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  1. El autoritarismo europeo en jaque

    • Nikolai Huke, David Bailey, Mònica Clua-Losada, Julia Lux, Olatz Ribera Almandoz
    27 July 2018
    Paper

    Las instituciones y los Gobiernos de la UE respondieron a la crisis de la eurozona con una mezcla de austeridad y autoritarismo que exacerbó la precariedad y menoscabó la democracia liberal. Sin embargo, un estudio de los movimientos sociales pone de manifiesto que esta despolitización tecnocrática solo triunfó en parte, ya que la exclusión creciente de las personas de los espacios de toma democrática de decisiones también generó nuevas formas de organización que han abierto posibles vías para un cambio social radical.

  2. Disrupting European authoritarianism

    • Nikolai Huke, David Bailey, Mònica Clua-Losada, Julia Lux, Olatz Ribera Almandoz
    02 May 2018
    Paper

    EU institutions and governments responded to the Eurozone crisis with a combination of austerity and authoritarianism that increased precarity and eroded liberal democracy. However, a survey of social movements shows that this technocratic depoliticization was only partially successful as the increasing exclusion of people from democratic decision-making also sparked novel forms of organizing  that have opened up potential avenues for radical social change.

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    La tiranía de las finanzas globales

    • Walden Bello
    17 February 2016
    Report

    Contra todo pronóstico, el capital financiero ha emergido aún más fortalecido de la crisis financiera y ha logrado mantener a raya las regulaciones y cargar la culpa al gasto público. Pero su victoria es probablemente pírrica porque se avecina una nueva crisis en la que la ciudadanía global podrá aprender de victorias tales como las reformas en Islandia y reafirmar finalmente su control sobre el capital.

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    The tyranny of global finance

    • Walden Bello
    19 January 2016
    Report

    Against all expectations, financial capital has emerged even stronger after the financial crisis having staved off regulation and putting the blame on public spending. But its victory is likely a pyrrhic one as a new crisis looms, one in which the global public could learn from victories such as reforms in Iceland and finally reassert its control over money.

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    The EU's new austerity treaty - Interview with Lukas Oberndorfer

    28 February 2012
    Multi-media

    Despite the strong and growing resistance in Greece and other European countries to the direction of EU policy responses to the crisis, the process for this new treaty has unfolded with disquieting speed: initiated in November, an agreement was already reached by end of January among the EU25. This comes at the expense of stifling democratic debate and, indeed, shortcutting the normal consultative procedures in the treaty process through legal manoeuvres.

  6. Will the financial markets really be tamed?

    Myriam vander Stichele
    12 May 2011
    Article

    Three years since the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the banks are back making mega-profits while the burden has clearly shifted to citizens and workers. However civil society action at European level could still make a difference in reining in the financial sector.

  7. Poor recovery, high costs

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The Great Recession shows no clear signs of ending, but conservative solutions to it have already wrought great long-term social damage.

  8. Corporate capture at the heart of Europe

    Olivier Hoedeman
    06 October 2010
    Article

    The Irish government announcement of a €34 billion Euro bailout, two years after the financial crisis first broke, is a reminder that little has been done to prevent it happening again just as the social costs are becoming ever more evident.

  9. 'Save Us From These Bankers, Fast'

    David Cronin
    19 July 2010
    Article

    Besieged by bankers opposed to regulation of their sector, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have taken an unusual step

  10. Foro Social Europeo Estambul 2010: Por una transición justa

    06 July 2010
    Article

    El FSE de este año en Estambul ha unido a los movimientos sociales de todo el continente en un llamamiento por una transición social y ambientalmente justa.

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    Putting people before profits: opening speech for EA4

    Susan George
    27 May 2010
    Multi-media

    "The banks are ours!" Public money was used to bail out the banks, and now they are lending back to the public at interest, while governments ignore the social and environmental crises that confront society. It is time to demand real solutions that will work not only for the sake of the economy but for the lives and conditions of people on whom it depends.

  12. Europa en el espejo argentino

    Atilio Boron
    19 May 2010
    Article

    Las medidas de ajuste que se están tomando en Europa para 'calmar' a los mercados son sólo el preludio de una larga crisis estructural.

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    Putin and Europe on the same crisis page

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    04 March 2010
    Article

    The current wave of strikes across Europe are only a prelude to what will come, as the ruling elite are not prepared to change their anti-crisis policies that have merely supported the corporations that caused the crisis.

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    Default in Europe

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    16 December 2009
    Article

    The Euro zone crisis cannot be staved off. A building with the bad foundation cannot be durable.