Monday, April 22, 2013

Thanks to European Austerity Policy Greek Children Are Going Hungry

Is This What Passes for Success by European Leaders?  That’s What They Say

The self imposed tragedy in Greece by Germany, the European Union and the IMF is resulting in children in Greece going to school hungry

As an elementary school principal, Leonidas Nikas is used to seeing children play, laugh and dream about the future. But recently he has seen something altogether different, something he thought was impossible in Greece: children picking through school trash cans for food; needy youngsters asking playmates for leftovers; and an 11-year-old boy, Pantelis Petrakis, bent over with hunger pains.

Here is the way European leaders likely would have responded to this news.

Angelos Tzortzinis for The International Herald Tribune
Michalis Petrakis, who is jobless and whose son Pantelis has been going to school hungry, shows his nearly empty refrigerator.
Brussels AP – April 20, 2013 – The head of the European group that imposed austerity on Greece reacted to news that school children were going hungry by saying “Great, the austerity program is working.”  When asked to expand he said “Austerity means suffering, and that suffering should be borne by those least able to endure the suffering and by those least responsible for the economy.”

Meanwhile in Africa where several countries have suffered famine the leaders in those countries were organizing food drives to aid children in Greece

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