The paradigm of care

Raffaella Bollini

[Español] In the last days on the media has been given prominence to a recent discovery: on the contrary of what for a long time has been believed, Neanderthal women were hunters as well as men, and artists.

The ancient and more and more pressing question returns: when did the human being begin to build the hierarchy that governs the world, the one that puts the man above the woman, the dominant man above the dominated, the human being above nature? Where does our destructive lust for power and domination stem from, which is driving us straight into ecocide and suicide?

Continue reading “The paradigm of care”

Por que las elecciones en Ecuador nos afectan a tod@s

José Correa Leite

Las elecciones ecuatorianas han desvelado una fuerte disputa entre la izquierda latinoamericana. Se trata, como dicen Lowy y Bensaid, de una bifurcación en la Historia.

SÃO PAULO – Un artículo publicado en Brasil de Fato (periódico on line del Movimiento de los Sin Tierra), firmado “De la redacción”, está circulando en la militancia de izquierda brasileña: “El candidato ecosocialista de Ecuador: indígena y partidario de los golpes de Estado en América Latina”. Este artículo pretende demostrar que la candidatura de Yaku Pérez, del Movimiento de Unidad Plurinacional Pachakutik y apoyada por la Confederación de Pueblos Indígenas del Ecuador (Conaie), tendría un carácter derechista.

Continue reading “Por que las elecciones en Ecuador nos afectan a tod@s”

El paradigma del cuidado

Por Raffaella Bollini

[English] En los últimos días los medios de comunicación han destacado un reciente descubrimiento: en contra de lo que se creyó durante mucho tiempo, las mujeres neandertales eran cazadoras al igual que los hombres, y artistas.

Vuelve la antigua y cada vez más acuciante pregunta: ¿cuándo empezó el ser humano a construir la jerarquía que rige el mundo, la que pone al hombre por encima de la mujer, al hombre dominante por encima del dominado, al ser humano por encima de la naturaleza? ¿De dónde procede nuestro afán destructivo de poder y dominación que nos lleva directamente al ecocidio y al suicidio?

Continue reading “El paradigma del cuidado”

Conclusions

[Español] Digital Trade is not new, in fact, it has been around since the nineties. Digital trade, to use the narrowest definition of e-commerce, is the sale and purchase of goods and services via the internet of which they are delivered digitally. Many argue that even if the whole process happened online, if the end product is a physical good, then it is not digital … Continue reading Conclusions

Part 4: The Digital Economy: There is more to it than trade

[Español] The Digital Economy is a much broader spectrum and digital trade is just a part of it. Digital economy involves new technologies, faster infrastructure and a whole lot more skilled workers in technology and other significant areas.   Just see the figure below: Digital Technologies that are already here or coming real soon 1. Blockchain technologies Blockchain technologies are a form of distributed ledger … Continue reading Part 4: The Digital Economy: There is more to it than trade

Part 3: The State of Play on the debate on the Rules

[Español] As early as 1998, the World Trade Organization (WTO) had issued a Ministerial Declaration on Global Electronic Commerce at the Second WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Simply recognizing that global electronic commerce was growing and that therefore the WTO needed to have a work program to discuss rules that would govern this new form of trade. The most significant impact of this Ministerial … Continue reading Part 3: The State of Play on the debate on the Rules

Part 2: The Digital Platform Economy and Who Owns It

[Español] To understand the digital platform economy better, this paper breaks down below the various types of platforms, how data changes from raw material to monetized good in the digital value chain and how the discussion on digital trade should not be limited to whether or not tariffs are to be imposed on electronic goods and services but rather, more importantly, should include the complex … Continue reading Part 2: The Digital Platform Economy and Who Owns It

Part 1: What is Digital Trade?

[Español] Digital trade as traditional trade, is a part of the larger picture of the economy. Digital trade is part of the growing digital economy and affects the non-digital larger economy. Digital trade is not new. However, despite it being around for a while, there is no definitive definition and scope globally agreed upon. This has led to lack of consensus and a plethora of … Continue reading Part 1: What is Digital Trade?

Is the future really digital? A deeper understanding of digital trade

By: Mary Louise Malig [Versión en español] Read the entire publication in PDF here Contents Part 1: What is digital trade? Part 2: The Digital Platform Economy and Who Owns It Part 3: The State of Play on the debate on the Rules Part 4: The Digital Economy: There is more to it than trade Conclusions Introduction A current buzzword not only in technology circles … Continue reading Is the future really digital? A deeper understanding of digital trade

Dominant trends in the capitalist world system in the context of the pandemic

Edgardo Lander

1. With the pandemic, debates that had already been taking place from a wide political spectrum of questioning neoliberal globalization are accelerating. The fragility of the productive chains long established with the aim of maximizing short-term corporate profits has fallen to bare in their extraordinary vulnerability. What happens in one link in the chain can have global consequences. Dependence on imports for materials is as critical as basic health equipment and food. This situation has placed in political debate the need for higher levels of self-sufficiency or sovereignty in many different countries of the world. The pandemic has stripped the world like never before. While richer countries are grabbing vaccines for their population and refuse to relax the rules on protection of intellectual property controlled by pharmaceutical corporations developed thanks to massive public funding, many countries in the South will not have widespread access to vaccines until 2022, according to estimates by the People’s Vaccine Alliance[1].

Continue reading “Dominant trends in the capitalist world system in the context of the pandemic”

Tendencias dominantes en el sistema mundo capitalista en el contexto de la pandemia

Edgardo Lander, 10 de diciembre 2020, Seminario del Diálogo Global por Alternativas Sistémicas.

1.  ¿Representa la pandemia el fin de la era de la globalización neoliberal? Con la pandemia se aceleran debates que ya se venían dando desde un  amplio espectro político de cuestionamiento a la globalización neoliberal. La fragilidad de las largas cadenas productivas establecidas con el objetivo de maximizar las ganancias corporativas a corto plazo ha quedado al descubierto en su extraordinaria vulnerabilidad. Lo que pase en un eslabón de la cadena puede tener consecuencias globales. La dependencia en importaciones para asuntos tan críticos como equipos básicos de salud, y los alimentos, ha colocado en el debate político la necesidad de mayores niveles de autosuficiencia o soberanía en muy diferentes países del mundo.

Continue reading “Tendencias dominantes en el sistema mundo capitalista en el contexto de la pandemia”

Ricardo Antunes: trabalho uberizado nos levará à escravidão digital

15 de Novembro de 2020 A crise pandêmica que estamos vivendo por conta do coronavírus é uma “expressão” do sistema antissocial do capital, diz Ricardo Antunes à IHU On-Line. “O vírus não é algo que ocorre ao acaso” e se “esparrama pelo mundo”. Ao contrário, é consequência de um modo de vida que gera inúmeros excluídos em todo o mundo e que está ameaçando o … Continue reading Ricardo Antunes: trabalho uberizado nos levará à escravidão digital

Transizione Sistémica

Pablo Solon

[Español, English] Le seguenti proposte[1] cercano di motivare la riflessione su come affrontare le crisi sistemiche. Sono idee che nascono da un contesto sudamericano e in particolare dal contesto boliviano.

1) Dobbiamo ripensare i processi di transizione dalle crisi sistemiche che la comunità della Terra sta vivendo. Se è indubbio che le crisi ecologiche e climatiche sono le più rilevanti perché mettono a rischio la continuità della vita così come la conosciamo, le transizioni devono essere multidimensionali e comprendere i rapporti con la natura, il quotidiano, lo Stato e il sistema politico, l’economico, il sociale, lo spirituale, l’energia, le relazioni internazionali e l’etica. 

Continue reading “Transizione Sistémica”

Reading Piketty I: A Concise and Comprehensive Summary of Capital and Ideology

By: Walden Bello In this summary, Walden Bello distills the key ideas and data contained in Thomas Piketty’s monumental work Capital and Ideology. The French economist deserves to be read by more people, but many have neither the time nor energy to work through this sprawling 1,042-page classic. This short volume is motivated by the conviction that Piketty cannot be left to specialists in social … Continue reading Reading Piketty I: A Concise and Comprehensive Summary of Capital and Ideology

Transiciones Sistémicas

Por Pablo Solón[1]

[English, Italiano] Las siguientes propuestas[2] buscan motivar la reflexión sobre el que hacer frente a las crisis sistémicas. Son ideas que nacen de un contexto sudamericano y en particular boliviano.

1) Debemos repensar los procesos de transiciones a partir de las crisis sistémicas que vive la comunidad de la Tierra. Si bien no hay duda que las crisis ecológica y climática son las más relevantes porque ponen en riesgo la continuidad de la vida como la conocemos, las transiciones deben ser multidimensionales y abarcar las relaciones con la naturaleza, lo cotidiano, el estado y el sistema político, lo económico, lo social, lo espiritual, la energía, las relaciones internacionales y la ética. 

Continue reading “Transiciones Sistémicas”

Systemic Transitions

By Pablo Solón[1]

[Español, Italian] The following proposals[2] seek to motivate reflections on how to deal with the systemic crises. These are ideas that arose from a South American and in particular, a Bolivian context.

1) We must rethink the processes of transitions based on the systemic crises that the Earth community is now experiencing. Although there is no doubt that the ecological and climate crises are the most relevant because they put at risk the continuity of life as we know it, transitions must be multidimensional and inclusive of our relationships with nature, our daily behavior patterns, the State and the political system, the economy, the social, the spiritual, energy, international relations and ethics.

Continue reading “Systemic Transitions”

Ohne Ethik gib es keine Zukunft

Warum Lucho und David die Wahlen in Bolivien gewonnen haben von Pablo Solón Nach den Vorwahlumfragen schien es ein knappes Rennen zu werden. Nicht einmal die Strategen der MAS hatten mit einem derart deutlichen Sieg von Luis Arce Catacora und David Choquehuanca Cespedes bei den Präsidentschafts- und Parlamentswahlen in Bolivien gerechnet. Am Ende waren es über 25% Prozent Vorsprung vor der Comunidad Ciudadana des sozialliberalen … Continue reading Ohne Ethik gib es keine Zukunft

Perché Lucho & David hanno vinto le elezioni boliviane

di Pablo Solón
Traduzione di Antonio Lopez y Royo

Il Movimento al socialismo (MAS in spagnolo) ha vinto le elezioni boliviane al primo turno, durante il mese di ottobre 2020. Due exit poll (di Ciesmori e Tu Voto Cuenta) basati su diversi campioni, hanno concluso che Luis (“Lucho”) Arce e David Choquehuanca hanno ottenuto più del 50% dei voti, con un vantaggio di oltre il 20% sul candidato al secondo posto, Carlos Mesa di “Comunidad Ciudadana” (CC). Attendiamo i risultati del conteggio ufficiale che sarà disponibile mercoledì o giovedì, ma non ci aspettiamo un cambiamento sostanziale nell’andamento dei risultati di questi due exit poll.

Perché Lucho e David hanno vinto?

Continue reading “Perché Lucho & David hanno vinto le elezioni boliviane”

¿Nuevos horizontes para el MAS?

Un dialogo entre Rafael Archondo y Pablo Solón sobre ¿Por qué ganó el MAS? ¿Cuáles son los desafíos del nuevo gobierno a nivel de la economía, el litio, el biodiesel de segunda generación, los medios de comunicación, la agenda medio ambiental, la justicia y la polarización social? ¿Quién va a gobernar realmente? ¿Evo o Luis? y muchos otros temas más.

Continue reading “¿Nuevos horizontes para el MAS?”