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The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

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The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

Debt audits show that austerity is politically motivated to favour social elites. Is a new working-class internationalism in the air? [...]

June 9, 2014 Author: Razmig Keucheyan

No poll shocker in Croatia: Among the last believers in austerity

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No poll shocker in Croatia: Among the last believers in austerity

If Greece is the guinea pig for European austerity then Croatia will be a lamb for slaughter. Not that it matters for the greedy eyes of Croatia’s wealthy, it will apply fast to every third citizen on the verge of poverty. [...]

June 6, 2014 Author: Idemo dalje

Denmark: The success of the Right is due to the shortcomings of the Left

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Denmark: The success of the Right is due to the shortcomings of the Left

The rise of the Eurosceptic Right cannot just be dealt with moralising criticism. [...]

May 30, 2014 Authors: Esben Bøgh Sørensen, Søren Mau

Greece: People vs. corporate rule: Some personal notes from my participation in Thessaloniki’s great #vote4water referendum

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Greece: People vs. corporate rule: Some personal notes from my participation in Thessaloniki’s great #vote4water referendum

This is a personal assessment of the grassroots referendum that took place in Thessaloniki on May 18 regarding water privatisation. You can read all about the background to the referendum here. [...]

May 27, 2014 Author: Theodoros Karyotis

Spain: An urgent call against the fiscal reform that the government is preparing

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Spain: An urgent call against the fiscal reform that the government is preparing

Dozens of people from the academic, financial, and social research world have signed a manifesto against the fiscal reform. They criticise the spiral according to which government expenditures are being cut while taxes are lowered as much as possible, especially for companies and high incomes. “In all the countries that have built a strong welfare state, [...]

May 16, 2014 Authors: BIbiana Medialdea, Bruno Estrada, Carlos Berzosa, Carmen Castro, Francisco Álvarez, Gloria Alarcón, Gosta Esping Andersen, José Manuel Naredo, Lourdes Benería, María Pazos, Santos Ruesga*

What is hidden in the Transatlantic Partnership (TTIP)?

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What is hidden in the Transatlantic Partnership (TTIP)?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a free trade and investment agreement between the EU and the USA which is being negotiated at this moment. But what is hidden behind this agreement? [...]

May 14, 2014

Greece: Getting by without bosses

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Greece: Getting by without bosses

The former employees of VIO.ME. in Thessaloniki launch exports, proving that in practice, running a factory "without bosses" can succeed. [...]

May 13, 2014 Author: Sakis Apostolakis

Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

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Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

A team of Spanish independent journalists (The Ragged Army) have worked for six months in Northern Europe to portray the situation of the migrants, in particular those who have left their countries because of the recession. This initiative is part of a larger project about the new flows of migration and the emergence of fascist [...]

April 24, 2014 Author: Susana García

Spain: Social housing privatization: “Either you pay or you’re out in the street”

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Spain: Social housing privatization: “Either you pay or you’re out in the street”

"Either you pay or you are out, homeless. We are not a charity. We are investors. We have invested millions and we want to make money”. That was the answer IVIMA´s (Social Housing Institute of Madrid) young social housing tenants received from Encasa Cibeles, the front company hiding Goldman Sachs and Azora, to which Community [...]

April 17, 2014 Author: F. Fafatale

Greece: The uncertain future of the Public Drug Dependence Unit 18 ANO

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Greece: The uncertain future of the Public Drug Dependence Unit 18 ANO

The future of the public drug dependence unit “18 ANO” remains uncertain, due to the planned closure of the Mental Hospital of Attica, where 18 ANO’s administration belongs. The situation becomes even worse after the funding cuts and the withdrawal of employees through the “availability’ governmental plan, as mentions at tvxs.gr KaterinaMatsa, psychiatrist and scientific [...]

April 16, 2014 Author: Katrin Alamanou