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Romanians take to the squares

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Romanians take to the squares Bucharest, Romania—Romania and many European countries are living in times of an unprecedented crisis. Politics of economic austerity combined with populist and nationalistic rhetoric occurring in … Continue reading

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‘We are all Greeks’

From the new March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: ‘We are all Greeks’ On Feb. 12, open rebellion broke out in Athens. “Layoffs! Layoffs…You will save Greece without the Greeks!” protesters proclaimed against the Greek parliament’s approval of a … Continue reading

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Greece, democracy and the economic crisis

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Greece, democracy and the economic crisis Since May 25, a people’s assembly has been in session in Greece’s Syntagma Square outside of parliament. (See “Greece: Tahrir Squared”.) Through an open mike, … Continue reading

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World in View: Greek youth continue the struggle

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Greek youth continue the struggle Once again demonstrators took to the street in Athens–the first general strike of the year–against the austerity drive of the Greek “socialist” government. … Continue reading

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