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  1. Huge Cost of Tax Evasion Revealed as Campaign to Tackle Tax Havens Launches

    24 November 2011
    Article

    New research published by the Tax Justice Network shows that tax evasion costs 145 countries, representing over 98% of world GDP, more than US$3.1 trillion annually.

  2. Indignados movement takes root in Barcelona

    Hilary Wainwright
    18 October 2011
    Article

    Five months since the launch of the indignados movement, Spain is witnessing the emergence of an experimental movement committed to profound democratisation where leadership is shared and learnt.

  3. We want our money back

    David Sogge
    14 July 2011
    Article

    Angry citizens want their nations’ money back and rightfully so. Banks should be curbed instead of allowed to enthusiastically facilitate the illicit outflow of money by dictators.

  4. Getting Out of the Crisis Together

    23 September 2011 - Event
  5. Privatization Follies

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    09 June 2011
    Article

    Who will benefit from a second wave of privatisation in Russia?

  6. Spain: The 'Indignant’ and the Paris Commune

    Atilio Boron
    09 June 2011
    Article

    One hundred and forty years after the Paris Commune similar demands for democratic change resonate strongly in Spain. Recent mass mobilisations show the Spanish people have had enough of politics that serve only the interests of a few, while public interests are subordinated to the profit imperatives of big business.

  7. The World Bank's Africa Strategy

    Patrick Bond
    08 June 2011
    Article

    Whose interest does the ten-year Strategy document for Africa actually serve? The World Bank has shown little insight into the real problems Africa faces, focusing instead on ineffective policies, support for repressive regimes and projects that are known to have failed.

  8. Is the Arab Spring a Black Swan?

    Richard Falk
    12 May 2011
    Article

    A recent comparison by top foreign policy thinkers in the US reveals the not so pro-democratic thinking that also goes on in Washington, referring to the emancipatory movements of the Arab Spring as a improbable "worst-case scenarios."

  9. Europe's Nationalists waiting in the dark

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    05 May 2011
    Article

    As Brussels bureaucrats and established political parties struggle to answer the current crisis caused by a faulty economic structure, right-wing nationalist parties have increasingly come to the fore in Europe, with Finland's recent election the last contribution to a worrying trend.

  10. AV is not perfect, but we need it for plurality

    Hilary Wainwright
    29 April 2011
    Article

    The first-past-the-post voting system in the UK has led to the slow death of a critical political culture. Saying yes in the referendum on a proposed Alternative Voting (AV) system would at least give oxygen to debate.

  11. The growing crisis of credibility of the Indian media

    Praful Bidwai
    28 April 2011
    Article

    Despite massive growth in the Indian media industry, the lack of quality and diversity shows an increasing disconnect with the real lives of people in the country and the most important issues they face.

  12. The Road to Hell is paved with 'humanitarian interventions'

    Tom Reifer
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Will the outcome of the Western intervention in Libya be positive for its people? A look at history shows what came of 'good intentions' and promises in the past.

  13. South of the Sahara dictators tremble

    William Gumede
    31 March 2011
    Article

    The possible domino-effect of the Arab Spring makes African dictators tremble in their boots. What are the parallels and what are the differences? Will an African Spring take place and how will it look?

  14. Libya intervention threatens the Arab spring

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 March 2011
    Article

    Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling.

  15. Link between capitalism and hunger

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    17 March 2011
    Article

    Speculation on food commodities causes hunger, despite state regulations; thirty years of liberalization of the food market has resulted in a food crisis on a scale higher than ever.

  16. The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination

    Walden Bello
    07 March 2011
    Article

    The revolutionary democrats of the Arab world have an opportunity to bring about the next stage in the global democratic revolution.

  17. The “Arab 1848”: Reflections on US Policy & the Power of Nonviolence

    Tom Reifer
    24 February 2011
    Article

    The uprising in the Arab world shows, along with being a textbook example of nonviolence as a mechanism of democratic social change, the crude results of a US policy based on dictatorship promotion.

  18. Crack capitalism or reclaim the state

    Hilary Wainwright, John Holloway
    20 February 2011
    Article

    Fascinating debate between two leading left thinkers on whether the state can be democratised, how labour can be empowered and the best ways to confront capitalism.

  19. Radical Retirees

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    03 February 2011
    Article

    Russia's youth are much less radical or politically active than Russia's retirees - putting up little resistance as officials gradually encroach upon their rights and entitlements.

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