Sunday, April 22, 2012

Greek Town Implements Revolutionary Barter System Without Euro

Activist Post

Greece continues along a path toward self-sufficiency that could very well see them break free from their debt servitude.

In the wake of their pillaging by international financiers, Greeks who have realized that protesting is likely to bring little relief have begun to implement barter systems to meet their local community needs.  Through a combination of decentralization from the Euro, free markets, local cooperation, and the creation of a new currency based on productivity, markets like the one below in Volos are leading the charge to a restoration of the principles that build truly sustainable economies.

This is an encouraging sign, and one that is replicating throughout austerity-ridden economies the world over.  International currencies are increasingly being rejected in the face of reduced living standards through inflation and outright theft by global banksters.

Americans would do well to learn from the truly revolutionary actions taken by individuals in deliberately collapsed countries, because if global (mis)managers have their way, a similar scenario is guaranteed to unfold in the United States.

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  1. This is the answer folks. We better get busy.

  2. You see, in the end, or the bottom line, recourses are the foundation of Kapitalism.
    This is Kapitalism.

    Everything else is Tax or Parasittic organisms, like the Monopolyc sytem of corps, that in order to grow, is becomed Canibalistic.
    Thats the ilution beside the Housing boble, a growth that never was.

    Never lett the privat instituts ever again gett a fotthold in the beutyfull land of the Hellenic people.

    kick asses


  3. anything to get away from this:

  4. @ Anonymous Apr 22, 11:35 AM

    Please tell me those spelling errors were intentional and meant to be ironic.

    I mean seriously, "ilution", "boble", "beutyfull". I hate to be the grammar nazi but goddamn.

  5. Tis harder to trakc semantics wen the person tiping is entintionally messing up speeling.... Eh-specially ven the missed spel-lings are never the saim, sort of a guhes witch Anonn thyng...

    Other than that, they barter all over the place even in Emerika, from in city black markets to rural farmers engaging in perfectly legal activity.

  6. There is already a system, operating in many countries, for many years now, called LETS (Local Excgange Trading Scheme) which does the same thing, all transactions being stored on computer, with no one person's time being any more valuable than anyone else's. I think it originated in Canada It works for me. I'd love to see it grow.

    Check out

    Or just search for LETS - it's out there folks, so... let's use it. We don't need the current system, so... let's get rid of it. And the only way is just to do it, so... let's do it now. Everyone has something to offer.

  7. Community Exchange System - - building on the LETS principles, with a global network of independent local currencies.

  8. I'm a grammar purr-feck-schon-isst but prefer to understand what is actually meant rather than complaining about the grammar!

  9. On the surface Barter in Greece may sound like LETS as has existed way before the currant international financial crisis - but is it?
    The people in greece are not running an altenative scheme because they like the concept ! They are desperate and are collectvely taking matters into their own hands ! They are side stepping the system because the system has collapsed ! I would love to get over there and find out if they are actually talking about the implications - ie producers plus consumers minus capitalists ! Greece has a history and maybe that matters ! Maybe it can travel and maybe it can teach us lessons we will all need when this crisis spreads and deepens ! Hope so because I hope this time round we WIN and get rid of this rotten system !