On Europe

Beyond the fetishism of labour and the Eurocrisis

Friday, July 20th, 2012

A deeper critique of the Euro crisis here than can be expected from the Lackavista’s and Seymour’s of the world, who fetishize labour and put forward scenario’s of misery as a solution. The painting Fear of the abstract, above, is by Mark Peronnet

“Greece frozen out as insurers cut cover for exporting to Athens”

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

“Two of the world’s biggest trade insurers, Euler Hermes and Coface, have suspended cover for exporters shipping to Greece amid fears the debt-laden nation could be forced out of the euro, hindering Greek importers’ ability to pay their bills.(…) the move follows a similar decision by major European broker Newedge, which is co-owned by Credit [...]

The new plague of Greece: Locust invasion

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Greece is subjected to the crisis of the economy, the increase of unemployment, an abyssal debt, repetition plans of austerity, progression of suicides, increase in poverty, the entrance of neo-nazis in Parliament. Now you may have the eighth plague which may beat down on the country, which is sinking every day a bit more into [...]

Golden showers

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Greek nazi scum – no, not the 1940s. The photo is from the 1990s

More on the “potato movement” in Greece

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The “potato movement” in Greece is spreading..This movement started in February in the locality of Katerini (North) . then the movement spread to a great number of towns and villages. Le Monde of the 29/30 of April 2012, as pictures of potatoes being unloaded from lorries, and sold direct to people in the neighbourhood of [...]

The inheritors of Petain, Doriot and Deat are still around in France

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

…THE STENCH IS AWFUL The Front National scored 17,9% of ther total first round vote. Sarkozy will now attempt to recoup that vote in order to defeat the socialist Francois Hollande. France once more is on the brink. It reminds you of the 18 June 1940. France is cut in two. On one side the [...]

For those who didn’t buy the FT today…Alec Russell on Bosnia 20 years on

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Alec Russell arrived in the Balkans in 1990 aged 24 as a freelance correspondent, and covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia from 1991 to early 1993 for The Daily Telegraph. Visegrad, site of one of the worst atrocities of the Bosnian war, is still in denial about the past Mayor Tomislav Popovic has a [...]

Mark Kennedy and the Tarnac 9

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The Tarnac crew were accused of sabotaging the SNCF railway lines. Mark Kennedy not only did dirty work in England , but he also did dirty deeds in France. A REAL CREEP. Article here. The Tarnac crew today are grocers in a small village in the South of France.

Greece

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Greece is losing 5000 jobs a day.(Sky News, 10th Feb.2012). Meltdown is probably a word that fits Greece at present. In Le Monde of the 10f February, 2012, there is an article called vivre la decroissance (To live thru decay, or to live thru stagnation) the two journalists Olivier Razemon and Alain Sailles went to [...]

On the Danish Resistance

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The excellent film shown on BBC4 on the 29th of January, called Flame and Citron made by Ole Christian Madsen (2008), clearly depicted what the DR was all about, especially the grey areas, of double agents for example. It analysed the calculations of politicians within the DR as to what will take place once Danemark [...]