Global Economic Justice

Land Grabbing: insights from Romania

April 2013

Attila Szocs, who monitors large scale agricultural land purchases in Romania, and Dan Cismas, a biodynamic farmer and co-president of the EcoRuralis peasant association, tour European capitals and cities to highlight, debate and raise public awareness on the social, environmental and economic impact of large scale land acquisition by both, foreign and national companies.


EU military spending is 'elephant in the room' and key factor in European debt crisis, argues new report

April 2013

At a time of harsh cuts in social services, it is morally unjustifiable to spend money on weapons that should be invested in creating jobs and tackling poverty.

NGO report busts the myths of the Emissions Trading Scheme

April 2013

The European Parliament votes tomorrow (April 16) on the European Commission's proposal to backload 900 million emissions permits within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).


The Bankrupcty of EU's No-Default Policy

April 2013

The European elite are more afraid of defaults than Russians are of revolutions.

Declaration of the Social Movements Assembly

April 2013

As the Social Movements Assembly of the World Social Forum of Tunisia, 2013, we are gathered here to affirm the fundamental contribution of peoples of Maghreb-Mashrek (from North Africa to the Middle East), in the construction of human civilization.

The European Spring 2013 – A New Beginning?

March 2013

The European Spring's Days of Action, that targeted the EU Summit and its austerity agenda, provides important lessons on how to develop alliances between trade unions, grassroots movements and civil society organisations.

The EU trade and Investment Agenda: quashing the aspirations of the Arab Spring?

Roeline Knottnerus
March 2013

The EU's launch of negotiations for Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) with four Arab countries in transition – Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia - looks set to entrench an economic model that was one of the root causes of the Arab Spring.

Are African land grabs really water grabs?

Lyla Mehta, Gert Jan Veldwisch
March 2013

As land is grabbed and earmarked in Africa for supposed development, there are nearly always implications for the water nearby, for local people's land and water rights and environmental sustainability.

Tax the Rich

March 2013

The Human Development Report 2013 highlights the rise of the Global South as the main drivers of the world economy, but rapid economic growth does not always equate to improvements in human development as India's experience shows.

Video: For A European Spring Action

March 2013

The coalition 'For a European spring' called for de-centralized actions all over Europe on the 13th of March.

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