Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference
- Nick Dearden
Sixty years ago, half of German war debts were cancelled to build its economy. Yet today, debt is destroying those creditors
Sixty years ago today, an agreement was reached in London to cancel half of postwar Germany's debt. That cancellation, and ...
Éric Toussaint: “Greece must unilaterally suspend repayment of its debt.”
- Tassos Tsakiroglu Τάσος Τσακίρογλου
“In Greece, the ruling class and the government are destroying democracy,” Eric Toussaint, professor of political science and militant, told the Greek Daily of Journalists. According to Eric Toussaint, only a determined government which ...
Greece: the road to Insolvency
- Jacques Sapir
The news arriving from Greece are becoming ever and ever more tragic. If an example were needed for the failing of austerity policies, this country would provide a shining one. But Greece is not an “example.” It is made up of 10 million ...
Former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi praises Mussolini
- Marianne Arens
Italy’s former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, used the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, to praise the fascist “Duce” Benito Mussolini. Mussolini had “done a great deal of good”, notwithstanding the ...
The human cost of Italian austerity
- Paul Bond
The run-up to next month’s Italian general election is dominated by discussion of the implementation of further austerity measures. The unelected government of Mario Monti, put in place under pressure from the financial markets in November 2011, ...
Cookie Monster and the Golden Biscuit, a German Tale
- TLAXCALA ΤΛΑΞΚΑΛΑ ТЛАКСКАЛА تلاكسكالا 特拉科斯卡拉
Robin Hood or Grinch?: 'Cookie Monster' Holds Golden Biscuit Ransom
For years, a golden Leibniz cookie was part of the decor at the entrance to the corporate headquarters of global snack company Bahlsen in Hanover, Germany. But last ...
How the Troika helps Unions which collaborate with capitalism?
- Quim Boix
In the photos that accompany this text, you can see information plates hanging (in and out of its offices in Dakar, Senegal) on the walls of CNTS (National Confederation of Workers of Senegal).
These plates show and remember the money contributed ...
Iceland Was Right, We Were Wrong: The IMF
- Jeff Nielson
For approximately three years, our governments, the banking cabal, and the Corporate Media have assured us that they knew the appropriate approach for fixing the economies that they had previously crippled with their own mismanagement. We were told ...
SPAIN - Ángel Carromero: How the Spanish media are covering the legal impunity of a homicidal driver
- José Manzaneda
Imagine a man who had his driver license revoked after 46 traffic tickets, 6 of them for high-velocity speeding. Imagine that he then caused the death of two people as a result of driving at excessive speed in a construction zone.  The Spanish ...
Europe, Christmas 2012
- Nuno Júdice
If you lean against the wall of times past
perhaps you’ll still hear the bells that always
ring at midnight; maybe you’ll even breathe
the moist warmth coming from the kitchen
where treats were cooking for Christmas ...