01.05.2012
Britain’s Gendered Austerity

Austerity in Britain has a face. That face is female. That face is a mother of a dependent child. A mother with a job – although a job she may well lose in the next couple of years through no fault of her own. A very poor paying, part-time job, renting at high cost in the private sector, in a home that’s poorly insulated and expensive to heat.

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01.05.2012
Surviving austerity, preparing a new green project!

In 2012, the urgency seems to have once again reduced the political possibilities for investment into a green conversion of the economy. Therefore, if the Greens want to reinforce their social base for an “ecological re-industrialisation”, they must re-evaluate their definition of what is socially just and share this vision with as many people as possible, starting with social movements, both new and old. This could be their best way for surviving austerity.

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24.04.2012
The Hope for a New Model?

Four years into the economic crisis, the global economy continues to verge on catastrophic failure. Debt-fueled capitalism, and its resulting inequalities, appear at fault, but what is the solution?

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20.04.2012
Dany and Socrates Wrestle with the Problems of Europe

This afternoon whilst strolling in the university gardens I had a most extraordinary, if not hallucinatory, encounter!

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22.03.2012
We Are the 99 Percent!

The ‘Occupy movement’ is a successful example of a campaign that has caused social upheaval right at the heart of society.

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01.03.2012
No growth? In search of another path for Europe

Austerity or growth, austerity for growth, and maybe for a different kind of growth? In 2012, this debate is on the top of the European agenda. But what should we do if growth is no longer possible?

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01.03.2012
Beyond growth/degrowth, questions for the Greens in transition

The re-emergence of the debate on growth must not push the Greens towards fundamentalism. The idea is not to jump into a ‘back to the roots’ movement but rather to review a series of questions that have been left unanswered, without falling into the trap of false dilemmas. In this prospect, is the question of how to reduce inequality in Europe; with or without economic growth, maybe one of the most important?

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01.03.2012
Causes & Consequences: a Perspective from Portugal

Contrary to what some neoliberals may claim, successive Portugese Governments have followed sound fiscal policy in order to bring their country into line with Eurozone requirements. However, the austerity being imposed on Portugal by the EU runs the risk of undoing decades of progress, and isolating Portugal from the European economy.

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01.03.2012
What can Europe learn from Greece?

A German MP and a Greek MEP discuss with the GEJ how Green cooperation could provide the key to Greece’s future within the EU.

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21.02.2012
Federal Europe, or a Capital Catastrophe?

There are three crucial elements to assessing the shockwave of the current crisis, which has shaken up the Euro and the debts of European states (known as sovereign debt).

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