Tag Archives: Greece

The Financial Elites and the New Inverted Totalitarianism: Smash the State or Smash the Banks? (1)

…with that domination comes different forms of ruthlessness Recent events in the US government shutdown as well as  Cyprus, Greece and Spain are drawing attention to the role of banks and other financial institutions. One of the questions being raised concerns exactly how much power the banks have over governments. The question is a serious Continue Reading →

Social Unrest, Conflict and Recovery in Europe: The Exarchia District of Athens as the New Face of Urban Europe?

When people are in their own community, they can be quite peaceful. But when they are disenfranchised by the central government and placed in the context of their national existence and identify, they can suddenly turn rather violent. There is a lesson in this for all the governments in Europe and perhaps further abroad as well. Continue Reading →