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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault | real utopias | Scoop.it

Europe’s appalling  handling of a euro crisis that was always going to happen, given its faulty architectural design,[1] has triggered an electoral result in the recent European Parliament elections that is a clarion warning that Europe is decomposing. And it is decomposing precisely because of the Left’s spectacular failure to intervene both during the construction phase of Europe’s economic and monetary union and, more poignantly, after the latter’s crisis had begun.


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Joschka Fischer asks why so many Europeans are turning to an ideology that has meant only war and destruction. - Project Syndicate

Joschka Fischer asks why so many Europeans are turning to an ideology that has meant only war and destruction. - Project Syndicate | real utopias | Scoop.it

BERLIN – Europe is made up of its nations, and has been for hundreds of years. That is what makes the continent’s unification such a difficult political task, even today. But nationalism is not Europe’s principle of construction; on the contrary, it has been, and remains, Europe’s principle of deconstruction. That is the main lesson to be drawn from the dramatic gains made by anti-European populist parties in last weekend’s European Parliament election.



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Euro-Crisis Hits France and Rise of the Far Right - The Real News Network

Euro-Crisis Hits France and Rise of the Far Right - The Real News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it

Costas Lapavitsas is a professor in economics at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. He teaches the political economy of finance, and he's a regular columnist for The Guardian.



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Golden Dawn and the rise of the far right in Europe

Golden Dawn and the rise of the far right in Europe | real utopias | Scoop.it
The post-2008 financial crisis is fuelling the rise of 'Eurosceptic' parties in countries run by unelected technocrats. (Far right parties taking hold in post-2008 crisis Europe as voters feel loss of sovereignty to EU and immigration.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation