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Over the last year Greece has rarely been out of the news across Europe. With headlines such as “Greek tragedy”, “Corruption in every corner” and “Greece’s lazy workers”, the capitalist media have painted the Greek people as first amongst the so-called P.I.G.I.’S. (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Ireland and Spain) of Europe. It's one-time international image as a sunny, friendly place has been replaced by one of greed, corruption and chaos. This is part of the ruling class campaign to blame the crisis of capitalism on the Greek people, and tells us nothing of the hardships they have to endure