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  1. Austerity: A recipe for deeper inequality

    Therese Caherty
    05 June 2012
    Article

    Ireland has endured austerity for four years – and we're worse off than when we started. The Austerity Treaty will drive this to another level.

  2. The debt crisis and the fiscal treaty referendum in Ireland

    Andy Storey
    01 June 2012
    Article

    The fiscal treaty was voted on in a referendum in Ireland on 31st May and was approved by a margin of 60% to 40% (with a turnout of barely 50% of eligible voters). To understand the significance of the treaty and the referendum result, it is necessary to understand the origins of the Irish and European debt crises.

  3. Ireland, vote NO for us on 31 May

    18 May 2012
    Article

    There is no popular support for EU-driven austerity. It’s up to the Irish people to raise their voice and say NO to permanent austerity.

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    Video: Olivier Hoedeman: Going to the heart of the European Crisis

    11 May 2012
    Multi-media

    Only if we tackle corporate power at the heart of the EU, do we have a chance to stop Austerity Europe.

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    Video: Trevor Evans: Why is Europe in crisis?

    Trevor Evans
    10 May 2012
    Multi-media

    The EU focus on fiscal deficit is completely mistaken. They are the result of the crisis, not the cause.

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    Occupy the left or ignore it?

    • Christophe Aguiton, Nicolas Haeringer
    10 May 2012
    Paper

    Why the traditional Left needs to understand, be willing to be challenged, and fully embrace the Occupy and Indignado movements.

  7. For a different Europe

    10 May 2012
    Article

    There is a need for a strong and coordinated European effort to decisively end the attack on welfare and democracy and to make alternatives a reality.

  8. EU in crisis - another Europe is possible

    09 May 2012
    Article

    A new Pan-European network to fight against the EU's austerity policies and support a fairer, greener, more democratic Europe has been launched in Brussels, following two days of discussion and debate at CEO's conference on the EU in Crisis.

  9. Contribution to the Sub-Committee on the Referendum on the EU Treaty

    Andy Storey
    19 April 2012
    Article

    It is clear that voices all across Europe and beyond, and from all across the political spectrum, are opposed to this treaty.  Many are urging the Irish people to reject it and, if given the chance, would be campaigning for its rejection by referendum in their own countries.

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    Assessing Burma/Myanmar’s New Government

    19 April 2012
    Policy briefing

    Burma is in the midst of its most important period of political transition in over two decades. TNI and BCN hosted a conference to look at the challenges and opportunities in five key areas: politics, ethnic relations, the economy, social and humanitarian affairs, and the international landscape.

  11. The Fiscal Compact on European Budget Discipline

    Heikki Patomäki
    17 April 2012
    Article

    European political leaders and the institutions of the European Union have reacted to the Euro crisis by creating conditional debt packages, in cooperation with the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Such “aid packages” typically prescribe severe austerity measures, similar to the structural adjustment programmes applied to many troubled developing countries, especially since the 1980s. The results have rarely been a success. 2

     
  12. Nu begint het moeilijke werk

    Minka Nijhuis
    13 April 2012
    In the media

    De oppositie in Burma behaalde op 1 april een klinkende verkiezingsoverwinning. De verwachtingen zijn hoog gespannen. Te hoog?


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    Second Spring Social Conference

    29 March 2012 - Event
  14. Buying back the public, 136 euros at a time

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    28 March 2012
    Article

     “They can do whatever they want with us but that will be over our dead bodies”.

  15. The choice for Greece: a post-modern coup or a new kind of society?

    Alex Nunns
    28 March 2012
    Article

    "Every few months there is an event that is more than a demonstration but less than a revolt. And every time it gets bigger.”

  16. The Fiscal Compact Bypasses Democracy and the Rule of Law

    Lukas Oberndorfer
    08 March 2012
    Article

    The adoption of the “fiscal compact” through a treaty under international law bypasses the already feeble democratic and constitutional requirements of European law.

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    Rise of Neoliberal and Undemocratic Europe

    Susan George
    08 March 2012
    Article

    We are punishing the innocent, the people who are supposed to pay through austerity, and we are rewarding the guilty because the banks are continuing to receive huge privileges and subsidies from our governments.

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    Irish referendum crucial to challenge EU austerity treaty

    02 March 2012
    Press release

    European researchers and activists in Brussels announce support for "No" vote in Irish referendum as critical to challenging EU programme of permanent austerity.

  19. Could Irish Referendum on EU Fiscal Treaty challenge 'permanent austerity'?

    01 March 2012
    Article

    In brief video interviews, European activist scholars expose how the EU Fiscal Treaty is undermining democracy, and share their hope that the Irish referendum will open up debate on citizens' alternatives to the EU programme of 'permanent austerity'.

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