24 February

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In the sixth and final part of the interview on the history of the CADTM’s anti-debt politics Eric Toussaint speaks about the the work and lessons of the Truth Committee on Greek Public Debt in which he chaired the technical committee. While the Tsipras government might have reneged on its promise of debt audit and the repudiation of illegitimate debt, the actions of the committee raised hopes not only amongst millions in Greece but, also in other parts of the world, and continue to do so.

Inspired by these events, Fathi Chamki a Tunisian, Popular Front, MP played a major role in introducing the Audit of Public Debt bill on June 14, 2016. Fathi is a founder of RAID ATTAC/CADTM Tunisia. We present you his interview on this issue in this edition. Also read the article on the rise and fall of Ghana’s debt and how a new debt trap has been set.

Meanwhile, twenty Italian movements and progressive organisations met on September 15th, in Rome, to launch CATDM Italy. The abolition of the debt is a priority for achieving radical change of economic, financial and social policies and therefore, it is urgent for CADTM Italy to begin raising awareness of this issue.

In a side-event of the Second Committee on Sovereign debt restructuring organized by UNCTAD, Renaud Vivien of CADTM spoke about Belgium's new anti-vulture fund law and also why national laws against vulture funds should therefore, be considered an urgent concern. In another article, Renaud examines the merits of UNHRC’s Advisory committee’s report on vulture funds. This committee was chaired by Jean Ziegler, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and it was for the first time that such a report was tabled in the UN.

While the Moroccan government is attempting to impress the world as the hosts of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) at Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016 Jawad Moustakbal of ATTAC/CADTM Morocco exposes the roles of the Moroccan ruling classes and elites in Moroccan environmental issues.

Also read articles on the General Strike in India, a summary of the BRICS Summit, by Patrick Bond, and the World Bank’s secret funding of coal mining in Asia.
  • The CADTM Italy is born
    Chiara Filoni
    Following the successful meeting between secular and Catholic entities in Genoa on July 15th of (...)
  • Debt in history
  • Why Alexis Tsipras Buried Suspension of Payment and the Debt Audit Well Before the 2015 elections
    Eric Toussaint, Benjamin Lemoine, Stathis Kouvelakis
    Introduction by Stathis Kouvelakis A thorough examination of the causes of the capitulation of (...)
  • Audit
  • The Work and Lessons of the Truth Committee on Greek Public Debt
    Eric Toussaint, Benjamin Lemoine
    Interview with Eric Toussaint, spokesperson and co-founder of the international network of the (...)
  • Fathi Chamkhi (Tunisia): “Cancel all debts proven to be illegitimate by audit”
    Fathi Chamkhi, Dominique Lerouge, Freddy Mathieu, Bertold du Ryon
    Fathi is a member of the leadership of the Tunisian Popular Front, who has also been a militant (...)
  • Oviedo Manifesto
    More than 580 elected representatives, including councillors, MPs and MEPs have signed the (...)
  • International Institutions
  • Bahamas leaks: What else do we need to know to take action? UN rights experts ask
    Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky
    GENEVA (6 October 2016) – Governments must eliminate tax haven secrecy and offshore tax evasion, (...)
  • IMF - World bank
  • World Bank secretly funding coal explosion in Asia despite President Kim warning, “We are finished”
    Bank Information Center
    The World Bank Group has secretly funded a coal boom in Asia despite announcing a moratorium on (...)
  • 2016 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings: The Bretton Woods Institutions stuck in policy dilemmas
    Bodo Ellmers, Tiago Stichelmans, Mathieu Vervynckt
    This year’s Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank took place against the backdrop of (...)
  • New discussion paper shows how IFIs and donors continue to influence economic policies in developing countries
    Tiago Stichelmans
    Eleven years ago, the international community adopted the Paris Declaration on Aid (...)
  • 2016 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings: The Bretton Woods Institutions stuck in policy dilemmas
    Bodo Ellmers, Tiago Stichelmans, Mathieu Vervynckt
    This year’s Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank took place against the backdrop of (...)
  • BRICS fantasies and unintended revelations
    Patrick Bond
    As the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa meet this weekend (8th-9th of (...)
  • Africa
  • The fall and rise of Ghana’s debt: How a new debt trap has been set
    Jubilee Debt Campaign
    Ghana is in a debt crisis. Having had significant amounts of debt cancelled a decade ago, the (...)
  • Vulture funds
  • Vulture Funds: the Ziegler Report points in the right direction
    Renaud Vivien
    Last September, for the first time, a report on vulture funds was presented at the UN. Prepared (...)
  • UNCTAD organizes a side-event of the Second Committee on Sovereign debt restructurings
    UNCTAD, Renaud Vivien
    Renaud Vivien (CADTM) intervened at the special event of the second committee of the general (...)
  • Social movements
  • India on Strike
    Kunal Chattopadhyay, Soma Marik
    In the midst of a right-wing onslaught, Indian workers carried out one of the largest strikes (...)
  • Ecological debt
  • On the perspective of ruling classes and the elite in Morocco on global environmental issues
    Jawad Moustakbal
    The dominant neo-colonial thinking represents the biggest hardship that we face in this (...)
  • Migrations – Looting and Climate
    Nicolas Sersiron
    With its 1.79 children per household, Germany is in demographic decline. The production of its (...)
  • Alternatives
  • Women in resistance, building alternatives for a better world
    World March of Women
    Declaration of the World March of Women 10th International Meeting in Maputo, Mozambique from (...)
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