Analysis: Sunday’s Athens Rally a Moment of Truth for Greeks under Thumb of EU-Imposed Austerity

(AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

(AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

In our latest analysis for MintPress News, we take a look at SYRIZA’s claims that Greece’s economy has turned the corner and where the large-scale rallies surrounding the Macedonia name dispute fit into the picture.

On Sunday in Athens, a large-scale anti-government demonstration is being organized. While the inspiration for this rally is the ongoing Macedonia name dispute and the Greek government’s apparent willingness to reach a dangerous compromise, the rally is about much more than a name.

Despite SYRIZA’s latest claims of an economic “success story” and forthcoming “exit from the memorandums,” economic indicators show an economy still mired in a deep crisis, while the agreements made between SYRIZA and the troika have committed Greece to austerity for decades to come.

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