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Naomi Klein supports MeRA25-DiEM25’s campaign against oil & gas extraction in Greece

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This morning, in Greece’s Parliament, MeRA25’s parliamentarians are staging an all-out struggle against the ratification of disastrous contracts between the previous (SYRIZA) government and multinational oil companies. The contracts to be ratified give the companies (including Exxon-Mobil and Total) full licence to drill, extract and exploit gas & oil reserves across Greece’s beautiful seas (Ionian, Aegean, Cretan and Libyan). Unfortunately, every other Greek party has awarded MeRA25 the monopoly over the programmatic, wholesale opposition to the exploitation of new fossil fuel sources.   The New Democracy government is, today, walking happily the path paved by the previous SYRIZA administration, who signed

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