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«Why does Greece go under and Germany go up?»

Saskia Sassen was in Athens on June 8th 2015 to deliver a lecture about Europe’s future and the pattern of “Financializing” and austerity politics which Greece is a part of. The lecture was the first of the series of lectures #RethinkingEurope.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the USA. A charter for deregulation, an attack on jobs, an end to democracy.

Ayotzinapa’s Caravana 43 circulates through South America

The Caravana 43 has crossed through Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. In each of their appearances, they begin by situating their struggle to find the 43 forcibly disappeared students in the context of a systematic effort in Mexico to normalize violence against indigenous people, campesinos, activists and students

TTIP: Why the World Should Beware

This booklet delivers facts and arguments why TTIP is threat not only for the EU and the US, but for the whole world. Ultimately TTIP would serve as an instrument to the economic and political elites of the West to maintain their hegemonic power and dominance.

Eduardo Galeano on Rosa Luxemburg …

… and other women who refused to live in silence and be consigned to oblivion

TTIP – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The main goal of the TTIP treaty currently being negotiated in secret between the EU and the USA is to remove regulatory “barriers” which restrict the potential profits to be made by transnational corporations on both sides of the Atlantic. The “barriers” are in reality some of our most prized social standards and environmental regulations.

When pigs fly

It was a real sensation: On 17 December 2014, when the heads of state of Cuba and the United States announced their intention to normalize relations between the two states, which had been frozen for over a half century, the global public reacted with surprise. What led to this change?

Brazil’s Truth Commission details extent of rape during military dictatorship

Brazil’s National Truth Commission took testimony and detailed the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon against those the dictatorship considered to be political and social activists or otherwise subversive.

Beyond the imperative of growth

Many analyses from various scientific disciplines imply that a growth-based economic and social system cannot have a future. From September 2-6, 2014, a conference in the German city of Leipzig will tackle this topic.

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