money set out in the bailout terms, even with the enforced sale of national assets.
- The Problem of Greece is Not Only a Tragedy: It is a Lie (Counter Punch) The author uses the word "lie" but then does nothing but talk about the injustice of the situation. He should recognize that what he would like to call a lie is the actual situation as it exists. It may not be logical for reasoning people (but it is for ideologues who are in control).
- Exclusive: Yanis Varoufakis opens up about his five month battle to save Greece (New Statesman) In his first interview since resigning, Greece's former Finance Minister says the Eurogroup is “completely and utterly” controlled by Germany, Greece was “set up” and last week’s referendum was wasted.
- Three unedifying lessons of the Greek deal (Financial Times) Martin Sandbu says you have to gasp the at hubris of EU leaders who think they can overrule domestic politics.
- This is a Coup (The Real News) The humiliating offer presented by Eurozone finance ministers to the Greek government is designed to bring down Syriza - discussed by Dimitri Lascaris and Michalis Spourdalakis, interviewed by Paul Jay. See also Yanis Varoufakis: Do Europeans Approve of Dr. Schauble's Plan? (GEI News)
- Iran nuclear talks: historic deal agreed in Vienna – live updates (The Guardian) Agreement to end 12-year standoff over Iran’s nuclear program expected to be unveiled imminently in Vienna. Follow the latest developments live.
- Iran agrees landmark nuclear deal (Financial Times) Six world powers and Iran have agreed a breakthrough deal to wind back the country's progress towards building a nuclear bomb in exchange for a sweeping reversal of international economic sanctions, bringing to a close nearly a decade of isolation for the Islamic Republic, according to officials involved in the talks. Details of the deal have not yet been announced - maybe later today (Tuesday).
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