Category Archives: Politics

Daily Roundup – “Legitimacy”

“[T]he real power and authority in the kingdom lay in the hands of the chief officer of the court, the so-called Mayor of the Palace, and he was at the head of affairs. There was nothing left the King to … Continue reading

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Strike Report: More from Greece

Time to learn Greek…

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Strike Report: Israel

Israeli workers have organized a walkout in what appears to be the largest strike action in half a decade. You can find a report from The New York Times here. As the article explains, this is centrally (and defensibly, though … Continue reading

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Strike Report: Greece

From The New York Times: Greek Workers Strike Against New Round of Austerity With ever-increasing intensity, Greek workers are asked to pay more while earning less. Meanwhile, the bosses continue to use the threat of “a potentially catastrophic default” as … Continue reading

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Strike Report: Belgium

A widespread response to austerity measures: rail, air and public office operations halted in the first general strike since 1993. Tucked neatly at the bottom of the NYT “World” section. We may be watching “Tout Va Bien” as a symbolic … Continue reading

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