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The tragedy of Greece as a case study of neo-imperial pillage and the demise of Social Europe

Three and a half years after the EU and IMF, the “twin monsters” of global neoliberalism, came to the “rescue,” Greece has been transformed from a developed economy into an emerging economy, posting unemployment and poverty rates that are normally associated with so-called “third world” nations, and is permanently stuck in a vicious cycle of debt, austerity and depression.

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com When I began thinking about this topic and doing my research, I realized that I should be discussing not only about war and health but, more importantly, on the war against the people’s right and access to health. The two wars against the people’s right and access to health occurred simultaneously…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS
During the 10th National Congress of the Kilusang Mayo Uno, the labor center took stock of its strengths and weaknesses and resolved to bring the struggle of workers to a higher level, and to pursue the fight against neoliberal policies, which constitute an attack on the rights of workers and the Filipino people.

Cultural worker, actor and art activist Fernando “Nanding” Josef talks about globalization and cultural imperialism. He insists that both are detrimental to the indigenous arts and culture of the Filipinos. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Correspondent Bulatlat CULTURE For Fernando “Nanding” Josef, former vice president and artistic director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP),…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat MANILA — Members of Anakbayan and other youth groups staged a rally at the US Embassy here this morning to take the US to task for its role in the global economic crisis. They also lambasted the Arroyo administration for implementing what they described as pro-US policies, which they say…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Two groups opposed to the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) have condemned what they described as the “railroading” of the treaty last night at the Senate. The JPEPA was approved, close to midnight, with a vote of 16-4. Those who voted “Yes” were Senate President Manuel Villar, Senate President Pro-Tempore…

BY BULALAT Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-May Fist Movement) said the wave of oil price rollbacks is only ‘a smokescreen to the continued exploitation of the oil companies.’ Elmer Labog, KMU chairperson said the people deserve bigger price cuts. The group said the diesel pump price should only be P37 or $0.79 (USD 1:…