Make a note in your diaries!
CADTM Europe will hold its 3rd Summer University on 28, 29 & 30 June at la Marlagne, near Namur, in Belgium.
This year there are more than 25 workshops and plenaries to analyse and reflect on the impact of the debt on men and women from North to South.
On June 7th and 8th, we invite all European movements and organizations to the Alter Summit in Athens.
This event will be organized with the Greek social movement with the support of civil society organizations, trade unions, NGOs, political and cultural personalities from all around Europe.
Prague, 3 to 5 June
The Eurodad biennial conference is a leading forum for discussion, idea-sharing and collective strategising for civil society groups advocating for reform of development finance.
Europe is under a violent attack by the financial capital, represented by the troika (IMF, ECB, EC). This offensive crosses Europe and it must be defeated by an international struggle.
The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism, come together to pursue their thinking, debate ideas democratically, for formulate proposals, share their experiences freely.
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Series: Banks versus the People: The Underside of a Rigged Game! (Part 2)
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