Global Economic Justice

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.

The Great European Fire Sale

March 2013

A visual overview of privatisation of public services and assets enforced on crisis countries by the European Commission and European Central Bank. And the popular resistance movements to defend public services that have emerged as a result.

Privatising Europe

Joseph Zacune
March 2013

This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

Profits and Loss in the EU crisis

March 2013

Politicians like to argue that we are 'all in it together' when it comes to austerity measures but there are definitely winners and losers in the current Euro crisis.

EU crisis infographics

March 2013

Why are those responsible for the EU crisis profiting from it? Why are the same policies that caused the crisis being used to resolve it? An infographic expose of the EU crisis, its causes and its social impacts.

India’s fading regional influence: Falling between two stools

March 2013

India’s neighbourhood is in great turmoil, but New Delhi seems unable to fashion a coherent, balanced, mature and self-confident response to it. In particular, India has dealt with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar and Nepal in confused and indecisive, if not wholly inept, ways. 

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