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Jeremy Corbyn And The People Versus The Media

Kadira Pethiyagoda | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Kadira Pethiyagoda

In future history classrooms, students will likely be told the tale of the tag-team assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by the mainstream media and MPs.

Brexit Threatens Entire European Economy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.12.2016 | World

When United Kingdom voters chose last month to leave the European Union, the popular wisdom was that it was an act of economic self-harm for Britain. ...

Right-Sizing The Financial Sector In Post-Brexit Europe

Dean Baker | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

As a result of EU rules, it will be difficult to conduct many of the transactions which now take place in London if the UK is no longer part of the EU. This means that a large part of London's financial industry will soon be looking for a new home.

Greeks Protest European Austerity One Year After Showdown With Lenders

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.06.2016 | World

ATHENS, Greece ― Several hundred radical activists and labor union members gathered Tuesday on the anniversary of last summer’s Greek referendum v...

Amid Chaos, Don't Count Trump Out

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We cannot change other people's minds. But we must try to help people see the implications of their decision. One candidate is sane and experienced, has a detailed grasp of policy, and knows world leaders. The other is gaspingly ignorant, shoots from the hip, and is openly contemptuous toward women and minorities.

Here's Bernie Sanders' Plan To Save Puerto Rico And Stick It To Vulture Funds

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rico's economy has been in a depression for a decade. With the territory likely to default on a $2 billion debt payment on July 1...

The High Cost of Transforming Europe: Why Europe Stumbled

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

It is important to remember what the European Central Bank (ECB) was doing when the "debt crisis turned into a liquidity panic."

No, This Major Greek Lender Isn't Changing Its Tune On Austerity

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business

Three International Monetary Fund economists appeared Thursday to call on governments to reconsider the value of austerity and openness to foreign cap...

5 Greeks Detail The Biting Cost Of Austerity

HuffPost Greece | Sara Elkamel | Posted 05.27.2016 | World

Greece’s parliament this month passed yet another round of austerity measures deemed necessary for it to continue receiving international bailout fu...

This Debt Relief Plan Could Be A Game-Changer For Ailing Greece

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.18.2016 | World

The International Monetary Fund is asking Europe to approve an ambitious debt relief plan for Greece, its most substantial move yet to ease the terms ...

5 Things You Should Know As Puerto Rico Confronts Its Unpayable Debt

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank defaulted on most of a $422 million debt payment that came due on Sunday, once again casting a spotlight on ...

Short-Sighted Budget Cuts Undermine Long-Term Prosperity

Derek Thomas | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Derek Thomas

Connecticut lawmakers should adopt a budget for fiscal year 2017 that avoids short-term austerity and instead focuses on addressing Connecticut's long-term, structural challenges. Although the specifics of that budget will require significantly more discussion and compromise, we offer a few guiding principles to set the stage for that conversation.

A Corporate/Billionaire Austerity Budget, or a People's Prosperity Budget?

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Dave Johnson

You've heard people ask, "How come they can come up with a couple trillion dollars to invade Iraq, or hundreds of billions for corporate tax cuts, but say we're broke when we need to fix our infrastructure so pipes don't contaminate children with lead poisoning?" The answer is that the priorities of our current rigged "system" lead to choices like these by our current Congress.

No Friend of Honor: Donald Trump and the Politics of Hate

Paola K Amaras | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Paola K Amaras

We need to understand something. This one-time joke has become a menace to society.

A United, Democratised Europe Is Our Only Weapon Against A Dark Continent

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Yanis Varoufakis

Our common dream is the only antidote to the common nightmare already in the works. But to become an effective antidote we need to join forces. We need to overcome the usual tendency of progressives to fall prey to the sirens of discord.

Even When Austerity Works, It Doesn't Work

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

If austerity is not rewarded electorally, even when it is "successful," it makes sense for it to be disparaged more violently when it is not successful-- such as in the case of Greece.

Sinn Féin Joins List of Surging Anti-Austerity Forces in Europe

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 02.23.2016 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Polls show that Sinn Féin, which hopes to capitalize on several factors toward what would be a historic victory, could wind up as the second-largest party for the first time in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

David Cameron's Toxic Brew of Parenting

Henrietta M Ross | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Henrietta M Ross

Not everybody affected is a family unit obviously but many are. David Cameron with his vanity project thinks he can slap a sticking plaster over the problems he has created and make himself look like an aspirational Prime Minister.

Michael Dukakis: Austerity Is The Last Thing Greece Needs

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.12.2016 | World

Former U.S. senator, governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis may not be actively involved in U.S. politics anymore, but h...

Global Common Allies and Adversaries

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Double standards in any relation, particularly in the war on terror would not be in the interest of anyone. Muslims and non-Muslims should end the blame game and they should leave their differences aside and unite against this common enemy.

The Sneaky Way Austerity Got Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil

Lynn Parramore | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

As economic inequality reaches new heights and austerity programs are debated around the world (most recently, in Spain and Portugal), learn how a lie becomes a political and economic "truth."

Spain Votes "No" to Failed Economic Policies

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

In Spain's elections last Sunday, the two parties that have ruled the country for the past three decades took serious losses. This has important implications for the future of not only the country but also the rest of Europe.

Spaniards: Bipartisanship Is Dead

Miguel Urban | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Miguel Urban

podemos spain elections Political change is just the starting point, a window of opportunity to put these subjects on the table and to promote the kind of change that translates into an authentic social revolution.

Europe: North And South

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

Spain has tilted slightly to the left and, for the first time in post Franco history, is about to experience some sort of coalition government.

Congress' Half-Trillion Dollar Spending Binge

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

Rand Paul thinks the national debt is the “greatest threat” to America’s future. Donald Trump warns that the nation is at risk of becoming “a ...