Greece: After Brutal Assault, Yanis Varoufakis Urges Progressives to “Focus on What Really Matters”

Source: Common Dreams

“Recovering from a brutal assault that left him with a broken nose and cheekbone, leftist Greek lawmaker Yanis Varoufakis on Tuesday urged progressives ‘not get distracted’ from the railway accident that killed 57 people last month or the neoliberal ‘privatize everything doctrine’ he blames for the disaster. Appearing on ANT1’s ‘Kallimera Ellada’ (Good Morning, Greece) on Tuesday, Varoufakis (the parliamentary leader of the left-wing MeRA25 party and former finance minister) told hosts Giorgos Papadakis and Maria Anastasopoulou he needs to ‘thank the public hospital staff’ because ‘they worked miracles’ to treat his fractured cheekbone and nose, which was broken in six places during the Friday evening assault by a group of young men the lawmaker described earlier as ‘hired thugs.'” (03/15/23)