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Economic Security, Livelihood Issues And Labor

Global Activists Coordinate Actions to Tax Speculators
May 20, 2010 – Sarah Anderson, Institute for Policy Studies
From Australia to Canada, activists are taking to the streets in cities around the world this week to hold the financial sector accountable for the costs of the global crisis.  Go…

BOLIVIA – “Living Well” in Harmony with the Environment
April 20, 2010 – Franz Chávez, Inter Press Service (IPS)
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia – The philosophy of “Living Well” enshrined in Bolivia’s new constitution is being put forward by the government as the basis for a global movement against consumerism, depredation of natural resources for profit, and current models of development.  Go…

Blog Highlight: TripleCrisis – Global Perspectives on Finance, Development, and Environment
April 22, 2010
Economists engaged in global dialogue around how crises in these three areas interact, and how they can collectively be solved.  Go…

Would the real IMF please stand up?
April 21, 2010 – Kevin Gallagher, ft.com/economistsforum
Clear and consistent proposals toward crisis recovery and prevention are needed at the International Monetary Fund upcoming annual meetings. Unfortunately, the IMF has been sending mixed messages over the past two months on the subject of capital controls.  Go…

Beyond Bonn: The Road to Cochabamba
April 16, 2010 – Gail Whiteman and Michael K. Dorsey, Reuters
The close of the recent climate negotiations in Bonn did not catalyze governments to urgently retake the climate negotiations after their dismal collapse at December’s Copenhagen Summit.