Capitalism & Crisis

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Ending austerity in Greece: time for plan B?

by Jerome Roos on February 26, 2015

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Syriza’s “head-long retreat” in the standoff with its creditors hails the failure of Tsipras’ pro-euro strategy. It’s time to start preparing for Grexit.

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Glezos denounces Greek loan agreement as “illusion”

by Manolis Glezos on February 22, 2015

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Syriza’s most senior politician, the 94-year-old war hero and MEP Manolis Glezos, opposes his party’s decision to extend the Eurozone bailout program.

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Greece’s leftist government will soon have to confront a critical question: will it accept its creditors’ demands, or will it take unilateral action?

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HSBC and the upside-down world of austerity politics

by Jerome Roos on February 12, 2015

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While the wealthy evade billions in taxes, ordinary citizens continue to bear the burden of budget cuts. Meanwhile, those who resist are punished for it.

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Dead city: torturing squatters for a cleaner Barcelona

by Carlos Delclós on February 7, 2015

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Nine years ago, Barcelona police tortured four innocent people. A new documentary tells their story, uncovering the corruption behind an entire system.

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Ayotzinapa: the aftermath of a drama

by Merel de Buck on February 3, 2015

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The shock of the Ayotzinapa drama still reverberates months later. Social movements are battling to make use of the space for action that opened up.

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Lights of rebellion shine at the Zapatista resistance festival

by Giovanni Cattaruzza on January 19, 2015

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Last month, the Zapatistas organized the first World Festival of Rebellion and Resistance Against Capitalism. One participant shares his impressions.

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People doing time, banks doing fine

by Alexander Beunder on January 15, 2015

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While banks have been saved by the state, the economic crisis has pushed many citizens into debt and as a result debtors’ prison is on the rise.

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FairCoop: virus of cooperation infects a new economy

by ROAR Collective on January 9, 2015

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The ‘Robin Hood of the Banks’ strikes again. This time the aim is to create a worldwide cooperative to develop and expand a new economy of the commons.

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Britain’s history of torture in Northern Ireland

by Rosa Gilbert on December 22, 2014

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CIA torture revelations direct our focus to the inhumanity of the US government, but the British state has set important precedents in Northern Ireland.

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