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
Let us prey

Let us prey

Vulture funds buy up ‘bad’ debt owed by countries in distress and aggressively sue for full payment, plus compound interest.

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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
NEAL LAWSON is Chair of the good society group Compass and the author of All Consuming (Penguin, 2009). He serves on the boards of UK Feminista and We Own It, is a contributing editor to the journal Renewal and is an associate member at the Bauman Institute at Leeds University.

Argument: Can shopping be a form of activism?

Neal Lawson and Ruth Potts, both campaigners and writers, go head-to-head.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Letters

Letters

Housing, prostitution, violence and the pursuit of economic growth. Praise, blame and all the points in between? Give us your feedback.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 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 production line today at IMPA – the recuperated factory that inspired hundreds of others.Julio Etchart

Who needs a boss?

Vanessa Baird reports on how Argentinean workers took over failing and bankrupt enterprises – and have kept them going.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
The economic crash has brought millions of Spanish people onto the streets.Iñaki Pérez de Albéniz, under a CC License.

Spain’s brain drain

Dan Hancox on the skilled young people who, after thirty years of Spanish democracy, are finding their options increasingly limited.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
'They told us we couldn't count' Irfan Kortschak / PNPM Support Facility

'They told us we couldn't count'

In Indonesia, self-help is transforming the lives of rural women. Irfan Kortschak talks to one co-op member.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Skilled and in control: an Argentine co-op member thins dough for tarts at a recovered bread factory in Buenos Aires.Andres Lofiego/ Majority World

Can co-operatives crowd out capitalism?

Wayne Ellwood argues that co-ops – democratic, community-focused – offer an egalitarian way out of our current mess.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Map of Zambia

Country profile: Zambia

Mary Namakando digs out facts and ratings on one of Southern Africa's most politically stable countries and probes President Sata's grapple with corruption.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 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
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
'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
Spanish demonstrators march in Madrid in September 2010 as part of a general strike to protest against government spending cuts.Paul White / AP Photo

Are public service cuts justified?

Banker Dan Mobley goes head to head with tax justice campaigner John Christensen.

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NI 437 - Humans vs. Nature - November, 2010
Workers of the world, relax

Workers of the world, relax

Slowing growth could help us work less, live better and save the planet. So what’s not to like about that, wonders Zoe Cormier.

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NI 434 - Life beyond growth - July, 2010
Nature's bottom line Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Nature's bottom line

Economic growth is an idea whose time has passed, argues Wayne Ellwood.

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NI 434 - Life beyond growth - July, 2010

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Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Co-operatives July, 2012
Co-operatives July, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
The arms trade December, 2011
Up in arms March, 2011
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
Life beyond growth July, 2010
Life beyond growth July, 2010
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