segundo o que se entende pelas palavras do seu primeiro-ministro, orgulha-se de
ter contribuído para uma decisão que supõe um golpe à soberania Grega em
detrimento do sonho Europeu. English. Español.
Portugal, según se desprende de las palabras de su primer-ministro, se enorgullece de haber contribuido a una decisión que supone un golpe a la soberanía griega, en detrimento del sueño Europeo. English. Português.
It hardly matters under what label - including American
“safety” and “security” - such a governing power is built; sooner or later, the
architecture will determine the acts, and it will become more tyrannical at
home and more extreme abroad. Thank your lucky stars that Edward Snowden
made the choices he did.
Isn’t it time to
start dissecting the extremism of this ‘moderate centre’? Is it not the duty of
every truly moderate citizen/social scientist, of every democrat, to radically
oppose this extremism camouflaged as moderation?
While European leaders have expressed outrage about
the US eavesdropping on the communications of its citizens, for them to symbolically challenge
the US is one thing; to challenge it substantively is another thing altogether.
This second of two essays on military spending and the
EU crisis, explores
the role of the European arms trade, corruption and the role of arms exporting
countries in fuelling a debt crisis, and why these 'odious' debts need to be
written off. See Part One here.
More coordination and strategy are needed in Europe's response to the sinister signs of stolen revolution. The political-strategic impulse has come from the south in the past. In the current economic crisis this should be more the case, not less.
The people have
finally realised that the troika-imposed austerity is not working in Portugal.
In fact, the austerity packages are not working in Ireland (another good pupil
of the troika), or in Greece, or Spain, or Italy.
After airing an opinion piece criticizing Portugal’s Angola politics, a radio show is pulled and questions about censorship abound. Is the dire economic situation undermining Portugal’s democratic institutions?
The Europe that is dying is the one that remains hostage to its past. Another Europe is not only possible but is in fact fast becoming an urgent necessity. This would be a Europe of vitality, open to connections, that has let go of its civilisational conceits
Europe’s leaders are reversing their historically generous role in assisting countries out of criminality and fascism. What we are seeing now therefore strikes at the heart of the European project not just the euro.