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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 ...

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 be...

Nina and the Dancing Bees

Marilyn Harding | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Marilyn Harding

Witnessing this robust yet intricate system brings light to the plight of the bees and ourselves unless we adjust our human-centric perspective to one of stewardship. The world does not revolve around the human being.

Striking Greeks Take To The Streets To Protest Austerity

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

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Amid Greek Austerity, This Group Fights For People With Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 10.31.2015 | World

ATHENS -- "People who suffer from severe mental disorders do not even realize that they might have rights," said Niki Darmogianni, a Greek psychologis...

Portuguese Democracy Cracks Under Weight Of Austerity

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.24.2015 | World

Elections in Portugal this week offered the latest sign that when an individual European nation’s voters challenge eurozone austerity policies,...

Eurozone Crisis: Anti-Austerity Bloc Wins Majority, Blocked From Power

The Telegraph | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

Portugal has entered dangerous political waters. For the first time since the creation of Europe’s monetary union, a member state has taken th...

Debt Ceiling Means Another Chance to Discuss the Trillion Dollar Coin

Mike Sandler | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Mike Sandler

If the debt ceiling causes a default or government shutdown and becomes a campaign issue in the 2016 election, there are some signs that the coin could be taken seriously by the Democratic front-runners for president.

Experiencing and Explaining the Greek Crisis With Children

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

What, if any of this, could our children understand? What have they taken away from their eyewitness view of the world's economic turmoil?

Austerity vs. The People's Health: How Greeks Built an Alternative Health System (Part II)

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 10.09.2015 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

The sheer existence of a solidarity structure makes clear that the times in which health was affordable are long over. The Metropolitan Clinic of Helleniko, by far the biggest solidarity clinic in Greece, reports patient numbers have risen by 375 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Austerity vs. The People's Health: How Greeks Built an Alternative Health System (Part I)

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

Greece has lately been seeing its own version of the "economía solidaria"; a term dating back to Latin America in the 80s when a big segment of the population started experiencing economic exclusion and decided to counter it through self-managed provision of services by their members.

Greece Among Worst Countries In Europe For The Elderly, Study Finds

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Elderly citizens in Greece have the worst quality of life in Europe, according to an annual study published by Help Age I...

There Are Not Enough Jobs, And Austerity Is To Blame

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

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Tsipras Faces Major Challenges After Election Triumph

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The triumphant return to power of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party after the country's Sept. 20 elections c...

Greece's Cruel October: New Government To Race To Implement Austerity Reforms

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.22.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The financial team of the new Greek government will have to race against the clock this month to prepare a timetable for imple...

This Podcast Segment Nails The One Problem With Paul Krugman

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business

Paul Krugman is like a favorite pair of jeans.  The Nobel Prize-winning economist's commentary in The New York Times always seems to fit ju...

There's A Solution For Greece: But It Won't Happen Tomorrow

Nikos Agouros | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Nikos Agouros

We often forget that the Greek problem is Europe's problem. The ongoing debt crisis proves this, and the chaos that the migration and refugee flows have unleashed emphasizes it.

Meet TINA, Greece's New Prime Minister

Sotiris Mitralexis | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Sotiris Mitralexis

After his humiliating capitulation in July, PM Alexis Tsipras didn't resort to merely admitting a defeat, but turned his profound U-turn into an ideology.

Socialist Elected UK Opposition Labour Leader

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.12.2015 | World

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Karl Marx admirer Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour party on Saturday, a victory that may m...