Economic Violence

16.04.2016

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative? By George Monbiot for The Guardian Book review Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never… »

13.04.2016

Confessions of a Panama Papers hit man

Confessions of a Panama Papers hit man

By John Perkins* for Common Dreams. The Panama Papers should be no surprise. I was there in the 1970s, when the system they’ve exposed was set in motion. As an Economic Hit Man (an EHM), I helped forge this global economy that is based on legalized crimes. It’s a… »

04.04.2016

Corporate Media gatekeepers protect western 1% from Panama leak

Corporate Media gatekeepers protect western 1% from Panama leak

By Craig Murray Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of… »

01.04.2016

TiSA and the Banks

TiSA and the Banks

Just when you thought you were beginning to get a handle on TTIP, TPP, CETA and other ‘free’ trade agreements coming our way, the newest and perhaps most secretive of the bunch is raising its ugly head. ‘The agreement covers about 70% of the global services economy. Some claim that… »

11.03.2016

The Financial system is a larger threat than terrorism

The Financial system is a larger threat than terrorism

by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS for Counterpunch In the 21st century Americans have been distracted by the hyper-expensive “war on terror.” Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers’ burden and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign “threats,” such… »

01.03.2016

Argentina thrown to the vultures

Argentina thrown to the vultures

In June 2015 the Jubilee Debt Campaign explained: ‘Argentina’s economy is being held to ransom by a small handful of very wealthy speculators – so-called ‘vulture funds’. ‘A New York court has awarded two US vulture funds a $1.3 billion payout on debts bought up after Argentina’s debt crisis… »

16.02.2016

European groups expose ‘Terrifying extent of corporate grab’ within TTIP

European groups expose ‘Terrifying extent of corporate grab’ within TTIP

‘The ability to enact effective and fair tax systems to finance vital public services is one of the defining features of sovereignty,’ says Global Justice Now—one that is threatened by corporate trade deals. by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Even with global inequality at historic highs and… »

23.01.2016

Wars, speculation and new economic models

Wars, speculation and new economic models

We reported in Pressenza, in 2011 and 2014 the role that Saddam Hussein’s Oil-for-Euros may have played in the Iraq War, similar to Gaddafi’s Gold Dinar: “Attempting to understand what is happening in Libya without looking at the global crisis runs the risk of oversimplifying things. We could say “It’s… »

19.01.2016

Ultra-rich ‘Philanthrocapitalist’ class undermining global Democracy: report

Ultra-rich ‘Philanthrocapitalist’ class undermining global Democracy: report

As foundations and wealthy individuals funnel money into global development, what “solutions” are they pursuing? by Sarah Lazare, staff writer for Common Dreams From Warren Buffett to Bill Gates, it is no secret that the ultra-rich philanthropist class has an over-sized influence in shaping global politics and policies. And… »

02.01.2016

The corporate-friendly trade deals threatening ordinary people in 2016

The corporate-friendly trade deals threatening ordinary people in 2016

2016 is the year to put ‘the interests of communities and the environment before the interests of multinational corporations’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Corporate media failed to cover the dangers of business-friendly trade deals in 2015, despite growing grassroots opposition to such… »

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