Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy on the old paths without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulati8on will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations and tax cuts for the super-rich cause suffering and a revenue crisis.
Resistance is part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies.
Economics should be pluralist, not monolithic as the economy should be part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity.
This game cannot go on forever. Ultimately, the valuations of financial assets must come crashing down. The consequences of the coming crash will be even more dramatic than those of the 2008 financial meltdown.
Philippines: As President Benigno Simeon Aquino III prepares to deliver his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), Akbayan Party-list urged him to "re-energize the campaign for reforms" by carrying out "deeper and broader institutional changes" in his last two years in office.
Amnesty International France and La Boîte à Bulles have published a 128-page French language graphic novel entitled Panthers in the Hole. The book's co-authors David Cénou and Bruno Cénou present with visual art what Amnesty France describes as "la tragique histoire des Trois d'Angola" (the tragic story of the Angola 3). We interview Nicolas Krameyer, who is head of the Individuals at Risk / Human Rights Defenders Program for Amnesty International France.