Tuesday 21st November 2017
x-pressed | an open journal

On the crisis
Opinions on the crisis, economics, politics and society. Write your opinion and we will translate it and publish it.

For God and Spain

esfr
For God and Spain

It is alright to discover that politics is not the art to do what you want, but what you can, given the resources that you count with and the enemies that you face. [...]

June 30, 2016 Author: José Saturnino Martínez García

The left’s failure leaves the Popular Party in Moncloa

esfr
The left’s failure leaves the Popular Party in Moncloa

It is a collective failure: the failure of the left, incapable to come to an agreement in the last three months that now is leaving this PP in Moncloa. [...]

June 27, 2016 Author: Ignacio Escolar

Greece: Anti-consumption in crisis (VIDEO)

elesfr
Greece: Anti-consumption in crisis (VIDEO)

This is a collaborative ethnographic film about Skoros, an anti-consumerist collective in Exarcheia, Athens, that run a space where people could come and give, take, or give and take goods and services without any norms of reciprocity. Soon after came the Greek "Crisis", a new kind of "here and now" focusing less on trying to [...]

August 4, 2015 Author: Skoros

Catalunyan People’s Legislative Initiative against evictions and fuel poverty is unanimously approved

elesfr
Catalunyan People’s Legislative Initiative against evictions and fuel poverty is unanimously approved

The Catalunyan parliament has unanimously approved the People’s Legislative Initiative (ILP) for urgent measures to take on the housing and energy poverty emergency. [...]

July 29, 2015 Author: Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH)

Greece: Media propaganda in favour of the YES vote in the recent referendum (VIDEO)

elesfrit
Greece: Media propaganda in favour of the YES vote in the recent referendum (VIDEO)

In the following video we have gathered some of the most telling instances of this unprecedented media propaganda [...]

July 22, 2015 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

What now for Greece? What now for the left?

eles
What now for Greece? What now for the left?

Logics of financial capital are all the more powerful blended with cultural logics. From now on, do Greeks need to keep their “orientalist radar” active wherever they go? [...]

July 15, 2015 Author: Andreas Chatzidakis

Greece: Interview with negotiations insider

eles
Greece: Interview with negotiations insider

In this interview with Mediapart, a senior advisor to the Greek government, who has been at the heart of the past five months of negotiations between Athens and its international creditors, reveals the details of what resembles a game of liar’s dice over the fate of a nation that has been brought to its economic [...]

July 8, 2015 Author: Christian Salmon

False dilemmas: a critical guide to the Greek debt crisis

eles
False dilemmas: a critical guide to the Greek debt crisis

Amongst all the cacophony, it is important to look back at the bailouts. All but approximately 11% of the bailout money has ended up in creditors' pockets. [...]

February 9, 2015 Author: Christina Laskaridis

Spain: New list of terrorists according to PP and PSOE penal code reform

eles
Spain: New list of terrorists according to PP and PSOE penal code reform

With the pretence of tackling the jihadist phenomenon, the PP (People’s Party) and the PSOE (Socialist Party) have come to an agreement regarding the reform of the Penal Code which widens the definition of “terrorism” so as to include behaviours that have nothing to do with crimes that fundamental Islamists could commit, as consulted experts [...]

February 3, 2015 Author: Pedro Águeda

Double threat: CETA and TTIP

eles
Double threat: CETA and TTIP

The TTIP is not only a tariff treaty. If it were, it would be practically useless, since tariffs between the EU and the USA are already very low, with the exception of agriculture where they are higher than the average. The TTIP is called ‘investment treaty’ because it aims to put forward regulations to protect [...]

October 29, 2014 Author: David Hervás