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Radio New Internationalist - The Arrogance

The ArroganceThis week were linking up Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to explore why that bundle of international economic policies favoured by the neo-cons can fail so badly and uncover a common link. Its The Arrogance the arrogance of the World Bank in Indonesia, of the International Monetary Fund in Latin America, and US policy-preachers now working in Iraq. Todays guests all of whom are working closely with international policy makers open the doors to a range of very personal…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Food for thought

A recent conference on food security did nothing to address the concerns of small farmers and local communities.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Bretton Woods II: Scrap the Unholy Trinity - the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO

At the irrelevant 'Bretton Woods II' conference in Washington in a couple of weeks' time, the elephant in the room is the disastrous performance of the IMF, World Bank and WTO. They can't be reformed. They have to be scrapped.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Not the only game in town

Remember the 2005 G8 Summit at Gleneagles when rock-stars and NGOs combined to Make Poverty History? The G8 leaders responded with speeches and promises to make massive increases to aid for Africa. Their promises now lie in a broken pile. As the leaders of the Western World gear up for the G8 Summit in the German coastal town of Heiligendamm in early June this year, campaigners are collecting to point out to the G8 and the world that on a range of crucial international issues, they are not the…

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Fall of the House of Windsor

It seemed strange that amongst the hundreds of organisations’ stallsringing the inner circle of the World Social Forum stadium in Nairobithere were only two that served food. At eye-watering prices. All theother officially-registered, slightly more reasonably-priced foodvendors, who’d paid to be there, had been firmly placed outside thegates in the so-called ‘food court’ which I didn’t even find til thesecond day, given the total lack of anything resembling signs.…

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Saramago

I used to think that the political novel died in 1948, with thepublication of George Orwell’s ‘1984’. His precise destination may nothave been reached by 1984, but the direction of travel was similar.Then, at the end of history, politics became a profession - and storiesare, after all, about people, not quantity surveying.…

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Myths and madness

Suggestions that Africa should reduce its population in order to avert climate disaster are completely wide of the mark. It’s not population we should be controlling, but consumption.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Everything free!

As we arrived this morning at the stadium where the World SocialForum is taking place, the traffic had come to a standstill. Which ispretty normal for Nairobi. But as we got out of the car to walk thefinal distance it became clear that this was no ordinary gridlock.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Chapatis against Bush!

With a renewed vigour and fresh intensity, the World Social Forumfeels like it’s beginning to hit its stride. Thanks to the Kenyanactivists’ inspiring agitation, there is a feeling of genuinepossibility in the air. WSF Organizers have made good on some of theirassurances that the Forum will be a more open space and those unable topay will be allowed in.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Zimbabwe’s ‘banned band’ – Comrade Fatso and the new chimurenga*

‘We’ll only stop playing when we have the last despot hanging from our guitar strings.’ Louise Gray on a brave artist who’s staying put in Zim and making musical ‘food for freedom fighters’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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