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, by Social Watch

Report 2009 - Making finances work: People first

The bankruptcy of the Lehman Brothers investment bank in September 2008 is seen by many as the tipping point in a series of collapses in the banking system that spread like prairie fire through the financial markets and stock exchanges of the richest economies of the world. Since then, the word (...)

Food Rebellions! Crisis and the hunger for justice

Fahamu Books, 2009, £12.95

Food Rebellions! is a powerful handbook for those seeking to understand the causes and potential solutions to the current food crisis now affecting nearly half of the world’s people. Why are food riots are occurring around the world in a time of record harvests? What are the real impacts of (...)

, by Choike

Call for "global jobs pact" amidst rising job losses

In its latest Global Employment Trends update of May, the ILO has revised upwards its unemployment projections to levels ranging from 210 million to 239 million unemployed worldwide in 2009. The report notes that the economic crisis is detrimental for both women and men, whether they are at (...)

, by Jubilee Debt Campaign

A nex debt crisis ?

Assessing the impact of the financial crisis on developing countries

Debt, often arising from irresponsible lending, has been part of the Global South’s experience for decades. Could the fallout from the most recent
bout of reckless lending in the North see these countries tipped into an even deeper debt crisis?
With traditional sources of finance drying up, (...)

, by BELLO Walden

Will China save the world from depression?

Foreign Policy in Focus

The world is looking at China to save it from depression, but China has built its export based economy on the backs of its rural population, which is too poor to absorb the industry’s output now that global demand has slumped.
Will China be the "growth pole" that will snatch the world from the (...)

, by SACSIS

The KwaZulu-Natal Slums Act: Bloody Legislation Against the Expropriated

On 14 May 2009 the Constitutional Court will hear the attempt by the shack dweller’s movement Abahlali baseMjondolo to have the KwaZulu-Natal Slums Act declared unlawful. Other provinces have been mandated to develop similar legislation and the decision of the court may have a significant impact (...)

, by Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

Computer Connections: Supply chain policies and practices of seven computer companies

Irene Schipper, Esther de Haan, May 2009, 12 p.

In 2004 SOMO started researching labour issues in the supply chains of computer companies. This resulted in different reports, company profiles, the launce of the makeITfair campaign and extensive consultation with the computer industry. Now SOMO is looking at how companies have improved their (...)

, by LUSSON Julien, MASSIAH Gustave

Strategic issues of the global crisis

The international debate and the alter-globalist movement’s approach

The London G20 summit was as disappointing as expected. Several declarations were of course of interest insofar as they seem opposite to the policy principles of past years. Let us take note of them and not hesitate to remind the G20 about the promises on regulation. An initial question puts a (...)

, by Pambazuka

The global financial crisis: Lessons and responses from Africa

Demba Moussa Dembele

As the international financial crisis points to the collapse of laissez faire economics and discredits market fundamentalism, Africa and the global South should break free from failed neoliberal policies and the institutions that have promoted them and define their own paths to development, (...)

, by CHOSSUDOVSKY Michel

The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order

US$24.95, Online: US$18.00, 400 pages

In this new and expanded edition of Chossudovsky’s international best-seller, the author outlines the contours of a New World Order which feeds on human poverty and the destruction of the environment, generates social apartheid, encourages racism and ethnic strife and undermines the rights of (...)

, by ETC Group

Who Owns Nature?

In this 100th issue of the ETC Communiqué we update Oligopoly, Inc. – our ongoing series tracking corporate concentration in the life industry. We also analyze the past three decades of agribusiness efforts to monopolize the 24% of living nature that has been commodified, and expose a new (...)

, by SACSIS

Chomsky on the Obama/Geithner Rescue Plan

Video

There’s been an outcry in America about the financial rescue plan unveiled by the Obama administration under the leadership of Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner. The Obama administration plans to buy up $2 trillion in toxic financial assets. The plan is being denounced by economists in the (...)

, by YUNUS Muhammad

Meltdown Not the Only Crisis in the World

Muhammad Yunus, who claimed the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize founding Grameen Bank, which has lent out more than six billion dollars to mostly poor women, says the global recession presents a historical opportunity for change.
Catherine Makino, IPS Correspondent, Interviews MD. YUNUS, Bangladeshi (...)