UN: Arms Trade Treaty negotiations expose hypocrisy of industry

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. After a month of negotiations on an Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations in New York, the discussions came to an ignominious end last Friday when, first the United States and then Russia and China, pulled the plugContinue reading “UN: Arms Trade Treaty negotiations expose hypocrisy of industry”

World economy: £13 trillion hidden from tax by super-rich

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Take the wealth off the 1%! A sum of money the size of the US and Japanese Gross Domestic Product (GDP) together is being held in offshore tax havens. This enormous hoard could immediately pay off most of theContinue reading “World economy: £13 trillion hidden from tax by super-rich”

World Economy: Just 147 companies control 40% of global wealth

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Study finds 1% of corporations control world economy The sovereign debt and eurozone crises, the Great Recession, etc, have all focussed attention on the failings of the banking sector and the greedy giant capitalist corporations. But exactly how powerfulContinue reading “World Economy: Just 147 companies control 40% of global wealth”