Capitalism / Crisis
The stakes are high, but still too low Call from Beyond Europe for the transnational Camp in Chalkidiki – 18th-25th August 2015 OXI to capitalism! From the moment it was announced the referendum in Greece seemed to hold great symbolic meaning, something that was confirmed by both the result and the reactions that followed: The ‘no’ was not solely against the granting of another loan with the usual reform conditions of the EU.
In a society where all different categories of people must fit into boxes so that capitalism can sell them customized products we proudly remain queers. Queers are constantly under surveillance because they don’t fit into binaries, they deviate from the norms, because their very existence disrupts the patriarchal system; therefore they must be disciplined, they must be punished Last Saturday, starting at 16:30 from Nicosia's Faneromeni Square, the 1st Queer Street Party —a radical initiative of groups and activists from all over the island and abroad— reclaimed both the streets of gentrified Nicosia Old Town and the Pride Parade.
FRANKFURT — Protests against the new European Central Bank building erupted in the early hours of Wednesday. Thousands of activists from all around Europe gathered in Frankfurt —heart of European capitalism— to demonstrate against the ECB's 1.
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Following Eurogroup's decision on 2013, part of the deal between the Conservatives government and the international creditors was a public-sector hiring freeze, which is been renewed yearly. Another provision of the deal was the gradual dismissal of some 4500 public-sector employees until 2016.
Workers for AQUASOL and MARISMARE hotels continue to protest for their several months of unpaid salaries and social security contributions. Their bosses bankrupted one company, rendering it under Bank of Cyprus supervision, but also diverted assets that could pay the workers salaries to another company, leaving the staff in legal limbo.
In 1971, a deal was signed between President Makarios III and Archbishop Makarios III (after what was probably a long and difficult negotiation between the two leaders) in which the Republic of Cyprus agreed to cover the salaries of priests stationed in what was then 'rural communities', in exchange for the Church ceding a part of the territory it owned. The land was not immediately transferred, and three years later the Turkish Army took over the majority of the land that was included in the deal.
Following the European Commission disapproval of the state aid CY received, and the state's decision to revoke the company's flight certificate that left the company with no other option but to dissolve, the former workers and their trade unions announced a protest outside the Parliament building this Thursday. Their demands include setting a concrete time-frame for the state to fulfil its responsibilities stemming from the labour law and the CY contracts, reassurance that the pension fund is viable, and the opportunity to be re-employed in the new company that will carry the name Cyprus Airways.
1. Year begins with strikes in Limassol Port Workers for Greek subcontractor construction company VIOTEK went on a lengthy strike after the company made it clear they will not honour contracts and collective agreements binding the sector.
Antiauthoritarian mobilization against the Opening-Party of the ECB March 18th 2015 will see the inauguration of a monument to European crisis policy when the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) opens in Frankfurt. At the ceremony, the representatives of the European member-states will pat themselves on the back for their crisis-solutions whilst using the celebrations to prepare for the next round.