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13.07.2015

The terrorists in suits and ties strike again

The terrorists in suits and ties strike again

The terrorists in suits and ties who in January showed such indignation for the atrocious Parisian attack by their Kalashnikov-wielding twins have struck again. If a terrorist is distinguished by the cruelty and absolute indifference for the consequences of their actions on others, how else can we call the band… »

30.06.2015

Forcing regime change in Greece: the Troika v. Democracy

Forcing regime change in Greece: the Troika v. Democracy

We reproduce here some views from Podemos and Nobel Laureate in Economics Joseph Stiglitz In view of the situation in Greece, and following the breakdown in the negotiations by the Eurogroup, Podemos wishes to communicate the following: 1.- Last Monday, the Greek government presented a proposal to… »

25.06.2015

Skivers and strivers: this 200–year–old myth won’t die

Skivers and strivers: this 200–year–old myth won’t die

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Vilification of the unemployed, by the government and the media, has a long and shameful heritage – expect the fallacy that welfare creates poverty to persist Kindness is cruelty; cruelty is kindness: this is the… »

08.06.2015

Protesters Press Secluded G7 Leaders on Harmful Policies, from Crippling Austerity to Dirty Coal

Protesters Press Secluded G7 Leaders on Harmful Policies, from Crippling Austerity to Dirty Coal

As leaders of the seven wealthy democracies known as the Group of Seven hold talks in a secluded castle in Germany, thousands of protesters have been met with 20,000 police in the largest security operation in the history of Bavaria. Issues on the G7 agenda include climate change, a $10.4… »

01.06.2015

It’s time for a new political and economic system – A conversation with Gar Alperovitz

It’s time for a new political and economic system – A conversation with Gar Alperovitz

By Geoff Gilbert May 13, 2015 for Waging Nonviolence Our society’s institutions are in crisis — with looming ecological collapse, historic concentration of capital, incarceration rates far beyond those of any other country, the diminishing civil liberties that come along with a permanent “war… »

15.05.2015

Corruption: the hidden paradigm

Corruption: the hidden paradigm

“Ethos” is a Greek word that can help us to comprehend that collective, profound and paradigmatic image that drives human actions in a certain direction. It’s like an essence that manifests itself in social behaviour without us being aware of it. Ethos is hidden in the most evident parts of… »

23.02.2015

People over markets

People over markets

By Marianella Kloka*. We have almost had a month of coalition government since the elections of the 25th of January. There is no doubt that throughout this period we have heard things that the majority of Greeks wanted to hear, not only in the Greek Parliament but also during the… »

20.02.2015

Greece edges closer to an exit from the Euro as Germany gets ready to push

Greece edges closer to an exit from the Euro as Germany gets ready to push

The game currently being played by members of the Eurozone to see who will change position first is coming into its final days. Greece is asking for time to come up with a new plan and to receive financing to act as a bridge between the old arrangement and a… »

14.02.2015

Katerina Sergidou (Syriza): “We need the support of people from Spain and the whole of Europe”

Katerina Sergidou (Syriza): “We need the support of people from Spain and the whole of Europe”

Katerina Sergidou, secretary of the coordination committee of Syriza in Athens, is currently in Spain to support the launch of the manifesto “For the change in Greece”.  “If he’s a star that says no to the troika, then he’s welcome,” she says about Yanis Varoufakis.  “Unfortunately, the KKE (Greek Communist… »

02.02.2015

Greece: the cruel barbarity of international finance or a Marshall Plan?

Greece: the cruel barbarity of international finance or a Marshall Plan?

How can it be that when a country is in financial difficulty, “Market Forces” say that a country has to pay higher interest to borrow money? If there were any international solidarity a country should have to pay less interest when it is in financial difficulty, or even no interest,… »

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