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  •  Often, the Fascists are the only viable party.. (4+ / 0-)

    ..opposing the Euro, and in doing so, represent the only hope for the working and middle-class.

    Who to blame for the rise of Fascism in the periphery?

    The "mainstream" parties that have turned their back on the working class, in large part b/c the ruling class in Greece and Spain care more about how it's perceived in Brussels than in Athens and Madrid.

    Frankly, we can't blame any citizen of the periphery for voting for a political party that promises to leave the EZ, regardless of other planks in its platform.

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

    by PatriciaVa on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 04:39:48 PM PDT

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    •  You can almost write the Greek tragedy now (10+ / 0-)

      How the mainstream left parties are so married to the hopeless Euro currency that they are unable to do the right thing and break from it.
         Because the mainstream left long ago colluded with the right-wing to crush the far-left, this leaves only the far-right to oppose the Euro.
        If the Euro continues to crush the European economies then there will be no alternative but to see a rise of fascism in Europe again.

      "The oppressors most powerful weapon is the mind of the oppressed." - Stephen Biko

      by gjohnsit on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 04:46:38 PM PDT

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      •  SYRIZA Party leading in latest polls (6+ / 0-)

        SYRIZA is leading over ruling New Democracy which is encouraging. However that Golden Dawn is 3rd is scary.
         

        Specifically, the opinion poll showed that SYRIZA is standing at 20.5% while New Democracy is at 19%. The newly formed party “Potami” (the river) and the ultra nationalist Golden Dawn place third with 10.5%. Elia (Olive Tree) movement comes forth with 7.5% followed by the Communist Party (KKE) with 6.5%, the Independent Greeks with 4.5%, Democratic Left with 2%,  Front of the Greek Anti-capitalist Left (ANTARSYA) with 1.5% and Ecologist Greens with 1%. The percentage of swing voters is rather high standing at 12.5%.

        As far as the local elections are concerned, SYRIZA is leading in Greek citizens’ preference with  22.5% followed by New Democracy with 21.5%. Golden Dawn is third with 11% while Potami comes forth with 8.5% followed by PASOK and KKE (6.5%), Independent Greeks (4.5%), Democratic Left (2%), ANTARSYA (2%) and Ecologist Greens (1%). Swing voters reach 11%.

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