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…

Half a million citizens in Spain now have control over municipal government accounts

Over half a million people now have access to real participation in their municipality The OCMs: citizen bodies to control local governments   (subtitles in: English, French, Italian, Greek, Portuguese and German). After two years of work at the Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform (PACD), we are handing over our municipal tool to citizens: the…

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…

Unsustainable life with sustainable debts? No thanks! – Announcement by the Greek Debt Audit campaign

24/01/2014 By the Greek Debt Audit Campaign, The utter failure of political management of public debt by the governments of George Papandreou up to the current one of Samaras in agreement with the lenders has led to a reinvigorated debate about what next on the public debt issue. The failure is confirmed by the explosion…

2nd newsletter of TroikaWatch

Enjoy the 2nd newsletter of #TroikaWatch: In this newsletter you can read about: Overall situation European level Greece Ireland Portugal Cyprus Spain Italy Slovenia Who we are and why we write this newsletter Overall situation While the general outlook remains broadly unchanged, with the Troika still pushing for severe austerity and national governments continuing their…

A European Square

European Social Movements Strategy Meeting – Amsterdam. (See Storify) Coming from all over Europe, 60 organizations and networks [see complete list below] from well-established groups with a long history to the most recent social movements, gathered over three days in Amsterdam to share stories of successful resistance and to shape common campaigns and strategies. There…

1st newsletter of Troika Watch

In this newsletter you can read about: Overall situation Greece Ireland Portugal Cyprus Spain Italy Slovenia Who we are and why we write this newsletter Overall situation The last months of the year are traditionally the time when national parliaments vote on the budgets for next year. Like in the years before, in many countries…

Troika Party workshop at Blockupy Frankfurt (Nov 22-24) [Eng, De]

[English, german below] “The Troika Party is running for EP elections 2014! (though we govern for a veeeeeery small minority)”. Want to join us? Join the Troika Party campaign workshop in Blockupy Frankfurt this Saturday, November 23rd, at 2.30 p.m. (possible Streaming available, follow #EUinCrisis). The project aims at unpacking the role of the Troika…