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Greece: the condition in prisons

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Greece: the condition in prisons

In the prison hospital –that is not yet part of the Public Health System– 209 prisoners are stacked, although there is only room for 60 patients. More than half of the people in this “hospital” –128 persons– are HIV positive, living one on top of the other. The hospital chambers have become actual prison cells, [...]

January 26, 2014 Author: A.M.

Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

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Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

The PAH demands that municipalities and Autonomous Communities act against the housing emergency. [...]

January 3, 2014 Author: PAH

Greece: The unsolvable equation

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Greece: The unsolvable equation

The crisis in Greece and Europe, the four sociopolitical currents it generated and the ongoing conflict between them. [...]

December 31, 2013 Author: Kostas Gardounis

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

RUINS – Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt (documentary)

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RUINS – Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt (documentary)

Chronicle of an HIV which-hunt [...]

December 1, 2013 Author: Ruins Documentary

Spain: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

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Spain: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

"Insulting" or "coercing" the police during a protest may result in a 30,000€ fine. The new Public Safety Act will consider 16 new cases to punish financially. [...]

November 19, 2013 Author: Pedro Águeda

Spain: Platform of mortgage victims (PAH) – It is possible!

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Spain: Platform of mortgage victims (PAH) – It is possible!

PAH was formed in February 2009 in Barcelona as a result of the Spanish real estate crisis and soon spread across the whole country. It is a social movement and an association whose aim is to promote the right to dignified housing. [...]

November 12, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Going to battle

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Going to battle

What Europe needs is its political parties, especially the governmental ones, to stand against the national-populists, in an effective manner. [...]

October 21, 2013 Author: Jordi Vaquer

Fraud and fiscal evasion: the billions that plague Europe

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Fraud and fiscal evasion: the billions that plague Europe

"A huge problem," warns the European Commission. Each year, hundreds of billions of euros escape public budgets. These amounts are enough to make the sacrifices made in the name of austerity look ridiculous. [...]

October 16, 2013 Authors: Ariel Dumont, Christelle Granja, Delphine Nerbollier, Tristan de Bourbon

Greece: 2nd Alternative Festival of Solidarity & Cooperative Economy

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Greece: 2nd Alternative Festival of Solidarity & Cooperative Economy

"Not only do we not anticipate the pre-Memorandum era, but instead we have an eye on enhancing self-organisation, self-reliance and true prosperity, regardless of the results of economic indicators" [...]

October 10, 2013 Author: x-pressed