On 8 June the EU Parliament will vote on our response to the Eurocrisis: sign this petition by ATTAC asking them to reject the neoliberal austerity package which will make the public pay for the bank's crimes. There are alternatives to austerity.
"The financial crisis" is one facet of the systemic and converging crises of capitalism - a predictable symptom of oligopolistic late capitalism; but what main challenges lie ahead for the Left in South Africa?
TNI is joining hundreds of organisations to call for a 'European Spring' against austerity and anti-democratic EU policies. The call for action seeks to put pressure on the EU Council Spring summit that meets in Brussels on 14-15 March 2013.
A useful pocket guide on how a crisis made in Wall Street was made worse by EU policies, how it has enriched the 1% to the detriment of the 99%, and outlining some possible solutions that prioritise people and the environment above corporate profits.
During the second phase of the crisis in Europe, the attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Southern euro zone countries. However, Eastern Europe is affected as well though in an uneven way.
The Greek crisis has exposed the fundamental flaws in the Euro project: it stripped countries control over the price of money and allowed political elites to undermine Europe's post-war social contract.
Sol Trumbo Vila, Attac, Andy Storey, Alexandra Strickner, Steffen Stierle
25 June 2014
The Competitiveness Pact is the final stage of the new EU economic governance architecture. In this primer, we expose the myths and reality surrounding competitiveness – and what it really means for the lives of Europeans.
The ruthless austerity programmes imposed on Greece and the endless cycle of debt renegotiations will only come to a close when Athens takes charge of its predicament and announces a democratic and sovereign cessation of payments.
To which aspects of this crisis should Germans and especially German Christians be most attentive? What would be the right policies to escape from the debt crisis which has been allowed to fester and is now five years old?
TNI and other civil society organisations, in an open letter, have denounced the European Comission's admission that it imposes water privatization conditionalities as part of its 'rescue' package to crisis countries.