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Spain, Greece, Europe: capitalist crisis and revolt

This is the lead article from the new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Spain, Greece, Europe: capitalist crisis and revolt by Franklin Dmitryev When the bailout of banks in Spain, the Eurozone’s fourth largest economy, was announced on … 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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Greeks fight austerity

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Greeks fight austerity by Gerry Emmett As Greek lawmakers passed a new austerity package on Oct. 19, rage boiled over in cities and towns throughout the country. A two-day general strike … 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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European revolts confront economic and political crises

The Lead article from the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: European revolts confront economic and political crises by Ron Kelch In one of the biggest demonstrations in Ireland since its revolutionary birth in 1916, 100,000 marched in Dublin … Continue reading

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