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privatisation

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

Spain: the friends of the King

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Spain: the friends of the King

“All my warmest thanks for your appreciation. Go ahead, I will always be by your side” 6th May 2014. First speech after his abdication in the presence of the IBEX35 main business owners. [...]

June 19, 2014 Author: cafeAMBllet.com

Greece: People vs. corporate rule: Some personal notes from my participation in Thessaloniki’s great #vote4water referendum

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Greece: People vs. corporate rule: Some personal notes from my participation in Thessaloniki’s great #vote4water referendum

This is a personal assessment of the grassroots referendum that took place in Thessaloniki on May 18 regarding water privatisation. You can read all about the background to the referendum here. [...]

May 27, 2014 Author: Theodoros Karyotis

Spain: Social housing privatization: “Either you pay or you’re out in the street”

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Spain: Social housing privatization: “Either you pay or you’re out in the street”

"Either you pay or you are out, homeless. We are not a charity. We are investors. We have invested millions and we want to make money”. That was the answer IVIMA´s (Social Housing Institute of Madrid) young social housing tenants received from Encasa Cibeles, the front company hiding Goldman Sachs and Azora, to which Community [...]

April 17, 2014 Author: F. Fafatale

Greece: The uncertain future of the Public Drug Dependence Unit 18 ANO

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Greece: The uncertain future of the Public Drug Dependence Unit 18 ANO

The future of the public drug dependence unit “18 ANO” remains uncertain, due to the planned closure of the Mental Hospital of Attica, where 18 ANO’s administration belongs. The situation becomes even worse after the funding cuts and the withdrawal of employees through the “availability’ governmental plan, as mentions at tvxs.gr KaterinaMatsa, psychiatrist and scientific [...]

April 16, 2014 Author: Katrin Alamanou

Action against the Greek Guantanamo

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Action against the Greek Guantanamo

Press release NO TYPE C PRISONS ISOLATION IS TORTURE [...]

March 27, 2014 Author: Initiative for prisoners' rights

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: The Detention Centres for Migrants are given to private security companies

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Greece: The Detention Centres for Migrants are given to private security companies

The Minister of Public Order has given the green light for the privatisation of the Detention Centre for Migrants. [...]

January 7, 2014 Author: kool news

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

Big truths

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Big truths

"Saturday night. I caught my hand at the kitchen door (I'm very accident prone at home: I'm Sagittarius and I haven’t got any “body awareness”). I went alone to the hospital of Sant Pau because my partner stayed at home to take care of my daughter. I was lead to the waiting room. There was [...]

May 13, 2013 Author: Lucía Etxebarría