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After the video "I am Hellene" the actress decided to make a new video homage to Sidney Lumet's 36-year-old film "Network" (1976), which contains a very prescient view of the world as it exists today.
The parodied scene is my take on today's Eurozone crisis, and a critique on private banks taking away the sovereignty of nations like Greece and other European countries due to their predatory behavior which is ultimately paid for by the people.
Watch the video below:
The report has been hammered out by Alpha Bank and Rothschild, which are among the government’s consultants regarding the Greek public real estate and asset privatizations program.
It should be noted that, on September 15, 2011, the Inter-ministerial Committee for Asset Restructuring and Privatizations (ICARP) decided who the consultants (related to the privatization of public property) would be and of course their payments.... payments of millions of euros!
According to information sent to the editorial team of SecNews, the hackers managed to access confidential data from government and university networks.
As stated in a message sent by the hackers to SecNews website, they managed to access personal data of hundreds of Greek citizens, corporate economics, and sensitive data files from Population registry offices, Universities and the General Accounting Office.
According to the amendment (proposed by the Ministries of Interior and Finance), the amounts of party funding (for the last installment of 2011 and the first and second of 2012) are instantly released through the bill of "Arrangements for local development, decentralized government and administration"! In addition, the money provided through state funding can not be seized by creditors!
The funding was stopped during the last period due to outstanding obligations to the banks! PASOK and New Democracy owe around 240 million euros to the banks but that seems not to be a problem when you have the ability to make new laws...
The agreement has reached the Greek Parliament and it is actually the first step in the taxation of Greek deposits in Swiss banks.
According to the agreement the maximum tax rate is reduced from 10% to 7% and Switzerland will provide information to tax authorities in Greece, concerning the identity of depositors. Switzerland can provide names and addresses of the Greeks who maintain deposits in its territory, as well as data that facilitate the identification of the depositors.
Cristina Kirchner described a system "which is not based on the real economy, but financial economy"
She also noted that "banks can not be the basis of the economy. They should be a tool, a lever that allows the real economy to produce more goods and services."
A new loan, this time by the Bank of Attica, was granted to PASOK and New Democracy parties to meet their financial needs. The projected state funding for the second half of 2011 has not been paid and the two parties are unable to pay even the salaries of their staff. Therefore, the two major parties continue to use the common practice of borrowing money with future state funding as guarantee!
PASOK and New Democracy owe approximately 235 million to state banks with the state funding if 2015 as guarantee. Despite this fact, the Agricultural Bank has given credit for 200 million secured by accepting the grant and the year 2019 !!!
These new loans have caused the reaction of the "Democratic Alliance" party, which on several occasions in the past has asked the reduction of state funding for political parties! Member of the "Democratic alliance" stated:
European bankers were persuaded to adopt 50 % losses on Greek financial debt. In addition, EU raised the size of the rescue fund to one trillion euros, giving answers to the worldwide demand to intensify the battle against the economic crisis.
The agreement was achieved after many hours of tough negotiations involving bankers, EU leaders, central bankers and also the International Monetary Fund and aims to protect the European Union from the issues caused by the crisis of dept. Angela Merkel stated from Brussels that “The world’s attention was on these talks” and that “We Europeans showed tonight that we reached the right conclusions.”