Why has the EU’s political revolt been confined to Greece and Spain? 

Originally posted on Revolting Europe:
Paolo Gerbaudo Amid a worsening economic crisis, a look at the protest movements that are struggling against austerity could be described as a two-speed.Europe  An expression abused by economists and political scientists talking about the different levels of economic productivity and political integration of European countries, it also captures well…

Crisis and Class-Struggle in Slovenia: The Growing Momentum of Socialist Politics | The Bullet No. 1055

Crisis and Class-Struggle in Slovenia: The Growing Momentum of Socialist Politics | The Bullet No. 1055. Crisis and Class-Struggle in Slovenia: The Growing Momentum of Socialist Politics Jaša Lategano For many liberal spectators, Slovenia was for a long time considered a success story of transition from a ‘socialist dictatorship’ into a ‘parliamentary democracy’ based on … More Crisis and Class-Struggle in Slovenia: The Growing Momentum of Socialist Politics | The Bullet No. 1055

The Eurozone’s ‘New Austerity Model’ » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The Eurozone’s ‘New Austerity Model’ » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names. by Jack Rasmus In the coming weeks and months, as the Eurozone economy weakens still further, it is likely that debates and splits within the Eurozone capitalist elites will continue to intensify. The Eurozone economy has never really recovered from the 2008-09 … More The Eurozone’s ‘New Austerity Model’ » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Renzi seeks to avert labour battlefield – English – ANSA.it

Renzi seeks to avert labour battlefield – English – ANSA.it.   Rome, November 7 – Italian Premier Matteo Renzi on Friday reiterated a warning against letting labour-reform issues become a “terrain of conflict”. “I’ve made this appeal in the last few days and I’ll make it again,” he said at the opening of a Piaggio … More Renzi seeks to avert labour battlefield – English – ANSA.it

Why Belgians marched today

Originally posted on Revolting Europe:
Unions lead a massive demonstration today in Brussels against cuts to public services, pensions and wages. As many as 100,000 marched against the new coalition government and its plans to raise the retirement age, to 67 years by 2020, and decision not increase wages under the indexation system that links…

Corrupt Spanish politics faces shock therapy from an angry electorate | Miguel-Anxo Murado | Comment is free | The Guardian

Corrupt Spanish politics faces shock therapy from an angry electorate | Miguel-Anxo Murado | Comment is free | The Guardian.   Being “between Pinto and Valdemoro” is an old Spanish saying that refers to being in trouble. Now with the number of politicians being investigated for corruption in Spain nearing 2,000, including the mayor of … More Corrupt Spanish politics faces shock therapy from an angry electorate | Miguel-Anxo Murado | Comment is free | The Guardian