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2 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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What Greece needs isn't Grexit, but debt relief

We must learn the lessons from the Jubilee Debt campaign, not heed the calls of a Eurosceptic right and a Trotskyite left, says Richard Howitt MEP. Anti-EU graffiti in Athens. Photo: Getty Images There's something wrong when the leading Conservative Eurosceptic MEP talks up a 'no' vote in the Greek referendum as "explosive" and a similarly leading UKIP activist in ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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This Is What The End Of European Democracy Looks Like

Underlying the question of whether European leaders and the Greek state will be able to come to terms amid the financial crisis is one even more fundamental: Is there room in Europe for democracy? In January, Greek voters elected a government on a platform of anti-austerity, one that argued further cuts would not just be cruel to a people already ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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

A tense standoff between the Greek government and its international creditors reached a breaking point this week. On Tuesday, Greece became the first developed country ever to miss a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund. Meanwhile, the government is preparing to hold a national referendum on a new proposed bailout deal. Creditors are insisting that Greece implement spending cuts ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - New Statesman

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Caroline Lucas: We need to invest in a positive, green and socially just future

The Green MP lays out her proposal for green infrastructure quantitative easing. We need a greener way of banking. Photo: Flickr/Ryan Hyde Next week the Conservatives will present their first Budget as a majority Government. The context is grim. Progress on child poverty, surely a bellwether for good government, has stalled – with one in six children living in poverty. ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Inside California's Jail-Building Boom

Indio, California – In this desert city halfway between Los Angeles and the Arizona border, a small monument to the state’s prison downsizing experiment is materializing in a shopping center storefront, where former felons will soon have access to health screenings, substance-abuse treatment, job training, therapy, and probation officers who look and sound more like social workers than law enforcement ...

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