Author: eric-toussaint

Éric Toussaint is the President of Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CADTM) Belgium.

  • Nicaragua: The Other Revolution Betrayed

    The violent repression against demonstrators protesting brutal neoliberal policies, which resulted in more than 300 people being killed by regime forces since April 2018, is just one of the reasons why different leftist social movements have condemned the Nicaraguan regime led by President Daniel Ortega and Vice-president Rosario Murillo. The Left has many more reasons … Keep reading »

  • Greece: Alternatives and Exiting the Eurozone

    On 5 July 2015, by a referendum initiated by the government of Alexis Tsipras and the Hellenic Parliament, the Greek people overwhelmingly rejected the austerity measures imposed by the institutions that were known as the Troika. It was a splendid victory for democracy. However the agreement reached on Monday, 13 July will lead to fresh … Keep reading »

  • Differences between 1982 and 2007-2008

    In 1982, the external public debt crisis of the developing countries was triggered by the combined effects of the rise in interest rates imposed by the United States two years earlier, and the fall in prices of raw materials, particularly oil. The epicentre was in the South and the first casualties were the governments of … Keep reading »