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Imperial Greek Students and Staff of Imperial College against the invitation of Mr. Adonis Georgiadis

Over the last five years, Greece has been facing a crisis that has brought it to the verge of bankruptcy and has had enormous repercussions for the living standards of its population. The Troika of international lenders (EC, ECB, IMF) has, via its bailout plan, imposed on Greece the most brutal austerity measures in Europe since the Great Depression. The results today are staggering; GDP has declined by 27% ...

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Ukraine Now Headed by Fascists and Neo-Nazis

In Ukraine, the West supported an unconstitutional putsch against an elected government perpetrated, among others, by fascist/neo-nazi storm troopers (Svoboda, Right Sector) instrumentalized by U.S. intelligence. After a Russian counterpunch, U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed that any referendum in Crimea would "violate the Ukrainian constitution and violate international law."  ...

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The Greek crisis we don’t see

The economic impact of the Greek crisis has been well publicised. A recession that began in 2008 has led to GDP contracting by a quarter, while unemployment has risen above 27 percent. Greece’s fiscal consolidation effort has also received much attention. A general government deficit of 15.6 percent in 2009 was transformed into a small surplus in 2013 – one of the sharpest adjustments the world has ever see ...

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Time to end western meddling in Bosnia

We are extremely concerned by the response of the international community to the popular protests that have erupted against almost two decades of misrule in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Editorial, 17 February). Western media and politicians have argued that now is not the time for the western powers to disengage from Bosnia. ...

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Chomsky: How America’s Great University System Is Getting Destroyed

The following is an edited transcript of remarks given by Noam Chomsky via Skype on 4 February 2014 to a gathering of members and allies of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers [3] in Pittsburgh, PA. The transcript was prepared by Robin J. Sowards and edited by Prof. Chomsky. On hiring faculty off the tenure track That’s part of the business model. It’s the same as hiring temps in indu ...

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Yanukovich leaves Kiev but what remains?

Victor Yanukovich has fled the capital and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Many government administration buildings have been taken over by protesters in Kiev as well as the western Ukraine, and the parliament is back in session. But now with Yanukovich gone, who decides the future of the Ukraine? The Ukrainian Parliament came back into session on the morning of February 23rd. The president who wa ...

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Venezuela Beyond the Protests – The Revolution is Here to Stay

For those of you unfamiliar with Venezuelan issues, don’t let the title of this article fool you. The revolution referred to is not what most media outlets are showing taking place today in Caracas, with protestors calling for the ouster of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The revolution that is here to stay is the Bolivarian Revolution, which began in 1998 when Hugo Chavez was first elected president a ...

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Is Ukraine Drifting Toward Civil War?

People ask for solutions, but no solutions are possible in a disinformed world. Populations almost everywhere are dissatisfied, but few have any comprehension of the real situation. Before there can be solutions, people must know the truth about the problems.  For those few inclined to be messengers, it is largely a thankless task. ...

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