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EU-Tanzania clash: follow the money?

Until a couple of weeks ago, there had never been so much talk of Tanzania in the Western media. Many people wonder if behind the scenes there is something more relevant than African homofobia. In fact, they invite you to…

Tanzania: the rapacious hypocrisy of the West

Once upon a time there was an African country, Tanzania, praised by the whole West as “peaceful, tolerant, hospitable, etc., etc., etc.” Thanks to its founding ‘father’ J. K. Nyerere, a primary school teacher, Tanzania gained independence from colonial rule…

Guillermo Sullings: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Economist, Guillermo Sullings, author of the book “At the Crossroads of Humanity’s Future: the steps towards the Universal Human Nation” talks about the difference between globalisation and planetarisation, the European Humanist Forum, neoliberalism and how to surpass it, and the…

African women united against microcredit vultures

“The IMF and the World Bank have over-indebted my country. Their structural adjustment programs have pushed women into microcredit, supported by the World Bank… Many microcredit institutions lead them to over-indebtedness and impoverishment”. By Fátima Martín, Femenino Rural   To be…

Dijsselscrooge: Greece attacked for paying Christmas bonuses to pensioners

Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s salary as the Netherlands’ Finance Minister is over €170,000 p.a. This is more than 212 times as much as the best off of those Greek pensioners whom he is determined to deprive of their Christmas bonuses. by Steve McGiffen…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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