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

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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

Madrid: Protests against the criminalisation of demonstrations

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Madrid: Protests against the criminalisation of demonstrations

Thousands of people (2,000 to 5,000) responded to the call of various groups and organisations, including the Coordinadora 25S, for a new demonstration outside the Congress on Saturday, December 14th, in protest of the new Public Safety Act. [...]

December 15, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Barcelona: Demonstration against Detention Centres for Migrants (CIEs), ​​December 9th 2013

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Barcelona: Demonstration against Detention Centres for Migrants (CIEs), ​​December 9th 2013

The organisations Armenian Association “Ararat”, Close down the CIEs and Rereguarda, with the support of Antigonia, organised on Monday 9th of December a demonstration, in front of the station of the National Police in Vía Layetana in Barcelona, to protest against the death of Alik in a CIE. They demand that the witnesses of his [...]

December 10, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Big truths

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Big truths

"Saturday night. I caught my hand at the kitchen door (I'm very accident prone at home: I'm Sagittarius and I haven’t got any “body awareness”). I went alone to the hospital of Sant Pau because my partner stayed at home to take care of my daughter. I was lead to the waiting room. There was [...]

May 13, 2013 Author: Lucía Etxebarría

Interview with Éric Toussaint

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Interview with Éric Toussaint

It is a simple task, there are very clear criteria. In the case of Greece more than half of the debt is with the Troika, 170 billion euros. It is totally illegitimate and should be declared invalid because it was imposed by agencies not representing the Greek citizens. Not even the memoranda have been treated [...]

April 3, 2013 Author: Luis Giménez San Miguel

From twisting words to a twisted government

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From twisting words to a twisted government

March 2013 will be recorded in the crisis diary as the month when Cyprus was condemned, refused to conform and was re-condemned. At the same time, a series of events will be unfolding the concurrent truth of the day. Among them one can find "Operation Thetis" and "Project Athena". [...]

April 1, 2013 Author: Thomas Tsalapatis

Mitterrand or Kaldor?

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Mitterrand or Kaldor?

The US is a result of crises. Without the debt crisis caused by the American Revolution, without the North and South confrontation for the transfer of income from the rich South to the poor North, without the bubbles bursting every almost 8 years during the 19th century (when cunning entrepreneurs convinced investors to put everything [...]

November 28, 2012 Author: Yiannis Varoufakis

Agreement for a miracle

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Agreement for a miracle

A transnational “agreement or contract” is, according to the definition, “a written or verbal concurrence of will between several states to create legal rights and obligations binding for the signatories”. On the other hand, a “miracle” is any event that, according to the established, scientifically accepted criteria, is considered inexplicable and is a statistical improbable [...]

November 27, 2012 Author: Panos Panagiotou

Polytechneio calling*…

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Polytechneio calling*…

I was only 15 years old. It was November 14th 1973 and my class was on a school trip to the National Archaeological Museum. We got stuck in Stournara Street. Youngsters were placing hand-written papers on the windscreen wipers. “DOWN WITH THE JUNTA” or “BREAD – EDUCATION – FREEDOM”, it was written in most of [...]

November 17, 2012 Author: Giorgos Kiriakopoulos

Are Greeks racists?

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Are Greeks racists?

The rise of the Golden Dawn [1], the activities of Storm Troops, the violent attacks on immigrants, the “cleanup” operation with the inappropriate name “Zeus the Hospitable [2]”, the accusations from international organisations on violations of human rights of vulnerable groups, comprise a new scenery for today’s Greece. The issue of racism intrudes more intense [...]

November 15, 2012 Author: Aggeliki Dimopoulou