Category: Trade Agreements

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Conn Hallinan: As Brexit Approaches, Europe’s Left Is Divided — and for Good Reason

Can the EU still unite a continent shattered by world wars, or is it little more than a vehicle for austerity capitalism?

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Jack Rasmus: Greek Debt Negotiations: Will the IMF Exit the Troika?

Expect an intensification of austerity for Greece between now and 2018

Michael Hudson: The Financial Invasion of Greece

MF’s concern about Greek debt is bogus, this is full scale financial war, forcing Greece give up ports, pensions, properties and much more

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Roberto Savio: Greece, the Punching Ball of Germany

Greece is again in the media, because a new negotiation is due between the embattled country and its creditors

Helena Smith: ‘Everyone’s outraged’: angry Greeks foresee Grexit and drachma’s revival

Greece faces its toughest austerity measures yet, with €5.4bn of budget cuts backed by the leftist government of Alexis Tsipras

Robert Hunziker: The Ugly Truth Behind The Greek Bailout

Christine Lagarde, the Queen of Troika and the Head Honcho of the IMF, on May 6th, threatened to pull the IMF out of the Greek rescue plan, with a straight face, calling it a “rescue plan.” Oh, please! Yet, it is extremely doubtful the IMF would ever entirely pull out since the plan really bails Read more…

Pete Dolack: Another goodbye to democracy if Transatlantic Partnership is passed

Working people on both sides of the Atlantic will be the losers if the TTIP passes, and that is underscored by the secrecy surrounding it

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Serge Halimi: Why firefighters are against free trade

The French demonstrators in the Nuit Debout movement (Up All Night) hope that a convergence of struggles will enable them to extend their appeal beyond the young and university-educated, and become part of an international dynamic. One of their campaign issues — the rejection of free trade treaties (1) — may help those objectives. The intricacies Read more…

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Yanis Varoufakis: Massive IMF Bailouts are “Ponzi Austerity” Scheme

Negotiations between Greece and international creditors hit an impasse over the bankers’ demands for extra austerity measures

Mohammad Badrul Ahsan: Panorama of Perfidy in the Panama Papers

Capitalism and hypocrisy are intimately built on each other. That relationship persists because we’re hopelessly reluctant to tell the face from the façade

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