Sunday, July 12, 2015

#This is A Coup





The rejection of the European bailout terms in the referendum this month is only the latest example of the Greek people sticking a finger in the eye of Europe even if it means suffering financial calamity. The same thing happened 95 years ago in a referendum that ultimately triggered one of the most consequential events in modern Greek history, a decision that continues to reverberate to this day.  Then, as now, Greek voters surprised Europe with a display of national pride and pique, and defiantly suffered the consequences. The country has never fully recovered.

#ThisIsACoup Trending Globally on Twitter as Hundreds of Thousands Take to Twitter to Urge Alexis Tsipras to Leave EU Summit

“ThisIsACoup is a hashtag started by Twitter users online, claiming that Europe’s ultimate goal in Greece is regime change and the pressure Europeans were exerting on Tsipras was meant to topple his government. Already, our Twitter counter has counted more than 200,000 Tweets globally with the hashtag.

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