COVID-19 Lesson: The Free Market Failed Us

By Stan Sorscher, The Stand. -

Here is a lesson: for 40 years, we have accepted the premise that markets will solve all our problems, and we don’t need national strategies. We traded our industrial capacity and technical [...]

We Won’t Go Back To Normal, Because Normal Was The Problem

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute -

It is hard to remember that just a few weeks ago, the planet was in motion. There were protests in Delhi (India) and Quito (Ecuador), eruptions against the old order that ranged from anger at the [...]

“Herd Immunity” Is Epidemiological Neoliberalism

By Isabel Frey, Thequarantimes.wordpress.com -

While most European countries are preparing for lock-downs to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a few countries are opting for a different strategy: herd immunity. Instead of testing as many [...]

Neoliberalism’s Death Knell?

By Michael Hudson, Information Clearinghouse. -

In the latest It’s Our Money podcast, PBI Chair Ellen Brown and co-host Walt McRee speak with renowned economist Michael Hudson, member of the Public Banking Institute Advisory Board. Walt [...]

The Movement To Replace Neoliberalism Has Lost A Battle, But We Can Still Win The War

By Antonia Jennings, Opendemocracy.net -

Now is not the time for despair. Neoliberalism is limping to its death, and it’s up to us to make sure that what comes next isn’t something worse. Get ready for a decade of unprecedented change [...]

Chile: 3,765 Injured,10,000 Detained Protesters Since October

By Telesur English. -

Four months of protests in Chile against the neoliberal policies of Sebastian Piñera's government has resulted in more than 3,700 people injured, 951 filed complaints of torture and 195 for [...]

A Neoliberal Legacy: America’s Fascism Problem Runs Much Deeper Than Trump

By Roger D. Harris, Mintpressnews.com -

After the supposedly post-racial presidency of Barack Obama, what passes for the liberal punditry discovered that racism had arisen in the homeland. They never felt so good feeling bad about [...]

I Will Hold You In My Arms A Day After The War

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On Monday, 27 January, the South African photographer Santu Mofokeng slipped away. His camera had been a familiar presence in the anti-apartheid struggle; after years of photographing police [...]

Chile: Three Months After The Anti-neoliberal Rebellion

By Pablo Sepúlveda Allende, La Jornada, translation, Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau -

From there on began the collapse of the myth of the successful Chilean model. The oasis was just a mirage. The main window of neoliberalism was broken and surrounded by barricades, erected by [...]

Sustainability In A Small Place: The Spanish Basque Country As A 21st Century Model

By Bruce Rich, Opendemocracy.net -

Things aren't working out the way many of us hoped. But we could learn something from this small entrepreneurial nation. The 21st Century is not working out the way many of us hoped: we witness [...]

The Scourge Of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy From Reagan To Trump’

By Staff, Jackrasmus.com -

At 272 pages, Dr, Jack Rasmus’s new book “The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy From Reagan to Trump” is a big little book. To understand its importance a comparison to another big [...]

We’re Headed For An Uprising, But Are We Ready For It?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

As 2019 comes to a close and we enter a new decade, we look back at the major events and issues that shaped the year with Chris Hedges. We discuss the rise of the Right, in part due to the [...]

Brazil: 2019 – A Year Of Resistance And Hope

By Jessy Dayane, BrasilWire.com. -

When I look back at where we were December 2018, I think we reached the end of 2019 better than we thought we would. Although we suffered losses, we had some important victories. Last year’s [...]

AMLO And His Impact In Latin America

By Ángel Guerra Cabrera, La Jornada, translation. Resumen Latinoamericano, North America branch. -

The arrival of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the Presidency of Mexico had an important impact on the momentum of anti-neoliberal struggles in Latin America and the Caribbean. As the presidential [...]

Chile: People Come To This Square For Bread, Not Weapons

By J. Lynn Jackson, Popular Resistance. -

On November 14, Chile's indigenous nations called for a day of peaceful solidarity, remembrance, and ritual in Santiago's central square, which still bears its colonial name, Plaza de Armas [...]