Last week's general strike in Span is only part of the opening act in a period in Spanish politics that may have major repercussions for the future of the Eurozone. By Benito Cao.
Spain’s general strike last week has sent a clear message to other Eurozone countries about how challenging it may be to implement labour market reform.
The Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat has an international reputation for his sharp vision and expressive ways in illustrating the problems, visions and dreams of humanity. In August 2011, Ali Ferzat was brutally attacked and beaten and left for dead. His hands and fingers - his only weapons - were broken to silence his pen, and with it, a dynamic Arabic conscience that expresses a nation's will.
Paul Murphy is in Greece this week, meeting with workers, trade unionists and members of parliament. He will be reporting daily on his experiences there for Politico. You can read his first installment here; part two is below.
The terms of the European 'bailouts' - the severe public spending cuts, the onslaught on public ownership – all reflect the experience of the developing world in the 1980s and ’90s. By Nick Dearden.
Eurozone finance ministers who sat in Brussels and decided Greece’s future on Monday should have attended yesterday’s well-timed University of London conference on learning lessons from Latin America.