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A Moral, But Not Constitutional, Obligation to Hold a Referendum

Richard Albert | Posted 01.04.2016 | World
Richard Albert

The Liberal government should follow the Charlottetown precedent to give Canadians the opportunity to finally approve a major constitutional reform, in this case one that is long overdue.

Ten Things To Know About Lawrence Lessig, The Quirky College Professor Running For President

Shannan Adler | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Shannan Adler

Much of the news coverage of Lessig has treated him more as a concept than as an individual. Even if his bid is a long-shot, he is breaking all the political rules, and he might just make an impact. Voters should know who he is and what he wants to do.

A Dispatch From Athens

OpedSpace | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

For the past two weeks Greece has entered the climax of the Comedy of Errors - that is its six-year-old economic crisis. Banks have closed, referendums called, rallies and counter-rallies have been held, society divided and tales of conspiracies and Armageddon have become commonplace.

Understanding the Greek Financial Crisis

Tanya Nadine Khan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Teen
Tanya Nadine Khan

After last week's referendum, all eyes have been on Greece. For many of us, it is quite difficult to understand how the Greek Financial Crisis has happened, and how it affects the people of Greece, and those countries who use the Euro. Here are the basics of the situation.

Live Updates On The Crisis In Greece

Posted 07.10.2015 | World

Greece on Thursday submitted a new proposal to its creditors that would see harsh austerity measures in exchange for bailout funds and a willingness t...

The Unbearable Solitude of the Greek Prime Minister

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The Prime Minister's insistence on staging this "nonsense" referendum, in response to a non-existent question, has left him frightfully alone, with a rapidly deteriorating economic situation and another expensive invoice he cannot pay.

Jamie Galbraith: The Greek Revolt Threatens European Elites

Lynn Parramore | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Here Galbraith discusses the last week's dramatic turn of events and what is at stake going forward as the austerity doctrine -- and the entire neoliberal project -- come under threat.

The Euro-Crisis: A Lesson in Four Words

Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.

I happened to be in Germany two weeks ago, and one of the things that struck me in the Franken region where I was working, was the way they said "No." They rarely used the stricter-sounding German "Nein," opting instead for a more casual- and informal-sounding "Nay."

Economists: Greece More Likely Than Not To Leave Euro

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

By Sumanta Dey July 8 (Reuters) - Greece may be about to become the first country to step through the exit door and leave the euro zone, according ...

Tsipras' Victory Is Greece's Loss

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The outcome of Greece's referendum represents a personal triumph for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and a political victory for his Syriza party. He galvanized and consolidated his political base, and potentially even expanded it. However, the poll results also marked a loss for Greece.

Can Greece's New Finance Minister Succeed Where Varoufakis Couldn't?

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's controversial finance minister Yanis Varoufakis stepped down in a surprise move on Monday, one day after Greeks rejected a ...

Five Reasons Greek Tourism is Still at the Top of its Game

Maria Paravantes | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Maria Paravantes

The battle ahead for Greece is only beginning against a giant who seems to have grown too big for his own boots. In the meantime, the strongest weapon in this battle and the healthiest component of the Greek economy, tourism, is being badgered by its own.

German Line Hardens After Greeks Vote 'No' In Referendum

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, July 6 (Reuters) - The German government signaled a tough line towards Greece on Monday, saying it saw no basis for new bail...

Talking to Our Children About Capital Controls

Stella Kasdagli | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Stella Kasdagli

My 5-year-old was bawling her eyes out on the way home. She wanted an ice cream cone, a croissant, a bottle of orange juice, some cookies -- everything I had just explained she will have to cut down on while we have access to just 60 euros per day through the bank ATMs.

Leave the Ballot Blank -- The Greek Choice for Europe

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

Greece should refuse a false choice by turning in a blank ballot. Refuse in this way the elite-mongering decisionism from which this scandalous insult to voting arises. Let it all go down. Around that the leaders and negotiators will have to adjust. Maybe then some small and sober and unexpected light will appear.

Greece Votes On Bailout In Biggest Test Yet For Euro

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly...

Millennials Overwhelmingly Favor 'No' Vote in Greek Referendum

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 07.04.2015 | World
The GroundTruth Project

With the clock ticking until Greece's critical Sunday referendum, 28-year-old Barbara Georganta found herself in Syntagma Square on Friday afternoon, shouting at a man telling passers-by to vote in favor of creditors' demands.

Greek PM Faces Uncertain Future

AP | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on powe...

The Final Mistake of a Bad Negotiation

Dimitris Katsikas | Posted 07.04.2015 | World
Dimitris Katsikas

The decision to hold a referendum on the creditors' proposal is the final act in a drama that started five months ago, when the new Greek government initiated a new round of negotiations with the country's creditors.

'Nai' Or 'Oxi'? What Greece's Landmark Vote May Trigger

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced o...

What the Referendum Means for Greece

Elena Ambrosiadou | Posted 07.03.2015 | World
Elena Ambrosiadou

Plans based on common sense of purpose and partnership in problem solving are the basis for delivering the much needed change. There are many areas which should be subject to deep structural reform. The willingness has to be there from both sides.

Thousands Of Greeks Rally In Athens Ahead Of Crucial Referendum

AP | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

By Michele Kambas and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS, July 3 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that...

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...

PHOTOS: Greeks Prepare For Crucial Referendum

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Greece was on edge on Thursday, days ahead of a controversial referendum on the country's economic future. Scheduled for Sunday, the referendum wi...

Here's The Truth About Greece That Many Germans Won't Like to Hear

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

Greece's is facing a massive economic crisis. And of course, most Germans have seen it coming. It’s so obvious, that when it comes to national ...