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Democracy in the Digital Era

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Published on Toward Freedom (first on The New Internationalist), by Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Feb 4, 2015.

Our current democratic models are crumbling and outdated. We need to make something more real and meaningful … // Continue Reading…

The Last Days of Annie Bus: A Chronicle of Dutch Euthanasia

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Laura Höflinger, Feb 4, 2015, (Photo Gallery).

Annie Bus of the Netherlands suffered from horrendous pain and paralysis, but not from a terminal illness. She wanted to die anyway. The story of how she got her wish demonstrates how difficult it is to set boundaries in a country that permits assisted suicide.   Continue Reading…

the lessons that can be drawn from the failure of the Greek 2012 restructuring

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Published on International Viewpoint, with Éric Toussaint, interviewed by Maud Bailly, Feb 3, 2015.

… How does this restructuring of the Greek debt compare with the Brady Plan that was implemented in countries of the South as a consequence of the 1982 debt crisis?   Continue Reading…

aus der Rosa-Luxemburg-Konferenz

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Oskar Lafontaine bei der Rosa-Luxemburg-Konferenz, 43.33 min, von junge Welt Ladengalerie (mit weiteren Beiträgen aus der Rosa-Luxemburg-Konferenz) am 12. Januar 2015 hochgeladen: Referat von Oskar Lafontaine (Die Linke) bei der XX. Internationalen Rosa-Luxemburg-Konferenz der Tageszeitung junge Welt am 10. Januar 2015 in Berlin.

Class War Furor

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Published on Dissident Voice, by Robert Hunziker, February 2, 2015.

Class war furor amplifies throughout Europe. “The trenches are the streets” of major cities that have suffered the most from neoliberal policies as promulgated by the world’s monetary authorities, like the EU-IMF.

Suddenly, the “Syriza Virus” is circulating throughout Europe. The “people” have had enough austerity crammed down their throats. They’re in the streets. Continue Reading…

Pegida oder nicht? Charlie oder was? … und was noch?

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Me, Myself and Medien, von wwwKenFMde auf YouTube hochgeladen:

  • #1 – Reaktionen auf PEGIDA, 33.03 min, Dec 22, 2014: Noch nie ist die KenFM-Community so heftig miteinander ins Gericht gegangen wie bei PEGIDA. Der allergrößte Teil der KenFM-User lehnt PEGIDA vollkommen ab, andere verteidigen diese Protestmärsche um so heftiger. KenFM nimmt sich exemplarisch den Kommentar eines PEGIDA-Anhägers vor und versucht, diesen im Kern zu analysieren. Im Anschluss beschäftigen wir uns mit dem PEGIDA-Beitrag des NDR-Magazins Panorama vom 18. Dezember 2014 …;   Continue Reading…

Richard D. Wolff about Global Capitalism and European’s Austerity Fight

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US mulls providing Kiev forces with ‘defensive’ weapons – report

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Published on Russia Today RT, Feb 2, 2015.

Breedlove, NATO’s military commander, is now reportedly leading the crusade to provide lethal military assistance to Kiev to battle the anti-government forces of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics after failed talks in Minsk this weekend.   Continue Reading…

Sick or Psychotic? Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

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Published on teleSUR english, by Michael Albert, Jan 30, 2015.

Have you heard the expression “sick society”? I have. Often. In fact most I have heard it often in reference to my own society, the U.S. And increasingly so, of late … // Continue Reading…

Merkel’s unintended creation, could Tsipras’ Win upset balance of power in Europe?

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Nikolaus Blome, Manfred Ertel, Julia Amalia Heyer, Horand Knaup, Walter Mayr, Peter Müller, René Pfister, Christian Reiermann, Mathieu von Rohr and Helene Zuber, Jan 30, 2015 (Photo Gallery).

Greek election victor Alexis Tsipras wants an entirely different Europe from the one envisioned by Angela Merkel. His success is likely to stoke anger over Germany’s EU dominance. Leaders in France and Italy are also hoping for an end to austerity.   Continue Reading…