#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…

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…

Decentralized actions Blockupy central banks !

Around the (successful) mobilization of Blockupy in Frankfurt, several decentralized actions took place in central national banks (that are part of ECB) –> Italy Autonomous activists from north-east social centers close with barricades the Venetian headquarters of the Bank of Italy. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC6-QFhzRsg France Gatherings in front of “Banque de France” have been organized by…

Transforming crisis to Krisis

Τhe #Festival4sce: A hub of networks towards the Alternative Route in Greece. By Insurgenta Iskra Crisis. Originally, the word derives from the ancient Greek verb “krinein”, meaning to judge in order to take a decision and its noun, “krisis”, meaning judgment, decision. According to Steven James Venette[1] “crisis is a process of transformation where the old…

Debt Resistance in the UK: Event 2

Debt Resistance: A seminar for analysis and action (Saturday 23rd November 2013, London). A full day seminar with George Caffentzis and others to bring together activists and academics, campaigners and theorists, to examine debt and resistance in the UK and around the world. An opportunity to deepen analysis of debt, create links, and investigate strategies…

Debt Resistance in the UK: Event 1

Two unique events exploring debt, crisis and resistance in UK: a public lecture (Thursday 21 November) and a seminar (Saturday 23 November) with George Caffentzis, David Graeber, Christina Laskaridis, Johnna Montgomerie and others. Event 1 Debt, Crisis, Resistance – lecture w/ George Caffentzis @davidgraeber Christina Laskaridis of @CorpWatchUK

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…