Jubilee South Statement from Argentina

Defend Life The explosion of anger and hunger that has shaken our country is a long expected response from the depths of the degradation and betrayal that the people have been suffering. We join in that mobilization and share the pain, the anguish, and the indignation, in the face of so much unjustifiable repression and death. Dialogue 2000 demands the immediate halting of police repression and the repeal of the illegal state of siege. We call for the liberation and dropping of charges against all those detained for their participation in acts of social protest. We reject all forms of…

Momentum Returns to Movements against Corporate Globalisations Patrick Bond

I was glad to see Mokhiber/Weissman writing for ZNet last week on the durability of the anti-neoliberal movement. Here in Johannesburg, September 11 came and went, with linkages made between the Left peace movement's urgent agenda--anti-war demonstrations against US consulates in several South African cities--and the broader problem of imperialism's new form. I don't call it 'Empire,' as do some trendy intellectual friends, but I do recognise that the imperialist project is about more than a superpower bully acting on homegrown corporate interests. Imperialism today entails the penetration of neoliberal-capitalist ideology everywhere, as part and parcel of expanding the material…

The New Economy Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker

In economic history, great myths are often made and sustained not so much by the difficulty of the subject matter, but by the failure of the discussants to look at the readily available data. America's longest business cycle expansion, which has now been officially certified as running from March 1991 to March 2001, is a case in point. In the folklore of the business press, a widely held explanation has already congealed for the upswing that led optimists to proclaim the emergence of a "new economy." The now conventional wisdom flows as follows: together with Congress, the Clinton Administration got…