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Spain: the friends of the King

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Spain: the friends of the King

“All my warmest thanks for your appreciation. Go ahead, I will always be by your side” 6th May 2014. First speech after his abdication in the presence of the IBEX35 main business owners. [...]

June 19, 2014 Author: cafeAMBllet.com

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

Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

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Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

A team of Spanish independent journalists (The Ragged Army) have worked for six months in Northern Europe to portray the situation of the migrants, in particular those who have left their countries because of the recession. This initiative is part of a larger project about the new flows of migration and the emergence of fascist [...]

April 24, 2014 Author: Susana García

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

My Journey in Greece

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My Journey in Greece

I was very intrigued by the police when I first came to Athens. I wasn’t used to seeing so many of them, the vehicles they use are huge (in Portugal they can only fit 9 policemen each); they had different suits and had a lot of weapons. [...]

March 9, 2014 Author: Bruna Cunha

Greece: On auctions

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Greece: On auctions

About 450,000 households have mortgages, mainly during the period after the country joined the Eurozone (2000), the total amounting to around €72 billion. This amount corresponds to 40% of the national GDP and is very small compared to other countries. (In Ireland mortgages reached 300% of the GDP). It is now estimated that the red [...]

February 5, 2014 Author: Dimitris Papoutsis

Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

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Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

The PAH demands that municipalities and Autonomous Communities act against the housing emergency. [...]

January 3, 2014 Author: PAH

Barcelona: Protest against the budget of misery (4 December)

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Barcelona: Protest against the budget of misery (4 December)

The Government discusses its new budget, the new measures awaiting us just around the corner. [...]

December 12, 2013 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

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Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

Greece has become a symbol of the western world's retrocession on all levels during the last few years. Inspired by the campaign “Promote Greece” that aims to show Greece's nice face to the world, we aim to go a step further: to stop camouflaging the misery of Greek society with beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets. [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: x-pressed