The WSF needs updating for a post-Arab Spring, post-Indignado world. The problems and the possibilities were both on show in Tunisia.

Post by Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK The Tunisian World Social Forum has been the most energetic, lively, youthful forum held in recent years. You could be in no doubt that this country is living through an incredible awakening, where all questions about the future are still unanswered, all possibilities open. Ferocious debates were held on…

Journey to Greek social resistance

By Iolanda Fresnillo Citizen Debt Audit Platform Spain (PACD Bcn) [Link Castellano] Desperate people queuing for food or stone and Molotov cocktail wars against asphyxiating gas. These are some of the most common images that come from Greece. But reality is kaleidoscopic and changes depending on where you look. On the streets of Athens and…

The future is emerging

Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK In the centre of Athens, the depth of the crisis can now be measured by the number of homeless people sitting and sleeping on every block. These are the victims of the financiers and politicians of Europe; the ‘collateral damage’, as they are undoubtedly seen, of the policies of austerity.…

The Terrifying Rise of the Far-Right

Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK High school teacher Costas was late for a meeting we’d planned because a student of immigrant parents had been abused by two Greek students with a history of racist activities. “This sort of thing is new” he explained to us. “Of course we had some incidents before, but now…