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Going clean, going legal and the personal responsibilities of the ‘productive’ citizen

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Going clean, going legal and the personal responsibilities of the ‘productive’ citizen

The coalition’s government drug strategy for 2010-2015 is a clear, straight-forward document that describes their intentions and plans as well as the changes that actually took place in the UK drug recovery system during the past five years. [...]

January 18, 2016 Author: Lena Theodoropoulou

Fascism returns to Europe: Thoughts on the features of an international antifascist movement

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Fascism returns to Europe: Thoughts on the features of an international antifascist movement

The anti-fascism of the 21st century will either be proletarian or will never be. [...]

December 8, 2014 Author: Dimitris Kousouris

Notes from the Margins ‘No one is listening to us’: Britain’s Migrant Rebellion

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Notes from the Margins ‘No one is listening to us’: Britain’s Migrant Rebellion

This month, Britain’s immigrant ‘detention estate’ has been rocked by one of the largest protests to date, yet another consequence of the climate of hatred, fear and racism so deeply embedded in Britain’s squalid current ‘debate’ about immigration, argues Matt Carr in his latest column. [...]

May 20, 2014 Author: Matt Carr

UK: The criminalisation of anti-fascist protest

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UK: The criminalisation of anti-fascist protest

Police decided the anti-fascist protest was a "threat to public safety" and imposed a dispersal order under section 12 of the Public Order Act 1986; 59 people were arrested. [...]

April 13, 2014 Author: The Guardian

Unprecedented populism

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Unprecedented populism

The most affected, the migrants, barely react to the hysteria for the arrival of foreigners [...]

February 10, 2014 Author: Jordi Vaquer

Going to battle

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Going to battle

What Europe needs is its political parties, especially the governmental ones, to stand against the national-populists, in an effective manner. [...]

October 21, 2013 Author: Jordi Vaquer

Fraud and fiscal evasion: the billions that plague Europe

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Fraud and fiscal evasion: the billions that plague Europe

"A huge problem," warns the European Commission. Each year, hundreds of billions of euros escape public budgets. These amounts are enough to make the sacrifices made in the name of austerity look ridiculous. [...]

October 16, 2013 Authors: Ariel Dumont, Christelle Granja, Delphine Nerbollier, Tristan de Bourbon

Interview with Eric Hobsbawm

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Interview with Eric Hobsbawm

Internationalism, which is the alternative to nationalism, is a tricky business. It’s either a politically empty slogan, as it was, for practical purposes, in the international labour movement—it didn’t mean anything specific—or it’s a way of ensuring uniformity for powerful, centralized organizations like the Roman Catholic Church, or the Comintern. [...]

March 28, 2013

Spain is not a label

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Spain is not a label

I am Spanish. I have studied in Spain my whole life. I got my degree, then a master’s and I started working (as an intern, of course) in Spain. However, in the end I had to leave after a year of working here and there with a salary that was not enough for me to [...]

March 22, 2013 Author: Elena Blanco

Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

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Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

It is true that there has been an increase of racist parties and ideologies all over Europe. In Hungary, the neo-Nazi party Jobbik has increased its quota from 2% in the 2006 election to 17% in the 2012 election. Geert Wilders’s Party of Freedom in the Netherlands gained 16% in the 2012 election, as opposed [...]

October 30, 2012 Author: Kostas Douzinas