The crisis of the ideology of neoliberal globalization By Takis Fotopoulos

12 March 2017 — Inclusive Democracy

The crisis of the ideology of neoliberal globalization*

It is generally recognized today that globalization goes through its most serious crisis since it developed into the present New World Order (NWO) of neoliberal globalization at the end of the 20th century, as even the flagship of globalist ‘Left’ admitted very recently reflecting the views of multinational corporations’ chief executives.[1] I am talking of course about neoliberal globalization because a capitalist globalization can only be neoliberal, as it implies   open and ‘liberalized’ markets for capital, labor, goods and services—the infamous ‘four freedoms’ of the EU Maastricht Treaty.

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Video: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (1/2)

25 July 2016 — The Real News Network

Catarina Principe, co-editor of Europe in Revolt, says a left movement against austerity must pursue the restructuring of public debt, nationalization of key sectors, and public control of the banking system, but none of this can be done within the European Union (inc. transcript)

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Video: Millions Around the World Fleeing from Neoliberal Policy

6 June 2016 — The Real News Network

Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life (inc. transcript)

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Meet the “Emerging Market” Superstars of Global Economic Governance, Part II By Andrew Gavin Marshall

2 February 2016 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

Meet the “Emerging Market” Superstars of Global Economic Governance, Part II By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

This is the second of a two-part article that was co-produced and co-published with the Transnational Institute, timed to coincide with the World Economic Forum starting this week in Davos, Switzerland. The first installment of the article appeared on 18 January.

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When the IMF Meets: Here’s What Happened At the Global Plutocracy’s Pow Wow in Peru By Andrew Gavin Marshall

26 October 2015 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

When the IMF Meets: Here’s What Happened At the Global Plutocracy’s Pow Wow in Peru By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

On October 6, the finance ministers, central bankers and development ministers from 188 countries convened for the Annual Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Lima, Peru. The yearly gathering is one of the top scheduled events on the calendar of economic diplomats, bringing them together for private discussions, seminars and press conferences with journalists. And of course it’s a big deal for the thousands of private bankers and financiers who are there to cut deals with the chief financial policymakers in those 188 IMF-member nations.

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‘The time is here to be seized’ By A. Sivanandan

23 April 2015 —

Neoliberalism is not working. All that stuff, about wealth trickling down, no society only individuals, the market as the regulator of everything, is shown to be false in terms of everyday reality. What Tory ideology has produced on the ground are closures to libraries, youth centres, hospitals, the selling off of whole housing estates, benefit caps, workfare programmes. The combination of austerity and marketisation has impacted on the sheer need to exist.

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Syriza’s Only Choice: A Radical Step Forward By Spyros Lapatsioras, John Milios, and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos

11 March 2015 — The Socialist Project

“One must know how to employ the kairos [right or opportune moment] of one’s forces at the right moment. It is easy to only lose a little, if one always keeps foremost in the mind the idea that unity is never the trick, but the game.” — Guy Gebord, “Notes on poker.”

1. Introduction

The transitional “bridge Agreement” of the 20th of February is a truce intended by the Greek government and welcomed by the other side (the European “institutions”). Within the truce period (the next four months), the conditions for negotiating the next agreement will be shaped. This could mean that everything is still open. However, that is not true for two reasons. First, the very transitional agreement changes the balance of power. Second, the “hostilities” will continue in the course of the next four months (i.e. the review of the commitments and the re-interpretation of the terms by each party).

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The Death Grip of Neoliberalism. Keynes is Dead; Long Live Marx! By Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh

26 August 2014 — Counterpunch

marxMany liberal economists envisioned a new dawn of Keynesianism in the 2008 financial meltdown. Nearly six years later, it is clear that the much-hoped-for Keynesian prescriptions are completely ignored. Why? Keynesian economists’ answer: “neoliberal ideology,” which they trace back to President Reagan.

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World of Resistance Report: IMF, World Bank, Giant Consultants Admit The Storm Is Coming By Andrew Gavin Marshall

21 July 2014 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

Originally posted at


Following Parts 123 and 4 of the World of Resistance Report, in this fifth installment I examine the warnings of social unrest and revolution emanating from the world’s major international financial institutions like the IMF and World Bank, as well as the world’s major consulting firms that provide strategic and investment advice to corporations, banks and investors around the world.

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Unmaking Global Capitalism By Sam Gindin

18 June 2014 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 1000

Nine Things to Know About Organizing in the Belly of the Beast

When Karl Marx famously declared that while the “philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it,” he was asserting that it was not enough to dream of another world nor to understand the dynamics of the present. It was critical above all to address the question of agency in carrying out transformative change. For Marx, that agent was the working-class. The gap between workers’ needs and their actual lives – between desire and reality – gave workers an interest in radical change, while their place in production gave them the leverage to act.

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The economics of anxiety: neoliberalism as obsessional neurosis By Japhy Wilson

6 June 2014 — openEconomy

Neoliberalism is not a monolithic shock doctrine. It is an anxious form of crisis management, which evolves through its failed attempts to conceal a repressed truth.

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The Rise of the European Right: Reaction to the Neoliberal Right By James Petras

30 May 2014 — James Petras

Introduction: The European parliamentary elections witnessed a major breakthrough for the right-wing parties throughout the region. The rise of the Right runs from the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, the Baltic and Low countries, France, Central and Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean. Continue reading this...

A Powerful Long-term Alliance Between China and Russia Is Unnerving Washington By Pepe Escobar

19 May 2014 — Alternet – TomDispatch

The deal aims to turn the region into a privileged gas hub for Japan and South Korea.

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Video: Thousands across Europe rally against EU policies

18 May 2014 — RT

Thousands of activists took to the streets of Germany and Spain on Saturday to protest the EU’s policies as the union prepares for parliamentary elections at the end of May.

In Germany, the EU’s powerhouse, people participated in a day of anti-Brussels protests in Hamburg and the capital Berlin.

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