Haiti : 10 years of occupation - Enough ! Withdraw troops NOW and end the MINUSTAH !
Call to mobilize June 1 – October 15, 2014
The Festival4sce takes place 10th-12th October in Athens. This time round, we want to share it with Europe!
Call for building together a transnational space of initiative for a Europe from below, through, against and beyond current Europe We, as Blockupy international coordinating group, met in Berlin on June 21st, to discuss the outcomes of the May of Solidarity and the future perspectives. During the days of mobilization actions were various and rich, and we valued positively that many have been organized from outside the May of Solidarity process. We also agreed that, though the Blockupy (...)
BRICS Bank: Is it an alternative for development finance?
by Daniel Munevar
On July 15th, the governments of Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa announced the creation of a New Development Bank (NDB). According to the official press release, the main objective of the new multilateral institution is to establish an alternative to the current set of (...)
A major political move: the BRICS launch the New Development Bank and a reserve arrangement
by María José Romero
The city of Fortaleza on the north-east coast of Brazil was the selected place for a major political move by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the so called BRICS nations - in mid July. After the 2013 fifth BRICS’s summit held in Durban, South Africa, expectations were raised for (...)
Don´t Owe, Won´t Pay: YES to life, NO more vultures!
by Jubilee South/Americas
This past June 16th, the Supreme Court of the U.S. announced two highly pernicious decisions not only for Argentina and its people, but for all those who defend sovereignty and the primacy of human rights over the claims of big capital. The Court rejected Argentina´s appeal, leaving firm the (...)
The fool’s bargain of West African bananas’ producers who have demanded to sign the West Africa-EU EPA
by Jacques Berthelot
We know that the main reason for the acceptance by the West Africa’s Heads of State to sign the regional EPA with the EU on July 10, 2014 in Accra comes from the pressures of Ivory Coast, and secondarily of Ghana, who risked losing duty free access to the European market mainly for their exports (...)
Brickbats for the BRICS bank?
by John Weeks
For many years officials of governments in African, Asian and Latin American have urged the creation of a "development" bank that they would control. On Tuesday 15 hopes become reality in Forteleza, Brazil with the formal creation of the New Development Bank by the leaders of the so-called (...)
Series : Bretton Woods, the World Bank and the IMF: 70th anniversary (Part 2)
The WB assists those in power in a witch-hunting context
by Eric Toussaint
Contrary to common belief, the mission of the World Bank is not to reduce poverty in developing countries. The Bank’s mission, as originally conceived by the victors of the Second World War, the United States and Great Britain in particular, was to help rebuild Europe, and secondarily to promote (...)
Last part of the series: The Banks and the “Too Big to Jail” Doctrine (Part 9)
The Impunity Enjoyed by the Banks must Stop
by Eric Toussaint
We all know the saying “Too big to fail.” In managing the crisis the banks have caused, the governments of the industrialised countries have adopted a new doctrine that might be summed up as “Too big to jail.” Whereas the US and European justice systems are faced with very serious wrongdoing by the (...)
Global Campaign Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity
Week of mobilization to stop corporate crimes and impunity
by Dismantle corporate power and stop impunity
Final statement from the Global Campaign Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity regarding the WEEK OF MOBILIZATION TO STOP CORPORATE CRIMES AND IMPUNITY Social movements demand access to justice for those affected by human rights violations and ecological crimes committed by corporations! (...)
Africa loses $58 billion to rest of the world every year
by Jubilee Debt Campaign
New research published today by 10 UK and African NGOs reveals Africa is losing $192 billion every year to the rest of the world – almost 6 and a half times the amount of ‘aid’ given back to the continent. This research is the first attempt to calculate Africa’s losses across a wide range of areas. (...)
The debt business: NML Capital pockets a billion of Bankia’s failed credits
The vulture funds that corner Argentina also comes for you
by Fatima Fafatale , Jérôme Duval
The speculative funds that have taken Argentina to the edge of a new bankruptcy are spreading in the Spanish market. The vulture fund NML Capital that, together with others, has Argentina on the edge of suspending payments, is already devouring the rotting flesh of the Spanish market. Elliott (...)