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nettime's_scapegoat on Mon, 6 Jul 2015 07:49:56 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Varoufakis: Minister No More!


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Minister No More!

   Posted on July 6, 2015 by yanisv

   The referendum of 5^th July will stay in history as a unique moment
   when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage.

   Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too this historic
   rejection of the Eurogroup's 25th June ultimatum comes with a large
   price tag attached. It is, therefore, essential that the great capital
   bestowed upon our government by the splendid NO vote be invested
   immediately into a YES to a proper resolution - to an agreement that
   involves debt restructuring, less austerity, redistribution in favour
   of the needy, and real reforms.

   Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware
   of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted
   `partners', for my... `absence' from its meetings; an idea that the
   Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an
   agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.

   I consider it my duty to help Alexis Tsipras exploit, as he sees fit,
   the capital that the Greek people granted us through yesterday's
   referendum.

   And I shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride.

   We of the Left know how to act collectively with no care for the
   privileges of office. I shall support fully Prime Minister Tsipras, the
   new Minister of Finance, and our government.

   The superhuman effort to honour the brave people of Greece, and the
   famous OXI (NO) that they granted to democrats the world over, is just
   beginning.


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