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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

Interview with Éric Toussaint

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Interview with Éric Toussaint

It is a simple task, there are very clear criteria. In the case of Greece more than half of the debt is with the Troika, 170 billion euros. It is totally illegitimate and should be declared invalid because it was imposed by agencies not representing the Greek citizens. Not even the memoranda have been treated [...]

April 3, 2013 Author: Luis Giménez San Miguel

An interview with David Harvey

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An interview with David Harvey

In this interview with Elsa Boulet, David Harvey looks back on the crisis of capitalism, that is, the crisis of the "class project" that constitutes the neoliberalism. He also discusses the transformations of the working class, the situation in Europe and the United States, the role that the intellectual critics can play and defends the [...]

March 15, 2013 Authors: Cédric Durand, Elsa Boulet

In a constant state of emergency: Legislative Acts

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In a constant state of emergency: Legislative Acts

With the public’s interest skillfully diverted towards the attack against the offices of New Democracy (the governing political party), the Greek Parliament ratified with 166 votes a multi-bill containing 7 Legislative Acts (LAs) that effectively complement the 3rd Memorandum, adopted on November 7th of 2012, with a marginal majority of 153 votes in a climate [...]

January 15, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

When water is for sale

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When water is for sale

The privatisation of state water companies around the world almost always has one common denominator: it is made ​​under the pressure of international lenders in countries with large debt or under the pressure of multinational corporations and politicians in countries with a strong economy. The dominant argument is that the state takes too long to [...]

November 13, 2012 Author: Fragkiska Megaloudi

Plebs in London

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Plebs in London

Andrew Mitchell was, until September the 4th, a member of the government, the most classist cabinet Britain has seen since the beginning of the 90s. The Minister for International Development passed by bike in front of the police guards of the Ministry, to whose polite request for an ID, he yelled amiss and multiple times [...]

October 28, 2012 Author: Thodoris Rakopoulos

The European South in flames

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The European South in flames

Huge protests in Madrid, brutally repressed, now matched by another Greek general strike. Three years of the European debt crisis are producing a social and political crisis on an immense scale, with the threat of the break-up of the Spanish state. [...]

September 28, 2012 Author: James Meadway