Category archives: globalisation

All Give and No Take

Do those negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership have any interest in democracy? Here’s a test. Read more.

“Managing Transparency”

Politicians and officials are desperately seeking to justify their transatlantic assault on democracy. Read more.

A Global Ban on Left-Wing Politics

That’s what the new rules being smuggled into trade agreements are delivering. Read more.

Elite Insurgency

The real threat to the national interest comes from the rich and powerful Read more.

Obama’s Rogue State

The US calls on other nations to abide by the treaties it violates. Read more.

Elevation

Who do Bono and the ONE campaign really represent: the very poor or the very rich? Read more.

Corporate Carve-Up

Under the pretext of preventing hunger, the rich nations are engineering a new scramble for Africa. Read more.

Empire of Capital

Colonialism never ended, it continues by different means. Read more.

An Eruption of Reality

Has our society become too complex to sustain? Read more.

Clearing Up This Mess

John Maynard Keynes had the answer to the crisis we’re now facing; but it was blocked and then forgotten. Read more.

Protect and Survive

Peter Mandelson is bullying the world’s poorest nations into following a development route that can’t work. Read more.

Manufactured Famine

A new wave of food colonialism is snatching food from the mouths of the poor. Read more.

Breast Beating

The G8 has the interests of the rest of the world at heart – until they conflict with its own. Read more.

No More Ventriloquists

A world parliament allows the poor to speak for themselves Read more.

The Emperor of Africa

Tony Blair cannot let go of Britain’s inordinate global powers Read more.

Still the Rich World’s Viceroy

If the IMF wants to reform itself, why not try democracy? Read more.

The Man Who Betrayed the Poor

Even as the G8 promises fall apart, Geldof stays silent Read more.

Africa’s New Best Friends

The corporations which helped to immiserate Africa are being given control of its development. Read more.

Bards of the Powerful

Far from challenging the G8’s role in Africa’s poverty, Geldof and Bono are legitimising its power. Read more.

Spin, Lies and Corruption

The G8’s debt reduction plan is little better than an extortion racket Read more.