The CADTM Italy is born

by Chiara Filoni- Following the successful meeting between secular and Catholic entities in Genoa on July 15th of this year, |1| which also lead to the Charter of Genoa for the abolition of illegitimate debts, twenty Italian movements and progressives met on September 15th for CATDM Italy’s launch in the capital city of Rome. The function…

#AUDITFEST Barcelona, October 14th&15th

The Citizen Debt Audit Platform “PACD” (Plataforma Auditoría Ciudadana de la Deuda) Barcelona is organising the #AuditFest; a meeting taking place on October 14th and 15th focusing on the topics of auditing, debt management and other municipal public policies. The meeting is aimed at municipal technicians, council members, auditors and other political figures (in the…

Run-up on ICAN members’ activity

After Plan B’s event in Madrid last March, many ICAN members decided to brief us with regular updates on what they are working on: ACiDe (Belguim): Plateforme d’audit citoyen de la dette publique en Belgique Website: http://www.auditcitoyen.be/lacide/ National Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EtSiOnArretaitDePayer/ As a collective (ACiDe), we take into account the fact that debt is not a…

Audita Sanidad – Audit Healthcare

The citizen working group on a healthcare debt audit “Audit Healthcare”, launched in April 2013 and based in Madrid, comprises of a group of citizens who hope to offer their fellow citizens and social movements a rigorous instrument to help estimate debt in public healthcare and identify what part is illegitimate in order to be…

Workshops on citizen debt audits at the Madrid conference “For a Plan B for Europe”

By Jérémie Cravatte – On the second day of the Plan B conference in Madrid, the hundreds of participants spread themselves among the various proposed workshops. This report is about the two workshops on the debt issue, organized by PACD (Citizens’ Debt Audit Platform, Spain) and ICAN (International Citizens’ Debt Audit Network). The first workshop |1|…

Debt audits challenge the power of opaque finance

by Fanny Malinen, published originally on OpenDemocracy The belief that debts have to be repaid is one the cornerstones of the austerity narrative. But we have the tools to challenge it. “Financial capitalism is photophobic; it doesn’t like the light and thrives on opacity”, says Gerardo Pisarello. He is deputy Mayor of Barcelona, where the…

European Conference on debt in Brussels

16 October Brussels, Belgium European Citizens’ Assembly on debt Auditoire Dom Helder Camara, Rue Plétinckx, 19  (Siège CSC), 9h30-17h30 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/855… In the name of debt, the Troika and the Eurogroup have forced Greece to continue to implement austerity policies. The July 13th “agreement” blatantly demonstrated how the debt is a gun held by creditors and…

Greek debt crises: The European Stability Mechanism money started flowing – to creditors, not to Greece

Greek debt crises: The European Stability Mechanism money started flowing – to creditors, not to Greece 8 September by Bodo Ellmers The Greek bailout saga entered a new round as the first tranches of the new loan package were disbursed. The €86 billion programme will be funded by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The International…

Support for the resisting Greek people. For the people’s right to audit public debt

APPEAL TO SUPPORT THE RESISTING GREEK PEOPLE and its TRUTH COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DEBT FOR THE PEOPLES’ RIGHT TO AUDIT PUBLIC DEBT Click here GreekDebtTruthCommission.org to sign this Appeal Indicative list of 800 personalities supporting Greece   To the people of Europe and the whole world! To all the men and women who reject the…