DDCI says Irish budget debate must take account of international debt and tax Injustice

New global report on World Bank and IMF shows Ireland siding with creditor countries As Ireland debates its own budget options, campaign group Debt and Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI), will launch two major reports highlighting the acute financial crises facing developing countries. ‘World Bank – IMF Watch Ireland 2014’ and ‘Financial Vulnerabilities in Malawi’ will be…

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Euro-Crisis Report Links Bailouts and Austerity To Fascism’s Rise Across Europe

[Published on Occupy.com] Across Europe human rights, due process and democracy are eroding. On the surface, this seems most evident in the continent’s electoral lurch in May toward parties of the far-right – especially Greece’s Golden Dawn, which secured the third most votes while demonstrating open Nazi affiliation. The far-right’s rise connects directly, of course, with escalating conditions…

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Meeting “The crisis and the EU: next steps in the struggle against austerity and for social rights”

A participative and strategical seminar is being organised for social movements in Europe by #EUinCrisis, a network which gathers members from different organisations, collectives and social movements across Europe, concerned with the economic governance imposed and the humanitarian and ecological crisis it is producing. “The crisis and the European Union: next steps in the struggle against…

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Why the Portuguese public debt is not payable

There has been “not one historical incidence” where austerity policies have led a country to get out from under a heavy debt burden.  Ashoka Mody, former IMF chief for mission to Ireland Download Why the Portuguese public debt is not payable. Download the Portuguese version Porque não é pagável a dívida pública portuguesa. Summary Conclusions 1 – The debt is…

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Our democracy and solidarity goes far beyond elections

Blockupy International coalition. Press release 19th of May 2014 + movements across Europe participate in the days of action + Demonstrations and civil disobedience for democracy, solidarity and commons. Tens of thousands in several countries participated in the first part of the European days of action “solidarity beyond borders – building democracy from below”. Eleonora Cappuccilli from…

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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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