There is nothing transparent about the use of armed drones. Although the number and use of these is increasing, our information concerning what they are doing, how and why, is not. Dr Michael Mair is [...]
The justice systems in many European nations have little to do with justice, serving the interests of those in power. Portugal is no exception. João Paulo Batalha is a social activist and founding member of [...]
Italian elections are rapidly nearing. Although this article left out Liberi e Pari (Free and Equal) it ohterwiseprovides a good overview. The conclusion seems realistic enough: after the elections there will be no change, just [...]
The Grand Coalition Agreement in Germany contains of a lot of words, yet little content. It does not fulfil what it promises, but is simply a programme for the intensified continuation of German mercantilism. Heiner [...]
Surrealism is king! Germany and other European neo-liberal policy makers are trying to take control of Italy’s finances. As usual, neo-liberal economists are there to help. Sergio Cesaratto is Professor of Growth and Development Economics [...]
The Spider’s Web: Britain's Second Empire, is a documentary film that shows how Britain transformed from a colonial power into a global financial power.
At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of offshore secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it behind obscure financial structures in a web of offshore islands.
Today, up to half of global offshore wealth may be hidden in British offshore jurisdictions and Britain and its offshore jurisdictions are the largest global players in the world of international finance. How did this come about, and what impact does it have on the world today? This is what the Spider's Web sets out to investigate.
Book review by Kieran Cooke Big business says it’s leading the world to a sustainable future. But a new book says that’s a highly implausible claim. Transnational corporations, or TNCs, or just plain big business, [...]