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More instability looms for Greece

January 26, 2015


It is not only the European Union and the European monetary zone that face turmoil following the Greek elections where the leftwing Syriza party won the greatest support. Greece itself is unlikely to remain stable, since Syriza remains a minority party supported by fewer than 40% of the electorate.

2015 & more Greek turmoil looms

December 31, 2014


Europe is on tenterhooks as the new year dawns. All because of a vote in the Greek parliament on Monday that failed to elect centre-right presidential candidate, Stavros Dimos as president. And the turmoil that may result could have widespread repercussions.

A world of fragmentation, infighting — & hope

September 13, 2013


The global economic crisis continues, with responses leading to fragmentation, infighting — and expressions of hope. Perhaps as educationalist Michael Rosen says: "It's early days...there are possibilities..."

SA Inc and the search for a real alternative

June 21, 2012


South Africa Inc is a “fronting” exercise in which the people of the country are the hapless stooges giving credibility to a governing elite. That is one of the reactions within the labour movement following the announcement of the government’s $2 billion pledge to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Technology and the race to the bottom

July 24, 2011


The labour movement is under concerted attack, globally, with capital now trying to play the role of defenders of the poor and unemployed. At least, thanks to modern communications, the facts will out and the real arguments can be aired, perhaps providing solutions to this crisis-ridden system.