Will the coronavirus end capitalism?

Xavier Ricard Lanata: The dilemmas of the reconfiguration of capitalism The crisis of globalization comes from 2008. Commercial exchanges have been declining. There was a contraction process that predated the virus. Now the virus has aggravated this situation. What is going to happen? Those who are creditors of capital will look for ways to increase the value of it at any cost. In the northern … Continue reading Will the coronavirus end capitalism?

Libérer le travail pour soigner le monde

Thomas Coutrot 

Tous les matins, des millions de travailleuses et de travailleurs se lèvent et vont au travail pour produire, utiliser ou vendre de quoi détruire la vie sur terre ; et ce travail les rend malades. Construction navale et automobile, industries électrique, chimique, pétrolière, nucléaire, pharmaceutique, alimentaire… ; mais aussi finance, agriculture, informatique, génie civil, publicité, recherche, … : dans toutes ces activités aujourd’hui en grande partie mortifères, le capital a besoin de l’engagement actif des salarié.es. Mais l’organisation néo-taylorienne qui s’est généralisée pour contrôler leur travail détruit leur engagement et leur santé. Cette contradiction est au coeur d’une possible stratégie émancipatrice fondée sur l’imbrication de la crise sociale et de la crise écologique. Continue reading “Libérer le travail pour soigner le monde”

Counterrevolution The Global Rise of the Far Right

By Walden Bello The far right is on the rise. The rhetoric of anger and resentment is emanating from personalities like Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Rodrigo Duterte and Viktor Orban and is captivating and mobilizing large numbers of people. In an increasing number of countries, the extreme right has already captured the government or is on the threshold of power. While this swift turn … Continue reading Counterrevolution The Global Rise of the Far Right

Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

Comments of Walden Bello on his new book, “Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash” Why China might be the trigger of the next global financial crisis is the subject of the first event in my book tour at Sciences Po in Paris, with Prof Cornelia Woll and Victor Mallet, Paris bureau chief of the Financial Times, serving as commentators. Sept 19, 2019. Brief Remarks … Continue reading Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

Evo Morales: the fall of the hero of the Bolivian transformation

Evo Morales’ achievements in Bolivia should be remembered forever – but the left must also learn from his mistakes. By: Nick Dearden Originally published by Opendemocracy, with permission from the author The resignation of Bolivian president Evo Morales brings to an end an incredible era in Bolivia’s history. Morales, a one-time coca farmer, and the first indigenous president of the country, came to power on … Continue reading Evo Morales: the fall of the hero of the Bolivian transformation

Ecuador: Caminando al “Fondo” y a la “derecha”

Por Alberto Acosta y John Cajas Guijarro

En 2008 el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) suspendió su revisión anual de la economía ecuatoriana luego de que entre abril y junio de 2007 tanto esta institución como el Banco Mundial (BM) fueran expulsados del país por parte del entonces presidente Rafael Correa.

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El Libre Comercio antes que el Clima: Los gobiernos y empresas del Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia-Pacífico discutirán la integración comercial y económica justo antes de la Cumbre del Clima en Chile

Por Mary Louise Malig* [in English] Después de las masivas movilizaciones y huelgas por el clima que tuvieron lugar en numerosas ciudades alrededor del planeta, con un estimado de más de seis millones de participantes, crece la expectativa en la próxima Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático, también conocida como COP25, que se llevará a cabo en Santiago, Chile, del 2 al 13 … Continue reading El Libre Comercio antes que el Clima: Los gobiernos y empresas del Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia-Pacífico discutirán la integración comercial y económica justo antes de la Cumbre del Clima en Chile

Free Trade first: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will be convening governments and business to discuss trade and economic integration in Chile right before the Climate Summit

By: Mary Louise Malig* [en español] After the massive mobilizations and climate strikes that took place in numerous cities around the planet, with an estimate of more than six million people participating, many are now turning their attention to the coming United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference or COP 25 for short. COP 25 will be help in Santiago, Chile from December 2-13, 2019 … Continue reading Free Trade first: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will be convening governments and business to discuss trade and economic integration in Chile right before the Climate Summit

Walden Bello,PhD speaking tour on the launch of his two new books on the global rise of the far right and the latest on China

Bello is going on a speaker tour to present his two new books: “Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash” and “Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right” Bello will be speaking on counterrevolution, financial crises, and China. Issues that are all timely and relevant in these current times. Here is the schedule of his book tour, which has already begun. Try to catch … Continue reading Walden Bello,PhD speaking tour on the launch of his two new books on the global rise of the far right and the latest on China

Trumpism is capitalism’s Plan B

[Nick Dearden, June 3, 2019, Red Pepper] “I’ve travelled 24 hours, from Manila to Rio, to be here, yet politically I feel I haven’t left home.” Walden Bello, leading light of the ‘anti-globalisation movement’ and former Filipino congressman reflected on the rise of authoritarian right-wing ‘strong men’ from the Philippines to Brazil. I joined him in Brazil to assess what has changed in the 20 … Continue reading Trumpism is capitalism’s Plan B

America Latina: Entre la crisis de la democracia y la guerra contra la democracia

29/05/2019 | Janette Habel [Fuente Viento Sur] América Latina está viviendo un cambio geopolítico. La hegemonía de Estados Unidos está en declive relativo, mientras que se está profundizando la penetración económica china. La caída de precios de los productos básicos ha llevado a una desaceleración económica que reduce la base social de apoyo a los gobiernos nacional-populares. El gobierno de Donald Trump y sus aliados de … Continue reading America Latina: Entre la crisis de la democracia y la guerra contra la democracia

A decade after the Lehman Brothers’ collapse, finance remains a major risk

[SUSAN GEORGE/ NEWSTATESMAN/ 14 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018] It is clear that change will only come from below. It is ten years since the fall of Lehman Brothers and the start of the financial crash; the greatest European crisis since the Second World War. Politicians from all sides, but especially the centre and centre-left of European politics, have written many serious texts and spoken many … Continue reading A decade after the Lehman Brothers’ collapse, finance remains a major risk

¿Abandonó EEUU la política comercial internacional?

[ Oscar Ugarteche/Armando Negrete/America Latina en Movimiento/ 10 de Septiembre de 2018] Con la virtual cancelación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), la actual Administración de EEUU ha contradicho más de tres décadas de política exterior. Con el elevamiento de aranceles indiscriminadamente y el ejercicio de una guerra comercial contra China, Unión Europea, India y el resto de América del Norte, … Continue reading ¿Abandonó EEUU la política comercial internacional?

Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism’s Imminent Demise

[NAFEEZ AHMED/ MOTHERBOARD/27 DE AGOSTO DE 2018) A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change. Capitalism as we know it is over. So suggests a new report commissioned by a group of scientists appointed by the UN Secretary-General. The main reason? We’re transitioning rapidly to a radically different global economy, due to our increasingly unsustainable exploitation … Continue reading Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism’s Imminent Demise

La Nicaragua Sublevada

Por Mónica Baltodano. ¿La reforma al sistema de seguridad social fue la gota que dejó explotar toda la crítica y protesta de los últimos años y contra otros problemas recientes (p ej. Incendio en la reserva Indio-Maíz)? La reforma fue el cerillo que encendió la mecha de un coctel, lanzado sobre una pradera que se venía resecando desde hace varios años: a) Por la falta … Continue reading La Nicaragua Sublevada

The whole of Mercosur in exchange for a plate of beef

By: Mary Louise Malig, Global Forest Coalition After 20 years of negotiations, the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is entering a crucial moment where it can come to a tragic end. To paraphrase a well-known saying, Mercosur is offering its kingdom for a plate of lentils, or in this case, its sovereignty for a plate of beef. Free trade agreements are not only about commodity … Continue reading The whole of Mercosur in exchange for a plate of beef