A community experience free of merchantilism and autoritharism: Mikropolis

Post by Jeremie Cravatte CADTM Belgium & Emma Avilés PACD Spain, Bcn During the times of social conflict in Greece 2008, a collective space was created for the new movement liberated by society: Mikropolis, a Social Centre (not occupied) next to Tsimiski Street in Thessaloniki. A place packed with cultural and political initiatives. It is…

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‘Shame is our biggest enemy’

Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK We woke up to find the Bulgarian Government had fallen, after trying to impose exactly the sort of austerity programmes being witnessed right across Europe. In a country with the lowest wages in Europe, the recent privatisation of energy caused prices to rocket, leaving some families spending the majority…

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Bailing out the Oligarchs

Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK We are on a fact-finding mission to Greece with people from Spain, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Macedonia, Ireland, Portugal and Germany. We want to examine the depth of the debt crisis on the people of Greece and to learn more about the means people are using to rebuild their communities…