Economic Violence

18.07.2019

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Britain has enough housing – it’s just that a series of outrageous policies makes it accessible only to the rich. By George Monbiot for The Guardian I have a friend who works almost every waking hour, mainly to pay the rent. Her landlord lives on a beach, 4,000 miles… »

04.07.2019

After urging land reform I now know the brute power of our billionaire press

After urging land reform I now know the brute power of our billionaire press

A report I helped publish has led to attacks and flat-out falsehoods in the rightwing media. It’s clear whose interests they serve.  By George Monbiot for The Guardian All billionaires want the same thing – a world that works for them. For many, this means a world in which… »

31.05.2019

Clubs, Cartels and Bilderberg

Clubs, Cartels and Bilderberg

‘After decades of neoliberalism, we are at the mercy of a cluster of cartels who are lobbying politicians hard and using monopoly power to boost profits.” Joseph Stiglitz, The Price of Inequality (2012) by Dr Binoy Kampmark —May 31, 2019 ~ The… »

04.05.2019

Where are women’s voices in Africa’s infrastructure projects?

Where are women’s voices in Africa’s infrastructure projects?

Women in Zimbabwe’s informal economy face steep challenges amid economic crisis, competition from big companies, and poor infrastructure. By Sally Nyakanyanga 3 May 2019 for openDemocracy It was late afternoon in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Rudo Kabete, 35, sat beside more than 50 other women selling almost identical handicrafts… »

02.05.2019

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 14 (April 2019)

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 14 (April 2019)

Authored by Robert J Burrowes, Anita McKone and Anahata Giri Dear Fellow Signatories of the Nonviolence Charter, How are you all? And welcome to our most recent signatories and organizations! This is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’… »

10.04.2019

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Creeping privatisation is rolling back the state to create a new, absolutist bureaucracy that destroys efficiency.  My life was saved last year by the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, through a skilful procedure to remove a cancer from my body. Now… »

28.03.2019

The Campaign Against Greta is an Index of the Loss of Values

The Campaign Against Greta is an Index of the Loss of Values

Since the powerful march of hundreds of thousands of students in 1,000 towns against climate change, an unexpected campaign of delegitimation, ”demystification” and demonisation has started against Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who started the movement. After searching the media, social media and websites, this campaign can be divided into four… »

26.02.2019

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Finally it became clear. Thanks to an article by Simon Jenkins in The Guardian  we now know that “With a ‘free port’ deal negotiated behind closed doors, the financial sector will be fine. Meanwhile, others face ruin”. He explains : “An iron law of modern British government says that whatever… »

25.12.2018

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Furlough of Congressional Pay Next Shutdown

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Furlough of Congressional Pay Next Shutdown

153 US House members and 50 US Senators are millionaires by Common Dreams staff US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for congressional salaries to be put on hold during the next government shutdown. The US government went into a partial… »

08.12.2018

Rights that protect against socioeconomic disadvantage are long overdue – the UK is already paying the price

Rights that protect against socioeconomic disadvantage are long overdue – the UK is already paying the price

Peter Roderick, Newcastle University and Allyson Pollock, Newcastle University, for The Conversation In 2018, two anniversaries and a crucial decision loom large in the UK. We saw in the 70th anniversary of the NHS in July, while December 10 marks the 70th birthday of the adoption… »

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