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Ignore the Spin – Focus on the Solution

If you are not flummoxed, bewildered and infuriated at how the spin of the international financial oligarchy has changed virtually over night, there is something wrong with you. Francois Hollande’s victory in France, overturning the evil Sarkozy austerity policy, awakened hope … Continue reading

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Rocard: France can set an example with Roosevelt’s Glass Steagall Act

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard was interviewed May 10 on Radio Classique/Public Sénat, about his new book, {Points sur les i} ({Dotting the I’s}), which traces the development of the crisis of finance capitalism in the world. The preface … Continue reading

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Germans put off ratifying EU fiscal treaty

The Government insists it will proceed with the fiscal treaty referendum even though Germany is delaying its ratification as the fallout from the French and Greek elections continues. A spokesman for Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the referendum would proceed as … Continue reading

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Hollande’s Social Base is the Best Asset for the Future: EIR interview with Cheminade

CHEMINADE TELLS {EIR}: “The Social Base of Hollande Represents the Best Asset for the Future” May 7 (EIRNS)–In the immediate aftermath of the historic French elections, former French Presidential candidate and LaRouche associate Jacques Cheminade granted an interview to {Executive … Continue reading

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“Stability” is a Ridiculous Referendum Slogan

The Government and their buddies think that if they just keep repeating the word stability in speeches and posters, they can convince the voters that the horrible austerity treaty is really a stability treaty. Some stupid public relations firm advised … Continue reading

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Cheminade on May 6 French election

Jacques Cheminade: What I will vote for on May 6 read statement here

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Politicians braced for backlash as Europe turns against austerity

By Peter Beaumont in The Guardian, Sunday 29th April 2012 Voters sick of endless belt-tightening are threatening a backlash that could sweep their political leaders from power if they do not listen to the growing chorus for change… At the … Continue reading

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Tremonti: I would vote for Hollande, against finance

April 26 – In several television and newspaper interviews, former Italian Economy minister Giulio Tremonti has surprised many by saying that he would vote for Hollande int he second round of the French Presidential elections. “I think that the old … Continue reading

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Hollande: “At times Ireland has been capable of saying no”

THE LEADING candidate for the French presidency, Francois Hollande, has laid out plans to add new elements to the European Union fiscal treaty but left the door open to a compromise if he wins the election. Mr Hollande, who leads … Continue reading

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Yes vote to fiscal compact could well prove fatal

EAMON DEVOY – General Secretary of the Technical, Engineering and Electrical Union. Once austerity begins to bite in the euro zone core, the Merkozy strategy will implode economically and politically. The problem is how best we can survive until that … Continue reading

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