Με τίτλο «Alexis Tsipras’ €100 billion problem» το πολίτικο επανέρχεται στην Ελλάδα και στον Αλέξη Τσίπρα και θυμίζει στους Έλληνες όλους τους πολιτικούς που καθισμένοι στα τέσσερα απολαμβάνουν την …καρέκλα.

Ο αρθογράφος θυμίζει τι έλεγε ο Τσίπρας στην Θεσσαλονίκη για τους πλειστηριασμούς, τις υποσχέσεις που έδινε για σωτηρία της κατοικίας και τις υποσχέσεις που έδινε για προστασία μικρών επιχειρήσεων και αντιπαραθέτει όλα όσα έλεγε ο Τσίπρας ως αρχηγός της αξιωματικής αντιπολίτευσης με αυτά που τελικά κάνει ως πρωθυπουργός και τα οποία εκτός τους ότι έκαναν τους ανθρώπους να αισθάνονται προδομένοι φέρνουν πλέον τον Τσίπρα και τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στον «πάτο» των δημοσκοπήσεων.

 Για να δείξει την λαϊκή αγανάκτηση αναφέρεται στους πλειστηριασμούς και τους ακτιβιστές από το κίνημα «ενάντια στις δημοπρασίες» Άτομα του κινήματος συγκεντρώνονται στις αίθουσες των δικαστηρίων αποτρέποντας την διενέργεια των δημοπρασιών.

Κανένα σπίτι στα χέρια τραπεζίτη είναι το σύνθημα που κυριαρχεί στα δικαστήρια και η πολιτική ανυπακοή η μόνη λύση.  

Φαίνεται ότι η δυστυχία της Ελλάδας πουλάει και τα ξένα έντυπα δεν χάνουν ευκαιρία. 
Αναλυτικά το δημοσίευμα του politico.

THESSALONIKI, Greece — As opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras promised that “not a single house” would be taken from Greeks who can’t pay their mortgage.
It’s now haunting him as prime minister.
Tsipras’ left-wing party Syriza came to power on a wave of popular protest at the height of the European debt crisis. After a dramatic showdown with Greece’s international creditors in July 2015, Tsipras chose to prioritize continued membership of the eurozone over doing away with austerity. The choice was controversial and left many people feeling betrayed.
Under pressure from creditors to strengthen the banking system, the Syriza-led government reluctantly agreed last year to allow auctions of properties seized from homeowners and small businesses who foreclose on their loans —  the same people Tsipras had promised to protect as opposition leader.
But the government’s attempts to recover the approximately €108 billion of non-performing loans which make up 50 percent of all Greece’s bank portfolios have hit stiff opposition from a growing protest movement that has prevented all but a few hundred of the thousands of planned auctions from taking place. So the stock of “non-performing” loans continues to go up, talk of “Grexit” that has dogged the eurozone for seven years refuses to go away, and the prime minister’s popularity is going down — including among the protest movements that brought him to power in the first place.
Activists from the “Against the Auctions” movement gather in law courts across the country every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. to physically prevent the foreclosure auctions from taking place. A fortnight ago, as usual, around 50 of them marched from courtroom to courtroom in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city, and up to the judge’s bench, demanding to know what auctions were taking place.
After a hasty assembly in the hallway, they rushed for one courtroom in which the foreclosure of a 108-square-meter shop was taking place. Owned jointly by a father and daughter, it was being auctioned by Piraeus Bank.
Ilias Smilios, an unassuming middle-aged school teacher, led the group towards the presiding notary. “You are implementing a theft,” he shouted. “The auction is cancelled because we are here. We are not letting it happen.”
“There is rage, anger,” Smilios told POLITICO in a café opposite the Thessaloniki courthouse, after successfully halting the auction. “There are many folks that believed in Syriza, but their hope is gone for good.”

‘It will become law’

Ironically, the anti-foreclosure movement’s slogan — “Not a single house in the hands of a banker” — was one which Tsipras uttered himself back in January 2015, during a speech to jubilant supporters of Syriza two days before its election victory on a radical anti-austerity platform.
“We have a plan, and we commit to put an end to this nightmare of auctions of primary residences. Not a single house in the hands of a banker!” Tsipras told the cheering crowd. “Today it is a chant, from Monday it will become a law of the state.”
The bitter irony of the current situation is not lost on his party. Last year, Syriza’s own newspaper published an open letter to Tsipras and Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis from an anonymous Thessaloniki debtor, identified as Michalis P.
The letter was described in the paper as “the desperate cry of Michalis P., unemployed, diagnosed with a disability, a father of a large family and an autistic child [whose] only house in Thessaloniki is in danger of being lost in the auctions and as a result seven people will live on the street.” The case was a boon for the anti-auctions movement and on September 28 several hundred people blocked the auction of his home.
“From that point on, the movement changed throughout all Greece, and the movement became more decisive,” said Smilios, who can be seen in videos from that day, pumping his fists and leading the chants from a table top, as riot police struggle to regain control.
The government insists homes are safe. In a statement, the Ministry of Economy said current legislation meant “60 percent of primary residences of households in distress” have protection against foreclosure.

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