Economics

20.12.2014 Redazione Italia

The Cost of Austerity in Greece

The Cost of Austerity in Greece

Athens, Paris, 18 December 2014 Austerity measures adopted in response to the economic crisis have adversely impacted human rights, such as the rights to work and health, and curtailed fundamental freedoms in Greece, denounce FIDH and its member organisation the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR) in a report … »

19.12.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

Middle East — 8.6 Million Lives Torn Apart

Middle East — 8.6 Million Lives Torn Apart

Human Wrongs Watch Amman, 19 December 2014 - “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat to children of recent times. By the end of 2015, the lives of over 8.6 million children across the region will have been torn apart by violence and forced displacement. That compares to a figure … »

14.12.2014 Silvia Swinden

Delusional antihumanism masquerading as academic opinion

Delusional antihumanism masquerading as academic opinion

From Critical Thinking: “An economist wrote a letter to the Financial Times recently: [December 11, 2014] “We simply don’t need so many humans Sir, Reforming immigration policies for Europe — and the other rich countries — may not even be needed if the technology gurus have it only … »

08.12.2014 Télam - Agencia Nacional de Noticias de la República Argentina

The U.N. General Assembly voted to start negotiations for an international regulation on sovereign debt restructuring

The U.N. General Assembly voted to start negotiations for an international regulation on sovereign debt restructuring

The General Assembly of the United Nations voted by overwhelming majority to open negotiations to create an international realm for the process of sovereign debt restructuring and to set up an “ad hoc” committee for such purpose. It also announced a schedule of work meetings, to be held next year. »

06.12.2014 Silvia Swinden

The European Citizens Initiative to stop the TTIP

Pressenza reported already the problems for ordinary people that are being created by the TTIP (and the TPP). The European Citizens Initiative has been conducting a campaign to find alternatives and a better deal for people, in a way similar to Latin America setting up the ALBA as it … »

05.12.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

The Suicide of Europe

The Suicide of Europe

Human Wrongs Watch By Roberto Savio* Rome, 5 December 2014 – The fact that in a referendum Switzerland has taken a path that goes in the opposite direction from that of Europe is an unusual fact which calls for reflection, especially because Switzerland has taken a much more progressive … »

03.12.2014 Silvia Swinden

TPP, TTIP and G20. Economic violence in easy acronyms

TPP, TTIP and G20. Economic violence in easy acronyms

We have already discussed in Pressenza the looming disaster being planned under the TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, aka EU-US “Free” Trade Agreement), not only in relation to falling standards of food safety and environmental protection but most importantly on the planned demise of the British Health Service … »

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