Noam Chomsky: Greece’s Syriza face "savage response" taking on austerity "class war" [VIDEO]

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Following its election in January on a pledge to confront the austerity program that’s decimated Greece’s economy, the Syriza government has faced a major pushback from international creditors led by Germany. Days after Greece secured a four-month extension to a loan package in exchange for new conditions on its spending, Noam Chomsky says to Amy Goodman that the European response to Syriza has been "extremely savage," a reaction that could face Spain’s Podemos party should it win upcoming elections.

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Reading The Greek Deal Correctly
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