Archive for September 5th, 2022

05/09/2022

Can Tories’ Neoliberalism Survive Crisis-hit Britain’s Darkening Mood?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Paul Rogers*

Growing anger over rising inequality makes the UK a testing ground for late-stage capitalist economic model.
Nick Clegg and David Cameron’s coalition win in 2010 heralded the return of Thatcherite policies | Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

(openDemocracy)* — When the British environmentalist and TV presenter, Chris Packham, tweeted a link to a striking video of sewage gushing out of a pipe onto a sandy beach in Sussex last week, it caused quite the stir.

By mid-week, the video had surpassed five million views – the latest demonstration of a change in public attitudes to the privatised water companies.

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05/09/2022

Special Economic Zones: A Nod Towards Capitalism in Venezuela

Human Wrongs Watch

CARACAS, Sep 3 2022 (IPS)* – Venezuela is preparing to replicate the experience of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), a mechanism with which more than 60 countries have tried to draw investment and accelerate economic growth, while under its avowedly socialist government a “silent neoliberalism” is gaining ground. | En español
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A partial view of the city of Punto Fijo, with the Cardón refinery in the background, on the Paraguaná peninsula, projected as a special economic zone overlooking the Caribbean in northwest Venezuela. CREDIT: Megaconstrucciones

A partial view of the city of Punto Fijo, with the Cardón refinery in the background, on the Paraguaná peninsula, projected as a special economic zone overlooking the Caribbean in northwest Venezuela. CREDIT: Megaconstrucciones

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05/09/2022

South Sudan Farmers: ‘Our Fight Is Now against Hunger and Poverty, Not Each Other’

By Marwa Awad

South Sudan farmer John Mabior
John Mabior with local farmers at Malual Mok, in South Sudan’s Tonj South. Photo: WFP/Marwa Awad 

Competition over water, land, cattle and crops never ceased, leading to distrust, grievances and conflict on both sides.

In recent years, however, both groups have managed to put aside their differences, farming and trading together.

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