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Debt & Democracy in Newham: A Citizen audit of LOBO loans

By Research For Action   A dramatic withdrawal of central government funding in the last decade has exposed the crisis in local government. Austerity measures are forcing closures of youth centres and libraries, reducing bin collection and increasing council tax; the cuts are also forcing homeless people onto the streets and into crammed, sub-standard temporary accommodation…

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Greek debt crises: The European Stability Mechanism money started flowing – to creditors, not to Greece

Greek debt crises: The European Stability Mechanism money started flowing – to creditors, not to Greece 8 September by Bodo Ellmers The Greek bailout saga entered a new round as the first tranches of the new loan package were disbursed. The €86 billion programme will be funded by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The International…

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Greek Debt Cancellation Now!

With debt restructuring a new priority in the political agenda of both the Greek government and its creditors, it is a forthright necessity to cancel public debt, starting with the debts to the Troika which currently exceed 70% of the total. Immediate cessation of payments through the denunciation of two loan agreements, followed by cancellation…

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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…

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Gina Ekholt: Creditors are also liable for public debts (Epikaira, Greek weekly magazine)

Source: Blog Leonidas Vatikiotis, ELE Greece member. SLUG Norway New fact on the debt issue, even within Europe, creates the Norwegian Government’s decision to launch on August 15, 2013 official audit on whether the debt that a number of developing countries owe her, is legitimate. The “new” fact that the Norwegian Government introduces concerns the…