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The Latin-Americanization of Greece and the lessons for the European South

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Author(s): Takis Fotopoulos

Journal: International Journal of Inclusive Democracy
ISSN 1753-240X

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2/3;
Start page: 8;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Greece | economical crisis | european south | EU | European Commission

ABSTRACT
It is, therefore, imperative that the anti-systemic Left, in Greece and in Southern Europe in general, directly challenges the present European integration in terms of markets and capital, and fights instead for the establishment of a new confederation of European peoples, initially in the European South, where they share common economic, political and social problems. This is a first step towards the creation, in the future, of a new institutional framework which institutionalises the equal distribution of political and economic power among South European peoples, and among all citizens within each part of the confederation ―a development that could serve as a model for the integration of European peoples as a whole, within a pan-European confederation of Inclusive Democracies. This implies the elimination of power structures and relations, which characterise the present so-called “democracies” and capitalist market economies, and their replacement with new societies where the peoples directly, and not through “representatives,” control the political process, as well as the economic process through the collective ownership and control of economic resources, within a framework of self-management by workers, peasants and students of factories and offices, farms and education places respectively, in a way that reintegrates society with Nature.
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