The Orwellian language behind the euro crisis

Thumbnail image for The Orwellian language behind the euro crisis by Andrew Marshall July 28, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

In Europe’s debt crisis, language is not what it seems. Welcome to a world where crisis is stability, austerity is recovery, and poverty is power.

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Kleptocracy: debt as a method of legalized robbery

Thumbnail image for Kleptocracy: debt as a method of legalized robbery by Raimundo Viejo July 26, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

Debt is the mechanism that makes legalized robbery possible. This is why stopping the payment of our debt is an imperative in the defense of a decent life.

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Que se jodan! The eroding legitimacy of Rajoy’s gov’t

Thumbnail image for Que se jodan! The eroding legitimacy of Rajoy’s gov’t by Carlos Delclós July 24, 2012 People & Power

The legitimation crisis of the Rajoy government signals a qualitative shift in Spain compared to when the indignados burst onto the scene last year.

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The steelworkers guarding modern-day Thermopylae

Thumbnail image for The steelworkers guarding modern-day Thermopylae by Leonidas Oikonomakis July 21, 2012 People & Power

If Spain has the miners of Asturias, Greece has the steelworkers of Aspropyrgos. Their 9-month strike symbolizes the workers’ struggle in neoliberal Europe.

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ROAR on RT: “take away our homes — expect violence”

Thumbnail image for ROAR on RT: “take away our homes — expect violence” by Carlos Delclós July 20, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

ROAR contributor Carlos Delclos appeared on RT to explain why yesterday’s clashes in Madrid are a logical outgrowth of the state’s handling of the crisis.

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Millions on streets as Spain unites against austerity

Thumbnail image for Millions on streets as Spain unites against austerity by Santiago Carrion July 20, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

Struggles converge as miners, firefighters, judges, public employees, the unemployed and even the army step up their resistance against EU-enforced cuts.

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Italy in Crisis: Monti and the dictatorship of austerity

Thumbnail image for Italy in Crisis: Monti and the dictatorship of austerity by Andrew Marshall July 15, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

Ruling over Rome like a new Caesar, in the words of TIME Magazine, the unelected Mario Monti effectively runs Italy as a modern dictatorship of austerity.

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Italy in Crisis: the rise of ‘Super Mario’ technocracy

Thumbnail image for Italy in Crisis: the rise of ‘Super Mario’ technocracy by Andrew Marshall July 14, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

Italy remains at the forefront of a growing global power grab: a ‘technocratic revolution’ in which formal democracy is pushed aside for financial interests.

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‘Yo soy minero’: the miners light the way of the struggle

Thumbnail image for ‘Yo soy minero’: the miners light the way of the struggle by Jerome Roos July 13, 2012 People & Power

While we ‘set ablaze’ social networks, the miners set fire to barricades, lighting the way forward in the struggle against austerity and capitalism.

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ROAR on RT: “If Rajoy had any dignity, he’d resign”

Thumbnail image for ROAR on RT: “If Rajoy had any dignity, he’d resign” by Carlos Delclós July 12, 2012 People & Power

Invoking the legacy of Franco, ROAR contributor Carlos Delclos appeared on RT News to denounce the police violence against miners and their sympathizers.

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