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.
This is what corporate greed is about. Many corporations are being bailed out by there governments enabling them to continue their path of death and destruction of human lives and the environment. Read here
So, Eu nations, those paragons of justice and democracy, there among the dictatorships. The report highlights the high sentences for ‘non-violent acts’ related to the Catalan referendum Read here
An Italian senator has launched a new political party aimed at taking Italy out of the European Union – but how much interest is there in “Italexit” among Italian voters? Read here