Tag Archives: neoliberalism

USA | Market fundamentalism + water = poison

Book review of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha (2018, One World Press), and The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster by Werner Troesken (2006, MIT Press)

by Pete Brown, Detroit Workers’ Voice

Venezuela | Venezuela’s Maduro government imposes capitalist shock therapy

by Bill Van Auken
22 August 2018

Venezuela remained in a state of chaos Tuesday, four days after President Nicolas Maduro announced a series of economic measures, including a 95 percent currency devaluation and a conversion of the country’s old currency “the strong bolivar” to a new one, the “sovereign bolivar,” by lopping off five zeros from the new banknotes.

UK | The human rights abuses that couldn’t be closer to home – weekly briefing

Will the New Labour imperialists ever pay for their crimes, asks Lindsey German

Imagine if, in the course of a much contested and aggressive war, your government was involved in facilitating the torture and detention of suspected terrorists, its intelligence officers being present while some of this torture is taking place, or supplying questions to the torturers in order to facilitate their interrogations in other cases – with more than 200 known cases where this took place.

India | The NGO-ization of resistance

By Arundhati Roy

“Bel dan pa di zanmi.” (“Just because someone is smiling at you doesn’t mean they’re your friend.”)

—Haitian proverb

Origins: The term was coined in 2004, though the phenomenon it describes began in the 1980s as one element of the neoliberal project.

Behind the Iran Protests

By Narges Bajoghli

“I’m in university now, but I know it’s a waste of time. I won’t have a job after this. I wouldn’t have a job if I didn’t go to university. I’m just waiting out four years. But there’s no future for me . . . for any of us.”