Tag "Greece"

ΧΡΕΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ – DEBTOCRACY

For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. “Debtocracy” seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media. Note: the EU commercial at the beginning about “fighting torture together” is really surreal, considering that the EU bosses are doing their utmost to subject the Greek people to the EU’s torture. The Saker

ΧΡΕΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ – DEBTOCRACY

For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. “Debtocracy” seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media. Note: the EU commercial at the beginning about “fighting torture together” is really surreal, considering that the EU bosses are doing their utmost to subject the Greek people to the EU’s torture. The Saker

Excellent discussion of the crisis in Greece

George Kenny has recorded yet another most interesting interview, this time with Dr. Richard Wolff. They discuss the economic crisis in Greece, of course, but also the larger implications of the latest manifestation of the crisis of capitalism. Excellent stuff, I highly recommend it! Check it out here: http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2011/06/the_athenian_zephyr.html More generally, George churns out one interesting interview after another, week after week.  Keep an eye on his “Electric Politics”! The

Excellent discussion of the crisis in Greece

George Kenny has recorded yet another most interesting interview, this time with Dr. Richard Wolff. They discuss the economic crisis in Greece, of course, but also the larger implications of the latest manifestation of the crisis of capitalism. Excellent stuff, I highly recommend it! Check it out here: http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2011/06/the_athenian_zephyr.html More generally, George churns out one interesting interview after another, week after week.  Keep an eye on his “Electric Politics”! The

Two very different takes on the “Greek crisis” (UPDATED!)

To be very honest, I have not kept a close eye on what has been going on in the EU or, even less so, Greece. I also get a strong feeling that there is a lot of smoke and propaganda around all this. I would like to share with you two very different outlooks on this topic: the analyses of investment banker Marshall Auerback and French economist Franck Biancheri. They

Euro crisis: Latvia and the PIGS

Down on the Euro Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others, finds Eric Walberg Two million people took to the streets of Athens last week in the country’s second general strike this month, protesting the austerity measures proposed by their socialist government. All of Greece came to a 24-hour standstill and the airport was closed as a result of the action. The only public transport was the commuter

The Saker interviews ‘anticapitalista’ in Greece about the demonstrations this week

Dear friends, Here is the transcript of an interview via IRC which I made this morning with ‘anticapitalista’, the author of the article “Days of Rage” which I posted yesterday: ——- The Saker: Hi again Anticapitalista: – can you update us on what happened this week? Anticapitalista: Yes. On Monday school students started to occupy their schools and university students had mass meetings to do the same The Saker: what

Days of Rage

by ‘Anticapitalista’ reporting from Thessaloniki for the Vineyard The murder of 15 year old schoolboy, Alexis Grigoropoulos by a police special guard on the evening of Saturday, 6 December saw a huge explosion of rage across the whole of Greece leading to 8 days of riots, looting, attacks on police stations, mass demonstrations, student occupations and strikes all over the country with at least 400 people being detained (the vast

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