Economic Violence

31.01.2015

The human being as the central value: a Latin-American prescription for Europe

The human being as the central value: a Latin-American prescription for Europe

The obstinacy of stock-market gurus and their prescriptions for the economic health of different countries are contradicted by the efficacy of the treatment in their populations. The illness of hunger, endemic now for a long time, unemployment, housing instability and the systematic amputation of social services are undermining the self-esteem… »

14.12.2014

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… »

03.12.2014

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… »

29.11.2014

OPINION: The Decline of Social Europe is Part of a World Trend

OPINION: The Decline of Social Europe is Part of a World Trend

By Roberto Savio. In this column, Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News, argues that social criteria are taking a back seat to financial and economic criteria in the policies of European countries. ROME, Nov 26 2014… »

05.11.2014

The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy

The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy

This bill of corporate rights threatens to blow the sovereignty of parliament unless it can be stopped By George Monbiot for The Guardian On this day a year ago, I was in despair. A dark cloud was rising over the Atlantic, threatening to blot… »

16.10.2014

An Unprofitable Disease: In the Political Economy of Ebola, Who Lives and Who Dies?

An Unprofitable Disease: In the Political Economy of Ebola, Who Lives and Who Dies?

We look at the political and economic circumstances of the spread of Ebola with science writer Leigh Phillips, who calls for a socialization of pharmaceutical research and production. Phillips says that using revenues from profitable drugs to subsidize research for unprofitable drugs would reduce the costs of vaccines and their… »

09.10.2014

Our bullying corporations are the new enemy within

Our bullying corporations are the new enemy within

The demands of business dominate our politicians and embed inequality. It’s a full-blown assault on democracy By George Monbiot for The Guardian The more power you possess, the more insecure you feel. The paranoia of power drives people towards absolutism. But it doesn’t work. Far from curing them of the… »

04.10.2014

#noTTIP: European Day of Action

#noTTIP: European Day of Action

By NoTTIP The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a so-called ‘free trade’ deal currently being negotiated by the EU and US. This deal will give big business more power over our society, our environment, our public services, and our democracy. Negotiations on TTIP between the EU and… »

09.09.2014

CETA – Trojan horse for TTIP [EU-US “Free” Trade Agreement]

By Critical Thinking As Daily Pickings reported on Saturday, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is in trouble – in the UK a Mirror online poll showed 94% say NO to the trade agreement and protest against it is spreading throughout Europe and the US. »

22.08.2014

Dr. Paul Farmer on African Ebola Outbreak: Growing Inequality in Global Healthcare at Root of Crisis

Dr. Paul Farmer on African Ebola Outbreak: Growing Inequality in Global Healthcare at Root of Crisis

As the death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak nears 1,400, two American missionaries who received experimental drugs and top-notch healthcare have been released from the hospital. We spend the hour with Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer discussing what can be done to stop the epidemic and… »

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