Greece Solidarity demo, Sat July 4th Montréal - and your town or city? Please list events.

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Greece Solidarity demo, Sat July 4th Montréal - and your town or city? Please list events.

http://www.alternatives.ca/agenda/rassemblement-de-solidarite-l-occasion...

The demonstration will be here at 10:45 a.m. (perhaps the early time corresponds to afternoon rallies in Greece?) outside the Greek Consulate at 1002, rue Sherbrooke W. corner McTavish (English follows French).

Rassemblement de solidarité à l’occasion du référendum en Grèce

Date:  Samedi, Juillet 4, 2015 - 10:45 - 13:00 Québec solidaire, le Comité de solidarité avec le peuple grec, Alternatives et le Conseil régional FTQ Montréal métropolitain vous appellent à un rassemblement de solidarité à l’occasion du référendum en Grèce, samedi le 4 juillet 10h45, devant le Consulat grec situé à Montréal au 1002 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal.

Dimanche prochain, le gouvernement de la Grèce appelle sa population à trancher dans le différend qui l’oppose à ses créanciers par le biais d’un référendum. L’austérité imposée à la Grèce par la « Troïka » est au coeur des débats. Au Québec, les organisateurs de ce rassemblement appellent au respect de la souveraineté du peuple grec et de la décision qui émergera du référendum. La seule sortie de crise possible pour la Grèce passe par le respect des choix démocratiques de sa population.

Devant les menaces, les pressions, et les ultimatums de la « Troïka », de la Banque Centrale Européenne, de la Commission Européenne et du Fond Monétaire International, le gouvernement de Syriza a choisi de s’en remettre à la souveraineté populaire. C’en est assez des négociations à coup d’ultimatums !

Au peuple grec de se prononcer sans pression ni chantage.

Non à l’austérité, oui à la solidarité !

HomeEvents › solidarity action in front of the Greek Consulate Date:  Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 10:45 - 13:00

No to Blackmail, Solidarity with the Greek People

On the occasion of the referendum in Greece, Québec solidaire, the Solidarity Committee with the Greek People, Alternatives and the Montreal Regional Labour Council (FTQ) are organizing this coming Saturday July 4th at 10:45am, a solidarity action in front of the Greek Consulate at 1002 Sherbrooke West in Montreal, corner McTavish, facing McGill University.

The Greek government has called upon its people to decide by means of a referendum to be held next Sunday whether to accept or reject the austerity terms proposed by the «Troika». We, the organizers of this solidarity action, call upon all to respect thefundamental right of the Greek people and the decision that will emerge from the referendum. The only possible solution to the crisis in Greece must be based on respect for the people’s choice.

Faced with undue pressures and ultimatums from the Troika, from the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund, the Syriza government has chosen to let the people express theirfundamental right to decide their future. Enough with ultimatums and false negotiations!

Let the Greek People Speak Without Blackmail and Threats.

No to Austerity, Yes to Democracy!

 

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Greek Montrealers rally to push for 'no' vote

A day ahead of the Greek bailout referendum, many Montrealers are also urging Greeks to vote “no.”
 
A rally for solidarity with the Greek people was held Saturday afternoon in front of the Greek consulate in Montreal.

Nearly 300 people took part in the event.

“The no is not for Greece to leave the Euro, the no is we don't agree with your program,” explained Emmanuel Beinis, a Greek Montrealer.  

The rally was organized by the Greek community, Quebec solidaire and the FTQ and CSN union confederations.
MNA Amir Khadir described the plan as unacceptable, saying there are other ways out of the crisis in Greece, due, he said, to the austerity policies imposed by the political and financial elites of Europe....

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/greek-montrealers-rally-to-push-for-no-vote-1...

Red Winnipeg

Unless "expressing solidarity" means supporters sending Greeks massive amounts of cash, I'm not sure how rallies are going to accomplish bumpkiss.

lagatta

Red Winnipeg, have you ever been on strike? Sure, we needed contributions to our strike fund, and all kinds of donations, but it also did our heart good to get messages from colleagues in our field and union comrades from far away. The subjective factor of not feeling alone up against the wealthy and powerful is very important, and has played a part in labour history.