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Greece: Interview with negotiations insider

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Greece: Interview with negotiations insider

In this interview with Mediapart, a senior advisor to the Greek government, who has been at the heart of the past five months of negotiations between Athens and its international creditors, reveals the details of what resembles a game of liar’s dice over the fate of a nation that has been brought to its economic [...]

July 8, 2015 Author: Christian Salmon

False dilemmas: a critical guide to the Greek debt crisis

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False dilemmas: a critical guide to the Greek debt crisis

Amongst all the cacophony, it is important to look back at the bailouts. All but approximately 11% of the bailout money has ended up in creditors' pockets. [...]

February 9, 2015 Author: Christina Laskaridis

Intellectuals from around the world sign a support manifesto for “Podemos”

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Intellectuals from around the world sign a support manifesto for “Podemos”

Personalities of the stature of the American linguist Noam Chomsky, the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek or the Canadian journalist Naomi Klein form the list of 29 names of intellectuals who have issued and signed the manifesto of international support to the new political formation “Podemos”, (We can), that was the [...]

June 14, 2014 Author: *

Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

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Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

Up to two and a half million people took to the streets in Madrid yesterday to protest against the economic and anti-social policies of the government. Six blocks arrived in Madrid from all around the country; according to the Organisers of the March for Dignity (Coordinadora 22M), some 70,000 people travelled on buses (total of [...]

March 23, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

These are the priorities of the Greek governments in the last 3 years

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These are the priorities of the Greek governments in the last 3 years

This graph shows where the 207 billions euro loans of the Troika to the Greek State end up in the last 3 years. This is what they meant by statements such as ‘We are saving the Greek economy and society’. They made efforts to save the European and Greek banks and financial institutions. [...]

June 18, 2013 Author: ATTAC

People United against the Troika: International Protest 1st June

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People United against the Troika: International Protest 1st June

Europe is under a violent attack by the financial capital, represented by the troika (IMF, ECB, EC) and by the successive governments that apply concerted policies with these entities, despising and destroying the people. We know that this offensive is set on breaking the peoples, rendering them slaves of debt and austerity. This offensive crosses [...]

May 30, 2013 Author: People United against the Troika

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

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

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