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Interview with Antonio Cuesta Marín, author of the book “Solidarity and Self Organisation in Greece”

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Interview with Antonio Cuesta Marín, author of the book “Solidarity and Self Organisation in Greece”

"My sense is that there are two parallel worlds running, that of institutional politics reproduced by the mainstream media, and that of the reality experienced by the citizens, which is clearly present in any initiative or social group." [...]

October 27, 2014 Author: x-pressed

Greece: Gold mining in Skouries and the “golden” death

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Greece: Gold mining in Skouries and the “golden” death

Our land and our life in our hands. No to the plundering of nature. 
Struggle for land and freedom. [...]

October 3, 2014 Author: chii rotto

Greece: Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy

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Greece: Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy

The 3rd Festival Of Solidarity & Cooperative Economy will take place in Athens 10th-12th October 2014. [...]

September 3, 2014

Portugal: Has the Banco Espírito Santo (Holy Spirit Bank) fallen from the sky?

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Portugal: Has the Banco Espírito Santo (Holy Spirit Bank) fallen from the sky?

What became known this week –and we knew it as a fact since Sunday night– was the default of BES. We also knew that the government apparently ranks the distribution of the assets in two levels: in the first they include those who have more rights, i.e. the depositors and holders of senior debt issued [...]

August 5, 2014 Author: Renato Guedes

USA: Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

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USA: Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

A U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various U.S. military agencies. The multi-million dollar programme is designed to develop immediate and long-term "warfighter-relevant insights" for senior officials and decision makers in "the [...]

July 14, 2014 Author: Nafeez Ahmed*

Spain: “Without a large mobilisation and social counter power we will neither win nor have democracy”

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Spain: “Without a large mobilisation and social counter power we will neither win nor have democracy”

Since its presentation, on the 26th of June, ‘Guanyem Barcelona’ (Let’s win Barcelona) has already collected 12,000 signatures in support of an initiative that aspires to break from Barcelona's current model and instead assign the city to serve of the basic needs of the majority. Even though promoters of the project have barely brought the [...]

July 8, 2014 Author: Àlex Romaguera

Greece: The Ministry of Education sends PWD teachers to unemployment!

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Greece: The Ministry of Education sends PWD teachers to unemployment!

The consequences, were the bill finally passed, according to teachers with disabilities, would be devastating. [...]

June 29, 2014 Author: Thodoris Panagiotidis

Spain: the friends of the King

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Spain: the friends of the King

“All my warmest thanks for your appreciation. Go ahead, I will always be by your side” 6th May 2014. First speech after his abdication in the presence of the IBEX35 main business owners. [...]

June 19, 2014 Author: cafeAMBllet.com

Portugal: the case of Santa Filomena neighbourhood

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Portugal: the case of Santa Filomena neighbourhood

In the end of 2013, we found out that the land where the Santa Filomena Neigbhourhood is located is owned by the Closed Special Real Estate Investment Fund VillaFundo, managed by Interfundos of Millenium BCP. [...]

June 17, 2014 Author: HABITA

Intellectuals from around the world sign a support manifesto for “Podemos”

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Intellectuals from around the world sign a support manifesto for “Podemos”

Personalities of the stature of the American linguist Noam Chomsky, the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek or the Canadian journalist Naomi Klein form the list of 29 names of intellectuals who have issued and signed the manifesto of international support to the new political formation “Podemos”, (We can), that was the [...]

June 14, 2014 Author: *