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
He wrote one of the most progressive laws for nature conservation. He organized the first international climate conference for common people. And now he wipes the floor with the UN proposal for a ‘green economy’. The Bolivian Pablo Solón thinks we should treat nature with more respect.
The second webinar in our weekly series on COVID-19 focused on the unprecedented economic impacts of the pandemic, particularly on the Global South. A number of questions were addressed, including: How can we advance a progressive and transformative economic response that learns from our failures during the 2008 economic crisis? How can we deal with this pandemic as it unfolds both as a health issue and in terms of the underlying structures of injustice that have exacerbated the problem? How can we mobilize to influence financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF)? How can citizens be active and instrumental in their own emancipation considering the existing power structures and increasing authoritarianism?
The following essays present insights into the various levels of military involvement in the war on drugs and the implications of this involvement in terms of democracy and human rights in the Western hemisphere.