I Witness: The Greek debt crisis with Aris Chatzistefanou

by Islam Channel 15/2/2012 http://www.counterfire.org

Debtocracy director Aris Chatzistefanou joins James Meadway of the New Economics Foundation for this edition of the I Witness programme with John Rees.


More clashes on the streets of Athens as the Greek Government imposes another round of austerity measures in a bid to ease the country’s economic woes. The policies will ensure Greece receives yet more financial aid from its European lenders but at what price to the Greek people?

The measures put in place are so severe that many fear that they are impossible to implement in a democratic state. But has democracy now been subverted in Greece?

Many Greeks now say that their country has become a slave to it’s lenders in the IMF and European Union.

John Rees is joined by James Meadway of the New Economics Foundation and Aris Chatzistefanou, Director of the films Debtocracy and Catastroika.

Produced for the Islam Channel by Alex Crutcher.

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