‘Sacrificed for a future that never came’: Family tragedy tells the story of Greece

Aigio, Greece (CNN) — The bank where she died in Athens is still shrouded in green tarpaulin and boarded off with corrugated iron. Graffiti scrawled in black across the front reads: “Traitors” and “killers.” This is where Angeliki Papathanasopoulou put in 12-hour days as a financial analyst at Marfin Egnatia Bank, working not only for the … Continue reading

Ireland may not riot like Greece – but protests are spreading

RECENT TIMES HAVE seen a resurgence in political activity in Ireland, particularly in the last few months. The boycott of the unjust household tax proved to be a success and generated large networks of organisers and activists across the country. New campaigns have sprung up in response to the sovereign debt crisis, notably Anglo: Not Our … Continue reading

Greece is being destroyed by ‘respectable’ fanatics

The EU, which boasts that solidarity is its founding principle, is forcing Greece into destitution and chaos Greek democracy is being destroyed. Not by soldiers marching with insane slogans on their lips about the inevitable triumph of the German master race, international proletariat or global jihad, but by moderate men and women who think themselves … Continue reading

Greece shows us how to protest against a failed system

The rage displayed in Greek cities against austerity measures inspires all who are suffering for the benefit of banks and the rich I do not like violence. I do not think that very much is gained by burning banks and smashing windows. And yet I feel a surge of pleasure when I see the reaction in … Continue reading

A way out of the woods

LAST year every new jolt in the euro crisis sent financial markets into a spin. This year they have become blasé. They barely even registered the torching of buildings in Athens, nor the last-minute cancellation of a meeting of ministers that was supposed to agree on a new aid package for Greece. Although a calm … Continue reading

Media Disgracre

It is a sad comment on all media that a bigger headline is reflecting the death of a crack, alchoholic fuel celebrity on the eve of a major musical award ceremony than the future of a nation.   I won’t even dignify the name of the singer, only that she and her husband filled the racks of People, … Continue reading

DEAR EUROPE: Pull Your Heads Out Of The Sand And Take A Look At Greece

We have a question for Ms. Merkel and Mr. Sarkozy and everyone else in Europe who is still pretending that the problem in Greece is that they aren’t “austere” enough. Have you taken a look at Greece lately?

‘Greece Cannot Be Ruled Against the Will of its People’

Greece may now have passed the austerity measures demanded from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, but the country’s political system is showing signs of stress. Additional pressure from Europe isn’t helping. German commentators warn that political radicalization cannot be ruled out.

Who runs Greece?

Who will benefit from the new set of Greek austerity measures, which got a violent response from the crowd on Sunday? Author and consultant Adrian Salbuchi says it’s the bankers, who are responsible for the economic downturn in the first place. There are two key questions that have to be asked, he told RT, the … Continue reading

European Doubts Growing over Greece Debt Strategy

‘The Troika’s Policies Have Failed’ For months, European leaders have been trying to find a way out of the Greek debt crisis. But austerity is merely driving the country deeper into economic despair. Is it time for a radical rethink? Many think the answer is yes. By SPIEGEL Staff