Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A victory for free media in Greece

Last week, the Greek government pulled the plug on state broadcaster ERT. Now, the courts have ordered it back on air. But only in the interim - they endorsed the idea of restructuring, just not cutting it off immediately.

In the meantime, the government's high-handed actions have upset its coalition partners, who were not consulted, and it is now threatening to cause the collapse of the coalition and a snap election. This is being greeted with horror by the NeoLiberals, who are using phrases like "possible destruction of the country" if they're forced to go to the polls. Which I think perfectly illustrates their contempt for democracy and the people they supposedly represent. If Greece has an election over this, the country will go on - but a large pack of the parasitic and institutionally corrupt MPs who have sold their country out to the IMF will not. And that can only be a Good Thing.