Solely Because Of The Increasing Disorder

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

A few days ago, I spoke to a senior official at the World Health Organisation (WHO). I asked her if she knew how many people lived their lives on our planet without shoes. The reason I asked her [...]

Pandemic Could Push Up To 150 Million Into ‘Extreme Poverty’ By 2021

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

Amid findings that the combined wealth of the planet's billionaires skyrocketed to $10.2 trillion during the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warned Wednesday that the public health crisis [...]

Agony And Death Of Neoliberalism In Latin America

By Atilio Boron, Pagina 12, Translated by Resumen -

During the last few weeks, neoliberalism faced a series of defeats that sped up its agony and are leading to its death amidst large and violent upheavals. After nearly half a century of pillage, [...]

The Mexican Debt Crisis And The World Bank

By Eric Toussaint, -

Robert McNamara and president Luis Echeverria (1970-1976) were thick as thieves. The Mexican president had cracked down on the radical left. From 1973 on, Mexico’s foreign currency revenue soared [...]

The World Bank Needs To Understand Poverty And What It Actually Costs A Family To Live On

By Sharan Burrow, -

The World Bank’s extreme poverty line of US$1.90 a day is in fact not based on real estimates of people’s cost of living within countries. This explains why it fails to capture the desperation [...]

“Theoretical Lies” Of The World Bank. Developing Countries And The Hidden Agenda Of The “Washington Consensus”

By Eric Toussaint, -

The World Bank claims that, in order to progress, the Developing Countries [1] should rely on external borrowing and attract foreign investments. The main aim of thus running up debt is to buy [...]

Theoretical Lies Of The World Bank

By Eric Toussaint, -

In 2019, the World Bank (WB) and the IMF will be 75 years old. These two international financial institutions (IFI), founded in 1944, are dominated by the USA and a few allied major powers who [...]

Leaked Wikileaks Doc Reveals US Military Use Of IMF, World Bank As “Unconventional” Weapons

By Whitney Webb, -

WASHINGTON – In a leaked military manual on “unconventional warfare” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, the U.S. Army states that major global financial institutions — such as the World Bank, [...]

US Provides Weapons And Loans To Encourage Ukraine To Keep Provoking Russians

By Finian Cunningham, -

Oh what a lovely big stocking-filler for the Kiev regime this week from Washington. Just in time for Christmas too, and only weeks after President Petro Poroshenko tried to incite a war with [...]

World Bank Continues To Drive People From Their Land

By Staff, -

Bali Nusa Dua, October 11, 2018–New analysis by Urgewald, the German human rights NGO, finds that the World Bank is still resettling people in many of its development projects. Altogether, [...]

World Bank – IMF Guilty Of Promoting Land Grabs, Increasing Inequality

By Staff, -

07 OCTOBER, BALI: At a meeting of La Via Campesina facilitated by Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI) in Bali, peasant organizations from Asia, Africa, Americas, and Europe have unanimously held World [...]

Time To End Business Rankings Of The World Bank

By Staff, -

OAKLAND, CA—The revelations that led to this week’s resignation of World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer point to flawed methodology and political manipulation in the World Bank’s Doing Business [...]

Morales Declares ‘Total Independence’ From World Bank And IMF

By Staff, -

By Staff of Tele Sur - Bolivia’s popular uprising known as the The Cochabamba Water War in 2000 against United States-based Bechtel Corporation over water privatization and the associated World [...]

Honduran Farmers Sue World Bank Group For Human Rights Violations

By Valentina Stackl, -

By Valentina Stackl for Earth Rights - EarthRights International (ERI) filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Honduran farmers charging two World Bank Group members with aiding and abetting [...]

Reject World Bank’s Enabling Business Of Agriculture Index

By Staff, -

By Staff of Oakland Institute - The Enabling the Business of Agriculture index is used to promote pro-corporate agricultural reforms around the world. In the seed sector, it rewards countries [...]

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