Tuesday 16th July 2019
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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

Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

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Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

On June 15, 2011 the process began to approve the budget with the first set of cuts for Catalonia, which has led to the closure of public enterprises, the privatisation of health cuts in culture, education, etc. [...]

April 6, 2014 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Spain is the second country in the EU in child poverty

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Spain is the second country in the EU in child poverty

Spain is the second country in the European Union (EU) with the highest child poverty rate, second only to Romania, according to the Cáritas Europa report –presented today in Athens– about the social impact of austerity measures on the countries most affected by the crisis. [...]

March 27, 2014 Author: El Diario

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

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*

Spain: Student if you don’t fight, nobody will listen to you

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Spain: Student if you don’t fight, nobody will listen to you

Increased interest rates, reduced scholarships, reduced faculties, increased working hours, reduced state budget, seeking private funding, loss of power in educational bodies... Education is transformed into a battlefield οn inhospitable land. [...]

February 24, 2014 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Save Greek Water campaign – Press release

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Save Greek Water campaign – Press release

As pointed out, in cases of water privatisation, excessive price increases, mass infection, inadequate maintenance of networks and infrastructure, corruption and fraud, secret agreements and non-existent investments have been observed [...]

February 24, 2014

Greece: On the rise of suicides, interview with Stelios Stylianidis

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Greece: On the rise of suicides, interview with Stelios Stylianidis

Below, you can find excerpts from the interview with Stelios Stylianidis, Professor of Social Psychiatry, and data on suicides related to economic hardship in Greece, but also information from other countries of southern Europe that have been affected by the financial crisis. [...]

February 15, 2014