An infographic that accompanies our report, Guns, Debt and Corruption, illustrating the role of military spending in causing and perpetuating the economic crisis.
Trevor Evans, EuroMemo Group / Berlin School of Economics and Law
Major industrial and financial corporations are organised internationally; at the European level there is a possibility of establishing greater democratic control over their activities; a step back towards the nation state would be a move in the wrong direction.
Keynes, convinced of the power of ideas over that of “vested interests”, famously held that “Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.” Now there’s little doubt that the social life of ideas helps explain the astonishing persistence of ‘Thatcherism’.
President Obama recognizes injustice and need for two states but does nothing to pressure Netanyahu to make concessions to Palestinians.
Global networking is key to winning battle against fracking, say activists at WSF.