Tuesday 15th October 2019
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On the crisis
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Mobilising for the common: some lessons from Italy

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Mobilising for the common: some lessons from Italy

Saturday’s protest in Rome was the latest in a series of actions around a common project. What can organisers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements? [...]

April 14, 2014 Author: Jerome Roos

Fascism Inc.

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Fascism Inc.

The documentary is looking into the role played by entrepreneurs and politicians in the rise of fascism since the days of Hitler and Mussolini to the years of the EU and the bailouts. [...]

April 10, 2014 Author: x-pressed

The unbearable lightness of immigration policies in Europe

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The unbearable lightness of immigration policies in Europe

A ‘Golden’ residence permit is on offer to whoever is willing to bring money from outside and invest in the small, poor and crisis-affected Portugal; the same country of 10,000,000 people in which more than 5,000 are now officially homeless. And if you think this happens only in the far Southern West Europe, think again. [...]

April 7, 2014 Author: Vera Pinheiro

Greece: Which is the private company G4S about to take over the security of detention centres

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Greece: Which is the private company G4S about to take over the security of detention centres

Private firms providing “security services” will soon undertake the guarding of migrants’ detention centres, as well as the policing of "special" prisoners with monitoring devices, thus paving the way towards the privatisation of prisons in Greece, following the US and UK standards [...]

April 7, 2014 Author: filistina

Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

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Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

On June 15, 2011 the process began to approve the budget with the first set of cuts for Catalonia, which has led to the closure of public enterprises, the privatisation of health cuts in culture, education, etc. [...]

April 6, 2014 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Spain is the second country in the EU in child poverty

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Spain is the second country in the EU in child poverty

Spain is the second country in the European Union (EU) with the highest child poverty rate, second only to Romania, according to the Cáritas Europa report –presented today in Athens– about the social impact of austerity measures on the countries most affected by the crisis. [...]

March 27, 2014 Author: El Diario

Save Greek Water campaign – Press release

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Save Greek Water campaign – Press release

As pointed out, in cases of water privatisation, excessive price increases, mass infection, inadequate maintenance of networks and infrastructure, corruption and fraud, secret agreements and non-existent investments have been observed [...]

February 24, 2014

Greece: On the rise of suicides, interview with Stelios Stylianidis

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Greece: On the rise of suicides, interview with Stelios Stylianidis

Below, you can find excerpts from the interview with Stelios Stylianidis, Professor of Social Psychiatry, and data on suicides related to economic hardship in Greece, but also information from other countries of southern Europe that have been affected by the financial crisis. [...]

February 15, 2014

Greece: On auctions

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Greece: On auctions

About 450,000 households have mortgages, mainly during the period after the country joined the Eurozone (2000), the total amounting to around €72 billion. This amount corresponds to 40% of the national GDP and is very small compared to other countries. (In Ireland mortgages reached 300% of the GDP). It is now estimated that the red [...]

February 5, 2014 Author: Dimitris Papoutsis

Greece, Skouries: A story of political emancipation

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Greece, Skouries: A story of political emancipation

How a mining conflict led to the political emancipation of a community in Northern Greece. [...]

January 30, 2014 Author: Evi Papada