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Neoliberalism’s Children Rise Up to Demand Justice in Chile and the World

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies Common Dreams
It is entirely fitting that Chile should be in the vanguard of protests in this Autumn of Discontent, since Chile served as the laboratory for the neoliberal transformation of economics and politics that has swept the world since the 1970's.

Trail of Tears: Refugees from Central America

H Patricia Hynes Portside
Throughout the 20th century, US corporations have staked out Central America for fruit and coffee growing, metal mining and logging, and water for beverage processing – all at the expense of indigenous land and environmental rights.

Neoliberal Capitalism at a Dead End

Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik Monthly Review
The ideology of neoliberal capitalism was the promise of growth. But with neoliberal capitalism reaching a dead end, this promise disappears and so does this ideological prop.

The Sunset of Neoliberalism

Max B. Sawicky Jacobin
To anyone who lived through the Clinton years — or merely remembers the Obama era — the discrediting of neoliberal ideas that were once sacrosanct among Democrats is nothing short of astonishing.

Neoliberalism: Political Success, Economic Failure

Robert Kuttner The American Prospect
The invisible hand is more like a thumb on the scale for the world’s elites. That’s why market fundamentalism has been unmasked as bogus economics but keeps winning politically.

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Workers of the World Unite (At Last)

Ronaldo Munck Working-Class Perspectives
Our world order, globalized from above, cries out for a globalized response from below, a new international fit for the purpose of system transformation in the twenty-first century
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