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OCAX: an online tool to keep public budgets under people’s control

A year ago, the PACD (Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform) launched its campaign to fight debt and lack of transparency in the municipalities. The aim was to create citizen observatories to get the budgets under citizens’ control. An online tool has been developed in order to support this task. The tool, OCAX, is totally open source:  any group can…

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Living in a Debtocracy – exhibition

This exhibition was created by the PACD, with the support of ODG The goal of the exhibition is to reach a wide group of people with information about the process of indebtedness of the Spanish State, and its impacts on the population. Through illustrations, plain but serious explanations, charts and date, the exhibition “Living in a…

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Life Before Debt – 29 March 2014

Why debt rules our lives and how to resist it DICTATOR DEBTS… PAYDAY LOANS… THIRD WORLD DEBT… AUSTERITY CUTS… THE EUROZONE CRISIS… STUDENT DEBT… VULTURE FUNDS… Six years on from the crash, the ranks of those imprisoned by debt are swelling in the UK and across the world. For years, millions of people in the…

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From Olympic spectacle to social crisis: review of Future Suspended

By Christina Laskaridis Review: Crisis-Scape’s new film invites us in to the shadows of Athens, a city tenuously held together by state imposed order, privatisation, anxiety and violence. New documentary by the Crisis-Scape collective, Future Suspended focuses on the hues of the Greek crisis usually absent from media headlines that hover between flaming streets and…