Economics

24.06.2017

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

If anybody had any doubts about the need to refund, reinstate, protect and develop the UK Health Service the process taking place across the Atlantic is providing us with all the reasons. US Senator Elizabeth Warren explains after reading the Trumpcare Bill: ‘This Is Blood Money’. “Senator has read Republican’s… »

23.06.2017

Several neoliberal mantras go up in smoke

Several neoliberal mantras go up in smoke

Obsession with privatisation, fiscal austerity, deregulation, free trade, and reductions in government spending in order to increase the role of the private sector in the economy and society have been the neoliberal agenda pervading the world economic system since the 70s’ after Friedrich Hayek was given the Nobel Prize in… »

22.06.2017

Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

Rice is a major food commodity and staple food for many, and adding fish to flooded rice paddies has been a farming tradition practiced in a number of Asian countries for many centuries—even for more than 1000 years in some Chinese areas, the United Nations reports. With… »

15.06.2017

Corbyn’s tax policy has weakened the Tories: a focus on corporate dominance could leave them floundering

Corbyn’s tax policy has weakened the Tories: a focus on corporate dominance could leave them floundering

Terry Hathaway 15 June 2017 for openDemocracy Corbyn’s appropriation of traditionally neoliberal promises on tax has exposed contradictions in Tory economic policy. Here’s how he could further shed light on an economic system that is not delivering for the many. One of the best… »

13.06.2017

The Water Protectors in Barcelona

The Water Protectors in Barcelona

On June 11 Rachel Heaton gave a speech at the ending Panel of the Fearless Cities. Acte públic in Barcelona with Vandana Shiva and other speakers from the front-lines women-lead communities : “Don’t wait until you can’t drink water and breathe the air. We need to Stand up, Build and Resist now!”… »

11.06.2017

Sanders: Corbyn surge in UK shows world rising up against austerity, inequality

Sanders: Corbyn surge in UK shows world rising up against austerity, inequality

“People in the U.K., the U.S. and elsewhere want governments that represent all the people, not just the 1%,” Sanders said by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Responding to the results of the U.K. election, which commentators have already deemed a “political… »

02.06.2017

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

‘There’s a real similarity’: Corbyn gets rousing support from Bernie Sanders. US senator praises Labour leader’s effort to transform politics and take on establishment, seeing parallels with his own campaign’ The Guardian. In spite of not officially endorsing Corbyn or anybody else as that would be inappropriate, Bernie Sanders… »

28.05.2017

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday 26th of May inaugurated the country’s longest river bridge in eastern Assam over the Lohit River, a major tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra. PM Modi, who arrived in the morning hours from New Delhi, dedicated the new bridge to the nation and named… »

26.05.2017

DiEM25 & Yanis Varoufakis Press Conference – Berlin

DiEM25 & Yanis Varoufakis Press Conference – Berlin

On the 25th of May 2017 at 10 am the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 held a press conference at the Volksbühne in Berlin. Represented by Yanis Varoufakis and Srećko Horvat, DiEM25 presented the European New Deal, a socio-economic policy agenda aimed at addressing the economic and social problems facing… »

26.05.2017

Report: Inside DiEM25 & the European New Deal

Report: Inside DiEM25 & the European New Deal

Sixteen months after the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 was founded by the former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, and philosopher and activist, Srećko Horvat, a socio-economic plan called the European New Deal was presented today on 25th… »

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