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31.07.2015 Deutsche Welle

What teenage refugees taught me about art

What teenage refugees taught me about art

As a teen, Kate Hairsine hated school trips to art museums and talks on fusty paintings that bored her. But her eyes were opened when she saw young asylum-seekers cherish the kind of art that put her to sleep. The group of young asylum-seekers sit attentively on folding chairs in … »

26.07.2015 Vasiliki Mitsiniotou

The story of a public debt, five years later…

The story of a public debt, five years later…

Greece has been in the spotlight for several years now. The debt crisis has overshadowed its blue face. However, Greeks have not have enough information about what they were being asked to pay until recently. The first to ask for an audit of Greek public debt was a group of … »

25.07.2015 Pressenza London

UK: The Labour leadership contest

UK: The Labour leadership contest

An Occupier’s Perspective. By Peter Dombi With the demise of Ed Milliband after Labour’s election defeat, the race is now well underway to find a successor. Initially this seemed as if it would follow the predictable path, with various pro-business Blairite-type … »

20.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Roma Virtual Network

Roma Virtual Network

Introduction of Roma Virtual Network The Roma Virtual Network (RVN) is a public grass-roots initiative aimed to provide the international Roma community and friendly non-Roma organizations and individuals with useful information on Roma issues in variety of languages via the Internet. Since its` establishment on … »

19.07.2015 Nazanin Armanian

Greece’s geopolitics

Greece’s geopolitics

Located in the Eastern Mediterranean and facing three continents, Greece, the weak link of the European Union (EU) and NATO, has strange relationships with Russia, China, Iran, Israel and Egypt. Simultaneously it is the bottleneck in migration issues, and contributes to the energy security of the EU, hosting the Trans … »

19.07.2015 Mara Repa

The Monster, Europe, Greece and the Retreat

The Monster, Europe, Greece and the Retreat

The Principle of Opportune Action (Greek translation below) In the referendum on the 5th of July 62% of the Greek people who voted, voted “no”; no to the austerity terms proposed by the Troika at the time. When questioned if a “no” vote would open up the possibility of another … »

18.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Barter Networks – Lessons from Argentina for Greece

Barter Networks – Lessons from Argentina for Greece

Barter Networks – Lessons from Argentina for Greece   By Marina Sitrin Source: teleSUR English “How did Argentina survive their economic crisis?”; “Are they doing better now?”; “What happened to the factory takeovers?”; “Did millions of people really participate in … »

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