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Monti’s government “democratic and sober” response to the crisis and social unrest

The demonstrations that took place all over Italy on 14th November as part of a European Day of Action against austerity are already setting the pace of the new management of public order. In Rome in particular it’s been forbidden for months to get anywhere close to the political headquarters during demonstrations, despite the revocation of the decrees introduced last year by the Mayor to turn the whole of the city centre into a red zone. Read the rest of this entry

Greece is not a dog: the arrogance of the austerians

11/09/2012

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By Ingeborg Beugel* Via: Roarmag

Dutch and German politicians like to blame Greece for refusing to stick to the agreements — but, in truth, the Greeks are doing more than they should. Read the rest of this entry

Spanish ‘Robin Hood’ mayor becomes cult hero after ordering raids on local supermarkets – before handing out food to poor families

 

PUBLISHED: 01:10 GMT, 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 16 August 2012

A Spanish mayor has been hailed an austerity-era Robin Hood after directing trolley dash raids on local supermarkets – then handing food out to poor families. Read the rest of this entry

Top Economists: Iceland Did It Right … And Everyone Else Is Doing It Wrong

Iceland Shows the Way Read the rest of this entry

The Orwellian language behind the euro crisis

by Andrew Marshall on July 28, 2012

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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.

Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

– George Orwell, Politics and the English Language (1946) Read the rest of this entry

The case against Europe: One MEP reveals the disturbing contempt for democracy at the heart of the EU

By Daniel Hannan

PUBLISHED: 22:04 GMT, 14 August 2012 

Over 13 years as an MEP,  Daniel Hannan has witnessed first hand how Brussels works. Now he has written a forensic analysis of why it’s rotten to the core. His devastating critique should be required reading for every politician. Read the rest of this entry

La zona euro, al borde de una explosión ‘catastrófica e irrecuperable’

Publicado: 30 jul 2012

Alemania ejerce la máxima presión sobre los países más débiles, lo que es destructivo  Read the rest of this entry

Kleptocracy: debt as a method of legalized robbery

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.

By Raimundo Viejo, originally published on Diagonal, nº 179, p. 33. Translation by Richard McAleavey (here).

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Pots, Pans and Other Solutions

Iceland is the first European country to wake up to an economic crash, people became aware that they could and should intervene in society and started demanding more democratic participation.
The payment of bank debts by citizens went to referendum. The government was forced to create a Council to write a new constitution: a citizens’ group – without politicians, lawyers or university professors – who opened the discussion process to everybody and managed to approve by consensus a draft proposal.

In Iceland, many citizens are now organized in associations and have substantial proposals for a society where everyone can participate.

In this film you will meet Iceland Democracy Movements that the media never talk about.

I hope you like it and share it, thanks”

Western bankers intensify global recession by financial terrorism

Western bankers are using weapons of mass financial destruction as the world is entering into global recession and depression, a financial analyst tells Press TV.