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Search and rescue in the Mediterranean… or the militarisation of migration

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Search and rescue in the Mediterranean… or the militarisation of migration

It is impressive, for example, that the word ‘rescue’ does not appear anywhere in the text of the Commission, as published following the summit, while various measures related to the externalisation doctrine, ie the tendency to push migration flows outside the EU limits of liability –key project of the conservative forces in this moment– are [...]

May 10, 2015 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Greece, Skouries: A story of political emancipation

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Greece, Skouries: A story of political emancipation

How a mining conflict led to the political emancipation of a community in Northern Greece. [...]

January 30, 2014 Author: Evi Papada

Water is not for sale after all…

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Water is not for sale after all…

The initiative Right2Water and the European Citizens' Initiative has managed a strategic blow to the neo-liberal policies that are after water. [...]

June 23, 2013 Author: x-pressed

Greek Bail-Out: 77% went into the Financial Sector

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Greek Bail-Out: 77% went into the Financial Sector

Since March 2010, the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have applied 23 tranches comprising €206.9 billion to the so-called "Greek bail-out". They have however provided hardly any documentation on the exact use of those huge amounts of public funds. ATTAC Austria has therefore put up an investigation on the issue: At [...]

June 17, 2013 Author: ATTAC

Are we really doing better?

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Are we really doing better?

Nietzsche, interpreting the familiar myth, reports that Zeus left hope in Pandora's box not out of pity, but of malice, because hope for nothing and mostly without a decision for action is not a gift but a curse. "Such hope," the philosopher says in the «Menschliches, Allzumenschliches» "is the worst kind, because it prolongs the [...]

May 28, 2013 Author: Giorgis Katrougalos*

Portugal – the citizens say no to the Troika

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Portugal – the citizens say no to the Troika

Portuguese should take to the streets again massively this April 25th, anniversary of the “Carnation Revolution”. The target is the policies of austerity imposed by Brussels and Frankfurt. [...]

April 25, 2013 Author: Courrier International

Athens and the Crisis

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Athens and the Crisis

Timeline that gives an overview of events related to the crisis in Greece on a local, national and global scale from 2008 until now. Updated on a quarterly basis. [...]

April 19, 2013 Author: Jaya Brekke

Cyprus, Seriously

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Cyprus, Seriously

A correspondent, whom I respect, has (gently) challenged me to say plainly what I think Cyprus should do — leaving aside all questions about political realism. And he’s right: while I think it’s OK to spend most of my time on this blog working within the limits of the politically possible, and relying on a [...]

March 26, 2013 Author: Paul Krugman

Why we should be cautious about cheering on Cyprus’s no vote

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Why we should be cautious about cheering on Cyprus’s no vote

Watching the drama unfolding in Cyprus over the last few days has been anything if not surreal. The far left and the Eurosceptic right alike have rejoiced at the Cypriot parliament's "valiant no" to a deal that would have ensured the financing of the cash-strapped economy from the Eurozone and the IMF. [...]

March 20, 2013 Author: Nikos Chrysoloras

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