One Plan to Solve the Euro Zone’s Debt and Energy Crises

European Monetary Union (euro zone) has been front-and-center in the media again of late as sovereign and banking sector debt problems persist. Following in the footsteps of Greece, Ireland and Portgual, Spain this weekend became the latest euro zone “periphery” member to seek EU aid as it seeks to shore up banks …

UN Officials Urge Measures to Boost the World’s Flagging Economy

“This conventional “inside the economics box” view , with few new ideas, shows how much further the economics profession needs to go to improve its understanding of today’s true global situation. Hazel Henderson, Editor-in-chief” UN OFFICIALS URGE MEASURES TO BOOST THE WORLD’S FLAGGING ECONOMY New York, Feb 7 2012 6:05PM …

Why the AGs Must Not Settle: Robo-signing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Why the AGs Must Not Settle: Robo-signing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg Posted on February 4, 2012 by Ellen Brown A foreclosure settlement between five major banks guilty of “robo-signing” and the attorneys general of the 50 states is pending for Monday, February 6th; but it is still …

The E.C.B. Fiddles While Rome Burns

The E.C.B. Fiddles While Rome Burns Ellen Brown November 28, 2011 http://WebofDebt.com/articles “To some people, the European Central Bank seems like a fire department that is letting the house burn down to teach the children not to play with matches.” So wrote Jack Ewing in the New York Times last …

Un Official Urges Integration Of Social Concerns Into Economic Recovery Policies

Un Official Urges Integration Of Social Concerns Into Economic Recovery Policies New York, Oct 3 2011 6:05PM A senior United Nations official today urged countries to pursue economic policies that take social considerations into account to ensure that the poor, youth, persons with disability and the elderly do not continue …

ITUC Welcomes President Obama’s Jobs Speech – ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) Brussels 9 September 2011 (ITUC OnLine): ITUC Welcomes President Obama’s Jobs Speech “I reject the idea that we have to strip away collective bargaining rights to compete in a global economy. We shouldn’t be in a race to the bottom, where we try to offer …

Greek Austerity Measures Could Violate Human Rights, Un Expert Says

GREEK AUSTERITY MEASURES COULD VIOLATE HUMAN RIGHTS, UN EXPERT SAYS New York, Jun 30 2011 4:05PM The United Nations independent expert on foreign debt and human rights warned today that the austerity measures and structural reforms proposed to solve Greece?s debt crisis may result in violations of the basic human …

G20 Must Act for Jobs, Regulation and Financial Transactions Tax

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION Publication from ITUC OnLine 039/170211 G20 Must Act for Jobs, Regulation and Financial Transactions Tax Brussels 17 February 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement is calling on G20 Finance Ministers, meeting in Paris on 18 and 19 February, to take action to avoid a …

EU’s Silent Revolution in Economic Governance Undermines Democratic Control

http://www.corporateeurope.org/lobbycracy/content/2011/01/corporate-eutopia Brussels, 19 January 2011 – EU member state parliaments look set to lose important powers to control economic and social policy as a result of the EU’s response to the economic crisis according to a new article from Corporate Europe Observatory which analyses the proposals, likely to come into …