(NaturalNews) Alexis Badden Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association was arrested March 2 outside the White House, when she attempted to deliver a DVD petition including over 200,000 names. The petition asked Michelle Obama to ask her husband to fulfill a campaign promise to label GMO food products.
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We have a right to know about food we eat and feed our families, but under current regulations, we don’t have that ability when [...]
Ecuador has said it may appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) if the UK refuses to grant Julian Assange safe passage out of the country.
Eciadorian presidential staff adviser Alexis Mera said his government would pursue every legal means to bring Assange to Ecuador.
“We are open to discuss with Britain the solution to this problem, and if there is no diplomatic solution, we may resort to the International Court of [...]
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday urged the government to reject the austerity measures being demanded by its troika of lenders as they would ensure Greece’s exit from the eurozone and would “write the last chapter” in the country’s history under the loan agreement, or memorandum.
Speaking to the leftists party’s MPs, Tsipras referred to articles in the international media over the weekend suggesting that loans to Greece could be stopped [...]
The trade union head in the Public Power Corperation (DEI) has threatened to strike and cause summer blackouts if the government takes moves to privatise the electric company.
Speaking to radio station Alpha 98,9, Nikos Fotopoulos described the strike as “legitimate weapon, and a constitutional right ” and invited the Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to prove that Greek consumers would have cheaper power if electricity was privatised.
Fotopoulos also accused Prime Minister [...]
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s three-party coalition government will try to get the economy out of its deep recession by encouraging private investment and making privatizations its “highest priority,” finance minister Yannis Stournaras said Saturday.
“The privatization program aims at attracting important international capital that will be invested mainly in property development and infrastructure,” Stournaras told parliament on the second day of the debate on the new government’s policy platform.
He said the government [...]
UPDATE 4:30 PM ET/11:30 ATHENS
If you thought for a moment that the Greek election would end in a clean outcome tonight, the joke was on you.
In the first wave of exit polls that came out at 12:00 PM ET, the pro-bailout, conservative New Democracy party held a razor thin 0.5% lead over the leftist SYRIZA party.
Then an hour and a half later, it became clear that New Democracy would come in [...]
ATHENS, GREECE: Sunday’s Greek election is going to be incredibly close, as the establishment conservative candidate Samaras does battle with the radical left-winger Alexis Tsipras, of the SYRIZA party.
Any late shift could tip things, and tonight in Greece there’s buzz about an open letter to the Greek people in the newspaper Bild, which basically says: Dear Greeks, who you choose tomorrow is your choice, but it’s us Germans who keep your ATMs [...]
On Saturday, when we discussed the impact of the Spanish bailout for other European countries, focusing on Ireland which had promptly requested a renegotiation of its own terms to match those of Spain, we noted that “Syriza’s Tsipras should send a bottle of the finest champagne to de Guindos – he just won him the election.” It appears that the leader of the Greek anti-bailout party wasted no time to [...]
By Nick Malkoutzis
Trying to predict how Greeks will vote on June 17 in the midst of the turmoil created by the country’s grueling economic crisis and the disorientating political transition is a thankless task, but the latest Public Issue poll for Kathimerini indicates we might get a clear result.
More so than at any other point over the last few weeks, Public Issue suggests that SYRIZA has built a commanding — [...]
“The question would be raised without a doubt…. if the Greeks themselves do not respect their commitments,” Mr Moscovici said on French television, adding that he hoped Greece would remain in the eurozone.
The French finance chief was responding to questions about comments made by Greece’s radical leftist leader Alexis Tsipras, who said on Friday that he wanted to scrap the bailout deal if he won the June 17 elections.
Mr Moscovici [...]
Published on May 31, 2012 by RussiaToday
Watch the full Keiser Report E295 later today!
In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss the tax-free living Christine Lagarde, an unelected official, waving the flag for French banks while harassing Greek citizens while Silvio Berlusconi’s ‘pleasure chest’ drives up the bunga bunga market. In the second half of the show Max talks to Hugo Salinas Price who appeals to Alexis Tsipras to propose [...]
via Athens News:
A new poll published on Wednesday inEpikaira magazine, shows Syriza, clearly heading the electional pack, with New Democracy at a safe distance, despite their recent much publicised rallying of pro-European forces.
With the elections of June 17 less than a month away, Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party continue to maintain their popularity, as they appear to hold 30 percent of voter preference, with New Democracy following behind with 26.5 [...]
Cullen Roche, Pragmatic Capitalism
Okay, that headline is a little extreme (I actually laughed out loud as I wrote it), but I am trying to think like a European politician here. Let me explain. I’ve already said what I’d do if I was a member of the peripheral countries. I’d go right up to Angela Merkel and tell her that if Germany doesn’t start giving in to some of our demands that I’d take [...]
“GREXIT” is an ugly term for what may soon become an even uglier reality: Greece’s departure from the euro zone. As fury in Athens runs up against frustration with Greek recalcitrance in the rest of the European Union, the EU’s most troubled economy could be heading out of the single currency within weeks. If Greek banks suffer a mass run, as depositors withdraw euros for fear they will be forcibly [...]
Christopher Wood of CLSA has a tidy sumup of the Greece situation in the latest version of his GREED & Fear note.
GREED & fear was asked this past week what were the possibilities that stock markets have seen their highs for the year? Four weeks ago GREED & fear had put the odds at “as high as 35%” (see GREED & fear – Fine lines, 19 April 2012). They are now at least 50% [...]
ATHENS — At 37, and looking not a bit his years, Alexis Tsipras is clearly enjoying his moment. He vaulted to prominence less than two weeks ago, when his previously obscure left-wing party placed second in national elections with the promise of repudiating the loan agreement Greece’s previous leaders signed in February.
Since then, he has engaged in a high-stakes game of chicken with Europe’s leaders. While they have scrambled to [...]
BY ALKMAN GRANITSAS AND JAMES ANGELOS
ATHENS—The head of Greece’s radical left party says there is little chance that Europe will cut off funding to the country and if it does, Greece will repudiate its debts.
In an interview, Alexis Tsipras, the 37-year-old head of the Coalition of the Radical Left, also known as Syriza, warns that financial collapse in Greece would drag down the rest of the euro zone. Instead, he [...]
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek state television says radical left Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras has refused to attend a meeting of party leaders to be convened Monday by the country’s president to seek a solution to the deadlock in forming a coalition government.
President Karolos Papoulias called the meeting for Monday evening after last-ditch efforts to find a solution foundered Sunday.
The meeting was to be between the heads of the parties that came in the top three [...]
From Athen News:
Greece is still reeling from the failure of all interested parties to form a coalition government, with the order now back with President Papoulias, and with the vultures now clearly circling above, the front pages of Saturday’s press are all preparing for the visit to the last chance saloon.
“At the mercy of Tsipras” shouts the front page of Dimokratia, stressing that the Syriza chief is staying firm in his [...]
Speaking exclusively to The Sunday Telegraph, Theodoros Pangalos said he was “very much afraid of what is going to happen” after Greek voters rejected the deal in elections last Sunday.
“The majority of the people voted for a very strange mental construction,” he said. “We want to be in the EU and the euro, but we don’t want to pay anything for the past.”
The main beneficiary of the election, the hard-Left Syriza [...]
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According to Ekathimerini, the leftist leader Alexis Tsipras has emerged rom a meeting with the head of PASOK and announced that talks to form a new government have failed.
Next up in Greece: A meeting between the party heads and the ceremonial President of Greece, in an attempt to cobble together an agreement.
These tweets from Ekathimerini have the latest.
Earlier we wrote up a note from BNP Paribas discussing the dramatic economic collapse that would happen in Greece (on top of what’s happened already!) were Greece to quit the Euro.
But before Greece gets to that state, something else has to happen first: basically, the mother of all games of Chicken.
If there is a June election, the likely victor will be Alexis Tsipras, and that will be interesting…
BNP’s Paul Mortimer-Lee sets the stage:
Alexis Tsipras, leader of [...]
From Athens News:
Alexis Tsipra’s hopes of meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and newly appointed French President Francois Hollande, have been shot down in flames, after his requests were denied by both parties. “The Chancellor only meets with chiefs of state and government” was the short answer by a Merkel representative, while the French Presidency has said that protocol does not allow for meetings between the President and political party leaders.