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An 85-Year-Old Greek Grandmother Prepares To Vote 'No'

HuffPost Spain | Ana R. Cañil | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Penelope Tyraki and her granddaughter Penelope Tyraki is 85 years old. She has 10 children and 17 grandchildren. She survived the Nazis. ...

Greeks Perplexed And Undecided Ahead Of Referendum

Posted 07.02.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout deal for Greece's troubled economy. The p...

What Greek 'Austerity'?

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

It's hard to find anything written or spoken about Greece that doesn't contain a great deal of hand wringing about the alleged austerity -- brutal fis...

These Economists Are Calling For An End To Greece's Austerity Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

A tense standoff between the Greek government and its international creditors reached a breaking point this week. On Tuesday, Greece became the first...

Daniel Marans

Bernie Sanders Blasts Greece's Creditors

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) attacked the International Monetary Fund and European authorities on Wednesday for imposing what he called excessive auste...

Pride Returns to It's Protesting Roots

Dan Glass | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Dan Glass

'RIP Pride' took place because of the corporate focus of Pride in London is seen to be influenced by those involved in running it. The Pride in London Board who are responsible for delivery of Pride is made up of mainly business bodies who have little or no connection to the queer community.

This Is The Sad State Of Greece's Economy, And Now Things May Get Worse

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

Greece's grueling austerity program lies at the heart of disagreements between the country's left-wing government and international creditors over bai...

Greece: Dead End or Fresh Start?

Robert Zevin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Robert Zevin

For five years Greece has been subjected to a regime of totally inappropriate austerity. As a result, for five years its poverty and misery have increased along with its impossibly large debt burden.

Victims of Illusions: The Non-Solution of the Greferendum

Cas Mudde | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Cas Mudde

The Greek government has squandered all its goodwill within half a year through a combination of arrogance, belligerence, naivety and utter incompetence. It set out to restore the "dignity" of the Greek people by "liberating" them from the alleged stranglehold of the Troika, while in the process "transforming" Europe into a more equal and just continent. It has achieved neither.

Daniel Marans

Why Greece Wants A Better Deal From Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

To hear some tell it, Greece is acting like a petulant child unwilling to take its medicine. But Greece says it has good reasons for holding out o...

Daniel Marans

Lovable Austerity: Greeks Say Cutting Military Spending Further 'Is A Pleasure For Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

Speaking to reporters in Washington on Tuesday, Yiannis Bournous, the head of international affairs for Greece’s ruling Syriza party, heartily endor...

Greek Bailout Talks End Without Breakthrough In Brussels

AP | RAF CASERT and DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission said Sunday that weekend talks to find common ground between international creditors and Greece were unsucce...

Grexit's Cost for Europe

Alexis Giannoulis | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Alexis Giannoulis

While it is obvious that the current painful negotiations between Greece and its creditors must come to a swift conclusion, a Grexit will ultimately cost Europe as much, or more, than a possible 'haircut' of Greek debt.

Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Yanis Varoufakis

ATHENS -- Our government cannot -- and will not -- accept a cure that has proven itself over five long years to be worse than the disease.

What Americans Should Learn From the British Election

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Ivan Eland

One of the big differences between the British Conservative Party and the American Republican Party is that the British Conservatives are willing to cut defense spending and Republicans are not.

South Africa: A Nation at War With Itself

Alex Matthews | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Alex Matthews

Returning to a city you once lived in (and loved living in) is a bit like spending time with an erstwhile lover with whom you parted amicably. There is so much that still connects you, that remains feels familiar; and yet the encounter is fleeting.

President Obama Visits Jamaica, But What Is His Government Doing to Jamaica's Economy?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Jamaica has become a terrible example of what can happen when creditors, led by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), are able to impose harsh austerity on a trapped nation in an attempt to collect on an uncollectable debt. Since the U.S. Treasury Department decides what the IMF does in the Western Hemisphere, Obama himself can claim responsibility for this failure.

Student Harvesting and the Dilution of a Discipline

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Domino Renee Perez

While what a film does matters as much as how it is made, the richness of film study is found in a dialogue between the two, a dialogue formal film studies fosters and explores.

Why Podemos Is Good for Spain, and Europe

Ryan Rappa | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Ryan Rappa

In short, the EU is facing a moment of truth. Its response to Podemos could validate or vitiate it for years to come.

Greek Debt: Do the Right Thing

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

In Greece, any meaningful change in debt terms needs to be part of a wider plan that deals with the underlying structural imbalances of the eurozone, just as a comprehensive plan was necessary for post-World War II European prosperity.

The Kremlin's Kool-Aid

John Feffer | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
John Feffer

Like Glenn Greenwald, we should be concerned about the Azov Battalion and high-ranking extremists in the Ukrainian government. But the real darling of the far right is Putin. It's no surprise that European extremists are intoxicated by his authoritarian style. The mystery is why some on the left have also drunk the Kremlin's Kool-Aid.

Is Democracy Sick?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Democracy is based on the premise that all people are equal and all have the right to vote and whoever gets the most votes wins. But what happens if the politicians, in order to get elected, make promises which are disastrous for the country?

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Greece Accuses Spain, Portugal Of Conspiring To Topple Anti-Austerity Government

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

* Spain, Portugal leading "axis of powers" against Athens-PM * Portuguese leader denies taking hard line on Greece * Ger...

Austerity, A New Weaselword

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Steve H. Hanke

The financial press has become inundated with the word "austerity." Since Greece's left-wing Syriza proclaimed an "anti-austerity revolution," strong adjectives, like "incredibly savage," precede that overused word.