As Greek Bailout Stalls, Anarchists Prop Up Social Services
Austerity breeds strange bedfellows. European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today to try to reach an agreement on debt relief for Greece, something the IMF’s been demanding but Germany’s ruling party opposes. German Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel, however, has made an impassioned plea for mercy toward Greece as the country struggles under its seventh year of austerity and looming repayments that will come due in July. Meanwhile, members of the country’s large anarchist contingent have stepped up to help provide public services to struggling, impoverished Greeks.