In brief

Recession culprits? Start with Alan Greenspan and Jean-Claude Trichet

The US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank heads played large roles in the crisis, yet they collect public pensions.

Video: Spectrezine Editor speaks in US

Spectrezine Editor Steve McGiffen visited the United States during April and gave talks in Elgin, Illinois, Chicago and Portland, Oregon on the crisis of democracy in Europe and the assault on the

Via Campesina determined to defend small farmers in Europe


From 15th to 17th April, the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), a European association of small-farmers that brings together 27 farming bodies from 17 countries across Europe, including ou

The Great European Fire Sale…


… offers a visual overview of privatisation of public services and national assets enforced on crisis countries by the European Commission and European Central Bank – and what you can do about it.

EU trade plans will chill the ‘Arab Spring’


The EU's launch of negotiations for Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) with four Arab countries in transition – Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia - looks set to entrench an econ

Mass protests topple Bulgarian government

From the beginning of February, Bulgarians in most big cities have been out in the streets, protesting against increased electricity and heating bills.

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