We relay the video of a a debate (in Spanish) between Manuel Castells (sociologist of the eltarnative social movements and their use of digital technology) and Pablo Iglesias (General secretary of Podemos) organized by the Circulo Bella Artes of Madrid. at the occasion of the publication of a revised edition of Manuel Castells’ book Redes de indignación y esperanza.
Philippe Aigrain, one of the founders of Interdemos, published today an op-ed in Eutopia – Ideas for Europe on the lessons of the Greek referendum and what is at stake today and this week.
Over the last nine days, no effort was spared to try to sow fear and doubt in the minds of Greek voters, and even more to misrepresent events to citizens in other EU countries.
Day after day, international media claimed against all evidence that the referendum was about staying in the Eurozone or leaving
The decision of the ECB to refuse to raise the level of support to banks during the brief campaign period for the referendum was a clear political revenge, contrasting with the unlimited support that was given to German and French banks to limit their exposure to the consequences of the crisis since 2009.