Charlie Hebdo: Interview with Greek FinMin Y. Varoufakis

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The leftist satirical magazine features an interview with Greece’s Finmin who talks about the economy and social upheavals

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis appears in the latest edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, the second to hit stands following the January 7 attack. Varoufakis’ interview that is featured in the left-wing magazine is titled “Europe prescribes austerity, as doctors prescribe bleeding.”

“(The Radical Left Coalition) SYRIZA has been cast to play a role in the upheavals of history with the sad honor of having to repair damage left by the parties and institution of the system,” he states, adding that if pro—European governments such as the previous ones of Greece continue to “suffocate the people who elected them and lead them to despair, then the only ones who benefit are the fanatics, racists, nationalists and those who live with hatred.”

The magazine, teetering on the verge of bankruptcy before the massacre, features a cover story that depicts the Pope, a jihadist, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and far-right politician marine le pen as a pack of animals chasing after a dog with a copy of Charlie Hebdo clenched in its jaws. The headline reads, “We’re back!” (or “Here we go again!” in a FREE translation).

Apart from an interview with Varoufakis, the new issue has an interview with former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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