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A nationwide movement to defend the welfare state is taking off in Norway, reports Asbjørn Wahl.
The boycott of World Bank bonds is spreading, writes Mihail Dafydd Evans.
Mark Engler sheds some light on the murky world of export credit agencies.
Well, it does if you run the prison. Amanda George describes the opposition to profitable punishment in Australia.
So if privatization doesn’t work, what then? David Hall takes a stab at redesigning the public sector.
Cronyism is alive and well and living in the Philippines. Maitet Diokno-Pascual looks at how privatized electricity has taken consumers for a ride.
Like modern-day pirates, marauding corporations are hijacking our public services – while governments turn a blind eye. Wayne Ellwood debunks the privatization myth.
South Africa’s trade unions loudly oppose the Government’s sell-off of basic services. But the ANC isn’t listening, warns Patrick Bond.
Horatio Morpurgo writes from the devastated coast of Galicia in the wake of the Prestige disaster.
Exiled Burmese activist Myint Myint Wai recalls her desperate time in prison.
Behind the bland face of China’s new leader Hu Jintao.
Evil invaders from another planet blast our precious public services. Illustration by Polyp.
Has the narcissism of the market destroyed our sense of collective identity? Psychiatrist Trevor Turner argues that a preoccupation with self has spawned a new syndrome: malignant self-actualization.
Does repeating a thing make it true? The followers of mainstream economic dogma must surely think ‘Yes’. After the financial crash of 2008 and the malaise ever since, they haven’t changed their tune much. Their prescriptions don’t work but the patients – you or me – are still being dosed with ‘freemarket’ medicine. We’ve worked on this edition in the spirit of providing something of an antidote. The economic bottom line is inevitable, say the powers that be. Just the way things are. Well, we – and an ever-growing legion of dissenting economists and fed-up-to-the-back-teeth members of the general public – say, ‘No’. These cherished myths are causing real harm and we need to ditch them.
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