Economics

26.07.2016

World Bank should uphold ILO standards in new labour safeguard

World Bank should uphold ILO standards in new labour safeguard

The World Bank’s updated Environmental and Social Framework, a draft of which will be considered by the Bank’s executive board on 4 August, introduces a new labour standard that would, for the first time, require borrowing countries to comply with some basic workers’ rights and labour conditions in Bank-funded projects. »

26.07.2016

A Third Industrial Development Decade for the ‘Poorest Region in the World’ – Africa

A Third Industrial Development Decade for the ‘Poorest Region in the World’ – Africa

Human Wrongs Watch Underlining the need for the sustainable industrialization of Africa, the United Nations General Assembly on 25 July 2016 unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa. By the terms of the resolution, which was adopted without a vote,… »

26.07.2016

What a waste!

What a waste!

Discarded, left to rot or never harvested because its the wrong shape of size, a total of 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted every year. Read on and share your thoughts on one of the biggest scandals of our time. A few facts on food waste. Throwing away, or… »

26.07.2016

Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF

Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF

In this video we interview journalist and author Ernst Wolff. Wolff’s latest book is called “Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF” which is also available in German and Arabic. This video series aims to provide context behind the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the role… »

23.07.2016

Germany’s Energy Transition: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Germany’s Energy Transition: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Human Wrongs Watch By Emilio Godoy* COLOGNE, Germany, 19 July 2016 (IPS) – Immerath, 90 km away from the German city of Cologne, has become a ghost town. The local church bells no longer ring and no children are seen… »

21.07.2016

How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history

How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history

Gerard Ryle led the international team that divulged the Panama Papers, the 11.5 million leaked documents from 40 years of activity of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. Hear the story behind… »

07.07.2016

Launch event of the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism

Launch event of the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism

July the 8th, 2016, 4pm (Brazil) – Auditorium 01 – Faculty Zumbi dos Palmares – Clube de Regatas Tietê – São Paulo – Brazil A decade after the defeat of the FTAA – Free Trade Area of the Americas – our continent faces a new neoliberal offensive. This offensive is… »

06.07.2016

From the institutional way to the integral revolution

From the institutional way to the integral revolution

The current international political context allows us to clearly see the serious limits to the possibilities of social change through institutional routes. On the one hand, the new left-wing political experiences in Latin America have had scant impact on actual political life in the countries where they have had a… »

03.07.2016

Yanis Varoufakis on the European Constitution, Economic Disintegration and Orwellianism

Yanis Varoufakis on the European Constitution, Economic Disintegration and Orwellianism

In this video the former finance minister of Greece and founder of DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025), Yanis Varoufakis, provides us insights into why the European constitution does not represent European cititzens and lacks democratic substance. He also talks about the disintegration of the European Union, what… »

02.07.2016

The Great Seed Piracy

The Great Seed Piracy

Human Wrongs Watch By Prof. Vandana Shiva – Asian Age Besides taking control of the seeds of farmers in CGIAR seed banks, Bill Gates (along with the Rockefeller Foundation) is investing heavily in collecting seeds from across the world and storing them… »

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