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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

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

Interview with Habermas

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Interview with Habermas

“Only a Europe that is united politically and has a robust economy, can tame this wild economic capitalism”. This was one of the points the German intellectual stressed in Ef.Syn, a few days before his arrival in Athens, in order to participate in the International Conference on Philosophy, which takes place for the first time [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: Tasos Tsakiroglou

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

After the sin

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After the sin

On February 1, Jerry Rice, spokesman for the IMF in Washington, admitted on behalf of the organization, that the “support” programs for Greece and southern Europe were wrong from the beginning, that they do not stabilize but finish off the respective economies, that they increase the deficits and debt burden. [...]

February 8, 2013 Author: Kostas Vergopoulos