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17.11.2016

Ernst Wolff: IMF, Greece, Activism and Mainstream Media

Ernst Wolff: IMF, Greece, Activism and Mainstream Media

In this video acTVism Munich continues to interview journalist and author Ernst Wolff. Wolff’s latest book is called “Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF” which is also available in German and Arabic. This video series aims to provide context behind the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… »

30.07.2016

IMF’s mea culpa on austerity met with anger, vindication in Greece

IMF’s mea culpa on austerity met with anger, vindication in Greece

“Really? Thanks for letting us know but we can’t forgive you,” says one Greek by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams In a vindication of those who challenged the harsh austerity conditions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report on Wednesday acknowledging that “notable failures” were made… »

26.07.2016

Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF

Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF

In this video we interview journalist and author Ernst Wolff. Wolff’s latest book is called “Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF” which is also available in German and Arabic. This video series aims to provide context behind the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the role… »

04.06.2016

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

Instead of delivering growth, neoliberal policies of austerity and lowered regulation for capital movement have in fact increased inequality. This inequality might itself undercut growth… Policymakers should be more open to redistribution…   Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that… »

28.05.2016

Even the IMF—the IMF!—turns on neoliberalism

Even the IMF—the IMF!—turns on neoliberalism

New paper by three IMF economists finds that policies of capital account liberalization and austerity fuel inequality, which in turn hurts growth—”the very thing that the neoliberal agenda is intent on  boosting.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams In what may be a sign… »

11.05.2016

The ugly truth behind the Greek bailout

The ugly truth behind the Greek bailout

Out of the 220 billion euros disbursed to Greece as loans from the bailout mechanism, some 95% has been directed toward saving the European banks. Christine Lagarde, the Queen of Troika and the Head Honcho of the IMF, on May 6th, threatened to pull the IMF out of… »

19.08.2015

Grexit should be sooner rather than later

Grexit should be sooner rather than later

The context of the European Union As Humanists we aspire to a future in which all the peoples of the world integrate within a Universal Human Nation. In this sense we differentiate this process of integration that we call planetarisation from the one that has become known as globalisation; whereas… »

06.07.2015

Greek Referendum: the possibility to stop being slaves

Greek Referendum: the possibility to stop being slaves

Foreign debt is the mechanism used to enslave countries and steal their wealth, through some local “supervisors”, let’s call them governors. In reality, with little energy spent buying, removing and putting in place supervisors, they have controlled the population of the entire planet, treating them like slaves. To this procedure,… »

14.08.2014

Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage?

Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage?

Analysis by Ellen Brown SONOMA, California, Aug 14 2014 (IPS) – Argentina has now taken the U.S. to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to… »

12.08.2014

What Do the World Bank and IMF Have to Do With the Ukraine Conflict?

What Do the World Bank and IMF Have to Do With the Ukraine Conflict?

In this column, Frédéric Mousseau, Policy Directory of the Oakland Institute and co-author of the report ‘Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict’, argues that IMF and World Bank aid packages contingent on austerity reforms will have a devastating impact on Ukrainians’… »

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