Capitalism & Crisis

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Our problems are not due to a lack of innovative ideas; they are due to an excess of financial power concentrated in the hands of an elite of bankers.

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New report: no austerity for EU military spending

by ROAR Collective on May 11, 2013

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High levels of military spending played a key role in the unfolding European sovereign debt crisis — and continue to undermine efforts to resolve it.

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Chomsky-Foucault debate removed due to copyright

by ROAR Collective on May 10, 2013

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In a grandiose display of Foucauldian irony, one of the greatest anti-capitalist debates of our time has been reduced to an intellectual commodity.

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Post image for The City at a Time of Crisis: research project on Athens

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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Post image for Financial Empire and the global debtors’ prison

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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Post image for Heading for a lost decade? Latin lessons for Europe

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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