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…

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ERT belongs to us, not to the oligarchy!

The government of the memorandum is falling apart, trapped in the consequences of its own austerity policies. Its panic became apparent when the Prime Minister circumvented the parliament and then bypassed even the cabinet. Unconstitutionally, the signature of one and only minister shut the public broadcaster, paving the way for this same method to be…

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What the Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform (PACD) means by “Citizen Debt Audit” and “Illegitimate Debt”

This text was written collaboratively by PACD-Barcelona after receiving proposals from different political parties on debt audits. [Versión en Español] Political Parties and Audits. This past March 12th the left-wing parliamentarian group Izquierda Plural (IU, ICV-EUIA & CHA) presented in the Congress of Deputies a non-legislative motion for “the creation of a Public Debt Audit”,…

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We don’t owe! We won’t pay! Democracy and Debt [& Port]

[Link Português] Meeting of the Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform – PACD in Portugal. 25th-28th April, Lisbon (Portugal) Spanish activists meet in Lisbon with Portuguese groups to analyse the problem of debt and how it affects democracy. For several days, members of the Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform – PACD will attend a series of…

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Debt and Fascism in #Greece

Post by Emma Avilés, Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform (PACD Bcn) Racism is directly related to the economic crisis and the situation gets worse as social cuts progress. If for capitalists, the crisis is a creative destruction, how con we describe the destruction of social services, a youth forced to unnecessarily go abroad, pension cuts, immigration…

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