“No, thanks, let’s stay friends”

Sanya Smith: “A former US minister was asked why they didn´t release the text of the TPP: “We tried that in the FTAA and it didn’t work because people suddenly realized what was in it and they opposed it…” So they are correctly named vampire agreements. Once people know what’s in it, they oppose it…” - Interview by Gerhard Dilger

Capitalist liberalization

Argentina says No to “Free Trade Agreements”

The overall objective is to build a national campaign against the agenda of liberalization. Alcira Argumedo denounced these treaties because they are negotiated in absolute secret and remembered that the FTA agenda implies the rupture of the regional integration processes achieved so far… - Luciana Ghiotto


More of the same?

“In a broader context of capitalist accumulation, the BRICS are acting based on a logic of competition over natural resources and market access that is imperialist in nature and is taking colonialism back to Africa in modern times” - Ana Garcia

BREXIT - What now?

The island is an island again

The Brexit vote will exacerbate the centrifugal forces in Europe and intensify right-wing hegemony. On Twitter people are stating, «Look who’s clapping», while pointing to Marine Le Pen, Donald Trump and Geert Wilders. Clearly then, there is a strong possibility that nationalism and xenophobia will become stronger in Europe… - Johanna Bussemer

Must Read!

Crisis in Brazil

Nowhere have economic and political crises fused so explosively as in Brazil, whose streets have in the past year seen more protesters than the rest of the world combined. - Perry Anderson

Sustainable development is failing...

… but there are alternatives to capitalism

There are already thousands of initiatives practicing elements of such socio-ecological transformation: the reclamation of indigenous territories and ways of life in the Americas, the Zapatista and Kurdish movements for self-governance, solidarity economies, producer cooperatives… - Ashish Kothari, Federico Demaria und Alberto Acosta

ThyssenKrupp in Santa Cruz


Residents in Santa Cruz, in Rio, Brazil, have been suffered the consequences of ThyssenKrupp Companhia Siderúrgica do Atlântico (TKCSA) for more than ten years. - PACS