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24.06.2016

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

We woke up today to news of the British Exit (Brexit) from the European Union. Sigh The Chinese have a curse: “may you live in interesting times”… The Comic Book Store guy from the Simpsons once said: “there is no emoticon that can describe how I feel right now!” A… »

21.06.2016

What If Turkey Drops Its “Human Bomb” on Europe?

What If Turkey Drops Its “Human Bomb” on Europe?

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 19 June 2016 (IPS) – Will the rapid–though silent escalation of political tensions between the European Union and Turkey, which has been taking a dangerous turn over the last few weeks, push Ankara to… »

25.05.2016

Yanis Varoufakis talks about Privatization, Human Rights & Capitalism

Yanis Varoufakis talks about Privatization, Human Rights & Capitalism

In this interview with the former finance minister of Greece and founder of DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025), Yanis Varoufakis, a host of issues are discussed which  include privatization, human rights, media, his experience with the EU and capitalism’s ability to reform. Will privatization schemes, that… »

15.03.2016

Idomeni refugee camp, Greece: ‘Worse Than World War I’

Idomeni refugee camp, Greece: ‘Worse Than World War I’

When the leaders of 28 European states enjoy again this week their exclusive flights, luxurious suites and official limousines, to meet for a new summit in Brussels to adopt a final decision on their proposed plan of using refugees as bargaining chips, 20,000 Syrians will most probably be still starving… »

09.03.2016

Refugee crisis 2016: 410 people drowned or missing in the Aegean

Refugee crisis 2016: 410 people drowned or missing in the Aegean

The UNHCR have published figures for the first two months of 2016, giving details of some 138,280 people who came by sea to Greece and Italy, 36% of whom are children while 410 deaths or missing people in the Aegean Sea are also reported. During this same period Frontex started… »

26.02.2016

Refugee crisis: People’s safety or border security?

Refugee crisis: People’s safety or border security?

The latest developments at a local and international level to address the refugee crisis in a successful way have triggered many concerns in those who are actively involved with the issue and also in civil society. Refugees and migrants travelling through irregular channels and unsafe passages lead to tragic results. »

12.02.2016

VIDEO Reports: Varoufakis and Horvat launch Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

VIDEO Reports: Varoufakis and Horvat launch Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

Press Conference The Democracy in Europe Movement 25 initiated by Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, and Srecko Horvat, philosopher & author, was launched with a press conference at Volksbühne in Berlin. To provide an accurate account of the launch of the movement to the public,… »

11.02.2016

Yanis Varoufakis launches his Democracy in Europe movement

Yanis Varoufakis launches his Democracy in Europe movement

What is this heterogeneous crowd of people standing in the foyer of the People’s theatre doing there? Why are they waiting hours in advance for a ticket? Why are the foreigners searching in agony for a live stream link? At the end of the day, what is this so-called DiEM25?… »

17.01.2016

A Plan B for Europe

A Plan B for Europe

“Society has now started to work towards a radical change in the policies of the EU. There are many proposals on the table that could do away with austerity,” says the Plan. Hundreds of activists, politicians and intellectuals have signed the appeal, “Plan B for Europe. Appeal to build a… »

14.01.2016

Once auctioned, what to do with the ‘stock’ of Syrian refugees?

Once auctioned, what to do with the ‘stock’ of Syrian refugees?

A few months ago, an unprecedented “humanitarian auction” was opened in Brussels at the European Commission, shortly after watching the image of the three-year old Syrian child that the sea threw up on the Turkish shores. The “auction” was about deciding upon the number of Syrian refugees to be hosted… »

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