Australians demand 'Let Greece breathe' — add your name to statement and pledge

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The pledge below was published on the website of the Australia-Greece Solidarity Campaign, which says: “Let Greece Breathe is a campaign for hope and justice. We aim to show that Greece and the Greek people are not alone in their hour of need.

“A victory for Greece will be a victory for people everywhere -- that is why the battle is so fierce. You can help by endorsing the statement and pledge below.”

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We recognise the democratic will of the Greek people who have elected to reject the politics of punishment. The politics of harsh austerity and a treadmill of never ending debt repayments have seen Greek people pushed to the extremes of poverty.

* A country where more than half of all young people cannot find work and one in four of all people are unemployed.

* A country where even essential medicines have not been available to the poorest. Where child malnutrition rates reach levels not seen since World War 2 and depression has become a national health issue.

* A country that has seen its youngest and brightest leave in their hundreds of thousands.

* We do not recognise the claim of any external government or bank or other authority to persist in imposing their policies onto the Greek people – let alone policies that have brought such misery.

For this country, and the Greek people, we say enough is enough. We pledge to stand with the Greek people and support their struggle for hope, dignity and justice.

Click here to add your name.

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