Five members of SYRIZA suggest rupture and default

Five members of SYRIZA suggest rupture and default

Athens, May 19, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Five members of SYRIZA, members of the Central Committee and the Political Secretariat, Giannis Milios Antonis Davanellos, Sophie Papadogiannis, Panos Lambrou and Giorgos Sapounas, address a call for rupture and default, during a time when negotiations enter the toughest phase.

The event will be held Tuesday afternoon.

The members of SYRIZA argue that this cannot be turned into austerity party nor can the government implement a memorandum.

They suggest as the solution “the option of rupture with lenders. With a default on installments, measures that restrict the “freedom” capital flight, government control over banks, taxation of capital and the wealthy, in order to finance popular measures, support this policy by any means necessary, even a possible break with the Monetary Union”.

The announcement for the event is entitled ‘Conflict now with lenders’ and states:

“The moment of truth has arrived. Lenders are pushing the government to sign an agreement of memorandum neoliberal strategy (privatizations, demolition of insurance-pension and labor rights, ENFIA, VAT etc).

It turns out that the agreement of February 20 did not facilitate this attack and the “creative ambiguity” favored the powerful. The assessment that a radical anti-austerity program can be constructed with the tolerance of the neoliberal centers of power of the Eurozone proved to be wrong. Now we approach the critical moment of decision for the government, the party of SYRIZA, the social majority.

We need to choose between the signing of the looming austerity agreement and the rupture with lenders. SYRIZA cannot be turned into an austerity party nor can the government implement a memorandum. That is why we have already put on the table from the inside and the outside proposals for “cleansing” within SYRIZA and government solutions of “national unity”.

For all these reasons, the only way out is the selection of the rupture with lenders. By default of installments, measures that restrict the ‘freedom’ of capital flight, government control over banks, taxation of capital and the wealthy to finance popular measures, support this policy by any means necessary, even a possible break with the Monetary Union.

For all this, we invite you to discuss the open manifestation of Rproject Tuesday 19/5 at 7 pm. Today will be judged the future of workers, of the unemployed, pensioners, young people. And at the same time the future of the radical Left in Greece and internationally”.