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Articles written by Sofia Tipaldou

Daddies, their daughters and the rest of us

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Daddies, their daughters and the rest of us

The European South is renowned for its strong family ties. Lately, however, and in the midst of the crisis, we observe that these ties are becoming increasingly tighter and that daddies involved in politics cannot do without their daughters. Up to the point of getting them a job in their offices! [...]

September 7, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Greece’s 2012 election and the democratic dead-end

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Greece’s 2012 election and the democratic dead-end

The 24th of July 2012 signaled 38 years from the fall of the military dictatorship in Greece. Many refer to this date as the anniversary of “the restoration of democracy”. The election of last June, however, offers many reasons to doubt the quality of today’s democracy. [...]

August 3, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: Workers unite in mass mobilisations against austerity

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Spain: Workers unite in mass mobilisations against austerity

‘It’s not a crisis, it’s a fraud!’, was the chant of the people in Spain’s biggest mobilisation since the labour reforms were introduced. The 19 July general strike was the turning point of the people’s struggle against their government’s austerity policies. Participation was even bigger than in the 29 March general strike. This time, the [...]

July 24, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

‘They want to destroy the country, we have to prevent it’: Spain takes to the streets

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‘They want to destroy the country, we have to prevent it’: Spain takes to the streets

The battle in Spain against the government’s austerity measures continues with a new series of massive protests. With the miners’ mobilisation still fresh in people’s minds they have taken over the streets again today saying no to government policies. More than 80 demonstrations have taken place across the country under the banner ‘They want to [...]

July 19, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Morons

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Morons

We know that you have every reason to consider us MORONS. The hardest evidence, besides, is that we put you back in the Parliament and we trusted you again with power. This is more than enough for you to punish us with your presence and political discourse. [...]

June 24, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: After austerity, the rescue?

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Spain: After austerity, the rescue?

Mariano Rajoy’s government won an absolute majority in the parliamentary elections on November 2011 with promises to decrease the risk premium, to create jobs, and above all to recover the lost trust in Spain. Shortly after, the government announced cuts of €16.5 billion. On June 9, Rajoy asked the EU for a banking bailout of [...]

June 15, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: People flood the streets in Labour Law protests

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Spain: People flood the streets in Labour Law protests

Spain’s biggest trade unions - CCOC (Comisiones Obreras, Workers Committees) and UGT (Unión General de Trabajadores, General Workers’ Union) - organised a massive clamor against the labour market reforms that the government is planning on February 19. They did so on a Sunday, without calling a general strike yet, and with the objective of informing [...]

February 28, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou