Make a note in your diaries!
CADTM Europe will hold its 3rd Summer University on 28, 29 & 30 June at la Marlagne, near Namur, in Belgium.
This year there are more than 25 workshops and plenaries to analyse and reflect on the impact of the debt on men and women from North to South.
On June 7th and 8th, we invite all European movements and organizations to the Alter Summit in Athens.
This event will be organized with the Greek social movement with the support of civil society organizations, trade unions, NGOs, political and cultural personalities from all around Europe.
Prague, 3 to 5 June
The Eurodad biennial conference is a leading forum for discussion, idea-sharing and collective strategising for civil society groups advocating for reform of development finance.
Europe is under a violent attack by the financial capital, represented by the troika (IMF, ECB, EC). This offensive crosses Europe and it must be defeated by an international struggle.
Tunis: A tale of two World Social Forums
by Nick Dearden
The WSF needs updating for a post-Arab Spring, post-Indignado world, writes Nick Dearden. The problems and the possibilities were both on show in Tunisia The Tunisian World Social Forum has been the most energetic, lively, youthful forum held in recent years. You could be in no doubt that this (...)
Declaration of the Social Movements Assembly – World Social Forum 2013 29 March 2013, Tunisia
by Social Movements Assembly
As the Social Movements Assembly of the World Social Forum of Tunisia, 2013, we are gathered here to affirm the fundamental contribution of peoples of Maghreb-Mashrek (from North Africa to the Middle East), in the construction of human civilization. We affirm that decolonization for oppressed (...)
Cyprus - whose crisis?
by Petros Kosmas
The economic crisis in Cyprus erupted during the second cycle of the European recession of 2011 as a result of harsh austerity policies imposed since 2010 in Europe. It is a new crisis born out of a failed response to the original European crisis. These policies were (and still are) a basis for (...)
Eric Toussaint: “The Social Forum, upon contact with a reality at boiling point, has produced a positive chemical reaction”
by Sergio Ferrari, Éric Toussaint
Assessment after the World Social Forum in Tunis 2013 The World Social Forum (WSF) wound up its ninth centralized edition on Saturday, 30 March in the Tunisian capital with a significant quantifiable end result. More than 50,000 participants, almost one thousand activities of many kinds; an (...)
Declaration of the Assembly on Debt, gathered in Tunis on the 29th of March 2013
Considering that debt has, since the 15th century, been a principal historical instrument of colonization, plunder, domination, subjection, humiliation and destruction of Peoples and their traditions, Considering that the debt of the global south has already been repaid several times, and that (...)
From the World Social Forum to the Arab Revolts
by Esther Vivas
Tunisia, cradle of the revolts in the Arab world, hosts from today [26 March] and until Saturday the World Social Forum (WSF), the most important international meeting of social movements and organizations. And this is not by chance. The promoters of the WSF chose this country in reference to (...)
Tunis: Birth of a Common Front of Political Organisations Against Debt
by Pauline Imbach
The first Mediterranean coordination against debt, austerity policies and foreign domination, and for a free, united, democratic, social, feminist and environmentally responsible Mediterranean region took place in Tunis on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March in the build up to the World Social (...)
Oil companies force Ecuador to take another step forward in Audits
by Mike Krolikowski, Stéphanie Jacquemont
President Raphael Correa of Ecuador has decided that the arrogance of Chevron and Occidental Petroleum has gone far enough. These two North American oil companies are pursuing the Ecuadorian government by all the means possible in order to achieve international court rulings that sovereign (...)
Series: Banks versus the People: the Underside of a Rigged Game! (Part 7)
The Mockery of Banking Discipline
by Éric Toussaint
“Markets have become too huge, complex, and fast-moving to be subject to twentieth-century supervision and regulation. No wonder this globalized financial behemoth stretches beyond the full comprehension of even the most sophisticated market participants. Financial regulators are required to (...)
EU in crisis
Even the Police can’t stop the first signs of a European Spring
by Corporate Europe Observatory
After months of preparation, the days of action organised by the coalition For a European Spring erupted into life last week. However, here in Brussels the police tried to stop it: first banning a peaceful demonstration and then arbitrarily arresting people after a peaceful occupation of the (...)