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Put people, not finances, first

Call from Dakar to Mobilize for the G8 and the G20 in France in 2011 For the G8, May 21 and 22 in Deauville For the G20, from October 31 to November 5, 2011 in Cannes Gathered together here in Dakar during the Convergence Assembly for Action against the G8/G20 at the World Social Forum, we - the social movements, trade unions, international solidarity associations, women and men from all continents - are calling for massive popular mobilizations during the G8 summit on May 26th and 27th (...) read

date of on-line publication : 8 March 2011

Is the Haiti Rescue Effort Failing?

Everyone wants to believe in the best intentions of all involved, but five days after the quake, with so few being helped, we have to ask: how did this get so badly done? Read more Also watch Naomi Klein’s comments on this topic and read Haiti coverage read

date of on-line publication : 19 January 2010


DRC: a demonstration of plunder and submission

> by Damien Millet and Eric Toussaint

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a textbook case for those who wish to understand complex notions like the pillage of a country’s wealth, the intolerable loss of a State’s sovereignty, or the concept of odious debt. The manner in which the budget of 2007 was prepared and the orientations of the government led by Antoine Gizenga provide clear confirmation of what the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt and many other social movements have been asserting for a number of (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 July 2007

Transnational Institute (TNI)

Morocco : between economic liberalisation and political stagnation

> In "Beyond the Market : The Future of Public Services", Elâabadila Chbihna Maaelaynine and Massimiliano Di Tota, April 2006, 7 p. (pdf)

Given the lack of a project for the democratic modernisation of the state and the construction of citizenship, Morocco is caught between economic liberalism and political stagnation. The public services on offer do not satisfy the basic needs of the population. Recent market-oriented reforms have aggravated the social and political crisis, as shown by the increase in corruption, clientelism, foreign debt, impunity and religious fundamentalism. Read Morocco : between economic liberalisation (...) read

date of on-line publication : 21 March 2007

WTO talks on resumption of Doha talks

> Third World Network (...)

Members of the World Trade Organization appear to be in favour of resuming the Doha negotiations, suspended by WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy (and endorsed by the Trade Negotiations Committee) in July, and subsequently "taken note of" by the General Council.
At a Lamy-convened ’Green Room’ meeting Friday evening, while delegations generally favoured resumption, opinion was divided whether it should be restarted formally or informally.
Some key countries advised caution, and suggested that there should be informal consultations and discussions on whether there was flexibility in the positions of key members. Others, including several of the chairs of committees, appeared to favour formal resumption of negotiations.  read

date of on-line publication : 21 November 2006

DOR George

Economic Alternatives to Neoliberalism

> Pambazuka News 209: 2 June 2005 (...)

Any attempt to build economic alternatives to neoliberalism also needs to take account of its ideological and repressive elements. As potentially viable alternatives are developed, the neoliberal system will do all in its power to repress these initiatives. Therefore, as well as being visionary and identifying offensive demands towards realising that vision, attention must also be given to defending the space that is available to develop alternatives. The closing down of forms of expression, passing of restrictive legislation and acts of violent repression must be resisted together with the building of alternatives. Maintaining the space to be able to develop alternatives is thus an integral dimension of the struggle for alternatives.  read

date of on-line publication : 1 June 2006


Development Aid Is Driven by Politics, Not a Desire to Alleviate Poverty

> Transnational Institute, Dec 2005 (...)

This article takes a critical look at aid which is based on ’Market Fundamentalism’, looking particularly at the effects this had on states in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The author questions the real motives behind government aid programs, arguing that it is often intended to facilitate trade relations and investment, as oposed to specifically alieviating poverty. The article concludes by proposing a plan of "coherence and democratisation" to overcome this.  read

date of on-line publication : 16 December 2005

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