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by Daphne Liddle

GREEK communists took over the Acropolis in Athens in another week of strikes and violent clashes between the police and workers. They are enraged at the massive attack on pay and conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union in return for a €110 billion bail-out loan.

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We won't pay their bill!

WE’VE HAD weeks of promises and talk of “change” but one thing is certain. Now that the general election is over working people will be expected to pay for the economic crisis we’re in, along with the rest of the capitalist world. While billions have been spent to bail out the banks, workers are told to work longer hours, have their pensions cut and their social services reduced — all to ensure that the ruling class can carry on living in ease and luxury for the rest of their lives.

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