Economic Violence

16.02.2018

NGOs, the attack on Oxfam’s credibility and the accidental coincidences

NGOs, the attack on Oxfam’s credibility and the accidental coincidences

Oxfam, the Non-Governmental Organization, the same organization that in recent weeks had launched a devastating report on inequality in the world, has been left with its once high reputation on the ground, following a synchronized attack by the hegemonic press. It is not about defending the disfunction of the NGO… »

18.01.2018

The PFI* bosses fleeced us. Now watch them walk away

The PFI* bosses fleeced us. Now watch them walk away

by George Monbiot for The Guardian When contracts fail, the legal priority is still to pay firms like Carillion. Money is officially more valuable than life Again the “inefficient” state mops up the disasters caused by “efficient” private companies. Just as the army had to step in when G4S… »

28.12.2017

As wealthiest amass another $1 trillion in 2017, calls for a ‘Strike Back’ against oligarchy

As wealthiest amass another $1 trillion in 2017, calls for a ‘Strike Back’ against oligarchy

“We can have a world where everyone has a decent home, the chance for an education, and access to healthcare. Or we can have billionaires. We can’t have both.” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams As the gap between the world’s richest and poorest people has widened… »

15.12.2017

Global inequality is on the rise – but at vastly different rates across the world

Global inequality is on the rise – but at vastly different rates across the world

Antonio Savoia, University of Manchester Inequality is rising almost everywhere across the world – that’s the clear finding of the first ever World Inequality Report. In particular, it has grown fastest in Russia, India and China – places where this was long suspected but there… »

07.11.2017

Four things the Paradise Papers tell us about global business and political elites

Four things the Paradise Papers tell us about global business and political elites

November 6, 2017, The Conversation The so-called Paradise Papers may sound familiar – leaked documents from a law firm that specialises in offshore services reveal how the global elite avoids paying taxes. Even the name has the same ring to it as last year’s Panama Papers expose. But the… »

05.11.2017

Tax Justice UK calls for the Prime Minister to clamp down on tax avoidance in the wake of new leaks

Tax Justice UK calls for the Prime Minister to clamp down on tax avoidance in the wake of new leaks

PRESS RELEASE | 5 NOVEMBER 2017 Tax Justice UK, the country’s leading campaigning organisation dedicated to fighting for a fairer tax system, has called on the Prime Minister to take the action needed to tackle tax avoidance in the wake of the release of the ‘Paradise Papers’. These revelations are… »

04.11.2017

Yanis Varoufakis on Global Capitalism & how Trump’s tax plan is Class War against the poor

Yanis Varoufakis on Global Capitalism & how Trump’s tax plan is Class War against the poor

President Trump and House Republicans have unveiled their long-promised proposal to reform America’s tax code, with Trump calling it a “big, beautiful Christmas present” for the American people. Critics say the gift is a tax cut for the richest Americans. We discuss the proposal with economist and former Greek Finance… »

25.10.2017

Look to Sheffield: this is how state and corporate power subverts democracy

Look to Sheffield: this is how state and corporate power subverts democracy

By George Monbiot for The Guardian The city’s trees and residents are the victims of a Kafkaesque PFI deal between council and contractor One of neoliberalism’s promises was that it would free us from bureaucracy. By rolling back the state, it would vanquish the stifling power of officialdom,… »

27.09.2017

Don’t let the rich get even richer on the assets we all share

Don’t let the rich get even richer on the assets we all share

By George Monbiot for The Guardian It’s time for communities to seize back control of resources upon which their prosperity depends Are you a statist or a free marketeer? Do you believe that intervention should be minimised or that state ownership and regulation should be expanded? This… »

14.09.2017

Global crises accelerate as Tax Havens hide trillions for world’s greedy few

Global crises accelerate as Tax Havens hide trillions for world’s greedy few

While new research suggests 10 percent of world GDP held in offshore shelters, UN human rights expert says poorest paying enormous price by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams While the world’s richest stash trillions away for themselves, outlandish levels of inequality are increasing the suffering… »

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