The Wages of Sub-Imperial Assimilation: BRICS Fantasies and Unintended Revelations

[Patrick Bond, 14/10/2016, Goa, India] A Brazilian leader’s faux pas spoke volumes about the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) heads of state summit underway in Goa this weekend. The country’s foreign minister (and occasional presidential candidate) José Serra told an interviewer last month that the BRICS included Argentina. And as he stumbled while spelling out the acronym, Serra also had to be prompted to recall that South Africa … Continue reading The Wages of Sub-Imperial Assimilation: BRICS Fantasies and Unintended Revelations

SOUTH/SOUTH COLABORATION FOR A POST-CAPITALIST PARADIGM

[François Houtart[1]] In July 2014 a new step was taken towards constructing a multi-polar world, with the meeting in Brazil of the BRICS, the constitution of a new Bank and of a Fund for Development. This was followed by a joint meeting between the BRICS, UNASUR, the Organization of the South American States and CELAC (the Community of Latin America and the Caribbean). All this happened … Continue reading SOUTH/SOUTH COLABORATION FOR A POST-CAPITALIST PARADIGM