“We are auditing Greece”

What is exactly happening with Greece, what lies behind the negotiations and how important is debt and what are the consequences for the Greek people? Last month Greece began a Debt Audit process which aims to analyse its debt on the basis of it being illegal, illegitimate, odious or unsustainable, through the Greek Debt Truth…

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OCAX: an online tool to keep public budgets under people’s control

A year ago, the PACD (Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform) launched its campaign to fight debt and lack of transparency in the municipalities. The aim was to create citizen observatories to get the budgets under citizens’ control. An online tool has been developed in order to support this task. The tool, OCAX, is totally open source:  any group can…

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The PACD in the CADTM Summer University [Eng, Port]

[English, Portuguese below] In the past days of 28th, 29th and 30th of June, participants of the PACD (Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform) attended the CADTM Summer University in La Marlagne, Namur (Belgium). An annual event facilitated by the CADTM that allows for people and organizations from a number of countries to meet in debate and…

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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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Ski slopes of debt in Spain

Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK  Last week a former businessman told me with great conviction that the Spanish people had ‘lived beyond their means’. Tonight’s meeting showed just who has lived beyond their means. Iolanda Fresnillo from the Spanish Debt Audit Platform (PACD) told us some incredible stories about her country’s Public Private Partnerships –…

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