Author Archives: Francine Mestrum

The Pandora Papers

An ICIJ Investigation: Based upon the most expansive leak of tax haven files in history, the investigation reveals the secret deals and hidden assets of more than 330 politicians and high-level public officials in more than 90 countries and territories, … Continue reading

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UN Secretary-General calls for accelerated action on jobs and social protection

Deeply diverging recoveries threaten to undermine trust and solidarity and make the world more vulnerable to future crises, including climate change. In response the UN and ILO have established a ‘Global Accelerator’ to help ensure global financing to create 400 … Continue reading

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20 years after Durban: Africans and Afro-descendants still colonized or emancipated?

20 ans après Durban, les Africains et les Afro-descendants sont ils toujours colonisés ou émancipés? http://fondation-frantzfanon.com/20-ans-apres-durban-africains-et-afro-descendants-colonises-ou-emancipes/ An article from the Frantz Fanon Foundation

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Our Common Agenda

A much-anticipated report from UN Secretary-General António Guterres backs the call for a renewed social contract, setting out an ambitious plan for multilateral action to address the multiple crises facing the world. Read the report

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A New Washington Consensus

Five years ago, the G20 launched the ‘Compact with Africa’. It turned out to be just another iteration of neoliberal imperialism by Martin Tsounkeu Read the article

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Can Human Solidarity Globalize?

A very interesting discussion, organized by The Great Transition, of utmost importance for the World Social Forum: https://greattransition.org/gti-forum/can-human-solidarity-globalize

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Quince tesis sobre el partido movimiento

por Boaventura de Sousa Santos Los ciudadanos y las ciudadanas no están hartos de la política, sino de esta política; la inmensa mayoría de la ciudadanía no se moviliza políticamente ni sale a la calle a manifestarse, pero está llena … Continue reading

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Propiedad Privada

por Oscar Gonzalez Ahora, en los tiempos que corren, no solo la tierra, el fuego, el agua; también el aire, la atmósfera y los cuerpos astrales pueden ser objeto de apropiación privada. Star Wars anticipa ya las nuevas guerras intergalácticas por la … Continue reading

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Whither the Washington Consensus?

by Francine Mestrum The Washington Consensus has been declared dead many times. But austerity policies and reform programmes keep being introduced in too many countries. Today, a new ‘social contract’ is being proposed, but what does it mean? Article in … Continue reading

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From a failed multilateralism to a prospective omnilateralism

One of the sharp dividing lines that have been running through all leftist and progressive movements for decades is related to the State. It is necessarily good for all those who consider change only possible by seizing power within a … Continue reading

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