The cast of heroes and villains in Greece’s ongoing battle to save its economy varies depending on who’s telling the story.
A weekly review: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East and North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, Greece, The Briefs.
(Round-up) Urban gardening in Greece – a new form of protest / Solidarity economy takes root in Greece / Paul Mason: The end of capitalism has begun / John Holloway: Cracking capitalism
There are two kinds of people, whether in Greece or elsewhere: those who welcome or understand that fundamental change and discontinuity are inevitable, perhaps on the way too soon for convenience, and, those who fervently want the level of income and consumption of the past — regardless of economic and ecological realities. Fortunately for Greeks, they have a continuous and ancient society under the surface of the unstable transnational corporate state.
I was in Greece from June 23 through July 5, the experience was both enlightening and disturbing, and is worth relating.
We all know one thing that Greece, Cyprus, and Puerto Rico have in common–severe financial problems. There is something else that they have in common–a high proportion of their energy use is from oil.
An astonishing money creation scheme from the 1930s that could help to save the Greek economy.
It has long been my contention that one of the chief symptoms of the age of constraints we have now entered would be the decline of public health systems globally.
Will the future crises that climate change, peak resources and ecological destruction be just other useful crises for the powerful to make the rest pay?
Last year, Sofia witnessed first hand the near complete collapse of the island’s economy…
A weekly update, including:
•Oil and the global economy
•The Middle East
•The Doha Climate Summit
•Quote of the week
Across southern Europe resistance is taking on a new urgency. In Spain people are speaking of the start of “the real struggle”, while in Greece the term “civil war” permeates the political climate.