Varoufakis’ Video Hints at Creation of New Political Movement in Greece

varoufakisA new video clip titled “The 1101 are coming” has appeared on the internet showing people mentioned by their first name, including Yanis Varoufakis and actor Cleon Grigoriadis.

The enigmatic video clip starts with the phrase “They are coming and they will change everything on Sunday, November 1st.” It further says that “the new citizens movement 1101 is coming to change everything in society, history, democracy.”

The “Movement of 1101” has an official web page and hints at a political movement. Varoufakis has said in the past that he plans to establish a new political movement for Greece and the whole of Europe.

VaroufakisVaroufakis: Tsipras held the memorandum hoping he would lose

The controversial former minister said that the July 5th referendum “was held not to be won but to be lost.”

Varoufakis gave an interview to French magazine L’Obs saying that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was hoping to lose in the referendum so that he had an excuse for the upcoming submission to the European Union.

“(Tsipras wanted) to find an excuse for the impending submission. I believe it, really,” Varoufakis said.

“On the night of the referendum, when the (results of the) magnificent 62 percent in favor of the “no”came , I was in seventh heaven. But that was not the result Tsipras hoped for. It was clearly written on his face. So that night he said: It’s time to surrender. And I replied: Not me. It was very friendly, very sad, with great tenderness, even love. He believed that Greece would be destroyed if we continued. I did not agree with him. I left,” Varoufakis said.

Varoufakis said that the impact of Tsipras’ U-turn caused great damage to the Podemos leftist party in Spain. “The Podemos have suffered great damage because of us. But everything is connected: One of the reasons the official Europe were absolutely determined to crush us, was the rise of Podemos. The Social Democrats in Germany and elsewhere, feared our success. If we had managed to relaunch the Greek economy, they would be finished, like PASOK in Greece that fell to 4 percent. So, they had to destroy us, and they did.”



  1. That guy is dangerous not only because he is completely incompetent but because he is delusional….

  2. Didn’t another group of former Syriza candidates already start their own party? And didn’t it completely fail? I don’t recall their name but I do recall them being not very popular.

  3. Doing things over and over in hopes something will change is the definition of insanity. That’s just what Greece has been doing for the past 50 years. For change to happen things need to be done differently. A new approach to governing, a new mindset toward behavior and a vision toward the future is what it will take. Who is brave enough to make that attempt?