Citizen Action Monitor

Why political protests, strikes, elections, petitions and referendums have little to no impact on neoliberal power in capitalist states

For Syriza, for Greece, there is an alternative to protests – seize the opportunity to transform the party and the society No 1404 Posted by fw, July 21, 2015 “We … Continue reading

July 21, 2015

“We want a different European Union and we will fight for it in many ways,” says a defiant Tariq Ali

Video of Tariq Ali’s sparkling presentation at this weekend’s Democracy Rising Conference in Athens, Greece No 1403 Posted by fw, July 19, 2015 Tariq Ali picks up right where he … Continue reading

July 19, 2015

“The Eurozone is a failed monetary union, exiting this union is inevitable,” says Syriza MP

“There will be no debt relief if Greece remains in the EU” No 1402 Posted by fw, July 18, 2015 “What’s happening now is that the torture is being protracted … Continue reading

July 18, 2015

TSIPRAS CAVES TO CREDITORS

Text of proposal submitted to creditors offers to implement more stringent austerity terms than those rejected in referendum vote No 1394 Posted by fw, July 10, 2015 “Close confidant of … Continue reading

July 10, 2015

In Greece, signs of Tsipras’ collusion with Greek and international ruling oligarchs, capitulation to EU demands

“Ruling class will be forced to rely ever more heavily on the police and the armed forces to suppress social discontent” No 1390 Posted by fw, July 7, 2015 “Syriza … Continue reading

July 7, 2015

Another revolution of the ultra-rich against the poor is taking place in Greece

The outcome between Greece and its creditors risks turning into a global wave of private ownership of public assets No 1389 Posted by fw, July 6, 2015 “In short, the … Continue reading

July 6, 2015

SHOCKING ASSERTION — Referendum has been called to give political cover for Syriza’s surrender to the EU

Vote designed to advance capitulation to EU’s demands regardless of ballot result No 1386 Posted by fw, July 3, 2015 “As the EU points a gun to their heads, broad … Continue reading

July 3, 2015

The eurozone is waging financial war on Greece to teach it a lesson, says Michael Hudson

Foreign banks want to bleed Greece when a policy of debt cutting and tax reform would revive the economy No 1385 Posted by fw, July 2, 2015 “Now the European … Continue reading

July 2, 2015

How German and French banks financed Greece’s bankruptcy

The so-called Greek bailout didn’t go to the people, it went to private-sector creditors, German and French banks No 1384 Posted by fw, July 1, 2015 “Today Greece owes its creditors … Continue reading

July 1, 2015

Tariq Ali deconstructs what’s going on in this Modern Greek Tragedy, with unkind words for all the players

Suggests partners of Tsipras and Varoufakis call a sex strike till they decide to take on the EU scumbags No 1382 Posted by fw, June 28, 2015 “The suffering Greek … Continue reading

June 28, 2015

Democratic governments in Italy and Greece gutted — central bankers rule

Public assets, pensions, labour laws targetted No 444 Posted by fw, March 26, 2012 “In September 2011, at a time when the sovereign debt raiders, as some people call them, … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

The New Global Revolutions — Revolutions happen once people realize things are not going to get better anytime soon

Where are the stories about how life is going to get better? We’re in for years of discontent No 418 Posted by fw, February 22, 2012 “What makes the headlines … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Life today in Greece: Heart wrenching personal stories becoming increasingly dire

“The situation really is just one of going day-to-day and just trying to survive” No 410 Posted by fw, February 16, 2012 In the embedded 10-minute video below, Greek Canadian … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

What can we learn from “savage austerity measures” being imposed on Greeks? Michael Hudson explains

Neoliberal bankers are pushing Greeks to the breaking point No 409 Posted by fw, February 15, 2012 “Well we should be learning, what the European bankers are learning, and that … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Obama to Europe “We’ll wreck your economy if you don’t wreck Greece’s economy” —Michael Hudson

No 326 Posted by fw, November 4, 2011 “The Greek debt scandal has also pitted U.S. banking interests against France, Germany and other European powers. The Americans are putting immense … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Are eurozone leaders using phony crisis in attempt to sell Greeks and others down the river?

No 324 Posted by fw, November 3, 2011 “We had a deal of sorts from the eurozone leader, but it was a terrible deal for Greece. Now it seems the … Continue reading

November 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Modern Greek tragedy with an Indignants Chorus of tens of thousands

No 316 Posted by fw, October 28, 2011 “Autumn this year in Greece is darker than in other years — a season of insecurity and distress. The signs of recession … Continue reading

October 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

European bailout: A classic example of human folly destined to fail says John Gray

No 255 Posted by fw, August 20, 2011 To err is human. To err in the face of losing all we care for is human folly. “We humans will do … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Why does what’s going on in Europe matter to North Americans?”

No 238 Posted by fw, August 5, 2011 The title of this post is in fact Paul Jay’s opening question to Rob Johnson in a Real News Network interview on … Continue reading

August 5, 2011 · Leave a comment