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    The limits of Chinese expansionism

    Shawn W. Crispin
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    China's fast growing capital expansion within South East Asia is raising concerns about landgrabs and exploitative practices, especially as it is often aligned with support for authoritarian regimes such as Burma.

     
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    The impact of free trade on the financial crisis … and vice versa

    • Myriam vander Stichele
    25 November 2010
    Paper

    Behind the currency wars and the worsening global economic crisis lies a largely unquestioned free trade model that both contributed to the crisis and, without radical reform, is a major obstacle to overcoming it.

  3. Food shouldn't be a pokerchip

    Sarah Anderson
    15 November 2010
    Article

    Excessive speculating makes for yo-yoing corn prices, pushing millions of people into hunger, while big-time gamblers exit in a stampede as soon as the price bubble threatens to pop.

  4. Cuts, cancer and resistance

    aleksej
    15 November 2010
    Article

    The new and extreme austerity measures being introduced by the UK's conservative government will mean that one fifth of everything the national health service does will stop; and this will disproportionately hit cancer patients.

  5. The USA: Scarecrows on the March

    Atilio Boron
    10 November 2010
    Article

    The U.S. public has accepted as valid and reasonable, affirmations that would have provoked incredulity or hilarity among the most backward and superstitious people in medieval Europe. The clear indication of moral and political decay eating into American Rome.

  6. Prevailing policy for our times: reward the guilty, punish the innocent

    Susan George
    05 November 2010
    Article

    After a brief period of destabilisation, self-justification and the occasional mea culpa, the very people and institutions that plunged the world into crisis have re-emerged unscathed, as the fount of truth and all reasonable policy.

  7. Emancipatory transformation and alternative development paths within and from regions of the South

    03 November 2010
    Article

    Alternative ‘regional’ South-South alliances and strategies hold out the most promising possibilities for shifting the global balance of power and creating living non-capitalist alternatives

  8. Obama’s Trip to India: Don’t Rush into a Bilateral Investment Treaty

    Sarah Anderson
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The U.S. and India should not sign a treaty that will only serve the short-term interests of large corporations, and undermine the authority of governments to protect their people from financial crisis.

  9. Poor recovery, high costs

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The Great Recession shows no clear signs of ending, but conservative solutions to it have already wrought great long-term social damage.

  10. This is no model for development: the "Neoliberal Games" in India

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The flawed neoliberal notion behind India's hosting of the Commonwealth Games, that 'development' starts with attracting foreign capital investment - has brought only corruption and the destruction of communities to Dehli.

  11. When world recession knocks at the door it's time to change

    Marcos Arruda
    13 October 2010
    Article

    Since economic growth dependent on fossil fuels cannot persist, we must challenge the financial market ideology which continues to take precedence over human well being and the evironment.

  12. Corporate capture at the heart of Europe

    Olivier Hoedeman
    06 October 2010
    Article

    The Irish government announcement of a €34 billion Euro bailout, two years after the financial crisis first broke, is a reminder that little has been done to prevent it happening again just as the social costs are becoming ever more evident.

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    The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

    23 September 2010
    Article

    The language contained in agreements being negotiated by the EU through the WTO with their southern counterparts often deliberately diguises real political goals, obscuring the negative economic implications for those countries of the neoliberal agenda.

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    Practical and tactical challenges, and strategic perspectives for African engagement with China

    Dot Keet
    23 September 2010
    Article

    There are many important factors to consider when speaking broadly of China's role in Africa, and one should avoid falling into the trap of simplistic comparisons with historic African-European relations.

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    'The crisis' and the crisis of global capitalism

    23 September 2010
    Article

    "The financial crisis" is one facet of the systemic and converging crises of capitalism - a predictable symptom of oligopolistic late capitalism; but what main challenges lie ahead for the Left in South Africa?

  16. Millennium Development Goals for the Rich?

    David Sogge
    21 September 2010
    Article

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are today’s global foreign aid agenda. Yet if we look at who's aiding whom, the world's pro-rich global agenda is rather more obvious.

  17. Venezuela, los datos de la economía regional

    08 September 2010
    Article

    Los datos del crecimiento económico no lo explican todo: hay que mirar más allá de la estadística y descubrir qué tipo de orden social se está construyendo.

  18. Insisting on an alternative: meeting the challenge of the cuts

    aleksej
    06 August 2010
    Article

    The logic of "the market" masks a modern form of despotism where the self-interests of financial elites are dressed up as the "public good."

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    Por una política europea de inversiones al servicio del interés público

    • Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B)
    03 August 2010
    Policy briefing

    Esta guía de introducción al régimen neoliberal de inversiones de la UE explica, con lenguaje sencillo, los costos sociales y ambientales de abrir las puertas de las economías de países vulnerables y esboza varias alternativas.

  20. Social efficiency: reforming public services in 21st Century

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 July 2010
    Article

    The ideological reasoning behind UK government policies is that the market is the only way to make public services 'efficient'. Isn't it time we talked about social efficiency, maximising public benefit rather than maximising profit?

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