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02.08.2020

Why Bitcoin Is Not a Socialist’s Ally – Reply to Ben Arc

Why Bitcoin Is Not a Socialist’s Ally – Reply to Ben Arc

By Yanis Varoufakis* On 15th July, Ben Arc published in Bitcoin Magazine an open letter addressed to me in a bid to convince me that I should re-assess my rejection of Bitcoin as a force for good; as a bulwark for democratising capitalism and paving the ground for socialism. Here… »

21.07.2020

While EU leaders squabble, the Elephant in the Room remains unnoticed

While EU leaders squabble, the Elephant in the Room remains unnoticed

By Yanis Varoufakis* While the media are reporting the news of the deadlocked EU Summit negotiations over the so-called ‘Recovery Fund’, an eerie silence prevails regarding the Elephant in the Room: The huge wave of austerity the Eurozone is sleepwalking towards. Let’s look at the facts. Even if the Dutch… »

14.07.2020

Russell-Einstein Manifesto

Russell-Einstein Manifesto

By Garry Jacobs and Donato Kiniger-Passigli (*) More needed now as it was then The Manifesto called for the governments of the world to abolish nuclear weapons Sixty-five years ago this week, Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell and nine other Nobel Laureates released a historical document which became known as the … »

09.05.2020

Time for the World Bank and IMF to Be the Solution, Not the Problem

Time for the World Bank and IMF to Be the Solution, Not the Problem

By Franciscka Lucien and Joel Curtain The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have a historic opportunity to help stabilize a world reeling from COVID-19. Doing so will require the institutions to change course and aggressively support poor countries’ ability to invest broadly in the government services their… »

12.04.2020

Now Is the Time to Dismantle Our Deportation Machine

Now Is the Time to Dismantle Our Deportation Machine

By Alina Das* – The Nation Covid-19 makes it clear that our fates are intertwined As our public health infrastructure buckles under the pressure of Covid-19, billions of federal dollars are flowing to the Department of Homeland Security for civil immigration enforcement. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border… »

06.03.2020

Many Milestones but Painfully Slow Progress Towards Gender Equality

Many Milestones but Painfully Slow Progress Towards Gender Equality

By Farhana Haque Rahman* ROME, Mar 5 2020 (IPS) – The narrative surrounding women’s rights in 2020 carries much hope and possibility. A new decade is ushering in important anniversaries and milestones: 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action, 110 years since the birth of International Women’s Day and the… »

18.10.2019

Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos As its very name suggests, Ecuador is geographically located in the middle of the world. And now, from all appearances, neoliberalism has decided to carry out its end-of-the-world maneuvers in this country. That is perhaps the reason it is coming to the realization that the… »

15.10.2019

Farewell to the World Social Forum?

Farewell to the World Social Forum?

By Roberto Savio The first World Social Forum in 2001 ushered in the new century with a bold affirmation: “Another world is possible.” Roberto Savio That gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, stood as an alternative and a challenge to the World Economic Forum, held at the same… »

23.07.2019

The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

By Roberto Savio When all is said and done, it appears that Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong. From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not happen… »

11.08.2016

The problem with Europe is the euro

The problem with Europe is the euro

by Joseph Stiglitz* In this extract from his new book, the Nobel prize-winning economist argues that if the euro is not radically rethought, Europe could be condemned to decades of broken dreams Europe, the source of the Enlightenment, the birthplace of modern science, is… »

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