Day: April 13, 2019

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Weaponising the World Bank and IMF

Weaponising the World Bank and IMF In a leaked military manual on “unconventional warfare” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, the US Army states that major global financial institutions—such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—are used as unconventional, financial “weapons in times of conflict up to…

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Tosepan: Resistance and Renewal in Mexico

Tosepan: Resistance and Renewal in Mexico Since the mid-1980s, Mexico has been a poster child for globalisation. Through free trade treaties and structural adjustment policies imposed by international financial institutions, the country has been “liberalised”—opened up to unfettered corporate investment and imports— to an extent matched by few other countries. Though the North American Free Trade…

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Modinomics = Falsonomics: Part I

Modinomics = Falsonomics: Part I Prime Minister Modi has often claimed that the Indian economy during the past five years of his rule has transformed from one of world’s most fragile economies to the fastest growing economy in the world. Echoing him, the Finance Minister claimed in his 2019 budget speech: “We are the fastest…

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Gender Audit of the Union Budget 2019–20

Gender Audit of Union Budget 2019-2020 Introduction   Women and girls face various forms of vulnerability throughout the life cycle. They may face discrimination before or after birth; violence, harassment or abuse; neglect due to dependence and lack of access to resources; social prejudice; and exploitation—whether economic, political, social or religious. They are vulnerable to…

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Is India’s Democracy Being Sold Through Electoral Bonds?

Is India’s Democracy Being Sold Through Electoral Bonds? In response to the petition filed by Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury before the Supreme Court with regards to the electoral bonds, the BJP-led central government said in an affidavit that the decision to issue electoral bonds would promote transparency in funding and…