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Economics

Chomsky on the crisis

Simone Bruno I would like to talk about the current crisis.

International Network on Disarmament and Globalisation

In February Peace News caught up with Steve Staples Chair of the International Network on Disarmament and Globalisation and talked with him about the value of a network aimed at bridging movements.

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Parecon

PN interviews Michael Albert of Z Magazine on his model of anarchist economics.

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John Lanchester, Whoops! Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay; Paul Mason, Meltdown: The end of the age of greed

Whoops! (Penguin, 2010, 2nd edition; 256pp; £9.99); Meltdown (Verso, 2010, 2nd edition; 288pp; £8.99)

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John Bowles (ed), 'The Fair Trade Revolution' and Orla Ryan, 'Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa'

The Fair Trade Revolution, Pluto Press, 2011; 257 pages; £12.99. Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa, Zed Books, 2011; 176 pp; £12.99

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No big banks!

On 5 March, the governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, warned that there could be another major financial crisis and accused major banks of being keen “to make money out of gullible or unsus

Climate rage

Diana Marquand, Carmarthenshire

Your interview with Phil Thornhill (PN 2527) on “The capitalism question and climate change” shows a regrettable reluctance on his part to face the facts and a lack of joined up thinking.

74% of British people support wealth tax

The overwhelming majority of people in Britain support the idea of a one-off 20% wealth tax on the richest 10% of the population that could pay off the national debt.

Editorial: All in this together?

Back in June, the prime minister said that in resolving the country’s financial crisis, the coalition government would act “in a way that protects the poorest and most vulnerable in our society; in

The capitalism question

Can we stop climate change without first overthrowing capitalism? PN sought views from around the movement.

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