Two Years After Resounding “No” Vote, Greece Still Says “Yes” To Austerity June 26, 2017
Privatization, high taxes and the slashing of cherished public-sector salaries and pensions are the price Greece has paid for accepting the loans that have kept the country in the Eurozone. Its citizens are the ones now paying the
How Greece Became A Guinea Pig For A Cashless And Controlled Society By Michael Nevradakis
As Greece moves closer to becoming a cashless society, it is clear that the country’s attitude towards cash is reckless and dangerous. The supposed convenience of switching to a cash-free system comes with a great deal of risk, including needless overreach by the state.
Greece Forced To Sell Public Water Utilities Under EU-Imposed Privatization Plan By Michael Nevradakis
Greece’s economic woes continue to pile up, with key public utilities such as water now on the chopping block of privatization. But activists like Maria Kanellopoulou are working to spread awareness of this issue and prevent Greek water from being put into private hands.
Whistleblower: EU, IMF Manufactured Greek Debt Crisis Through Unscrupulous Accounting By Michael Nevradakis
“We had the role of a rubber stamp...” - a former board member of Greece’s national statistical authority has revealed that she and other members were forced to sign off on falsified deficit and debt figures that plunged their country into an ongoing economic depression.
Award-Winning Economist Roger Bootle: EU On The Verge Of Collapse By Michael Nevradakis
Britain’s departure from the EU, a process that will take about two years, has formally gone into motion. MintPress News had the opportunity to speak with prize-winning economist Roger Bootle about what Brexit will ultimately mean for the country’s economy, as well
The Turkish Referendum And Descent Towards Absolute Rule: Interview With Journalist Gürkan Özturan By Michael Nevradakis
Turkey recently held a constitutional referendum that will majorly change the country’s political system, virtually guaranteeing that the country will be ruled by a single party. Today, we’ll speak to Turkish journalist Gürkan Özturan about how these changes will affect
Greece’s New Deal From European Lenders Delivers More Neoliberalism By Michael Nevradakis
Greece has entered into a new deal with European lenders that they claim will lift the country’s economy through the enactment of new reforms. However, the debt-ridden country will still have to meet tough fiscal targets for the next two years. Today, we’ll speak with
The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris On “Fake News,” Russia Allegations And Change In Europe By Michael Nevradakis
Alexander Mercouris, one of the co-founders of news website TheDuran.com, joins us today to discuss mainstream media’s use of “fake news” accusations to “attempt to delegitimize alternatives to the orthodoxy,” as well as his thoughts on recent developments in Greece
Economist Mark Blyth Delves Into Rising Inequality — & Populism — Around The World By Michael Nevradakis
If termites ‘start eating away at the foundations on both the left side of the building and the right side of the building, then the building looks fine from the outside but it could go any day,’ Mark Blyth tells MintPress, describing the hollowing out of the right and
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou: Treating Russia As The ‘Bogeyman’ Has Failed By Michael Nevradakis
‘The average American does not care about what’s happening with Russia. They are concerned with jobs, jobs, jobs. ... I think that this tactic of blaming Russia for everything and casting Putin as the bogeyman has failed,’ the co-founder of The Duran tells MintPress.