Europe

30.01.2015 Tony Robinson

Greece refuses to recognise the hated troika any longer

Greece refuses to recognise the hated troika any longer

The new Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis announced today that the government would not be dealing any more with appointed delegates of the “troika” (the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission) who are seen as responsible for the oppressive austerity measures that the country has suffered in … »

30.01.2015 Pressenza London

What ‘austerity’ has done to Greek healthcare

This week a number of mayor hospitals in the UK have refused to sign this year’s budget offered by the Government on the grounds that the draconian cuts will indeed put the lives of patients at risk. Nothing more opportune, then, than this cautionary example coming from Greece on the … »

29.01.2015 PressTV

Spain court charges 78 bank officials for misusing credit cards

A Spanish court has charged 78 senior bank officials for misusing credit cards for their personal use. On Wednesday, Jude Fernando Andreu of Spain’s National Court charged the former bosses, executives, and board members of the country’s two renowned banks, Caja Madrid and Bankia, for the secret spending of over … »

29.01.2015 PressTV

Greek PM halts privatization, markets tumble

Greek PM halts privatization, markets tumble

Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras has openly challenged international creditors by stopping privatization plans agreed upon under the country’s bailout deal. During his first meeting with cabinet members on Wednesday, Tsipras said that they could not disappoint voters already battered by a drop in living standards caused by austerity measures. »

29.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

ACT NOW > DISARM NOW > SCRAP TRIDENT

ACT NOW > DISARM NOW > SCRAP TRIDENT

Call to Action – P5 in London From Kate Hudson, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK Dear friends, I am writing to ask you to support the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and take part in a symbolic global action: demanding nuclear disarmament when the five nuclear weapon states … »

27.01.2015 Pressenza London

Greek voters reignite the flame of Democracy

Greek voters reignite the flame of Democracy

From A World to Win Blog The stunning victory of the anti-austerity Syriza in the Greek general election deepens the existing political crisis in Europe and throws into sharp relief the reactionary policies of Labour and other mainstream parties in the UK. This is the first time since the … »

23.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Fairness and the commons, interview with Enric Duran

Fairness and the commons, interview with Enric Duran

Here we present a CommonsTransition interview with Enric Duran. Prior to co-founding the Catalan Integral Cooperative — a Commons Transition partner project creating a cooperative, self managed public system in Catalonia — Duran became famous for his 2008 “bank action”, an act which involved defrauding 39 Spanish banks of nearly … »

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