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Letters from home
Personal stories from different countries. Write us your experience of the crisis and we will translate it and publish it.

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

A simple summary of the events in Ukraine for my international friends

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A simple summary of the events in Ukraine for my international friends

A simple summary of the events in the Ukraine [...]

January 29, 2014 Author: Nadiya Slobodenyuk

Spain: Οn Podemos

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Spain: Οn Podemos

I keep receiving many messages and calls from friends these days, who seek my opinion on Podemos. I prefer to express my opinion here, in public, out of respect for its proposal. And it is because in Podemos there are many people who, with their long history of struggles, deserve this courtesy expressed here –or [...]

January 20, 2014 Author: Carlos Taibo*

Sexism and the media: the worst of 2013

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Sexism and the media: the worst of 2013

Are media stories sexist? Or is it biological determinism? These are the most sexist media stories I've seen in 2013. [...]

December 31, 2013 Author: Patricia Reguero

“Let’s Not Live Like Slaves” screenings in Bordeaux (12-13 December 2013)

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“Let’s Not Live Like Slaves” screenings in Bordeaux (12-13 December 2013)

"Ne vivons plus comme des esclaves" (Let's not live like slaves) is a documentary about life in in the crisis Athens and other Greek cities. It underlines a particular aspect of Greek life, that is how normal people (doctors, students, worker, merchant etc) react in a collective to these imposed conditions and how they try [...]

December 13, 2013 Author: Eleonora Lugarà

Portugal: Avaaz petition for the exemption of small farmers from VAT

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Portugal: Avaaz petition for the exemption of small farmers from VAT

Assembly of the Portuguese Republic: We demand the exemption of small farmers from VAT [...]

December 13, 2013

Athens: the edge of Europe, but still a protagonist of the present

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Athens: the edge of Europe, but still a protagonist of the present

Athens. Just one word for five and a half million inhabitants. Just one city for almost a whole country. [...]

December 7, 2013 Author: Valerio Pelliccia

Who was Nelson Mandela?

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Who was Nelson Mandela?

The world is mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela. Our rulers are showering their praises on his memory. Long before his death, he had become a global icon: a symbol of something sublime, beyond doubt, criticism, or controversy, a figure of universal veneration. [...]

December 5, 2013 Author: Neil Faulkner

A chance for Chile?

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A chance for Chile?

Last Sunday Chile voted who will vote their president for the next four years. These were historic elections, for several reasons . First, it was the 40th anniversary of Pinochet's coup . Second, it faced no less than nine candidates, something that had never happened before, although everybody knew already that there would be no [...]

November 26, 2013 Author: Sara R. Romo

Greece: The case of HIV-positive women and the disease of memory

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Greece: The case of HIV-positive women and the disease of memory

Broken voices, exposed bodies, horror reminders with a state provision, elimintation of the human essence with a ministerial stamp. Sirens, announcements of a criminal moralism ostentatiously ignoring evidence, rigid faces of TV judges, shoddy inquisitors, commissioners of pilloring. And you constantly readjusting your body position, swirling in frustration, trying to collect the words that go [...]

October 6, 2013 Author: Thomas Tsalapatis