The – Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights – for the UN was released this week (July 7, 2020). It was Philip Alston’s last report in that role. It is a shocking indictment of the way neoliberalism has distorted our societies and the way the governments with the capacity to ‘move mountains should they wish’ have been co-opted as agents of capital and perpetuate those distortions.
“The EU is facing a crisis of legitimacy – but retreating to the nation-state will only benefit the far right.” The authors set out a plethora of programmes to save the EU. Read here
It is good to see how much solidarity the Catalans are receiving. Read here