The World Bank – Is 50 Years Enough

A summary from Henry Owen’s article in Foreign Affairs, Volume 73, No. 5. An honest, right-wing account of the changes needed to reform the World Bank in face of the changing global economic… Continue reading


A couple of video’s from a meeting I went to called by the Equality Movement earlier this year on imperialism. Worth a watch. Also, this Tuesday at Conway Hall. Nearest tube: Holborn. MURDOCH,… Continue reading

Resistance is fertile.

Will have just landed in New Delhi but anyone in London should certainly get down to this.

Sunday along Regents Canal


High Focus

Pull up the tune, pull up a pew, pull up the roots of all that you couldn’t consume, I could list all I cared about in my life to date on the back… Continue reading

The Problem with Corporate Social Responsibility

John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want spoke on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). These are a few notes from his speech, following some information on their past campaign to improve corporate accountability. … Continue reading

Globalisation and Its Discontents

Joseph Stiglitz (2002)  1. The promise of global institutions Globalisation has led to economic development. Trade has allowed prosperity. The developing world is no longer isolated. New foreign firms may have protected state-run… Continue reading

Making Globalisation Work for the Poor?

The publications discussed in this article can through the links below: Eliminating World Poverty: A Challenge for the 21st Century – White Paper on International Development, November 1997 Eliminating World Poverty – Making… Continue reading

Boycott Israel

Immortal Technique is back making raw, hard-hitting hip hop. Politically on point as ever. “Palestine still remains illegally occupied, its people in inhuman conditions, in virtual Bantustans, where they are subjected to collective… Continue reading

Debating Foreign Aid: Right vs Left – Jean-Philippe Therein

Summary. Article from Third World Quarterly 2002, Volume 23 The debate over foreign aid has always been framed by the left-right divide. Since the 1940’s, $1 trillion has been transferred. Aid is now… Continue reading