Articles Europe

  • Who Profited From the $440 Billion Greek Bailout? Not Greeks

    Economic Crisis

    One might think that US$440 billion in loans would have helped Greece recover from the global recession of 2008-09 and the Europe-wide chronic, stagnant economic growth ever since. But no, the US$440 billion in debt the Troika piled on Greece has actually impoverished Greece even further, condemning it to eight years of economic depression with no end in sight.

  • Iceland: Exemplary Nation in a Troubled World

    Europe

    In my book, America’s Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying I coined the term “sadtistics” as a summary for America’s mostly negative standings on those dimensions. For this article I am coining another term, “gladtistics,” as a summary of Iceland’s positive standings. What follows is a very brief side by side summary of the two nations’ standings.

  • Jeremy Corbyn: Labour’s Unelectable Leader

    Europe

    But what is even more worrying from their point of view is that when this aging, non-egotistical and upright politician speaks, he makes every individual in the huge crowds that he attracts feel and look big. And every day there are more people joining the crowd. Labour now has well over half a million members, more than all the other UK parties combined.

  • A Question of Leadership

    Europe

    Times are so interesting and moving so fast that it is easy to become part of a Corbyn focused spectator support. What is needed however is practical support, especially initiatives through Constituency Labour Parties and also Momentum which in many areas and nationally is open to being a platform for a wide range of creative actions.

  • Western Propaganda for a New Cold War

    Europe

    It is alarming to see the constant drumbeat in Western media that Russia is “aggressive,” that Russia “invaded” Crimea, Russia is “a threat.” Hardly a day goes by that The New York Times does not have an editorial or news story with the assertion or insinuation that Russia is “aggressive”.

  • Brexit: A Workers’ Response to Oligarchs, Bankers, Flunkies, and Scabs

    Europe

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/07/brexit-a-workers-response-to-oligarchs-bankers-flunkies-and-scabs/

  • How Brexit Changes Everything

    Europe

    Moderated by Canadian Dimension’s founding editor and publisher Cy Gonick, How Brexit Changes Everything was a panel discussion including professors Radhika Desai, Alan Freeman, Henry Heller and John Ryan. It took place at the Millennium Library in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Video production by Paul Graham.

  • The Left After Leave

    Europe

    I don’t hold out much hope for a Corbyn victory in the next general election, but his continuing leadership is all that stands between having a Labour Party that defends immigrants and one which, on the basis of political expediency, follows the political drift to the right in the name of “legitimate concerns about immigration.”

  • The class struggle behind Brexit

    Europe

    Brexit was an appeal, campaigned for passionately on a nationalistic platform of xenophobia, to “real people” — those disaffected by decades of rising income inequality, de-industrialization and a political culture that remains consistently at odds with the anxieties produced by widespread socioeconomic hardship.

  • After “Brexit”: A Social-Democratic Re-Founding of Europe?

    Europe

    Could this be a Gramscian kind of “passive revolution”? Or is it maybe the clarion call for the SPD’s re-social-democratization and thus revitalization – prompted perhaps by the international rise and success of the (class) conflict-oriented, anti-Third Way social democrats Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and Bernie Sanders in the United States?

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