Tax justice

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

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Debt
Democratisation
Democratisation
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Democratising Europe
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To the members of the European Parliament
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Article
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The financial crisis has caused a substantial increase in public debt. Instead of sending the bill to the banking and financial services industry, European governments and the European Commission plan to make ordinary citizens pay: workers, families, young people - people like you!... Read more

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Unfinished Business of Executive Pay Reform

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Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Article
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Most analysts of the high-finance meltdown that ushered in the Great Recession have concluded that excessive compensation was a key causal factor. Outrageously high rewards gave executives an incentive to behave outrageously, to take the sorts of reckless risks that would eventually endanger our entire economy. Our nation's leading political players have sought, sometimes with grand fanfare, to... Read more

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Dehors la droite!

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Article
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L'intellectuelle militante Susan George débarque à Montréal avec armes et bagages Figure de proue de l'altermondialisme, personnalité fondatrice d'ATTAC, Susan George débarque ces jours-ci à Montréal avec armes et bagages. Évidemment qu'elle espère que le démocrate Barack Obama sera élu président mardi prochain. Autrement plus conservateur qu'elle s'est mis à le souhaiter aux États-Unis. La... Read more

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La crisis económica mundial: una oportunidad histórica de transformación

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Foro de los Pueblos Asia Europea (AEPF)
Spanish
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Article
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Una primera respuesta de individuos, movimientos sociales y organizaciones no gubernamentales que apoyan un programa transicional para una transformación económica radical.... Read more

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We must think big

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Article
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Susan George is known for her critiques of corporate-driven globalisation and hard-hitting books on hunger, development and debt. Now,she argues, we can borrow lessons from the early 1940s to transform our shattered economies and halt runaway climate change before it’s too late... Read more

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Todo lo que usted quiere saber sobre el origen de esta crisis pero teme no entenderlo

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Article
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Ricardo Timón
Mínima Estrella
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Muchos en Wall Street todavía están digiriendo los acontecimientos epocales de las últimas semanas:* Entre 1 y 3 billones de dólares de activos financieros evaporados.* Wall Street, nacionalizado, con la Reserva Federal y el Departamento del Tesoro tomando todas las decisiones estratégicas importantes en el sector financiero, y a todo eso, con un gobierno que, tras el rescate de AIG, pasa a... Read more

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The Bailout and 'Greedy' CEOs

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Alternative Regionalisms
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Article
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The proposed financial bailout could become an opportunity — our biggest since the Great Depression — to start confronting the top-heavy distribution of American income and wealth that has fueled this Wall Street meltdown in the first place. The prime point where this confrontation should begin: CEO pay. Executive Pay Proposals To qualify for bailout assistance, firms should be required to: ... Read more

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Development Redefined

English
Collection: 
Trade
Trade
Suites: 
Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Article type: 
Article
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Beginning in the 1980s, a "Washington Consensus" that free markets were the solution to poverty dominated development theory, policy, and practice around the world. Today, just as faith in deregulated markets has evaporated in the nightmare on Wall Street, so too is the long reign of market fundamentalism (or neoliberalism) ending in the development arena. And, a debate over the best route to... Read more

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