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Dialogues
Interviews of key figures: from activists to intellectuals and not only Interview someone whose voice you think should be heard and we will translate it and publish it.

Integral revolution: an interview to Enric Duran about CIC

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Integral revolution: an interview to Enric Duran about CIC

Duran is a Catalan anti-capitalist activist, perhaps best known for his well-publicized act of “financial civil disobedience” announced on September 17, 2008, in which he described his having attained roughly half a million Euros in bank loans and subsequently distributing these funds to support anti-capitalist activist movements. [...]

March 29, 2014 Authors: John Restakis, Michel Bauwens, Neal Gorenflo

Interview with Lo*, an anarchist from Bosnia

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Interview with Lo*, an anarchist from Bosnia

And people outside Bosnia often talk about the “Bosnian revolution”, but there is an evolution there. Because of ethnic and national divisions, people never talked about class struggle – now they do. [...]

March 25, 2014 Author: Slobodari

Greece: On the rise of suicides, interview with Stelios Stylianidis

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Greece: On the rise of suicides, interview with Stelios Stylianidis

Below, you can find excerpts from the interview with Stelios Stylianidis, Professor of Social Psychiatry, and data on suicides related to economic hardship in Greece, but also information from other countries of southern Europe that have been affected by the financial crisis. [...]

February 15, 2014

Interview with Vladimir Akimenkov: “The Bolotnaya Case is an attempt to destroy the Left opposition in Russia”

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Interview with Vladimir Akimenkov: “The Bolotnaya Case is an attempt to destroy the Left opposition in Russia”

Half of the people arrested in the Bolotnaya Case are leftist activists. However pompous this may sound it is now that we are forming our future and the future of our children. If the state condemns the Bolotnaya prisoners then in the future the crackdown will be even worse. [...]

January 28, 2014 Author: Aleksandra Markova

“The politicians had to obey the crowd”: interview on the protests in Kiev

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“The politicians had to obey the crowd”: interview on the protests in Kiev

This interview with a comrade from the Autonomous Workers' Union in Kiev was done on January 28, 2014. It sheds some light on the events around the Maidan: the array of reasons behind the protests, their focus on the hated president, the differences to the "orange revolution", the role of the right, the weakness of [...]

January 28, 2014

Interview with Mischa Gabowitsch

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Interview with Mischa Gabowitsch

"It's erroneous to present the Russian politics as a battle between the Kremlin and the opposition" [...]

December 29, 2013 Author: Àngel Ferrero

Interview with researcher Irina Velicu on the gold mine of Rosia Montana, Romania

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Interview with researcher Irina Velicu on the gold mine of Rosia Montana, Romania

The big picture would tell them that the majority of this planet’s population is vulnerable to such destructive practices despite the economic profits; the majority are the first to be hit by these mining projects. But there is a lot indifference and arrogance on the part of the ruling elites who look in disgust at [...]

December 1, 2013 Author: George Velegrakis

Interview with Habermas

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Interview with Habermas

“Only a Europe that is united politically and has a robust economy, can tame this wild economic capitalism”. This was one of the points the German intellectual stressed in Ef.Syn, a few days before his arrival in Athens, in order to participate in the International Conference on Philosophy, which takes place for the first time [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: Tasos Tsakiroglou

New interview with Rudolf Elmer: “The focus in my case has so far entirely been on incriminating evidence”

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New interview with Rudolf Elmer: “The focus in my case has so far entirely been on incriminating evidence”

Since our last interview with one of the most prominent whistleblowers - Rudolf Elmer - his case has made some significant advances, such as the recognition by the Zurich High Court judges that the prosecution has done a "sloppy job" when investigating the case, and the order to work on it anew. That is not [...]

May 6, 2013

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