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Call for an Internet Social Forum

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Women up in Arms- Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds Embrace a New Gender Politics

Resistance and strength manifest like weeds through cracks in Chiapas, Mexico and transnational Kurdistan where the respective Zapatista and Kurdish resistance movements are creating new gender relations as a primary part of their struggle and process for building a better world. In both places, women Continue reading

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Why should the Greek debt be audited?

The President of the Greek Parliament, Zoe Konstantopoulou, has set up a commission to audit the Greek debt and has asked me to play an active part in it. I have accepted to assume the scientific coordination. This commission was launched on 17th March 2015 in Athens. |1|Recently the Athens correspondent for Le Monde wrote, Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Venezuela

On March 9, the Obama administration issued an executive order declaring Venezuela a threat to US national security and imposing sanctions on several individuals. What Continue reading

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Two Years of the Autodefensas Movement in Michoacán, Mexico

On February 24, 2013, the citizens of the municipality of Tecalpatepec, in the heart of the Tierra Caliente region of the Mexican state of Michoacán, rose up in armed resistance against the Caballeros Templarios [Knights Templar] cartel. Sick of the violence, the abuses and the indifference and complicity with which the authorities were treating the narcotraffickers, the citizens decided to solve the problems that none of the three levels of government: municipal, state and federal, had dared to confront up to that date. The Autodefensas [Self-Defenses] of Michoacán had been born.
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Too Much Oil

We tend to associate oil and crisis with high prices and scarcity. Yet when prices plummet Continue reading

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The Speaker of the Greek parliament launches a debt audit commission

The Speaker of the Greek parliament, Zoé Konstantopoulou, has announced during a press conference on 17 March 2015 the creation of a commission to audit the Greek debt. The scientific coordination of the commission will be led by Eric Toussaint, Spokesman for CADTM and a member of the Ecuadorian debt audit Commission that sat in 2007-2008. “The purpose is to identify any debts taken on by the Greek government that may have an illegal, illegitimate or odious nature,” the Greek people “has the right to demand that any part of the Greek debt that may eventually be shown to be illegal – be erased,” declared the Greek Parliament’s Speaker.
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The Dilemma of Soy in Argentina

Industrial soy production continues to expand in Argentina, pushing small farmers out of the countryside and replacing other crops and cattle. It presents a challenge in a country where 70 percent of the food consumed comes from family farms, but which also needs the foreign exchange brought in by what has been dubbed Continue reading

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Letter to the People of the United States: Venezuela is not a threat

We are the people of Simon Bolívar, our people believe in peace and respect for all nations.
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In Tunis, the social movements come together for a better World

The World Social Forum is taking place this year in Tunis (Tunisia) from 24 to 28 March. The CADTM, which has been an active organiser since the beginning, has sent a forty strong delegation coming from nineteen different countries and four continents. Members from Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, DR Congo, Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Togo, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Congo, Morocco, Haiti, Argentina, India and Pakistan will be present. This strong presence is the best message of support against all forms of fundamentalism that can be sent to the Tunisian People in their times of difficulty.
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