Troika

Is Greek Democracy Dead?

November 15, 2017

Panagiotis Lafazanis, former leader of Syriza’s Left Platform and current leader of Popular Unity, says Greece has become a protectorate of the Troika

Greece

February 23, 2017
SYRIZA has failed to a develop the political capacities within its base that would provide room for the party to maneuver in case of a shift in the international balance of forces, says political science Leo Panitch

The European Central Bank’s War on Wages is Pushing Europe’s Economy to the Brink

April 2, 2014

Bill Black: The media has failed to report on the causes and possible solutions for Europe’s deflating economy

Crisis in the Eurozone

July 3, 2013
President Silva’s austerity policies made Portugal a darling of the troika, but highly unpopular at home

Thousands Strike Greek Gov’t Pulling the Plug on State TV

June 14, 2013

Costas Lapavitsas: State TV shutdown affront to democracy, time is ripe for Left to gain power

IMF Admits ‘Notable Failures’ During Greek Bailout

June 11, 2013

John Weeks: IMF admits failure during bailout of Europe; now it should face up to its role in Africa

Canadian Budget “Austerity on Autopilot”

March 26, 2013

Jim Stanford: In spite of data showing the Canadian economy is slowing down, the new Federal Budget pushes cuts and a balanced budget which will make recession worse – true under-utilization of labor is 12 percent

Israel and US Strategic Interests

March 25, 2013
Phyllis Bennis: President Obama recognizes injustice and need for two states but does nothing to pressure Netanyahu to make concessions to Palestinians

Hamas Denies Role in Attack on Egyptian Military Post

March 21, 2013

The tension between Hamas and Egypt sharpens after Egyptian newspaper “Al-Ahram Al-Arabi” accuses three top members of Hamas of being involved in attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers

Protests In Spain

September 18, 2012
Spain’s struggling public sector workers and the unemployed converged on Spain’s capitol to denounce their governments decision to implement deeper spending cuts. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced last month an additional $85 billon more in austerity measures, accompanied with higher taxes, and possibly request more bailout funds. As a result, Spaniards are turning to more…