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Aris Claras is a writer based in Greece.

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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 20, 2012
Greek Steel Workers Strike: 264 days of struggle The stance of the Greek steel workers who remain on strike for nine months consists an example of solid and courageous struggle against capitalist barbarism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 3, 2012
It's not Greece. It's Capitalism, stupid! Today's Greece represents the epitomy of Capitalism's failure in Europe, in the worst episode in a series of free market economy crises since the Great Depression.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Cuban Five: Heroes who deserve to be Free While the U.S. authorities continue to keep five Cubans imprisoned Florida continues being the refuge of anti-Castro terrorists.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 24, 2011
Greek Crisis: The Apocalypse Now of Capitalism No matter what the result of the ongoing crisis will be, the fact is that Capitalism will continue generating recession and exploitation. That's why it needs to be overthrown.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2011
U.S. embargo on Cuba: A 50 years-old crime The continuation of the US embargo against Cuba consists a humanitarian crime and has no place in today's reality.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 1, 2011
Quo Vadis Europe? The Failure of EU's Neoliberalism Neoliberal policies in Europe have utterly failed. But most worryingly, the European leadership seems to ignore the fact that such policies create social disorder, broaden the gap between rich and poor thus leading to political instability.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 25, 2010
IMF and Greece: EU was Caught Totally Unprepared The Greek crisis showed how dangerously unprepared the EU is in times of emergency. While the IMF goes to Athens, the absence of a European Monetary Fund becomes tragically evident.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 19, 2009
Greece's debt: The Hypocrisy of Neoliberalism The major problem is that EU's economic leadership, as well as the uncontrollable credit rating agencies, pretend to ignore the actual reasons which brought Greece on the edge of fiscal precipice.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2009
A Society in Crisis: Reviewing Greek Riots One year after the Greek riots, the major assumption is that political corruption, economic degradation and injustice can lead to Social turnoil. What is needed is only a fuse.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2009
Between Washington and Moscow: Papandreou's Energy Challenge The new government of Greece has to take a leading role in Balkan's energy policy and keep equal distances from both Washington and Moscow.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sarkozy and the need for more Social State The most significant effect of the two-year leadership of Nicolas Sarkozy is the essence of what he expressed during his speech in Versailles: His public confession that the answer to the the economic crisis is the invigoration of 'Social State' and therefore a second chance to the French model, which, if reformed, could prove it's diachronic value.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 9, 2009
What the heck is going wrong with The European Left? Something goes wrong with Europe's Socialist and Progressive political powers. Their recent defeat in a European-wide election, along with the worrying rise of the Conservative and Right Wing parties and alliances, create a foreboding perspective for EU's Center Left.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2009
European Union: A Progressive Agenda Is Needed Most of the Europeans seem to ignore the actual politics of Brussels and Strasbourg, focusing on their own territories and their own national issues. Why does it happen? The answer can be found on EU's lack of a progressive political agenda which would really "touch" the actual problems of the member-states.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 31, 2009
G20 Summit: London's haunting spectre The G20 Summit in London has thus created high expectations, but the continuous rift between the Europe and the United States consists a very serious obstacle on the way to "compromise". Will they reach an agreement and chase out the spectre of economic crisis?
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 28, 2009
Eight Reasons: Why the Parthenon Sculptures must be returned to Greece On June 20th, the New Acropolis Museum of Athens will be inaugurated, opening its gates to the public.But the brand new museum isn't the only reason which advocates in favour of Parthenon's Sculptures back to Greece - there are, at least, seven more arguments.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2009
The Crisis of Europe's Social Democracy The European Social Democracy is in the middle of a crisis of political identity. As soon as it will weather its ideological problems, then Europe's center-Left will be ready to offer an alternative solution to the upcoming cul-de-sac of the actually existing Capitalism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Vladimir Putin: The Tsar Will Be Back Choosing 'Order before Freedom' Vladimir Putin put Russia back on the map and continues to affect domestic and international politics. Its very possible that in four years he will be back in Kremlin's official leadership.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Time's Up for "Macedonian" Perverse Nationalism Its time for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to abandon its years-long nationalistic practices, for the sake of a commonly-accepted solution in the naming dispute with neighbouring Greece.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2008
'Holy' Byzantine-style business shakes up Greek politics How can a Greek Orthodox Monastery be implicated in dealings regarding state land property? The question is rhetorical. It seems that, sometimes, even monks envy the intercourses between Business and Politics. An assumption which could be certified as long as the Greek state and Mount Athos' Vatopedi Monastery appear to have exchanged land property under controversial terms of agreement.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Opening Pandora's box of national sovereignty? It becomes quite clear that when governments' attitude towards national independence movements follows the unfair doctrine "one law for the rich and another for the poor", then, indeed, they open Pandora's box of national sovereignty and mine the foundations of Peace and Security themselves.

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