Capitalism & Crisis

Everything on global finance and the world economy.

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A collective of researchers, photographers and filmmakers comes together to launch a powerful new multimedia research project on the crisis in Athens.

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Financial Empire may have reduced us all to debt prisoners, but we can still become the social protagonists of history’s greatest-ever prison break.

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It’s Capitalism, Stupid! Festival of the Other Europe

by Collettivo Prezzemolo on April 28, 2013

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On May 3-12, Florence will host a counter-summit to the EU State of the Union with a series of public events on the crisis of capitalism and democracy.

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Buckling under the structural power of its private creditors, the European periphery seems destined for a lost decade of austerity. What can be done?

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Portraits of Greece in Crisis: a new documentary project

by Tamara van der Putten on March 28, 2013

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Portraits of Greece in Crisis is a new series of documentaries about the Greek crisis created to fulfill the need for an alternative crisis narrative.

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Tiny Cyprus tells neoliberal Europe to get lost

by Jerome Roos on March 20, 2013

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In the face of massive popular outrage, Cypriot MPs spectacularly vote against a bank deposit tax imposed by the Troika, leaving the eurozone reeling.

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TNI report: using the crisis to entrench neoliberalism

by ROAR Collective on March 19, 2013

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Rather than solving Europe’s crisis, EU institutions are allowing corporate elites to further enrich themselves through a fire sale of state assets.

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Corporate power: exposing the global 1%

by ROAR Collective on January 29, 2013

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In these infographics, the Transnational Institute offers a visual insight into who dominates our planet at a time of economic and ecological crisis.

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Austerity explained: a pocket guide to the EU crisis

by ROAR Collective on December 17, 2012

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By blaming the crisis on public spending, politicians’ and bankers’ only solution was to impose austerity. This has predictably worsened the debt crisis.

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HSBC just got away with knowingly laundering billions of dollars for global drug cartels, simply because regulators consider the bank “too big to fail”.

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