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Auditing the Greek Debt: Unity of Place, Time, and Action
Toussaint, Eric
The recent debt currently being claimed presents features that make it irregular, illegitimate, illegal, unsustainable, and even odious. Allegedly Greek debts that were accumulated before 2010 were al...
Close the IMF, Abolish Debt and End Development: A Class Analysis of the International Debt Crisis
Cleaver, Harry
The struggle for repudiation of the debt must be organized internationally and demand not only the collective refusal of debt but cooperation in developing policies to cope with possible reprisals an...
Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance: A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis
Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada an...
The Debt Trap : The International Monetary Fund and the Third World
Payer, Cheryl
Details the history of the first thirty years of the system of aid and credit in which the IMF is the keystone.
The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets: A New Mode of Warfare
Greece has indeed become an example. But it is an example of the horror that the eurozone's monetarists seek to impose on one economy after another, using debt as a lever to force privatization sellof...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2015: Greece and thd debt crisis
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Our spotlight this issue is on the debt crisis facing Greece. To understand the crisis, one has to look beyond the mainstream media to alternative sources of information. We've done that, with article...
A Robust Doctrine: Break the Taboo on Odious Debts and their Repudiation: The Challenges for the European Left regarding Debt and the Banks
Toussaint, Éric
An interview with Éric Toussaint, the author of The Debt System. A History of Sovereign Debts and their Repudiation. He discusses debt, illegetimate debt and the instances in history when debts were r...
Wall Street and the Greek Financial Crisis
Hudson, Michael; Black, Bill
Michael Hudson and Bill Black zero in on some of the key elements of the crisis. They point out that it is not really 'Greece', let alone the Greek people, who have contracted this debt and who have b...