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19.08.2015

Grexit should be sooner rather than later

Grexit should be sooner rather than later

The context of the European Union As Humanists we aspire to a future in which all the peoples of the world integrate within a Universal Human Nation. In this sense we differentiate this process of integration that we call planetarisation from the one that has become known as globalisation; whereas… »

18.08.2015

Greek debt and West-Russia-China-Japan

Greek debt and  West-Russia-China-Japan

The game is dirty and has lasted 70 years. It came with the idea of development as imitating, but not catching up, with the West, for all states, including the deluge of states due to decolonization. The formula for big profit is simple: give credit to a country poor enough… »

20.07.2015

The 80 billion euros that Greece needs are in Switzerland… and are Greece’s

Carlos Enrique Bayo, director of the Spanish daily, Publico, has written an article that is well worth reading, in which he denounces the flight of Greek capital to tax havens in recent years. He deconstructs the argument that the Greek crisis is down to, for example, pension increases or early… »

19.07.2015

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… »

17.07.2015

Toxic bonds of mass destruction vs tools for a non-violent revolution

Toxic bonds of mass destruction vs tools for a non-violent revolution

The bet (Greek translation below) Two things have puzzled me in recent years but also in recent days. Firstly, why is no one talking clearly about a possible Grexit? We keep on hearing about the catastrophe that Grexit will lead us to but we hear nothing about the substance of… »

16.07.2015

Reflections from Greece: Hope flew away*

Reflections from Greece: Hope flew away*

(Greek translation below) It is 8.30 in the evening and it is still very hot. Syntagma square keeps receiving people. Many vendors are already there with their stalls selling souvlaki, beers and soft drinks, as they do in festivals. It seems that it’s going to be a long night tonight;… »

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… »

12.07.2015

For Greece’s sake let’s hope Grexit is approaching.

For Greece’s sake let’s hope Grexit is approaching.

“A week is a long time in politics” said former UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the 1960s and, never was it truer than this week! Last Sunday the majority of Greeks were feeling proud and ecstatic that they had stood up to Berlin and said a loud OXI (no)… »

11.07.2015

Ultimatum – Referendum – Compromissum?

Ultimatum – Referendum – Compromissum?

(Greek translation below) After the great debate in the European Parliament – the heart of democracy which needs a triplex[1] as a friend of mine wrote – there came the proposals of the Greek government, targeting a deal with the Institutions. I study carefully trying to find something… »

08.07.2015

Economist Richard Wolff on Roots of Greek Crisis, Debt Relief & Rise of Anti-Capitalism in Europe

Economist Richard Wolff on Roots of Greek Crisis, Debt Relief & Rise of Anti-Capitalism in Europe

As Greek voters reject further budget cuts and tax hikes in exchange for a rescue package from European creditors, who is to blame for the debt crisis embroiling Greece? Is Germany trying to crush Greece to set an example? Will Greece leave the eurozone? What does this mean for the… »

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