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  1. A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

    16 Octubre 2014
    Article

    One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

  2. The Davos Class

    Susan George
    24 Enero 2012
    Article

    The Davos class run our major institutions, know exactly what they want, and are well organized, but they have weaknesses too. For they are wedded to an ideology that isn't working and they have virtually no ideas nor imagination to resolve this.

  3. Voices from the World Social Forum

    Susan George
    08 Febrero 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 Enero 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. 

  5. Food shouldn't be a pokerchip

    Sarah Anderson
    15 Noviembre 2010
    Article

    Excessive speculating makes for yo-yoing corn prices, pushing millions of people into hunger, while big-time gamblers exit in a stampede as soon as the price bubble threatens to pop.

  6. Emancipatory transformation and alternative development paths within and from regions of the South

    03 Noviembre 2010
    Article

    Alternative ‘regional’ South-South alliances and strategies hold out the most promising possibilities for shifting the global balance of power and creating living non-capitalist alternatives

  7. Poor recovery, high costs

    Praful Bidwai
    28 Octubre 2010
    Article

    The Great Recession shows no clear signs of ending, but conservative solutions to it have already wrought great long-term social damage.

  8. This is no model for development: the "Neoliberal Games" in India

    Praful Bidwai
    28 Octubre 2010
    Article

    The flawed neoliberal notion behind India's hosting of the Commonwealth Games, that 'development' starts with attracting foreign capital investment - has brought only corruption and the destruction of communities to Dehli.

  9. When world recession knocks at the door it's time to change

    Marcos Arruda
    13 Octubre 2010
    Article

    Since economic growth dependent on fossil fuels cannot persist, we must challenge the financial market ideology which continues to take precedence over human well being and the evironment.

  10. Insisting on an alternative: meeting the challenge of the cuts

    aleksej
    06 Agosto 2010
    Article

    The logic of "the market" masks a modern form of despotism where the self-interests of financial elites are dressed up as the "public good."

  11. Social efficiency: reforming public services in 21st Century

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 Julio 2010
    Article

    The ideological reasoning behind UK government policies is that the market is the only way to make public services 'efficient'. Isn't it time we talked about social efficiency, maximising public benefit rather than maximising profit?

  12. G20's Central Role? As a Lightning Rod

    Walden Bello
    21 Julio 2010
    Article

    The G20 is going to be around for some time. But it will probably be as ineffective as the G8 in stabilizing global capitalism.

  13. The battle for Thailand

    Walden Bello
    29 Mayo 2010
    Article

    Behind the deaths, military repression and violence that has flared up on the streets of Bangkok lies another story of a country following the dictates of the IMF and the markets, which increased inequalities and unemployment for many Thais and created the resentment that will continue to fuel conflict in Thailand.

  14. UK election: No political parties offered "big ideas to match the depth of crises”

    Hilary Wainwright
    14 Mayo 2010

    What we saw in the UK election campaign and the recent coalition deal is the level of opportunism amongst the political parties, and the real absence of politics and ideas on how to deal with major crises in the economy, over climate change and of our political institutions.

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    New international financial institutions for a new global financial architecture

    Marcos Arruda
    29 Enero 2009
    Article
    An international financial architecture will be new if it is aimed at strengthening their members’ capacity to plan and manage sustainably their own endogenous, democratic and sustainable socioeconomic and human development.