• Advance facing the two pandemics

    It was pointed out (see Initiatives Section) that we are immersed in two pandemics. From the global and regional perspective, one is the unbridled process of concentration of wealth and decisional power that overwhelms humanity and threatens the Planet; the other one is the sanitary crisis generated by the new coronavirus. They might seem independent processes but if we delve into, causal relations emerge, one over the other. Some of them explain why the new virus surprised the world, commodification of life that dismantled sanitary systems, concentrated investments in weapons industry, in speculative profit, in medicines with bulky profits. Large …

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  • They profited knowing the risk with which they invested

    The greediest and most aggressive creditors invested in private and sovereign debt of countries, which paid them bulky interest rates, in many cases usury interest rates. They knew the risk that it implied and now that risk materializes, they want to keep profiting. When extraordinary profits are obtained from risky debtors, it is because you are gambling on risk not materializing, however, if it happens, you need to assume it. They should consider themselves well served with the huge profit obtained and not abuse exhausted debtors without repayment capacity. They act with the arrogance of their power and impunity of …

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  • And afterwards?

    The quarantine parenthesis is an opportunity for giving free rein to imagination regarding how to reorder the world. __________________________________________________________________________________ The phrase has been quoted a thousand times, but I believe until now it has not occurred to us to link it with the pandemic. I am referring to the well-known beginning of Leon Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  When the pandemic broke out at the beginning of 2020, with more or less delay, in various regions, the vast majority of countries adopted similar closure measures. Given the …

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  • How to take care of yourself and others in times of coronavirus

    Deciphering what we are as humans, joyfully embrace ourselves, the way of being, our acts and attitudes, friendship and love; care is everything. We live in dramatic times under the attack of the coronavirus, a kind of war against an invisible enemy, against which the entire destructive arsenal of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons manufactured by the militaristic powers are totally useless and even ridiculous. The Micro (virus) is defeating the Macro (us). We have to take personal care of others, and ourselves so that we can save ourselves together. Here the values ​​of the culture of capital are not valid, not …

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  • Initiatives

    Addressing the two pandemics—Carlos Heller https://www.pagina12.com.ar/260645-enfrentando-las-dos-pandemias Territorial Market—Family Agriculture Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth

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  • Reflections

    Regarding a cruel elitism against the excluded Current world is each day more and more elitist and cruel with the excluded. This is a truth that hurts. Each day, developing countries are ripped off their best natural and human resources for the benefit of few privileged markets. Wars touch only few regions of the world. However, weapons to make them are produced and sold throughout other regions that do not want to take charge of refugees produced by such conflicts. Francisco Regarding the hysterical condemnation of an “interventionist State” The hysterical condemnation of an “interventionist State” that restricts “individual freedoms” …

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