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  1. View of Shanghai Pearl Tower

    From Japanese bubble to Chinese time bomb

    Walden Bello
    16 October 2017
    Article

    Asia’s financial crisis came a decade before the global crisis, but it has had a lasting influence and left a legacy that could sow the seeds for the next global crisis.

  2. Revisiting the lessons of the Battle of Seattle and its aftermath

    Walden Bello
    25 August 2016
    Article

    Walden Bello shares some reflections on the meaning of Seattle for change in knowledge systems, discusses how despite the deep crisis of neoliberalism, finance capital has managed to retain tremendous power, and appeals for a new comprehensive vision of the desirable society.

  3. The European crisis through the lens of financialisation

    Antonio Tricarico
    09 May 2012
    Article

    The financial sector through the Euro crisis hopes to further extract wealth from public sectors, driven by its goal to commodify the whole economy and nature itself.

  4. Europeanism from below

    Paolo Gerbaudo
    15 February 2012
    Article

    Paolo Gerbaudo reports on the Routes of Europe conference in Florence, arguing that the Italian left must embrace the participatory democracy of the indignados to achieve political purchase.

  5. 9/11: Ten years later, who have we become?

    Tom Reifer
    13 September 2011
    Article

    Ten years and two wars later, Americans face the monetary and psychological costs of both militarism and Wall Street materialism, effectively bankrupting the country; not to mention the casualties of war at home, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  6. Time for the EU to shut down the casino

    Myriam vander Stichele
    22 July 2011
    Article

    Until the European Commission shows it has learnt the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and demonstrates the political will to re-regulate the financial sector, it will be unable to resolve the crises in Greece, Ireland and Portugal

  7. Greece’s Woes: So Goes the Euro

    Howard Wachtel
    21 July 2011
    Article

    The Greek crisis has exposed the fundamental flaws in the Euro project: it stripped countries control over the price of money and allowed political elites to undermine Europe's post-war social contract.

  8. Say no to the attack on social and democratic rights in Europe!

    30 May 2011
    Article

    On 8 June the EU Parliament will vote on our response to the Eurocrisis: sign this petition by ATTAC asking them to reject the neoliberal austerity package which will make the public pay for the bank's crimes. There are alternatives to austerity.

  9. Will the financial markets really be tamed?

    Myriam vander Stichele
    12 May 2011
    Article

    Three years since the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the banks are back making mega-profits while the burden has clearly shifted to citizens and workers. However civil society action at European level could still make a difference in reining in the financial sector.

  10. Voices from the World Social Forum

    Susan George
    08 February 2011
    Article

    Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.

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    Wasted, ravaged, destroyed: a plea for an end to this disastrous economic model.

    Susan George
    17 January 2011
    Article

    Capitalism is the greatest waste machine invented by mankind: the natural resources of our planet have been plundered, and the social costs are enormous. 

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Poverty Rising

    Saul Landau
    16 September 2010
    Article

    As the empire flails in unsuccessful efforts to control 'strategic areas' abroad, its internal politics have devolved into 'The Unreality Game'.

  16. 'Save Us From These Bankers, Fast'

    David Cronin
    19 July 2010
    Article

    Besieged by bankers opposed to regulation of their sector, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have taken an unusual step

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    Russian liberals in their theatre of the absurd

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    11 May 2010
    Article

    Recently invited to an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Boris Kagarlitsky laments the disillusionment of Russian liberals, who think “real capitalism” doesn’t produce crises, while as the crisis deepens, critical voices draw increasing attention among audiences in the West.

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    Beyond the casino state

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 March 2010
    Article

    Still in thrall to neoliberal nostrums, British politicians compete to dismantle the state as a provider of services, leaving its function as primarily a prop to private capital.

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    Putin and Europe on the same crisis page

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    04 March 2010
    Article

    The current wave of strikes across Europe are only a prelude to what will come, as the ruling elite are not prepared to change their anti-crisis policies that have merely supported the corporations that caused the crisis.

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    Default in Europe

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    16 December 2009
    Article

    The Euro zone crisis cannot be staved off. A building with the bad foundation cannot be durable.

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