Greek workers refuse to pay for crisis

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March 01, 2010

Lines being drawn in first of many debt crises set to sweep across the globe.

Tens of thousands of Greek workers have taken to the streets to protest the first of a series of budget cuts. The cuts come as the European Union pressures the Greek government to slash its massive budget deficit, or face potential bankruptcy. We spoke to Nikos Nikiasis of the Greek Social Forum, who put forward another option for raising the needed funds, while questioning the importance of being part of the European Union.

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Produced by: Jesse Freeston

Nikos Nikisianis is a member of the Greek Social Forum. He is currently working toward his PhD in ecology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece’s largest university.

Chris Spannos works as an editor for Z-Net, where he has posted regular coverage and analysis of the situation in Greece. He co-produced the 2009 documentary, After the Greek Uprising which chronicled the movements behind the December 2008 uprising in Greece. In 2008 he edited the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century.

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  5. I feel for the Greek worker but…it is his/her country too and why should the EU bail out a country that has been cheating for so long. Why did the EU even accept Greece as a member?

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