PEOPLE AND THE PLANET BEFORE PROFITS ! We, civil society organizations, trade unions, farmers, youth, women, indigenous movements and grassroots activists from across the world, are calling for a Global Day of Action on 18 April 2015 to stop free trade and investment deals and promote an economy that works for people and the planet. For the last decades, secret trade and investment agreements have been pushed by corporations and governments, damaging our rights and the environment. For (...)
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People united will never be defeated ! The Assembly of Social Movements of the WSF 2015, Tunisia is where we come together in all our diversity, in order to forge a collective agenda to fight capitalism, imperialism, patriarchy, racism and all forms of discrimination and oppression. We have forged a common history and a common stream of work which has led to some progress, with the hope achieve a decisive victory against the ruling system and to create alternatives for a socially just (...)
The problems of public debt, dependence and imperialist domination are within the main reasons of impoverishment, inequality and plundering in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as in other regions; especially, when taking into account that the system of debt is linked to the current mode of production and development. We are convinced that paying a debt, which is illegitimate, illegal, odious and un-payable, implies a social, ecological and democratic cost. Therefore, we insist on (...)
Thanks to the “Swiss leaks” HSBC is back in the news. But they are not alone, other banks including UBS, have also organised large-scale tax frauds and evasion. UBS, which had to be saved from failure in October 2008 by massive injections of Swiss public money, was involved in the LIBOR manipulation scandal, the currency markets manipulation scandal (UBS is the subject of several inquiries by controlling authorities in Hong Kong, US, the UK, and in Switzerland) and the abusive sale of (...)
Help to produce the follow-up to the acclaimed “The end of poverty?” which CADTM co-edited.
As the chasm between haves and have-nots has continued to widen, we realize that now is the time to make the follow up film to THE END OF POVERTY ?.
Speech by the President of the Hellenic Parliament Zoe Konstantopoulou at the inaugural session of the Truth Commission on Public Debt
by Zoe Konstantopoulou
Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for being here today at an event that is of historic importance and marks the beginning of the repayment of a true debt: to reveal the truth and be accountable to the Greek people and society about how the debt hanging over the heads of all citizens and of the (...)
Mobilizing collectively against climate change throughout 2015
by Coalition Climat 21
To build the pressure needed for ambitious and just climate action, and transformational and sustainable public policies, close to 100 civil society organisations have collectively foundedthe French platform Coalition Climat 21. The fight for a safe climate for all neither begins nor ends with (...)
Greece’s Parliament TV Spots : Check it ! Erase it !
by Debt Truth Committee
After forming a ‘truth’ committee to investigate Greece’s bailout agreements with its lenders and perform a public debt audit, parliament head Zoi Konstantopoulou released two videos saying ‘Check it, Erase it,’ referring to the country’s accumulated (...)
IMF has made €2.5 billion profit out of Greece loans
by Jubilee Debt Campaign
Ahead of the payment of €462 million by Greece to the IMF on Thursday 9 April, figures released by the Jubilee Debt Campaign show that the IMF has made €2.5 billion of profit out of its loans to Greece since 2010. If Greece does repay the IMF in full this will rise to €4.3 billion by 2024. The IMF (...)
In Greece, New Commission Will Audit All National Debt
by Eric Toussaint, Michael Nevradakis
In this interview, Eric Toussaint, a founder of the Committee for the Abolition of Third-World Debt, discusses a new commission to audit Greece’s public debt to determine which parts are illegal, illegitimate, unsustainable or odious. Michael Nevradakis: Share with us a few words about the (...)
Interview with Eric Toussaint for Dialogos Radio
by Eric Toussaint, Michael Nevradakis
Interview with Eric Toussaint discussing the establishment of a committee to audit Greece’s public debt, which he will be a part of. interview with Eric Toussaint IMG/mp3/2015-04-03_eric_toussaint_interview_english.mp3
4 April 2015: a landmark in the search for the truth about the Greek debt
by Eric Toussaint
For the first time in Europe a committee for an audit of the debt (with citizens’ participation) was set up under the auspices of a parliament. On Saturday 4 April the president of the Hellenic parliament Zoe Konstantopoulou opened the first official session creating a debt audit committee , (...)
Against all threats to health and social protection, let’s mobilise together!
World Social Forum - Tunis, 28 March 2015
Starting from a proposal issued by an initial group, we as organisations, social movements, trade unions, and other groups and individuals present in Tunis for the World Social Forum shared our analysis, experiences and perspectives around health and social protection. We focused on issues (...)
IMF in Greece: a “slush fund” for “its political masters”
by The Bretton Woods Project
In February, Greece agreed a four-month extension to its loan from the European Central Bank (ECB) and European Commission (EC), which along with the IMF comprise the Troika of lenders to eurozone states since 2010. The loan is subject to a review of the reforms the government commits to (...)
Building another Europe – Now is the Time to Act !
The Convergence assembly gathered in the context of the World Social Forum in Tunis on 28 March 2015 conveys its solidarity with the Greek people fighting against austerity, for democracy, social change and another Europe. The Assembly is convinced that the Greek as well as the European social (...)