Ten Point Agenda For The Global South

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

In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The resolution laid out a clear plan for the [...]

The Pandemic As Part Of A Much Broader Crisis Of Civilisation

By Roland Kulke, Transform! Europe. -

Covid-19 was first identified in November 2019 in the city of Wuhan. It is an infectious disease caused by a virus which is highly likely to have ‘jumped’ from a horseshoe bat to a human. This is [...]

Capitalist Catastrophism

By Kai Heron, ROAR Magazine. -

We are not really in capitalist realism anymore, that we have in fact been leaving it for quite some time and that the signs of what might replace it in our pandemic-ridden and rapidly warming [...]

COVID-19: A Polygraph For These Times

By Pasqualina Curcio, Ultimas Noticias. -

Like a lie detector, COVID-19 has made obvious at least two phenomena that have been taking place already over the past few years: the decline of the U.S. empire and the failure of capitalism. [...]

Why The Neoliberal Agenda Is A Failure At Fighting Coronavirus

By Richard D. Wolff, Brave New Europe. -

The utter failure of private capitalism to prepare for the coronavirus should have surprised no one. Private capitalism, as business school graduates repeat, focuses on profit. The “profit [...]

Ecuador Protests New Neoliberal Measures Amid Lockdown

By Telesur English. -

Unions, students, teachers, workers, and social organizations took to the streets in Quito as others followed from home in several cities Monday with a pot-banging protest. In Quito, Cuenca, [...]

The Race To Replace A Dying Neoliberalism

By Walden Bello, Foreign Policy In Focus. -

In response to the cataclysm occasioned by the coronavirus, three lines of thinking are emerging. One is that the emergency necessitates extraordinary measures, but the basic structure of [...]

‘We Need To Unite All The New And Old Insurgencies’

By Geraldina Colotti, Resumen English. -

Argentina is immersed in a deep economic crisis inherited from the previous government of Macri that handed the country over to transnationals and strengthened the idea of emptying it by massive [...]

Ecuador Persecutes Opponents As COVID-19 Crisis Exposes Neoliberal War On Public Sector

By Denis Rogatyuk, The Grayzone. -

Up to the end of April, the number of infected and deceased caused by the COVID19 pandemic had spiraled out of control, nearly collapsing the country’s public healthcare sector, already [...]

Sanctioned Countries Are Now Leading The World In The Fight Against Coronavirus

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

After weeks of dismissing it as a liberal “hoax” designed to unseat the president, brushing the virus off as no big deal and under control, the Trump administration is clearly floundering in its [...]

Pandemic And Economic Crisis In Latin America

By Revista El Porteño (Chile) - Corriente Socialista Militante (Argentina) - CMI-Chile, Marxist.com. -

The coronavirus pandemic is the catalyst that just pushed the economy into a global recession. The capitalist crisis that has shaken the foundations of the world since 2008 is on its way to [...]

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 [...]