“Enough. We can not wait any longer.” This was slogan behind which thousands of workers, students, pensioners and radical left activists were marching in Rome Saturday in the first major protest against Italy’s new centre-left-right government. Led by metalworkers’ union Fiom, thousands of people marched to the beat of drums and whistles in a demonstration … […]
One of the great weaknesses of Spain’s indignados movement, which this week celebrated its second birthday, has been its failure to pursue a strategy that turns power in the streets into the real power needed to change the world. In the November 2011 general elections, six months after Spaniards occupied town squares across the country, … Continue reading » […]
Despite an infusion of tens of billions of euros funded by citizens now left with huge debts and a downsized welfare state, Spain’s nationalised banks are providing fewer loans to the credit-starved economy than private lenders. It’s all a very bad joke, says Vicente Clavero If something clearly reflects the huge bad joke being played … Continue reading » […]
Over 900,000 Madrileños have rejected plans to privatise state hospitals. In a popular consultation 99% of those who voted ((or 929,903) said No to proposals by the regional Popular Party government to hand over six hospitals and 27 health centres to privateers. The organizers of the petition, which closed Friday, are members of the ‘White Tide’ of health w […]
Unemployment is the greatest emergency facing Italy. But new jobs cannot be achieved simply by tax reductions or incentives to companies to hire. You need a plan that will radically change the allocation of resources to the different parts of the economy, says Luciano Gallino Italy’s new government has said it is 100% committed to … Continue reading » […]
This is a weekly round-up of news, comment and analysis from Revolting Europe blog, plus our selection of the stories, photos and videos on the web. Click here A Week in Europe – Archive 2013 Friday May 3 Friday April 26 Friday April 19 Friday April 12 Friday April 5 Friday March 29 Friday … Continue reading » […]
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