The Top Five Ways They Block the Real News from Reaching...

Ever get the feeling that what you read in the newspapers is not really journalism. Well, you wouldn't be far wrong. Much of what...

Makeover for predatory IMF and World Bank

While attending the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Singapore, I soon realised...

Economic growth or economic sufficiency?

With global warming creeping up on us, it is clearly time to take stock of the way we do things. Few people would dispute...

The 400-lb gorilla vs the skinny global justice movement

The real war in our world today is not "the war on terror" but a larger, more critical struggle for the soul of our...

Beware the ‘reformers’ in sheep’s clothing

When I attended the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Singapore, one thing...

Misguided Christian Zionists

I sometimes come across Christians with a distorted view of the Middle East. Blindly supporting Israel, they fail to see that oppressive and expansionist...

World Bank profits from poor nations

When people think of the World Bank, the image they often see in their minds is one of a global financial institution that provides...

Buying ‘goodwill’ – RM4 billion worth of it

When are petroleum royalties not petroleum royalties? When they are deemed to be "goodwill funds", of course. If you suffer from insomnia, then wading through...

Malaysia-US FTA negotiations hit turbulence

It looks like the FTA negotiations between the United States and Malaysia - now in a crucial phase - are not going to be...

Banks against the wall

Things can go drastically wrong when banks are poorly regulated - as we saw during the 1998-98 Asian economic crisis. The problem is further...

Latin America has tips for Asean Charter

I wrote this article for IPS because I was concerned that Asean was heading down the neo-liberal path. I felt there were many lessons...