Economic Violence

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

UN criticises UK austerity induced poverty…so…mission accomplished?

“The UK government has inflicted “great misery” on its people with “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found. “Philip Alston,…

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others

Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London for The Conversation Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share of national…

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