Economic Violence

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… »

13.07.2015

The terrorists in suits and ties strike again

The terrorists in suits and ties strike again

The terrorists in suits and ties who in January showed such indignation for the atrocious Parisian attack by their Kalashnikov-wielding twins have struck again. If a terrorist is distinguished by the cruelty and absolute indifference for the consequences of their actions on others, how else can we call the band… »

30.06.2015

Forcing regime change in Greece: the Troika v. Democracy

Forcing regime change in Greece: the Troika v. Democracy

We reproduce here some views from Podemos and Nobel Laureate in Economics Joseph Stiglitz In view of the situation in Greece, and following the breakdown in the negotiations by the Eurogroup, Podemos wishes to communicate the following: 1.- Last Monday, the Greek government presented a proposal to… »

25.06.2015

Skivers and strivers: this 200–year–old myth won’t die

Skivers and strivers: this 200–year–old myth won’t die

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Vilification of the unemployed, by the government and the media, has a long and shameful heritage – expect the fallacy that welfare creates poverty to persist Kindness is cruelty; cruelty is kindness: this is the… »

08.06.2015

Protesters Press Secluded G7 Leaders on Harmful Policies, from Crippling Austerity to Dirty Coal

Protesters Press Secluded G7 Leaders on Harmful Policies, from Crippling Austerity to Dirty Coal

As leaders of the seven wealthy democracies known as the Group of Seven hold talks in a secluded castle in Germany, thousands of protesters have been met with 20,000 police in the largest security operation in the history of Bavaria. Issues on the G7 agenda include climate change, a $10.4… »

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