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…

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Preliminary Report of the Truth Committee on Public Debt

The Truth Committee on Public Debt (Debt Truth Committee) was established on April 4, 2015, by a decision of the President of the Hellenic Parliament, Ms Zoe Konstantopoulou, who confided the Scientific Coordination of its work to Dr. Eric Toussaint and the cooperation of the Committee with the European Parliament and other Parliaments and international…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Chypre : La troïka persiste et signe

20 avril par Jérome Duval Le premier « corralito » |1| européen Comme en Espagne, le modèle de développement avec le taux de croissance élevé des années 2000 en large partie dû au secteur de construction et du tourisme semble avoir atteint ses limites. Chypre est secouée par les politiques d’austérité qui traversent la Grèce, les attaques spéculatives…

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Cyprus – whose crisis?

The economic crisis in Cyprus erupted during the second cycle of the European recession of 2011 as a result of harsh austerity policies imposed since 2010 in Europe. It is a new crisis born out of a failed response to the original European crisis. These policies were (and still are) a basis for the divergence…

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Cyprus is paying a painful price for bowing to international capital

Photograph: Getty Images By Tim Jones, source Newstatesman.com Being controlled by global financial interests does not benefit ordinary people, their economy or democracy, writes the Jubilee Debt Campaign’s Tim Jones. A small country is being brought to its knees by a huge banking system which has recklessly been lent money from overseas. Controls on money leaving…

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In the face of barbarity: solidarity. The social clinics in Greece

The greek health´s system has been collapsed. Under the Troika´s direction and the government complicity are many the medical centers, departments and hospitals that have been closed or united, and the huge cut in the public hospitals funding it´s inducing to severe basic lacks. Every time are more the excluded from public medical coverage, with…

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