Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 14:36

In the United Kingdom, profiteering water companies are raising charges in excess of inflation at a time when they are already recording high rates of profit, claiming that their profits are down because so many customers can’t pay their bills. I am not the first to point out that raising the cost of water seems an odd way to deal with the fact that people can’t afford to pay for it at the existing price, reminiscent of the old debtors’ prisons where they’d lock you away for not paying your debts, thereby making it impossible for you to earn the money to pay them.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 14:30

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 14:26

Last week, following angry demonstrations of popular outrage, the Cypriot parliament has rejected the legalised mugging imposed upon the island’s government by the EU and its dominant power, German

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 14:19

Arnold Merkies was recently elected to the Dutch Parliament as a Member for the radical left, EU-critical Dutch Socialist Party, for which he is now parliamentary spokesman on economic and financia

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 14:17

Apparently, British MPs are after a pay rise of over 30%, which would see them earning £86,250 a year.  A recent survey, which the people’s representatives filled in anonymously, reported that

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10:44

Spectre’s friends at Corporate Europe Observatory are asking people to “Act now and demand that European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso introduce stronger transparency and ethics rules ar

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10:42

On December 7 the London branch of Greek left party SYRIZA hosted a public meeting on "Shock therapy and popular uprising: Greece at the Crossroads".

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10:36

A day before the right wing coalition government in Portugal was to vote through its 2013 budget, the German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble met his Portuguese counterpart Vitor Gaspar and proclaimed, “Portugal is on the right path and is, for all of us in the Eurozone, a brilliant example that the approach we have been following to stabilize the Euro is correct.” Schäuble went on to praise the “exceptional job” being performed by the Portuguese government. But recent events have shown that the austerity measures insisted on by the ‘Troika’ of the European Union, European Central Bank and IMF are creating serious fissures inside the ruling coalition, growing resistance at the base of society and widespread debate inside of the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary left.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10:26

Desperate to eject some refugees it does not want, the Netherlands is refining the art of radical deprivation. No single step, no single decision, no single action in this process is horrible.