Economic Violence

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… »

16.11.2015

David Cameron hasn’t the faintest idea how deep his cuts go. This letter proves it

David Cameron hasn’t the faintest idea how deep his cuts go. This letter proves it

By George Monbiot for The Guardian. It’s like the crucial moment in Graham Greene’s novel The Quiet American. The US agent stares at the blood on his shoes, unable to make the connection between the explosion he commissioned and the bodies scattered across the public square in Saigon. In… »

04.11.2015

The gathering financial storm is just one effect of corporate power unbound

The gathering financial storm is just one effect of corporate power unbound

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Governments are liberating global corporations from the rule of law and leaving them to rip the world apart What have governments learned from the financial crisis? I could write a column spelling it out. Or… »

06.10.2015

Sanders Condemns ‘Disastrous’ TPP as Ministers Seal Deal for Corporate Elite

Sanders Condemns ‘Disastrous’ TPP as Ministers Seal Deal for Corporate Elite

After marathon negotiations in Atlanta, leaders from 12 nations cement pact which coalition of critics say will raise the price of essential drugs, drive industrial scale agribusiness, and threaten workers rights by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams Amid a last minute scramble, leaders from… »

09.09.2015

Britain’s Mafia State

Britain’s Mafia State

Where does legitimate business end and organised crime begin? Be reasonable in response to the unreasonable: this is what voters in the Labour election are told. Accommodate, moderate, triangulate, for the alternative is to isolate yourself from reality. You might be inclined to agree. If so, please take a look… »

01.09.2015

Greek crisis: countries compete to remove any kind of obstacle to capital accumulation

Greek crisis: countries compete to remove any kind of obstacle to capital accumulation

Antonis Broumas, from Greece, is an investigative lawyer and activist who works mainly on building bridges between law, technology and society.  He participates in social organisations in Greece which promote autonomy and the commons. Broumas was in Quito between the 24th and 28th of August, invited by the Rosa Luxemburg… »

14.08.2015

The battle between neoliberal and democratic values

The battle between neoliberal and democratic values

A delegation of Humanists was recently invited to Greece in order to give two presentations at the TEDx event in Anogeia on the island of Crete, they also participated in meetings with members of the Greek national and local government.  Antonio Carvallo, former General Secretary of the Humanist… »

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