Solving the economic crisis: take power away from the banks

In this interview with Guillermo Sullings, he explains how a lack of income distribution got us into this economic mess we are in and how a radical overhaul of the economic system is required, hand in hand with a change in the values of society. "The problem is that the current capitalist system no longer works."

Guillermo Alejandro Sullings is an Argentine economist and author of the book Beyond Capitalism, Mixed Economics; and current General Secretary of the International Humanist Party

The interview was made by Olivier Turquet from Pressenza August 11, 2011.

Profound rejection of terrorism and vengeance

Humanists of the world reject international terrorism whether it be political or religious in nature or of any other kind and we repudiate all crimes committed in any part of the world. This is a line of conduct and a position maintained in time and impossible for us to abandon without putting our identity and our doctrine of Humanism and Nonviolence in jeopardy.

The death of Osama bin Laden—like any other individual—is not going to change the danger to world peace that comes from groups of fanatics but it reminds us of the international relevance of the issue and the need to achieve world peace and the integration of all cultures as an effective means to overcome the apparent causes of danger.

LIBYA: THE DILEMMA OF VIOLENCE

In front of the military attacks on Libya perpetuated today by some European countries and the USA, the International Humanist Party expresses its total rejection of the use of violence and exhorts the International community to work urgently for a peaceful resolution of the civil war in this country.

Manifestation with 300 000 in Portugal

On March 12 in Portugal, the largest mobilization since the Revolution of 1974 happened, involving 300,000 people in 11 cities. The call was initiated through Facebook by four young people, outraged by the poor working conditions.

Gaddafi and the contradiction of the violent

Shortly after the fall of their respective dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt, we are witnessing a strong questioning of the Gaddafi regime in Libya after 42 years in power; a man who, despite bloodily repressing his people, is unable to prevent the advance of the rebels who are being joined by increasing numbers of military personnel who refuse to repress.

Gaddafi, who rose to power in 1969, started out identified with the pan-Arab idealism of Nasser and was defined as a “socialist revolutionary”, a friend of the Kremlin and an enemy of the USA.

REBELLION IN ARAB COUNTRIES AND THE CLAMOUR OF THE PEOPLE

On the 14th of January the Tunisian dictator Ben Ali was deposed after 20 years in power. Even if the detonator for the popular rebellion was the self-immolation of a humble street vendor mistreated by the police, over many years the Tunisian people had to bear injustice of all kinds, alarming levels of unemployment and poverty and even the persecution of certain Islamic practices.

Let's defend democracy in Ecuador

The International Humanist Party rejects the intent of putsch that is being carried out in Ecuador, using as a pretext labour demands of police officers who took over barracks as a way of protest.

This intent to overthrow President Rafael Correa, is not just one more step among the pressures exerted by the right wing in that country, but ads up to the coup intents suffered by other governments in the region which dared to confront the economic powers that be.

Silo died

The decease occurred on 16th at 23h05 in Mendoza Argentina

The International Coordinating Team of the Humanist Party regrets to inform the decease of the philosopher Mario Luis Rodríguez Cobos (Silo), founder of “Universalist Humanism” or “New Humanism”, school of thought in which numerous institutions were originated: The Community for Human Development, the Humanist Party, the Centre of Cultures (now called Convergence of Cultures), the World Centre of Humanist Studies, World Without Wars and violence and multiple fronts of action.

International Solidarity Action with Mapuche political prisoners on hunger strike

The International Humanist Party carried out a day of international solidarity with the Mapuche political prisoners in hunger strike in Chile, condemning the violations that the State of Chile has carried out against the Mapuche and demanding the current government the immediate release of all the Mapuche political prisoners and the abolition of the illegitimate antiterrorist law.

Alternatives to overcome the economic violence

The diagnosis
It is already a recurrent topic that of the regressive distribution of the wealth in the world as the main source of economic violence. A monstrous inequity generated by the increasing appropriation of the income by the capital, by the exploitation of the wage-earners, and mainly for the progressive exclusion of thousands of millions of people from the labour market.

But not because the topic is recurrent and very well known we will obviate to mention some figures that allow us to give forcefulness to the diagnosis, and at the same time to derive in the true causes and to discard false solutions.

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