400 refugees, 7 floors, 1 home – Solidarity space in Athens’ City Plaza Hotel

Giorgos Velegrakis reports from Athens' struggles against EU immigration policy, and for the creation of a new political community. Since 2015 and the emergence of the refugee movement to Europe, Greece has become a major stopover on the journey of people seeking a better and safer life. Thousands of immigrants from Syria, Kurdistan, Iraq, Afghanistan … Continue reading 400 refugees, 7 floors, 1 home – Solidarity space in Athens’ City Plaza Hotel

Tales of dispossession in times of crisis: lessons from Greece

The case of gold-extraction in Halkidiki is only one chapter in the “book of dispossessions” in Greece during the crisis period.  Land, natural resources and public infrastructure in Greece comprise investment targets for local and international speculative capital; their current exploitation is now taking place to unprecedented extent, intensity and geographical spread.* In Halkidiki (northern Greece), from 2010 … Continue reading Tales of dispossession in times of crisis: lessons from Greece

New publication on Degrowth: The questions of a new era

When the language in use is inadequate to articulate what begs to be articulated, then it is time for a new vocabulary. Quote from ‘Degrowth – A vocabulary for a new era’ "Degrowth - A vocabulary of a new era" is the first English language book to describe and explain the lines of thought in … Continue reading New publication on Degrowth: The questions of a new era

Interview with researcher Jonah Wedekind on agrarian transformation in Ethiopia

by Giorgos Velegrakis This interview was originally given to Giorgos Velegrakis for the Greek environmental magazine Oikotrives. Giorgos Velegrakis (G.V): For a few years now Ethiopia has been one of the countries which has been strongly associated with the phenomena of land grabbing. Why? Jonah Wedekind (J.W.): Land grabbing has become a popular term since … Continue reading Interview with researcher Jonah Wedekind on agrarian transformation in Ethiopia

Interview with researcher Salvatore Paolo De Rosa on the Campania waste conflict

by Giorgos Velegrakis The interview was originally given to Giorgos Velegrakis for the greek environmental magazine Oikotrives Giorgos Velegrakis (G.V.): We know that over a lot of years now an area of Campania became the trashcan of Italy. How did it all start? Salvatore Paolo De Rosa (S.P.):The area of Campania that suffered the most … Continue reading Interview with researcher Salvatore Paolo De Rosa on the Campania waste conflict

Interview with researcher Irina Velicu on the gold mine of Rosia Montana, Romania

by Giorgos Velegrakis This is interview was originally given for the environmental Magazine Oikotrives in Greece and was translated and published in English and Spanish by the open journal xpressed. In the areaof Rosia Montanain Romania the residents have been putting up a fight for the past 14 years against the gold mining plans of the … Continue reading Interview with researcher Irina Velicu on the gold mine of Rosia Montana, Romania