Tag Archives: Austerity

Greece’s New Deal From European Lenders Delivers More Neoliberalism By
GREECE– The Greek government recently reached a new agreement with the so-called “troika” of lenders—the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund—on new reforms that are slated...
The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris On “Fake News,” Russia Allegations And Change In Europe By
GREECE — “Fake news” is a phrase that has quickly become a mainstay in the contemporary political and journalistic lexicon. Claims of “fake news” reporting have been levied against sites as varied as MintPress News and TheDuran.com, while mainstream media...
The True Legacy Of David Rockefeller By
MINNEAPOLIS – No one person encapsulates the enduring legacy of the “robber barons” of the Industrial Age quite like David Rockefeller. Rockefeller, who died today at the age of 101, was the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the oil tycoon who became...
Brazil’s Manufactured Coup: The ‘Shock Doctrine’ Returns To Latin America By
BRASILIA, Brazil — Harsh austerity. A 20-year public spending freeze. A non-elected government. A coup backed by the United States and corporate world. This is the new reality that Brazil has faced following the impeachment and ouster of the democratically-elected...
Former Reagan Secretary Paul Craig Roberts: Oligarchs Are True Purveyors Of Fake News By
ATHENS, Greece — The post-election climate in the United States has been nothing short of bizarre. Recount efforts in several states are being championed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, accusations have repeatedly been made that the “Russian menace” influenced...
The Ongoing ‘Fake News’ Battle Obscures The Truth About Fake Democracies By
ATHENS, Greece — (Analysis) Voters in Britain cast their ballots in favor of a “Brexit.” In the United States, the electorate rejected the neoliberal corruption personified by Hillary Clinton. Even voters in Greece, in their own confused and muddled way, overwhelmingly...
Chomsky: Neo-Liberalism Drives Europe’s Far-Right, EU’s Demise By
In an interview Wednesday with RT, world-renowned linguist and dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky said that the inevitable impacts of neoliberal policies are driving the rise of Europe’s far-right and threatening the collapse of the European Union, something he said...
Economist Jack Rasmus: Eurozone Benefits The Strongest Economies At The Expense Of The Weakest By
ATHENS — This has been another eventful year in Greece. Almost one year after it turned its back on the July 2015 referendum result which rejected further austerity, the Syriza-led government has pushed forward a program of even harsher austerity, spending cuts, and...
Greece’s Neoliberal Wolves In Anti-Austerity Sheep’s Clothing By
ATHENS — (Analysis) In January of 2015, opponents of neoliberalism and the harsh policies of economic austerity rejoiced at the electoral victory of Syriza in the Greek parliamentary elections. Touted as the “first-time left,” the new Syriza-led government was...
In A Mess Of Corruption & Neoliberal Austerity, Syriza Sells Greece Out To The Highest Bidders By
ATHENS — (Analysis) Stories of human suffering continue to multiply in present-day Greece, which is loosely governed by the “first time left” government of Syriza and more directly by the European institutions and the International Monetary Fund. In the city of...