Referendum

‘No’ and ‘Yes’ bailout referendum rallies gather thousands in Athens

Two rival rallies took place in Athens on Friday. Police estimate that 25,000 came out to support the ‘No’ camp, which calls for the rejection of a new bailout deal with creditors in Sunday’s referendum, while 20,000 gathered to back…

Towards the #Greferendum: Smiles through the “keyhole” of the universe

As the days count down to the 5th of July and the Greek referendum on whether to accept Europe’s demands for more austerity, something which is being portrayed in the mass media as a referendum on whether to stay in…

Towards the #Greferendum: Back to the future

As the days count down to the 5th of July and the Greek referendum on whether to accept Europe’s demands for more austerity, which looks increasingly like a referendum on whether to stay in the Euro or leave it, our…

On what basis should Greeks vote yes or no on Sunday?

There is endless commentary in the media about which way Greeks should vote to avoid an apocalypse. Some say Greeks should continue to accept the conditions required by the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission. Others say…

Greek referendum: “The economy isn’t just a matter for experts”

Interview by Domenico Musella and Anna Polo. The Greek translation of this article appears after the English version. Greece is permanently in the spotlight at the moment and the hashtag #greferendum is trending. We will go deeper into the issue…

Greece to hold national referendum on debt deal – PM

The Greek PM has announced a national referendum on July 5 on the conditions of the debt deal with international creditors. It’s up to the Greek people, Tsipras said, to make a fateful decision on the country’s sovereignty, independence and…

The Suicide of Europe

Human Wrongs Watch By Roberto Savio* Rome, 5 December 2014 – The fact that in a referendum Switzerland has taken a path that goes in the opposite direction from that of Europe is an unusual fact which calls for reflection,…

After Chaotic Autonomy Votes, Negotiations Could Be Sole Path to Prevent Ukraine’s Disintegration

Pro-Russian groups have claimed a landslide victory for a hastily organized referendum on self-rule in two parts of eastern Ukraine. The vote was held in the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk less than two months after residents in Crimea voted…

Egypt gets a new constitution but not the one the people wanted

State media in Egypt are reporting that the new constitution has been approved potentially by around 64% of voters but it is not without its critics who are concerned about a lack of protection for human rights. Women’s groups and…

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