Debt – The Facts

At any given time countries both owe debts and have them owing to them. Who owes what and what's the bigger crisis – foreign or domestic debt.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013

Debt – a global scam

The standard response to the current financial crisis has been to punish the presumed debtors. Are the creditors blameless, then? asks Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
Rising food prices have been hitting the poorest hardest, leading to looting in some places.

Facing the vultures

Argentina is not in the habit of being cowed by international pressure and financial big-hitters – or by proponents of austerity. Vanessa Baird reports.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
The top 10 per cent of Americans now control more than 70 per cent of the country's net worth.DonkeyHotey Under a CC Licence

Wall Street wants your gratitude

Our US columnist Mark Engler is riled by the shamelessness of the financial élite.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
What the squid did next Illustration by Ed Hall

What the squid did next

They say that US investment bank Goldman Sachs runs the world. Kenneth Haar investigates just how it's wrapping its tentacles around Europe.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012

A roadmap for a fair economy

Here's how to get from where we are to where we want to be...

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
Put equality first Bill Proud / Cartoon Stock

Put equality first

Both inequality and economic instability are growing. How deep does the connection go? wonders Vanessa Baird.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
The credit union boom

The credit union boom

Fed up with being fleeced, North Americans are flocking to co-operative savings societies. Wayne Ellwood reports.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Why America's 99% have rebelled Photo by David Shankbone under a CC Licence

Why America's 99% have rebelled

The majority has had enough, says Mark Engler.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011
VIDEO: ‘The banks have taken over democracy’

VIDEO: ‘The banks have taken over democracy’

New Internationalist editor Vanessa Baird dissects the financial crisis at Occupy London’s Tent City University.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011
The food rush

The food rush

Maize and wheat are hot assets, right up there with gold. But since investors piled into food markets, the poorest can no longer afford to eat. Hazel Healy gets to grips with the commodity speculators.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011
'Non a la réforme' means no to the age of austerity in France, as a student protests against a rise in the pension age in October 2010.Thibault Camus / AP / Press Association Images

The Great Rebellion

The Great Recession may have stunned the Minority World, but the Majority World has survived more or less unscathed. David Ransom investigates why, and traces the outlines of a future that might just be worth having.

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NI 440 - Up in arms - March, 2011
Gathering strength at the World Social Forum, Belém, in February 2009. Photo: Paulo Santos / Reuters

Financial meltdown and the Age of Possibility

As the empire of international finance collapses, David Ransom finds the chance to reset the compass towards democracy, equality and the survival of our planet.

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NI 421 - Put people first - April, 2009
Photo by Krishna Murari Kishan / Reuters

A new, green, democratic deal

How the financial, social and environmental crises collide – the opportunities and the dangers. Susan George and Walden Bello get the debate going.

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NI 419 - Climate justice - January, 2009
Nicholas Roberts / AFP / Getty Images

The road to meltdown

How did we get here? David Ransom takes a global – and historical – look.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
Peter the Great trims a taxpayer’s beard in a contemporary Russian cartoon.All images: Mary Evans Picture Library

A short history of TAXATION

A history of the eternal fate of taxation: to be the abused or abusive means towards noble or ignoble ends, never quite able to escape its association with extortion and war.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008
Tax Injustice – the facts

Tax Injustice – the facts

The measure of just tax is the ability to pay. The world’s tax system today is unjust, shifting the burden from rich to poor – and failing altogether to address the green agenda. Here are the facts and figures.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008
The Turmoil, registered in George Town, Cayman Islands, moored outside Citigroup’s office in Dublin, 9 June 2008.John Christensen

Can pay.. won't pay!

How John Christensen made a banker hide his head in his hands in the tax haven of Jersey. Top dodgers: Leona Helmsley, The Prince of Liechtenstein

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Co-operatives July, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
The arms trade December, 2011
The arms trade December, 2011
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Up in arms March, 2011
Put people first April, 2009
Climate justice January, 2009
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
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