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World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Customs Organization
The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on Customs matters. With its worldwide membership, the WCO is now recognized as the voice of the global Customs community. It is p...

News Releases

Governments Must Act for Sustainable and Equitable Recovery
2012-05-01
Global Unions
On this May Day, Global Unions call on governments to assume their responsibilities and join together to end the crisis. They need to create decent, sustainable jobs and stand up for the rights of peo...

Sources Select Resources

Capitalism is still in dreamland
Despite the markets' excesses, policymakers think they are in control
Elliott, Larry
Article
2008
Guardian Weekly
Reporting on the World Economic Forum 2008, the author finds the IMF's suggestion to cut taxes and interest to be perpetuating the myth that the crises is one of liquidity rather than solvency.
Chicken Game: Eurocrisis, Again.
Washington vs. Berlin
Sciortino, Raffaele
Article
2012
Insurgent Notes
How does one take an autonomous position against the European policies of social butchery without falling into nationalist, anti-German nostalgia or into rhetoric against “Anglo-Saxon speculation”? Ho...
Failed neo-liberalism sees SA sleepwalking into a revolution
Nkosi, Redge
Article
2013
IOL
Two decades into democracy the outcomes of our economic system and its policy framework are unambiguous: increased poverty, increased inequality, increased unemployment, escalating costs of living and...
Greece and the Future of European Democracy
Disfunction in the Eurozone
Ali, Tariq; Creston, Davis
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Interview with Tariq Ali, author of "The Extreme Center: A Warning". Discussion addresses the current economic situation in Greece and the European Union's role in it.
Iceland's Revolution
Thorsteinsson, Vidar
Article
2016
Jacobin
After its financial crisis, Iceland put bankers in jail. But it didn't rein in capital. In reality the responses to the 2008–9 Icelandic banking crash were only modestly progressive and failed to brin...
A Marxist History of the World part 105: The 2008 Crash: from bubble to black hole
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The financial crisis represents the end of an era in which greed and casino-madness had been given free rein by market deregulation and rising debt.
A Marxist History of the World part 106: The Second Great Depression
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Four years after the beginning of the crisis, the neoliberal elite is trapped by the contradictions of the system on which its wealth depends.
A Marxist History of the World part 82: The Hungry Thirties
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Beginning with the Wall Street Crash in 1929, the world economy entered the Great Depression. The misguided policies that world leaders pursued ensured that millions of lives were torn apart.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017
April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
Puerto Rico: a Junta By Any Other Name
Cruz Díaz, Miguel A.
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Empire is once again fashionable. The financial crisis that is presently gutting the island of Puerto Rico plays out like the world's worst case of botched assisted suicide. The sell of its municipal ...
Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sources
Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
Bird and Fortune - Subprime Crisis
Bird, John; Fortune, John
Film/Video
2008
Youtube
The Subprime mortgage crisis explained. John Bird and John Fortune (the Long Johns) brilliantly, and accurately, describing the mindset of the investment banking community in this satirical interview.
A Warning From the B.I.S.: the Calm Before the Storm?
Whitney, Mike
Article
2016
Counter Punch
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled "Uneasy calm ...
Why American Financial Markets Have No Relationship to Reality
An Economic House of Cards
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The bullion banks (primarily JP Morgan, HSBC, ScotiaMocatta, Barclays, UBS, and Deutsche Bank), most likely acting as agents for the Federal Reserve, have been systematically forcing down the price of...

Sources Bookshelf

Killing the Host
How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...


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