The United Kingdom is home to a particularly influential services industry lobby, which operates through an organisation called International Financial Services, London (IFSL). Two IFSL working groups, the Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee and the High-Level LOTIS Group, constitute a veritable corporate-state alliance.
Dark Victory reveals the roots of rising poverty and inequality in the South in a sweeping strategy of global economic rollback unleashed by the US to shore up the North's domination of the international economy and reassert corporate control.
Charles Santiago, Helmut Markov, Ignacio Garcia Bercero
04 Mayo 2009
"ASEAN should build a different kind of regionalism and not sign bilateral Free Trade Agreements with the EU", says Malaysian MP Mr. Charles Santiago in Brussels in a debate with Mr. Bercero, chief negotiator for the EU in the EU-Korea FTA and Mr.
Neoliberal market capitalism has dragged the world into a crisis which threatens human civilisation. Climate destruction, resource wars, and the replacement of democracy by an oligarchy face us if we don't act now to reduce the burden we place on our planet and reorganise society on a more egalitarian basis.
The term crisis implies a short lived period of uncertainty - suggesting there is something temporary or anomalous about the current state of the global economy. On the contrary, our global economy, from the financial clouds (or bubbles) to the real roots - where men and women work, live and survive - is suffering from systemic flaws based on an ever expanding void between rich and poor.
Los objetivos centrales son denunciar públicamente los crímenes cometidos por las transnacionales y los impactos de sus actividades sobre los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales, y visiblizar la corresponsabilidad de la UE al respecto.
El nuevo libro de Susan George, Sus crisis, nuestras soluciones (Icaria, 2010), analiza el régimen de globalización neoliberal e intenta explicar que las finanzas y la economía determinan un mundo enormemente desigual y que el planeta está viéndose reducido a la categoría de cantera y vertedero.
Susan George appeared on the major French radio network France Inter to debate the financial crisis and regulation. Her most recent book "Their Crises, Our Solutions" has been published in French ("Leurs Crises, Nos Solutions"); the English version is due to be published in September.
"The banks are ours!" Public money was used to bail out the banks, and now they are lending back to the public at interest, while governments ignore the social and environmental crises that confront society. It is time to demand real solutions that will work not only for the sake of the economy but for the lives and conditions of people on whom it depends.
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.