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False dilemmas: a critical guide to the Greek debt crisis

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False dilemmas: a critical guide to the Greek debt crisis

Amongst all the cacophony, it is important to look back at the bailouts. All but approximately 11% of the bailout money has ended up in creditors' pockets. [...]

February 9, 2015 Author: Christina Laskaridis

On the Croatian left: Interview with Dr. Mate Kapović

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On the Croatian left: Interview with Dr. Mate Kapović

"Both for the periphery and for many parts of the lower classes in the core countries it is becoming more and more apparent that capitalism cannot deliver anymore..." [...]

July 15, 2014 Author: Idemo dalje

Intellectuals from around the world sign a support manifesto for “Podemos”

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Intellectuals from around the world sign a support manifesto for “Podemos”

Personalities of the stature of the American linguist Noam Chomsky, the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek or the Canadian journalist Naomi Klein form the list of 29 names of intellectuals who have issued and signed the manifesto of international support to the new political formation “Podemos”, (We can), that was the [...]

June 14, 2014 Author: *

The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

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The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

Debt audits show that austerity is politically motivated to favour social elites. Is a new working-class internationalism in the air? [...]

June 9, 2014 Author: Razmig Keucheyan

No poll shocker in Croatia: Among the last believers in austerity

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No poll shocker in Croatia: Among the last believers in austerity

If Greece is the guinea pig for European austerity then Croatia will be a lamb for slaughter. Not that it matters for the greedy eyes of Croatia’s wealthy, it will apply fast to every third citizen on the verge of poverty. [...]

June 6, 2014 Author: Idemo dalje

Mobilising for the common: some lessons from Italy

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Mobilising for the common: some lessons from Italy

Saturday’s protest in Rome was the latest in a series of actions around a common project. What can organisers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements? [...]

April 14, 2014 Author: Jerome Roos

Portugal: Open letter to the prime minister

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Portugal: Open letter to the prime minister

We are tired of seeing our relatives, rights and dreams emigrate. We will keep fighting so that you are the next to leave. [...]

April 14, 2014 Author: António Mariano

The unbearable lightness of immigration policies in Europe

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The unbearable lightness of immigration policies in Europe

A ‘Golden’ residence permit is on offer to whoever is willing to bring money from outside and invest in the small, poor and crisis-affected Portugal; the same country of 10,000,000 people in which more than 5,000 are now officially homeless. And if you think this happens only in the far Southern West Europe, think again. [...]

April 7, 2014 Author: Vera Pinheiro

Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

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Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

Up to two and a half million people took to the streets in Madrid yesterday to protest against the economic and anti-social policies of the government. Six blocks arrived in Madrid from all around the country; according to the Organisers of the March for Dignity (Coordinadora 22M), some 70,000 people travelled on buses (total of [...]

March 23, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Portugal: Press Release of the Informal Workers Commission of Health Line 24

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Portugal: Press Release of the Informal Workers Commission of Health Line 24

Watchdog For Labour Conditions deems all communication workers of Health 24 are working on fake green certificates. [...]

February 26, 2014 Author: Comissão Informal de Trabalhadores da Linha Saúde 24*