Category: Opinion

Daniel Munevar: “Why I’ve Changed My Mind About Grexit”

Posted  by CADTM on 24 July by Daniel Munevar , Thomas Fazi Daniel Munevar is a 30-year-old post-Keynesian economist from Bogotá, Colombia. From March to July 2015 he worked as a close aide to former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, advising him on issues of fiscal policy and debt sustainability. He was previously fiscal advisor …

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How would Varoufakis’s negotiations have turned out without Zoe Konstantopoulou?

By Julia, PACD collaborator The Debt Audit gamble is key to understanding the outcome in Greece The media, with their chauvinist and neoliberal stereotypes, have focused almost exclusively on Varoufakis to explain what was happening in Greece. It is always easier to build a myth than try to explain the complexities of the situation and …

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European democracy is being played out in Greece

By Diego Borja Cornejo* The Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has called a referendum so that it will be up to the Greek people to decide if the austerity demanded by the Eurogroup is to continue. Tsipras took this decision after several months of negotiating with a European Union, a European Central Bank and an …

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Eric Toussaint’s statement on the beautiful historic victory of the No in Greece

The beautiful historic victory of the No shows again that the Greek citizens refuse to accept the creditors’ blackmail. As shown in the preliminary report by the Truth Committee on Public Debt created by the Hellenic parliament, there are several legal arguments that permit a State to unilaterally suspend or repudiate its illegal, odious, and …

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Support for the resisting Greek people. For the people’s right to audit public debt

APPEAL TO SUPPORT THE RESISTING GREEK PEOPLE and its TRUTH COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DEBT FOR THE PEOPLES’ RIGHT TO AUDIT PUBLIC DEBT Click here to sign this Appeal Indicative list of 800 personalities supporting Greece To the people of Europe and the whole world! To all the men and women who reject the politics …

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Appeal to support the resisting Greek people and the Truth Committee on Public Debt

To the people of Europe and the whole world! To all the men and women who reject the politics of austerity and are not willing to pay a public debt which is strangling us and which was agreed to behind our backs and against our interests. We signatories to this appeal stand by the Greek …

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Greek crisis: “Human rights should not stop at doors of international institutions”

Originally Published by Hellenic Parliament Press Office GENEVA (2 June 2015) – The United Nations Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, has urged European institutions, the International Monetary Fund and Greece to show courage and reach a deal on the Greek debt crisis that respects human rights. In a statement, Mr. …

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Why it would be good for the IMF if Greece stopped repaying the IMF loans

Entry Originally Published by Eurodad by Bodo Ellmers The creditor community has another shock and awe moment this week, as more and more influential actors argue that Greece should stop repaying the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and instead use scarce public resources to tackle its economic and humanitarian crisis. While Prime Minister Tsipras still …

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Transforming crisis to Krisis

Originally Published by International Citizen Audit Network By Insurgenta Iskra Crisis. Originally, the word derives from the ancient Greek verb “krinein”, meaning to judge in order to take a decision and its noun, “krisis”, meaning judgment, decision. According to Steven James Venette[1] “crisis is a process of transformation where the old system can no longer …

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Smiling in Greece

Jezabel Goudinoff; Member of the PACD, Barcelona’s 15M and the citizen journalism group Peoplewitness. Entry originally published in the blog ‘Living in Debtocracy’, the public blog of the PACD. Back in November 2014, the major Greek cities experienced a day of the largest demonstrations that can be recalled in recent years. All this was preceded by student …

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