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A rock or a hard place? The Greek plexus of power decides

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A rock or a hard place? The Greek plexus of power decides

In the early hours of December 20, a police unit drove down Acharnon, a busy thoroughfare in central Athens. Arriving at the imposing building lying at its junction with Cheyden St, they informed the occupants they would be conducting a "routine" check. Only a few hours later, the building was being emptied out, its occupants [...]

January 18, 2013 Author: Antonis Vradis

The European South in flames

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The European South in flames

Huge protests in Madrid, brutally repressed, now matched by another Greek general strike. Three years of the European debt crisis are producing a social and political crisis on an immense scale, with the threat of the break-up of the Spanish state. [...]

September 28, 2012 Author: James Meadway

The lull before the storm

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The lull before the storm

The tumble that we are experiencing seems to be bottomless. Since the country accepted the IMF bail-out we have forgotten how many times it has got close to default, a default that we see coming but deny to accept; a bankruptcy that they are trying to convince ourselves we can avoid by taking ‘painful but [...]

September 25, 2012 Author: Yiota Ioannidou