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Yanis Varoufakis: The Origins of the European & Global Economic Crisis – acTVism Munich

Published on February 1, 2016 by acTVism Munich.

In this video, acTVism Munich interviews Yanis Varoufakis, a world renowned economist who was a former member of the Greek parliament. He gained immense popularity when he served as finance minister (27 January 2015 – 6 July 2015) for the Greek government, a post that he left shortly after he found out that Greek government made the decision to implement the austerity package of the Troika against the popular vote (OXI) of the Greek people . This interview focuses on the history of the global economic system, the transformations that it underwent after World War II and attempts to connect it to the current economic crisis that is sweeping throughout Europe and the globe.

– Is there such a thing as a “Greek-crisis”?
– Are pensions, social security benefits & high-wages the reasons why we are facing an economic downturn or are there underlying factors involved?
– What is the history of the global capitalist system and how is it affecting states and individuals today?

These questions are answered in this interview with Yanis Varoufakis.

Due to limited financial resources, personnel and technical capacities, we plan to release the entire interview in a “mini-video” format. As a non-profit & volunteer based organization, this format provides us with sufficient time to coordinate our time outside of our occupational commitments and translate the content into multiple languages, subtitle & voice-synchronize it for people with hearing & visual impairment. Please assist us in the production and publishing process by donating:http://www.actvism.org/en/donate/

Find Immediate Causes and Address Deeper Roots to Counter Terrorism, Says Chomsky

 

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Published on Dec 9, 2015
On the 17th of November, 2015, Prof.Noam Chomsky took part in an event titled “Germany’s role in the European Union and International Affairs: Post War History, Present and Possible futures” hosted by acTVism Munich.

Due to limited financial resources, personnel and technical capacities, we plan to release the entire event in a “mini-video” format. This format provides us with sufficient time to translate the content into multiple language and also subtitle & voice-synchronize it for people with hearing & visual impairment.

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In this video Prof. Noam Chomsky comments on the recent terror attacks in Paris committed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS/DAESH) .

Summary of the Terror attacks in Paris:

On the 13th of November 2015, a number of terrorist attacks took place in Paris which claimed the lives of 130 people and injured circa 368. Targets included the Stade de France in San Denis, which was struck by three suicide bombers, the Bataclan concert venue, where an hostage situation ensued resulting in the majority of deaths, and around cafes and restaurants in Paris. The self proclaimed “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL/ISIS/DAESH) took responsibility for the attacks stating that it was in retaliation against French air strikes targeted on ISIL in Syria & Iraq. On the 15th of November, 2015, France responded by launching another air strike involving 12 planes that dropped 20 bombs. This air strike was conducted under Opération Chammal, which was initially launched on the 19th of September 2014 in Syria & Iraq.

ISIL’s attacks are considered one of the “deadliest” on French soil since the “Paris Massacre on October 17, 1961”, which was committed by the French National Police that claimed the lives of circa 200 people.