Beyond the European elections, another left-wing force is growing in Europe | Red Pepper

Beyond the European elections, another left-wing force is growing in Europe | Red Pepper. Pascoe Sabido However you interpret them, the European elections have challenged the mainstream’s business-as-usual way of doing politics in Brussels. But while many commentators ignore progress on the left, focusing exclusively on the rise of the far right, another left-wing force … More Beyond the European elections, another left-wing force is growing in Europe | Red Pepper

Dignity Marches In Spain Surround Parliaments

Dignity Marches In Spain Surround Parliaments. Collective Marches with integrated platforms today under the banner of ‘Dignity’ have surrounded the headquarters of several regional parliaments to protest against cuts in public services, inequality and poverty that lead many citizens to despair. Following the success of the marches that converged on Madrid on 22nd of March, … More Dignity Marches In Spain Surround Parliaments

Tens of thousands march in London against coalition’s austerity measures | Politics | theguardian.com

Tens of thousands march in London against coalition’s austerity measures | Politics | theguardian.com. Russell Brand told the marchers there will be a ‘peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution’ against austerity in the UK. Photograph: Rex Features Tens of thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday afternoon in protest at austerity measures introduced by the … More Tens of thousands march in London against coalition’s austerity measures | Politics | theguardian.com

It’s Time To Stand Up To Troika Austerity Part II

It’s Time To Stand Up To Troika Austerity Part II. Thomas Fazi In the first part of this article I looked at the mounting evidence against austerity by organisations as varied as Caritas, the ILO, the Council of Europe and the IMF. So why is the European establishment pushing for more of the same? Social and economic … More It’s Time To Stand Up To Troika Austerity Part II

What German Left (Part II)

Originally posted on thecurrentmoment:
This guest post, by Phil Mader, a researcher in sociology at the Universal of Basel, follows on previous posts by him and by Wolfgang Streeck on the German Left. Mader’s first installment dealt with the SPD and the Greens; this second and final part highlights some issues plaguing the parties on the left of…

Thomas Fazi: It’s Time To Stand Up To Troika Austerity Part I

Thomas Fazi: It’s Time To Stand Up To Troika Austerity Part I. In my book, The Battle for Europe: How an Elite Hijacked a Continent – and How We Can Take It Back, published some months ago by Pluto Press, I argued that the austerity policies imposed on European member states (especially those of the … More Thomas Fazi: It’s Time To Stand Up To Troika Austerity Part I

The European Stability Mechanism ESM: no democracy at the bailout fund | Corporate Europe Observatory

The European Stability Mechanism ESM: no democracy at the bailout fund | Corporate Europe Observatory. The ESM, the euro area’s permanent bailout fund set up in 2012, is an international organization that operates behind closed doors, far from public scrutiny. The institution at the heart of EU loans to debt-ridden member states is doing its … More The European Stability Mechanism ESM: no democracy at the bailout fund | Corporate Europe Observatory

Leader in Austerity Push Appointed Head of Greek Central Bank – NYTimes.com

Leader in Austerity Push Appointed Head of Greek Central Bank – NYTimes.com. By NIKI KITSANTONISJUNE 11, 2014 The announcement on Wednesday, by the General Council of the Bank of Greece, followed a sweeping cabinet shuffle on Monday that installed Gikas Hardouvelis, another economist and former government adviser, as Greece’s new finance minister. Prime Minister Antonis … More Leader in Austerity Push Appointed Head of Greek Central Bank – NYTimes.com

Greece Wars With Courts Over Ways to Slash Budget – NYTimes.com

Greece Wars With Courts Over Ways to Slash Budget – NYTimes.com. ATHENS — The Greek government has made a range of painful cuts to salaries, pensions and jobs for public workers over the last four years, saying they were needed to satisfy the demands of the international creditors that bailed the country out. But the … More Greece Wars With Courts Over Ways to Slash Budget – NYTimes.com

Capital, Labour, and the Eurozone Crisis

Most of the coverage regarding the Eurozone crisis has understandably focused on the politics of austerity. Less attention, however, has been paid to the longer term trends in the industrial relations of those countries hardest hit by the crisis: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain; the so-called PIIGS countries. Recent data from the European Industrial … More Capital, Labour, and the Eurozone Crisis

Portugal indebted to Angola after economic reversal of fortune | World news | Guardian Weekly

Portugal indebted to Angola after economic reversal of fortune | World news | Guardian Weekly. There was no doubt about the firm handshake, but the smile looked a bit forced. The date was 17 November 2011, the place Luanda. Pedro Passos Coelho, the Portuguese premier, had just completed talks with the president of Angola, José … More Portugal indebted to Angola after economic reversal of fortune | World news | Guardian Weekly

After The Elections The Real Battle For Europe Begins

After The Elections The Real Battle For Europe Begins. by Thomas Fazi Taking stock of the results of the recent European elections is not an easy task. Many commentators have described the outcome as an ‘earthquake’, citing the surge in ‘anti-establishment’ parties, with voters supposedly lured by two ‘extremes’: the ultra-right and the extreme left. But … More After The Elections The Real Battle For Europe Begins

The European Centre Right Hardest Hit in EU Elections

Source: European Parliament A number of commentators on the European elections have pointed out a number of outcomes from the recent EU elections. On a country by country basis, significant blows have been dealt to various social democratic parties – France in particular, but also Spain (Greece’s PASOK doesn’t even factor into the election results … More The European Centre Right Hardest Hit in EU Elections