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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.

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

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

Interview with Aditya Chakrabortty

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Interview with Aditya Chakrabortty

Some months ago, the British newspaper Guardian decided to focus on the EU periphery – the so-called PIGS of the European integration. Instead of sending just another journalist, the journal chose to assign the mission to its economics leader writer. Aditya Chakrabortty has been turned into a sort of "war correspondent" of the financial crisis [...]

January 29, 2013 Author: Aris Xatzistefanou

Interview with Chronis Missios

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Interview with Chronis Missios

“Society seems to have had a stroke”. “For the first time, I live in a society that seems to have had a stroke. It doesn’t react at all” stated Chronis Missios a year ago. The partisan, fighter of the Left and writer, died in a private infirmary in Athens after a long battle with cancer. [...]

November 20, 2012

Lives out in the streets

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Lives out in the streets

They live under bridges, in abandoned cars, in passageways, in building entrances; they are part of the image of Athens that depresses us, angers us, infuriates us. Giorgos and Leon –talking to www.in.gr– consider themselves slightly more privileged than the other homeless, as they are put up in the guesthouse “Klimaka”. They are ordinary people, [...]

October 30, 2012 Author: Kiki Margarity

Unemployed. They don’t study nor work. What are young people doing (and what are they thinking of)?

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Unemployed. They don’t study nor work. What are young people doing (and what are they thinking of)?

This week, a published study by an EU agency estimates that around 14 million young Europeans between 15 and 29 years old are currently out of the educational system and with no place in the work market. In Portugal the number should be around 260 thousand, a historical record which tends to be elevated due [...]

October 28, 2012 Author: Natalia Faria

Interview with Noam Chomsky

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Interview with Noam Chomsky

Well, I’m afraid that these are signs of desperation. The Greek population is being squeezed beyond the capacity to endure. I mean, it’s not becoming southern Africa, it’s still a relatively well-off country by international standards, but it’s being driven down to living standards of the 1960s and maybe earlier. And that’s [...]

October 13, 2012 Author: Michalis Nevradakis

Interview with Tariq Ali

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Interview with Tariq Ali

My initial response was to burst out laughing, because this Nobel Peace Prize committee, basically run by clapped-out former politicians in Norway, never fails to amuse and disappoint. I mean, they constantly behave like this. Their prize choices over the last 20 years have been laughable, in some cases monstrous. [...]

October 12, 2012 Author: Amy Goodman

Fascists march again on the streets of Madrid

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Fascists march again on the streets of Madrid

Far right is once again rising in Spain. About a thousand neo-fascists marched in Madrid last Saturday shouting “Democracy is the crisis”. That was their dynamic reappearance after a long period of silence. Will the Spanish far right movement, as happened in the rest of Europe, surprise us in the following election? All the necessary [...]

September 23, 2012 Author: Tania Bozaninou