Our recent interview with Éric Toussaint, spokesperson of the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM) and scientific director of the Greek Debt Truth Commission, has been published on Mint Press News.
In this interview, Toussaint discusses how SYRIZA and Yanis Varoufakis betrayed Greece, the legitimacy of Greece’s debt, the legal options available to Greece today regarding its debt, and the global debt epidemic.
Find this interview here: http://www.mintpressnews.com/sellouts-room-eric-toussaint-greek-debt-crisis-syriza-betrayals/235924/.
This week, Dialogos Radio closes out 2017 with its holiday special! This special program, the final Dialogos Radio broadcast for 2017, will feature the music of talented Greek artist Mikaela Darmani, who wows audiences with her amazing vocal abilities, while the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Darmani on her life, music, musical influences, live appearances in Athens, radio program, and interesting anecdotes and insights on Greek music, past and present.
Join us as Dialogos Radio bids farewell to 2017 with an excellent interview and musical feature, this week on the Dialogos Radio holiday special!
Dialogos Radio’s worldwide network of affiliate stations continues to expand! Beginning Friday, December 8, Dialogos Radio will be broadcast on a weekly basis in the city of Nashville, the “Athens of the South,” on WRFN 103.7 and 107.1 FM, “Radio Free Nashville.” Both our English- and Greek-language broadcasts will be heard, on an alternating weekly basis each Friday from 1-2 pm local time.
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This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature a detailed interview with Éric Toussaint, spokesperson for the CADTM International, the International Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt, and scientific coordinator of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt.
In this interview, Toussaint will speak to us about the findings of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt and how they were rejected by the current SYRIZA-led government, on the legal options available to Greece at this time with regard to its public debt, and will analyze the claims made by economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis in his recent book, about the negotiations which purportedly took place between Greece and its lenders, and the policy options which were or were not available to Greece in 2015, prior to SYRIZA’s final capitulation following the July 5th referendum rejecting further austerity.
The mainstream narrative regarding the cause of the severe economic crisis Greece has experienced is that the Greek people and Greek state were irresponsible with their finances, lived “beyond their means” at the expense of EU taxpayers, and provided overly generous social benefits to an underproductive and lazy populace.
A different view exists, however — one that is based on allegations that Greece was driven into the memorandum and austerity regime not by economic incompetence and cultural deficiencies, but by a fraud that was perpetrated against the Greek people and the country of Greece.
In our latest for Mint Press News, whistleblower Nikos Logothetis, former board member for the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) details these allegations of fraud and shares the latest on the criminal and civil cases and verdicts against former ELSTAT president and IMF employee Andreas Georgiou.
Find this interview here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/trials-andreas-georgiou-fraud-drove-greece-austerity/235102/.
In our latest for Mint Press News, journalist Dimitris Yannopoulos details his experience as press aide to economist Yanis Varoufakis, during the latter’s term as Greece’s finance minister in the first months of 2015. Yannopoulos describes how the decisions taken and the agreements made by the SYRIZA-led government and by Varoufakis himself resulted in Greece’s total capitulation to EU blackmail, and to the continuance of the previously existing memorandum agreements and furtherance of economic austerity measures.
Find this interview here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/an-insiders-view-of-syriza-led-greek-capitulation-to-eu-blackmail/235074/.