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An analysis of central bank decision-making

An earlier version of this paper was presented at ‘The MPC at 25’, a conference organised by the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Economic and Social Research, in London, 30 March 2022 The process by which central banks take decisions has evolved over the years,...

A fatura odiosa da independência

Em maio passado, o New York Times publicou uma pesquisa aprofundada sobre as raízes históricas da dívida haitiana. Em maio passado, o New York Times públicou uma série de artigos sobre a história amplamente desconhecida da emblemática «cobrança da independência» do...

La mise en tourisme de la « Riviera maya » : à quel prix ?

Version écrite et augmentée (!) de l'entretien mené par la journaliste Caroline Chapeaux (LN24) avec Bernard Duterme (CETRI), coordinateur du livre La domination touristique. Entretien consacré à la touristification de la « Riviera maya » au Mexique, à ses coûts et à...

Chaos en Haïti

L'insécurité règne en Haïti : 80 blessés par balle en quatre jour dans un quartier, « nous ne voyons même pas cela dans des pays en guerre ». L'émission « Droit de suite », sur La Première (RTBF), avec les analyses de Frédéric Thomas. En 2011, un terrible tremblement...

Chile Rechaza

Chile Rechaza

Álvaro Cuadra Cuando se produjo en Chile el llamado estallido social en octubre 2019 y, como un modo de detener dicha crisis se propuso al país un Acuerdo por la Paz Social y la nueva Constitución (15 Noviembre 2019). Conviene recordar estos antecedentes y plantear la...

El patíbulo de la democracia argentina

El patíbulo de la democracia argentina

Aram Aharonian El fallido magnicidio de Cristina Fernández de Kirchner exhibe en tono dramático el grado de descomposición política alcanzado en Argentina gracias –en parte- a la permanente campaña de odio desatada por los partidos y diversos medios de comunicación de...

Nuclear Warning: A Scientist in Distress

Nuclear Warning: A Scientist in Distress

Underground tank farm with 12 of the site's 177 waste storage tanks, photo United States Department of Energy. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, two US teams visited Russia to study Mayak, focusing on the Soviet's 1957 nuclear accident as well as on waste impacts on...

Destructive Myths

Destructive Myths

Romanticized stories about the Second World War are at the heart of American exceptionalism.

Why didn’t KPFA defend its journalist?

Why didn’t KPFA defend its journalist?

Some newspapers defend their journalists, at least once in a while. When the charming prince of Saudi Arabia had Journalist Jamal Khashoggi sawed up into little pieces, the Washington Post expressed outrage, and the bad press cost the Saudis some embarrassment; for a...

LAS MULTINACIONALES Y SU LEY

LAS MULTINACIONALES Y SU LEY

América Latina y el Caribe son desangradas por multinacionales que demandan a nuestros países por presuntos "incumplimientos" y la ley internacional —elaborada a su medida— falla en favor de los privados.

Bill Gates se equivoca

Las ambiciones del multimillonario solo empeorarán el desastre climático.Temas: Actualidad, Energía nuclear, Centrales nucleares, Tecnología, EnergíaLeer artículo completo

Ukraine, war and the British left

Anti*Capitalist Resistance activist Phil Hearse speaks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about debates on the British left over Ukraine and the rise of the Enough is Enough cost of living campaign.

Le notizie di scienza della settimana

Le notizie di scienza della settimana

Come funziona l’evoluzione del cervello dei mammiferi, scoperto il dinosauro più antico dell’Africa, il benessere vicino all’acqua, l’aggiornamento dei vaccini contro il covid: l’attualità scientifica. Leggi

Intanto nel mondo

Intanto nel mondo

La squadra dell’Aiea raggiunge la centrale di Zaporižžja, l’Australia aumenta il tetto massimo di immigrazione permanente, la stagione degli incendi colpisce duramente l’Amazzonia brasiliana, riprende la guerra tra le forze governative e i ribelli nel Tigrai....

Mort du liquidateur Gorbatchev

Mikhaïl Gorbatchev est décédé mardi en Russie à l’âge de 91 ans. Auteur du « Nouveau défi léniniste », Georges Gastaud revient sur la mort du dernier dirigeant soviétique. En Occident, beaucoup […]

Yes, the US Still Has a Child Poverty Problem

Yes, the US Still Has a Child Poverty Problem

The New York Times released a big story this week declaring that child poverty has plummeted over the last thirty years. But their numbers are misleading: unlike social democratic countries, the US is still plagued by sky-high child poverty. The OECD relative child...

The Gonzo Weimar Germany of George Grosz

The Gonzo Weimar Germany of George Grosz

Between the 1920s and the 1950s, the German painter George Grosz went from being Vladimir Lenin’s favorite modern artist to a bitter illustrator in American exile. In between, he drew some of the fiercest caricatures of capitalist society ever seen. Fairy Tale by...

Collective complaint against the Technopolice

Three years ago, La Quadrature du Net started an initiative called « Technopolice » to gather information relating to all technologies deployed by the police in our cities. Today, we have come to a point where the combination of these technologies creates a state of...

El declive de la corriente plurinacional- Por Raúl Zibechi

El declive de la corriente plurinacional- Por Raúl Zibechi

Los conceptos vertidos en esta sección no reflejan necesariamente la línea editorial de NODAL. Consideramos importante que se conozcan porque contribuyen a tener una visión integral de la región. El declive de la corriente plurinacional Raúl Zibechi* La propuesta de...

Cinema: Faroeste alienígena e o poder da imagem

Cinema: Faroeste alienígena e o poder da imagem

Por José Geraldo Couto, no Blog do Cinema do Instituto Moreira Salles De quando em quando surge um filme que revisita criativamente toda a história do cinema, questionando de quebra a natureza do meio ou, pelo menos, da sua indústria. É o caso de Não! Não olhe!, de...

Agroecologia: O que eu diria ao presidente Lula?

Agroecologia: O que eu diria ao presidente Lula?

Faço parte de um grupo autointitulado “intelectuais progressistas orgânicos”, reunidos em uns 30 coletivos, coordenados pelo Fórum 21, o qual está organizando um encontro com o Lula. São mais de 500 inscritos para este encontro presencial e virtual, a ser realizado no...

Mobilidade: a ilusão das cidades sem atritos

Mobilidade: a ilusão das cidades sem atritos

Paris Marx em entrevista a Rafael Grohmann para o DigiLabour Paris Marx, escritor canadense e apresentador do podcast Tech Won’t Save Us, acaba de lançar seu primeiro livro, Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation. A obra...

Ucrânia: o capital em guerra

Ucrânia: o capital em guerra

   ++ • caderno #10 • Ucrânia: o capital em guerra   • A Guerra dos Mundos • Franco “Bifo” Berardi • Para lá da Guerra e da Paz • Luhuna Carvalho • Notas provisórias sobre os recentes acontecimentos na Ucrânia • David Harvey • Guerra e Choque • Pedro Levi Bismarck • A...

O futuro realmente existente

O futuro realmente existente

  ++ #35 • Primavera 2022 • O futuro realmente existente   artigos • Notas sobre Tafuri, militância e sindicalização • Marianela D’Aprile & Douglas Spencer • Bem-vindo ao futuro realmente existente • João Pedro Cachopo • Guerra e demência (senil) • Franco “Bifo”...

Cipayos: Baradel y Yasky se reunieron con el embajador de EE UU

“El rol de los sindicatos es crucial para proteger los derechos de los trabajadores y construir una economía sólida. Conversamos con Hugo Yasky y Roberto Baradel sobre avances y desafíos de los sindicatos hoy, y del trabajo conjunto de EE UU y la Argentina en materia...

El aumento del gasto militar

Este primer capitulo se centra en explicar el aumento de gasto militar, un debate que se ha intensificado a raíz de la invasión de Ucrania por parte de Rusia. Más información: https://www.lamarea.com/2022/04/11/ec…

Futuro incierto: ¿cuándo llega el socialismo?

“¿Puede sostenerse, hoy por hoy, la existencia de una clase obrera en ascenso, sobre la que caería la hermosa tarea de hacer parir una nueva sociedad? ¿No alcanzan los datos económicos para comprender que esta clase obrera -en el sentido marxista del término- tiende a...

Keir Starmer’s humiliation kink

Keir Starmer’s humiliation kink

I often wonder if Keir Starmer has a humiliation kink: whether he draws joy or pleasure from what one can only imagine is the sheer weight of humiliation and shame that must push itself down on his chest with every waking breath. It is, one might reasonably argue, the...

Sri Lanka: Trouble in paradise

Sri Lanka: Trouble in paradise

Anti-government protestors in front of the Presidential Secretariat in Sri Lanka on 13 April 2022. Photo by AntanO (Wikimedia Commons) Sri Lanka, the ultimate island travel destination, has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. We are in the middle of our...

How the West scuppered Gorbachev’s reforms

How the West scuppered Gorbachev’s reforms

The author, Jonathan Steele, and Mikhail Gorbachev after an interview in Moscow, 2011. For a few days after 30 August 2022 reports from Russia were not dominated by the latest bloodshed in Putin’s criminal war on Ukraine. The death of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last...

Reino de España: el mercadillo fiscal

Influir en la agenda pública a través de las noticias que difunden diariamente los medios de comunicación. Agenda Setting, como lo denominan las personas expertas en comunicación política. Prevea escenarios, dibuje el marco del relato, elija los canales y lance el...

Sarah Palin’s Loss Is Democracy’s Gain

Sarah Palin’s Loss Is Democracy’s Gain

John Nichols How Alaska’s ranked-choice voting system freed the majority of voters to elect pro-choice, pro-labor Democrat Mary Peltola. The post Sarah Palin’s Loss Is Democracy’s Gain appeared first on The Nation.

Pakistan’s Floods Are a Wind From the West

Pakistan’s Floods Are a Wind From the West

Hasan Ali The devastating natural disaster could be just an early glimpse of the consequences of industrialization in the global north. The post Pakistan’s Floods Are a Wind From the West appeared first on The Nation.

Why We Don’t Say “Reform the Police”

Why We Don’t Say “Reform the Police”

Mariame Kaba, Andrea J. Ritchie Reforms that leave policing’s core functions in place will not prevent state violence against Black people. To build a better society, we must abolish policing altogether. The post Why We Don’t Say “Reform the Police” appeared first on...

Elections in Brazil

The beginnings The story of the PT begins at the end of the 70s with the mobilisations of a new trade unionism. Its epicenter was in the industrial regions of greater São Paulo. It rejected the old trade union structures. In one way or another they had yielded to the...

Extreme events are the new normal, and not just in the weather

September 21 is the day the dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in the Philippines. For 49 years, it has been a day of mourning for Filipinos. This year, the 50th anniversary of Martial Law will be taking place under the regime of his son, Ferdinand Marcos...

Appunti sul “fascismo storico” e quello attuale

La destra vittoriosa nelle recenti elezioni politiche non è la fotocopia del fascismo storico, ma nelle mutate condizioni sociali e politiche neppure Mussolini e Italo Balbo userebbero oggi la pratica violenta e la retorica nazionalista di cento anni fa. Restano gli...

Gli 80 anni di Altan e Volere la Luna

Da oltre 40 anni, mentre padri e madri si specchiano nelle battute fulminanti di Cipputi, i figli e le figlie crescono con le avventure della Pimpa. Così Altan ha segnato e segna la nostra cultura materiale degli ultimi decenni. Oggi, allo scoccare dei suoi 80 anni,...

Il buio oltre l’orizzonte

La situazione italiana si intreccia con quella internazionale. Noi sosteniamo la controffensiva ucraina che mira a sconfiggere la Russia; quest’ultima fa sapere che, se messa alle strette, userà l’arma nucleare; gli Stati Uniti annunciano che, se ciò accadrà,...

Leicester is not in India: Hindutva in India and beyond

Call it a taste of India.  Specifically Modi ruled India.  On the evening of Saturday, September 17 a mob of about 300 masked and balaclava wearing young Hindu men went on a  violent rampage  on the streets of Leicester, United Kingdom.  They were armed with sticks...

What I Learned About Governments by Reading Classified Documents

Donald Trump’s illegal retention of classified U.S. government records reminded me that I have been reading these kinds of sensitive official files after their declassification―and learning from them―for decades. The reason is that I am a scholar of international...