Economic Violence

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,… »

31.01.2015

The human being as the central value: a Latin-American prescription for Europe

The human being as the central value: a Latin-American prescription for Europe

The obstinacy of stock-market gurus and their prescriptions for the economic health of different countries are contradicted by the efficacy of the treatment in their populations. The illness of hunger, endemic now for a long time, unemployment, housing instability and the systematic amputation of social services are undermining the self-esteem… »

14.12.2014

Delusional antihumanism masquerading as academic opinion

Delusional antihumanism masquerading as academic opinion

From Critical Thinking: “An economist wrote a letter to the Financial Times recently: [December 11, 2014] “We simply don’t need so many humans Sir, Reforming immigration policies for Europe — and the other rich countries — may not even be needed if the technology gurus have it only… »

03.12.2014

TPP, TTIP and G20. Economic violence in easy acronyms

TPP, TTIP and G20. Economic violence in easy acronyms

We have already discussed in Pressenza the looming disaster being planned under the TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, aka EU-US “Free” Trade Agreement), not only in relation to falling standards of food safety and environmental protection but most importantly on the planned demise of the British Health Service… »

29.11.2014

OPINION: The Decline of Social Europe is Part of a World Trend

OPINION: The Decline of Social Europe is Part of a World Trend

By Roberto Savio. In this column, Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News, argues that social criteria are taking a back seat to financial and economic criteria in the policies of European countries. ROME, Nov 26 2014… »

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