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[31 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Radio Interview with Philippe Diaz | ]
Radio Interview with Philippe Diaz

Director of The End Of Poverty? Philippe Diaz was interviewed on KPFA’s Morning Show by Amy Allison on Oct. 16th. To hear the interview/discussion about the film, economy, and poverty click here.

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[31 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Filmmaker Philippe Diaz blames the rich for the problems of the poor | ]
Filmmaker Philippe Diaz blames the rich for the problems of the poor

From BLADE – Blog on Assistance and Development

Amila de Saram Larssen

In his documentary, “The End of poverty?”, Diaz tackles the question of why poverty exists in a world that is filled with so much wealth.

According to Diaz, developed nations are plundering the resources of the planet at a rate that is unsustainable, causing greater and greater poverty.

The End of Poverty? is being screened in Oslo as part of …

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[27 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Just Returned | ]
Just Returned

We’ve just returned from a whirlwind European film festival tour and participating in Stand Up Take Action events.

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[27 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Films Do Make A Difference | ]
Films Do Make A Difference

‘THE END OF POVERTY?’ EXPLAINS PRECEDENTS FOR CURRENT FINANCIAL CRISES

DOCUMENTARY SCREENS IN OVER 25 COUNTRIES DURING THE WEEK OF GLOBAL ACTION AGAINST DEBT AND A WORLD RECORD-SETTING MOBILIZATION OF MORE THAN 116 MILLION PEOPLE TO ‘STAND UP TAKE ACTION’ AGAINST POVERTY

LOS ANGELES (October 23, 2008) – More than 116 million people – a world record verified by Guinness World Records – were mobilized to ‘Stand Up Take Action’ against poverty in a global event that culminated a week of actions…

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[24 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Latin America: In support of regional integration and a partial delinking from the world capitalist market | ]
Latin America: In support of regional integration and a partial delinking from the world capitalist market

We need to learn the lessons of the 20th century in order to apply them at the beginning of the 21st century

by Éric Toussaint

Paper presented in Caracas on October 8, 2008 at the School of Planning for the international seminar titled “Responses from the South to the World Economic Crisis”. The other speakers on the panel were: Hugo Chavez, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Haiman El Troudi, Minister of Planning (Venezuela), Claudio Katz, Economist of the Left…

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[24 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Final declaration of the International Political Economy Conference | ]
Final declaration of the International Political Economy Conference

Responses from the South to the Global Economic Crisis

Eric Toussaint


By Eric Toussaint

Caracas – October 11, 2008

Academics and researchers from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Mexico, Peru, Philippines,…