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Articles and opinion

Article / 23rd November 2006

The goal of neoliberal economic globalization is the removal of all barriers to commerce, and the privatization of all available resources and services. In this scenario, public life will be at the mercy of market forces, as the extracted profits benefit the few.

Article / 26th February 2006

The world needs to share its common resources, not compete over them. As long as nations - and the corporations that feed them - perceive resources as something within their ownership, then economic and political resources will continue to be channelled into gaining military as opposed to environmental security, writes Louise Edwards. 

Article / 2nd January 2006

In the early 1980s Willy Brandt created an Independent Commission to study world poverty. Brandt was concerned that the prevailing economic system was the cause of immense poverty, suffering and degradation. ...

Article / 1st February 2005

World public opinion has shifted since the Asian tsunami. People have been so moved by the plight of the people in the devastated areas that they have begun to talk about poverty and injustice in other parts of the world, such as Africa. The time is ripe to re-examine the recommendations of the Brandt Report, writes Mohammed Mesbahi and Dr. Angela Paine.