Economic Violence

16.05.2014

Inequality and Democracy

Inequality and Democracy

By Roberto Savio In this Column, ROBERTO SAVIO, founder and president emeritus of Inter Press Service (IPS), writes on persistent inequality and the failure of “trickle down” economy. ROME, May 15 2014 (IPS) – Not a day goes by without news on the growing… »

08.05.2014

Protecting Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

Protecting Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

By Chris Riley Mozilla‘s official blog on open Internet policy initiatives and developments In January, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order that prevented Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking and discriminating against… »

07.05.2014

U.N. Treaty on Corporate Rights Abuse Sees New Momentum

U.N. Treaty on Corporate Rights Abuse Sees New Momentum

By Carey L. Biron for IPS WASHINGTON, May 7 2014 (IPS) – Some 500 global groups are calling for action by governments next month to jumpstart the process of drafting an international treaty to address rights abuses by multinational corporations, following on a… »

04.05.2014

Disposable Consumer Goods At High Human Costs

Disposable Consumer Goods At High Human Costs

By Julio Godoy* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) – Hundreds of thousands around the world demonstrate for better working conditions and fair wages on the International Labour Day. However, when May 1 is over, many of these demonstrators go back to their daily reckless consumption patterns, which consider practically… »

28.04.2014

UK – The Shooting Party

UK – The Shooting Party

As the food queues lengthen, the government is giving our money to the super-rich. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th April 2014 So now you might have to buy your own crutches, but you’ll get your shotgun subsidised by the state. A few days after False… »

16.04.2014

Chrystia Freeland at TED: The rise of the new global super-rich

See the TED lecture here Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds — and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that… »

08.04.2014

Loved to Death

Loved to Death

By embracing their critics and colonising governments, corporations engineer a world of conformity and consumerism. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th April 2014 How do you engineer a bland, depoliticised world, a consensus built around consumption and endless growth, a dreamworld of materialism and debt and… »

29.03.2014

Rewriting history

Rewriting history

Published by Critical Thinking on Friday, 28 March 2014 In wars, there are generally two sides and it is commonly understood that history is written by the victors but most people are ignorant of the role of banking dynasties in fomenting wars and controlling… »

25.03.2014

Argentina Gets More Support in Litigation over Vulture Funds

Argentina Gets More Support in Litigation over Vulture Funds

Buenos Aires, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Argentina got more support before the deadline set by the U.S. Supreme Court, where it filed an appeal against a New York judge”s ruling favoring vulture funds that might have unpredictable consequences. On Monday, when the deadline was set, Nobel Prize winner Joseph… »

11.03.2014

Mexico: Economic violence against women

Mexico: Economic violence against women

Latinamerica Press Almost half of all women over 15 years-old in Mexico have been victims of violence by their partner, according to the 2011 Dynamics of Domestic Relationships national survey of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). “Family violence can be manifested in different ways. The important… »

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