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Ebola Epidemic Exposes the Pathology of the Capitalist System

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Amit Sengupta, August 21, 2014
On August 8th the World Health Organisation declared the West African Ebola outbreak a 'public health emergency of international concern'. The declaration came four months after the WHO reported a major Ebola outbreak in Guinea in Western African. Researchers traced the outbreak to a two-year old child who died on 6 December 2013. The epidemic, which broke in Guinea and spread to 3 of its neighbours – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria –...

South/South Collaboration for a Post-capitalist Paradigm

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François Houtart, Courtesy: alainet.org, August 21, 2014
In July 2014 a new step was taken towards constructing a multi-polar world, with the meeting in Brazil of the BRICS, the constitution of a new Bank and of a Fund for Development. This was followed by a joint meeting between the BRICS, UNASUR, the Organization of the South American States and CELAC (the Community of Latin America and the Caribbean). All this happened without the participation of the Triad (USA, Europe and Japan). It is, of course, a very...

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