The elephant in the recent Eurogroup meeting room was Greece's 2010 failed structural readjustment programme, admonished by Yanis Varoufakis as 'fiscal waterboarding'. Why does Germany persist in defending it?
Last week the
European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg rejected a Polish appeal on CIA-prison
cases involving the violation of numerous human rights' guarantees on behalf of
two Guantanamo detainees. This was an important lesson.
Most Europeans, at both elite and mass
level, have a grossly inflated idea of the extent of freedom of speech in
Europe, a direct consequence of the uncritical and self-congratulatory
discourse on the topic.
El objetivo principal de Podemos es aglutinar una amplia
mayoría, lo que en la práctica significa poner en pie un partido de clases
medias que deje atrás el eje Derecha/Izquierda y ocupe la centralidad política. English.
goal of Podemos is to marshal an ample majority, which means in practice to build
a middle-class party, and to give up the traditional Left/Right axis for a
position of centrality. Español.
The crisis facing Europe
could be perceived as a product of conflicting class interests in what Keynes
called the capitalism of the casino. All the more important that it should
instead be blamed on conveniently stigmatised Others.
The EU is following a bizarre logic, where support is given to autocratic regimes who benefit from the rise of extremist groups, instead of seeking reasons for the rise of radicalization among European youth. Why?
It has been exhausting having to confront the visceral divisions among us about the nature of what happened, the roles of religion, geopolitics, and racism. And the possibility that the west, thinking it ‘is Charlie’, has been spitting on their graves.
We need to raise
awareness about how the rich oil nations keep subsidising oil extraction whilst
agreeing that the world needs to cut emissions. Taxpayers cannot passively let
their governments do this.
Irregular migration across the
Mediterranean has increasingly shifted from being a cause for shared humanitarian
concern to mere ammunition in domestic anti-immigration debates. We must reject
all forms of identity-based prejudice.
the leader of a political party about to win government offers you the
opportunity to implement policies you have been advocating for years, it is
pure cowardice to shirk the task. Interview with the soon-to-be new Syriza Finance Minister.
The Italian film On the Bride Side and Greek-Macedonian
project Renkonto deploy weddings as
an artistic medium to rewrite the boundaries of European citizenship. Both
pieces chart cross-border practices...