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Double threat: CETA and TTIP

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Double threat: CETA and TTIP

The TTIP is not only a tariff treaty. If it were, it would be practically useless, since tariffs between the EU and the USA are already very low, with the exception of agriculture where they are higher than the average. The TTIP is called ‘investment treaty’ because it aims to put forward regulations to protect [...]

October 29, 2014 Author: David Hervás

Greece: Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy

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Greece: Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy

The 3rd Festival Of Solidarity & Cooperative Economy will take place in Athens 10th-12th October 2014. [...]

September 3, 2014

Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

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Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

The CIEs first emerged in 1985. They have been in existence for 29 years without a specific regulation. This lack of regulation meant a clear violation of the law for the past 5 years, since, in the reform of 2009, the Immigration Act ordered the Government to regulate the CIEs within 6 months. But it’s [...]

March 26, 2014 Author: Patricia Orejudo

Interview with Lo*, an anarchist from Bosnia

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Interview with Lo*, an anarchist from Bosnia

And people outside Bosnia often talk about the “Bosnian revolution”, but there is an evolution there. Because of ethnic and national divisions, people never talked about class struggle – now they do. [...]

March 25, 2014 Author: Slobodari

Greece: A legal diversion

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Greece: A legal diversion

A declaration by the Group of lawyers for the rights of migrants and refugees regarding the recent Opinion of the Legal Council of the State, in Greece, by which the detention of the aliens, whom are under deportation to their county of origin, could be extended until the alien is removed from the country. [...]

March 21, 2014 Author: Group of lawyers for the rights of migrants and refugees

Venezuela: it’s the opposition that’s anti-democratic

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Venezuela: it’s the opposition that’s anti-democratic

Don’t be fooled by the sight of protests in Venezuela: this time the anti-democratic villains are not in government but in the US-backed opposition. [...]

March 21, 2014 Author: Jerome Roos

Portugal: Police violence – When the bells ring

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Portugal: Police violence – When the bells ring

Duarte always repeated to his parents “the police and justice are here to protect us” [...]

March 13, 2014 Author: Lúcia Gomes

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*

To make sense of Ukraine, we need to bring the class back in

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To make sense of Ukraine, we need to bring the class back in

While no one should care much for the deposed Yanukovich, there are many issues that need to be critically confronted. Sweeping them under the carpet and celebrating the victory of the people against a corrupt puppet of the corrupt oligarchs is theoretically weak and politically reactionary. [...]

February 24, 2014 Author: Florin Poenaru

Anger in Bosnia, but this time the people can read their leaders’ ethnic lies

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Anger in Bosnia, but this time the people can read their leaders’ ethnic lies

It all began in Tuzla, a city with a Muslim majority. The protests then spread to the capital, Sarajevo, and Zenica, but also Mostar, home to a large segment of the Croat population, and Banja Luka, capital of the Serb part of Bosnia. [...]

February 10, 2014 Author: Slavoj Žižek