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A LIVE YANIS VAROUFAKIS INTERVIEW, Thursday 12th November, 6pm GMT, 8pm EET.

Get your questions commented below in advance! We're so excited about this one. KILTR Rising brings you a live streamed conversation with Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister.

Our guest interviewer Michael Gray, journalist with CommonSpace and The National newspaper will be speaking with Yanis as we continue to host our series of live broadcasts with some of the most respected art, political and cultural figures from around the globe.

It's quite apt that Yanis will be speaking with KILTR following his comments in Business insider a couple of days ago on what he would do if he ever took the job of chancellor of Germany:

"I would set up a poverty fund backed by the European Central Bank and get the European Investment Bank to go on a "spree" investing in green energy, tech startups and the businesses of the future."

A co-production with IndependenceLive.net


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Anna Kavadia

WHAT GOES WRONG IN GREECE AND NOTHING WORKS PROPERLY? IS REALY THE EIB THE SOLUTION?AND THE INVESTS YOU ARE PROPOSING? ABOUT YOUR FUTURE BOOK APRIL 2016 ( THE SECOND PART OF THE CRISIS),WHAT WILL BE HAPPENED IN YOUR OPINION?GREECE WILL BE THEN IN THE POSITION TO GO OVER IT AND WHEN?OR THE THE POVERTY WILL COVER 100% OUR COUNTRY?HOW MUCH MORE SUFFERING WE NEED TO PASS THROUGH???
THANK YOU.

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Mike Edwards

Hello Yanis,

Greece's recent experience – i.e, the blatant disregard for its democratic political system by European economic interests* - has shown that the source of real power to influence and shape society stems from control over banking and currency.

In a recent RT interview you said: "They [Europe] could walk all over us because of the structure of the Eurozone [currency union] and their capacity to press a button and close down the banks. That is ... how they actually walked all over us.

A 2012 study conducted by The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, titled 'The Network Of Global Corporate Control'** analysed a list of 43,060 Trans National Corporations (TNCs), identified according to the OECD definition, from a list of 30 million economic actors. The study found that only 737 top holders accumulate 80 per cent of the control over the value of all TNCs. The researchers suggest there is what it calls a densely interconnected corporate 'super-entity' at the heart of the global web of corporations. The results of the research show that " ... ¾, of this 'super-entity' are financial intermediaries [i.e.,banks]” and that the “top ranked actors hold a control ten times bigger than what could be expected based on their wealth."

Given that: underlying global and national politics is the control of banking and money creation; that a tiny number of financial institutions have such extraordinary power and influence because they control global money creation (i.e. creation and first allocation of credit) and payment systems etc; that when their interests are threatened these financial institutions can over rule elected governments and democratic processes, and; the evidence from the build up to the Scottish independence referendum suggests that financial elites were threatened by the prospect of Scottish independence, how can the SNP Scottish government and the independence movement as a whole most effectively deal with global financial interests hostility to Scottish independence?

Thanks,

Mike

* https://commonspace.scot/articles/2619/mike-edwards-how-can-yes-solve-the-banking-and-currency-questions-in-time-for-indyref2

** http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1107/1107.5728v2.pdf

Rhisiart Gwilym

Thanks for this. Really important work to air the stuff the English lamestream media won't touch. Hope you get the sound quality sorted soon. But excellent, essential work anyway.

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KILTR

Glasgow, Scotland

Thank-you for your kind words, Rhisiart. We'll be looking into improving the sound quality with better microphones in the future.