Economic Violence

14.09.2018

Kleptocracies love migrants

Kleptocracies love migrants

Contrary to their stated manifestos, the most neoliberal right wing governments take advantage of the massive migrations that their own policies on wars and promotion of poverty in developing countries produce. The concentration of wealth continues unabated increasing inequality and social unrest but the way this trend is connected to… »

13.09.2018

Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free

Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Those who take on the global industry that traps research behind paywalls are heroes, not thieves. Never underestimate the power of one determined person. What Carole Cadwalladr has done to Facebook and big data, and Edward Snowden has done… »

01.09.2018

Happy birthday missed opportunity. Welcome new window

Happy birthday missed opportunity. Welcome new window

“Capitalism’s near-death experience with the banking crisis was a golden opportunity for progressives. But they blew it.  “…preparations are well under way for protests to mark next month’s 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers – the pivotal moment in the global financial crisis. “Make no mistake, the fact… »

30.08.2018

Sanders vs. Amazon Intensifies as Senator Stands With Struggling Workers Against World’s Richest Man

Sanders vs. Amazon Intensifies as Senator Stands With Struggling Workers Against World’s Richest Man

“No one working for a man who earns $260 million a day should be forced to sleep in their car. Yet that is what’s happening at Amazon.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams After Amazon issued a rare blog post on Wednesday denouncing… »

25.07.2018

Conservatives? No – Brexit has shown us what they really are

Conservatives? No – Brexit has shown us what they really are

By George Monbiot for The Guardian  They are no longer defending traditional values of national character and continuity, but rather catering to big business     It’s a remarkable thing to witness: senior Conservatives attacking big business. It is not just Boris Johnson exclaiming “fuck business” –… »

06.07.2018

Two neoliberal infernos: Grenfell, and Piper Alpha 30 years on

Two neoliberal infernos: Grenfell, and Piper Alpha 30 years on

DAVID WHYTE 6 July 2018 for OpenDemocracy Profit-before-safety, warnings ignored, 239 people dead. Britain’s oil bonanza and London’s gentrification have much in common. Thirty years ago today the Piper Alpha oil platform exploded and was engulfed in flames killing 167 people. Only 61 survived in… »

01.07.2018

Big Demo to defend 70 yr old UK national treasure: its Health Service

Big Demo to defend 70 yr old UK national treasure: its Health Service

“Cuts leave scars” The UK NHS (National Health Service) is 70 years old. In spite of the onslaught it is suffering in the form of austerity and privatisation it continues to provide one of the best services in the world in spite of spending less than similar economies, although some… »

12.06.2018

Switzerland fails to start a money revolution, but opens debate about a mechanism of economic violence

Switzerland fails to start a money revolution, but opens debate about a mechanism of economic violence

“This Sunday, Switzerland will hold an historical referendum on how money should be created. Watch this short video to understand what the vote is about – and share with your friends!” (Facebook posting by Positive Money Europe prior to the referendum). See Pressenza and Pressenza… »

06.06.2018

Markets: The enemy shows its face

Markets: The enemy shows its face

Recent events have clearly demonstrated the great role and power of the so-called markets. The words of the European Budget Commissioner, Günther Oettinger, “The markets will teach the Italians how to vote correctly” are unequivocal. In fact, this is a good step forward, finally the enemy begins to show its… »

03.06.2018

Young people are leading a growing movement against low pay and precarious work

Young people are leading a growing movement against low pay and precarious work

Wil Chivers, Cardiff University; Helen Blakely, Cardiff University, and Steve Davies for The Conversation Strikes have taken place at McDonald’s and TGI Friday’s restaurants across the UK in recent months. These strikes are the first of their kind in the UK, instigated… »

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