With the eyes of a stunned world trained, yet again on Greece, the international media have returned to Athens. I keep suggesting to them that they are wasting their time. That the real game is happening elsewhere – in the corridors of the French and German banks, in the meetings between German officials and the IMF, in Brussels and Franfurt. That Greece is a mere pawn in a larger game in which Greeks remain sidelined as long as their government cannot find the courage to say NO to the troika’s demands. Naturally, none of this convinces the likes of the BBC, the ABC, Sky News etc. from feasting on the scenes of demonstrations at the centre of Athens, or from reinforcing the delusion that Greek debt is the issue. So, since I cannot convince them I succumb to their requests for interviews! Here is a sample of recent ones taken by some of the more sensitive, and sensible, of them.
Adults in the Room And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book Box2_ENG Brexit Campaigning Debate DiEM25 DiEM25 UK English European Crisis MeRA25 Politics and Economics Talking to my daughter about the economy: A brief history of capitalism Talks The Global Minotaur: A theory of the Global Crisis Theatre
At the Edinburgh Festival, in conversation with Jeremy Corbyn (20/8) on reviving socialism, with Maria Alyokhina (Pussy Riot) on despotism, and with Shami Chakrabarti on liberty (18/8)
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Adults in the Room And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book AUSTERITY - Vintage minis Australia English Politics and Economics Talking to my daughter about the economy: A brief history of capitalism
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