#ThisIsACoup — Greece Folds Like a Cheap Suit

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Denis Campbell: The EU got greedy. They needed to humiliate and break Greece. There was even talk yesterday about a ‘temporary Grexit’ from the Union so they can get their affairs in order (read: accept the deal or we will crush you).

Austerity’s Collateral Damage

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Robert Koehler: As the profiteers impose austerity on the vulnerable, indebtedness becomes a condition to be mocked. Yet we are all indebted. Our lives depend on the good will of others.

Human Misery vs. Profits: What’s Happening in Greece

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Larry Wines: The outcome of Sunday’s referendum by the people of Greece could create an earthquake. It could be the first time that ordinary people say “Oxi,” and “No,” and “Non,” and “Nyet” to the banksters and the 1%ers.

What Greeks Need to Remember

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William Blum: Greece may have no choice, eventually, but to default on its debts and leave the Eurozone. The hunger and unemployment of the Greek people may leave them no alternative.

Misframing the Greek Protest

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Albena Azmanova: Getting rid of the neoliberal politics of austerity in which ‘austerity’ is a polite term for eliminating people’s livelihoods, is the step in the right direction — away from the abyss.

3 Reasons Why Republicans Like High Unemployment

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Robert Reich: Everyone would benefit from higher taxes on the wealthy to finance public investments in roads, bridges, public transit, better schools, affordable higher education, and healthcare but higher unemployment helps to boost corporate profits.

Simpson-Bowles Austerity Gang: Go Home

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Richard Eskow: Simpson and Bowles, those two hired pitchmen for budget-cutting hysteria, are still hawking an economy-killing product called “austerity economics,” a product that’s designed to benefit their wealthy patrons at everybody else’s expense.

A Pledge for Mr. Waxman

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Richard Eskow: The president and his fellow Democrats have agreed to a series of reckless budget-cutting measures instead of fighting for jobs and protecting the social contract, which has deepened and lengthened the lingering recession.