Transformations

Scoundrels’ democracy

There is much disappointment and sadness in the country. But this affliction will not be in vain. It is a night we will bring us a dawn of hope that we will overcome this crisis towards a society -in the words of Paulo Freire "less evil" and where "it will not be so difficult to love."

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The destructive offshore world: what to do about its expansion?

A new financial structure, a global tax authority, and the UN system reform are some of the critical challenges to address in light of the expansion of the offshore world. To offset the prevailing tendencies, new and urgent responses to varied questions must be provided, among others: regarding the common good, ecological and population challenges, the extension of sectarian (either state or parastatal) violence, chaotic migrations of the desperation, outbreaks rooted in growing inequality as well as the universal crisis of political systems.

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The offshore world and the enablers of capital flight

As main characters of the offshore world, global banks, multinational corporations, fiscal havens, large global tax and auditing consulting firms and specialized law firms are the enablers of the capital flight done by multinational corporations and the “global rich.”

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Mourning and traumas of the twenty-first century

As humanity moves into the huge, perhaps overwhelming, challenges of the 21st century, we carry with us a build-up of trauma from the events of the 20th century. As we address the threats we face – threats to livelihoods, to democracy, and to our ecological surroundings – we must also be mindful of a widespread need for emotional healing.

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