Troika

Ernst Wolff: IMF, Greece, Activism and Mainstream Media

In this video acTVism Munich continues to interview journalist and author Ernst Wolff. Wolff’s latest book is called “Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF” which is also available in German and Arabic. This video series aims…

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…

The ugly truth behind the Greek bailout

Out of the 220 billion euros disbursed to Greece as loans from the bailout mechanism, some 95% has been directed toward saving the European banks. Christine Lagarde, the Queen of Troika and the Head Honcho of the IMF, on May…

Varoufakis set to build a Europe of the People

Last July Varoufakis stepped down as Tsipras’s Finance Minister in order to avoid becoming an impediment to an agreement between Greece and Europe, or so he said at the time, but really because he didn’t agree with the deal, as…

Tsipras resigns “reclaiming” popular sovereignty

A few hours ago the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, handed his resignation to the President of Greece. Just before doing so he gave a 15 minute message to the population that was also broadcast by many press agencies around…

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…

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,…

Greece says, “Antio litotita!!” (Goodbye austerity)

Austerity has been served notice to leave Greece with immediate effect. Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, addressed parliament today to outline a number of measures that seek to end the enormous suffering inflicted on the population over the five years…

Greece refuses to recognise the hated troika any longer

The new Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis announced today that the government would not be dealing any more with appointed delegates of the “troika” (the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission) who are seen as responsible for…