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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Greek Pensions: Tsipras' Last Ditch Fight Versus Troika

Greek Pensions: Tsipras' Last Ditch Fight Versus Troika | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Troika is in Athens and will not leave without deep cuts to pensions, even though the country is back in recession. Far from last summer’s media glare,
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Time For Debt Reduction in Greece

Time For Debt Reduction in Greece | real utopias | Scoop.it
Once again, Greece is at an inflection point. With its cash balances severely stressed, it seems unlikely to be able to pay the cascading debt payments tha
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Poul Thomsen, Greece And IMF Cynicism

Poul Thomsen, Greece And IMF Cynicism | real utopias | Scoop.it
Daniel Munevar For the casual reader, Poul Thomsen’s recent piece on the role of the IMF in the bailout review negotiations taking place between Greece and
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How Europe’s poorest country is doing more than anyone else to help Syrian refugees

How Europe’s poorest country is doing more than anyone else to help Syrian refugees | real utopias | Scoop.it
Europe’s poorest country is doing more than anyone to help refugees.
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Lessons From the Greek Crisis: There Must be Some Way Out of Here! - CounterPunch

Lessons From the Greek Crisis: There Must be Some Way Out of Here! - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
I first visited Greece in fall, 2010 to give two talks at a major anti-authoritarian festival in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second biggest city. Anti-authori
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Greece: A Divided Left - teleSUR English

Greece: A Divided Left - teleSUR English | real utopias | Scoop.it
Understanding the Greek election and the prospects of the left, part 4 of 4.
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Syriza Before and After the Elections: To Fight Another Day - Center for Research on Globalization

Syriza Before and After the Elections: To Fight Another Day - Center for Research on Globalization | real utopias | Scoop.it
Center for Research on Globalization Syriza Before and After the Elections: To Fight Another Day Center for Research on Globalization It stands therefore with one leg in the society and the social movements and the other in a serious, systemic...
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Why Anarchists Should Vote for the Pirate Party in Greece - Dissident Voice

Why Anarchists Should Vote for the Pirate Party in Greece - Dissident Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it
Despite disagreeing with the legitimacy of power and disillusioned with the constant shift of left wing politicians to the right wing careerism, let us all
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A view from Athens: anger, cynicism and indecision over Alexis Tsipras' snap ... - New Statesman

A view from Athens: anger, cynicism and indecision over Alexis Tsipras' snap ... - New Statesman | real utopias | Scoop.it
What are the Greeks in Athens saying about their prime minister's resignation and upcoming snap elections, and who do they believe will win?
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Greece and Euro Crisis 2015 Documentary GREECE ON THE BRINK Greece and euro Crisis documentary

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The Greek Apocalypse: Versailles or Brest-Litovsk? - In These Times

The Greek Apocalypse: Versailles or Brest-Litovsk? - In These Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
A response to my critics and the case for a guerrilla war within the Eurozone
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Greece, SYRIZA, and the Euro Crisis

Speaking at the recent World School of the International Marxist Tendency, Fred Weston discusses the Euro Crisis and its effect in Greece, looking at the rise ...
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The Unsettled Greek Revolution - Social Europe

The Unsettled Greek Revolution - Social Europe | real utopias | Scoop.it
Robert Misik looks at the unsettled Greek revolution and provides insights into Syriza, European politics and the Athens start-up scene.
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Advice From Antiquity - Foreign Affairs

Greece’s fiscal and economic crisis has sharpened debates among economists, political scientists, and policymakers about political institutions and economic growth. Do good institutions—democracy and the rule of law—promote growth?
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Social Democracy or Revolutionary Democracy: Syriza and Us

Social Democracy or Revolutionary Democracy: Syriza and Us | real utopias | Scoop.it
All eyes on the Left are upon Greece. Not because of a general interest in the contradictions of capitalism in the midst of this particular crisis but because of Syriza. Unfortunately, what we are observing is not unique to Syriza. The story has been told before, and the story inevitably will occur again if we do not learn from it.
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Slavoj Žižek on Greece: The Courage of Hopelessness - Toward Freedom

Slavoj Žižek on Greece: The Courage of Hopelessness - Toward Freedom | real utopias | Scoop.it
A progressive perspective on world events since 1952.
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Grexit, De Long and the wages of Sinn

Grexit, De Long and the wages of Sinn | real utopias | Scoop.it

So there we have it.  The Keynesians say the way forward is through Grexit and so now do many Austerians.  Both see Grexit as a solution to save Greek capitalism. The Keynesians reckon it will ‘free’ Greek capitalism from austerity. The Austerians reckon it will ‘free’ the Euro leaders from the wasted funding of a failing capitalist economy.  But neither side is right if the profitability of capital does not recover in Greece and in Europe.

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Greece and Euro Crisis 2015 Documentary GREECE ON THE BRINK Greece and euro Crisis documentary

Greece and Euro Crisis 2015 Documentary GREECE ON THE BRINK Greece and euro Crisis documentary It seems like 2015 has been a banner year for ...
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Greece: The Beginning | Opinion | teleSUR English - teleSUR English

Greece: The Beginning | Opinion | teleSUR English - teleSUR English | real utopias | Scoop.it
Wolfgang Schaeuble, a German collaborating proxy of the ruling elites of the US Emperor, “decreed” that the above 67% of the Greeks should be “decimated”.
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Paul Krugman | Greece Doesn't Have to End Up a ''Failed State''

Paul Krugman | Greece Doesn't Have to End Up a ''Failed State'' | real utopias | Scoop.it
There may be another off-ramp from the road to ruin for Greece.
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The Greek crisis – Has neoliberalism run its course? | Shout Out UK - Shout Out UK

The Greek crisis – Has neoliberalism run its course? | Shout Out UK - Shout Out UK | real utopias | Scoop.it
The current Greek crisis is raising serious doubts on the neoliberal model’s sustainability, at least in Europe.
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Greece: Capitalism's Latest War on Democracy - Counterpunch - CounterPunch

Greece: Capitalism's Latest War on Democracy - Counterpunch - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
History teaches us, that when the power of capital is confronted by popular democracy, it is democracy that is overwhelmed. Still in the face of defeat, the vanquished will always find ways to remi...
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Nobel Prize Winning Economist Stiglitz Meets With Greek Govt Officials ... - Greek Reporter

Nobel Prize Winning Economist Stiglitz Meets With Greek Govt Officials ... - Greek Reporter | real utopias | Scoop.it
Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz expressed his serious concerns over the economic rationale behind Greece's rescue agreement.
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Paul Krugman: "I may have overestimated the competence of the Greek government"

Paul Krugman: "I may have overestimated the competence of the Greek government" | real utopias | Scoop.it
 

The following transcript is of an interview by host Fareed Zakaria with economist and The New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation