Articles by: KV Biju

Time for India and other developing nations to quit WTO

Time for India and other developing nations to quit WTO

The 12th ministerial conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization will take place from November 30 to December 3, 2021 at Geneva, Switzerland. The negotiation note distributed on the different issues on the agenda shows that the WTO is a developed countries’ club. Developing and least developed countries will be the losers if they align with this organization. The WTO[Read More…]

by 25/11/2021 0 comments Globalisation
Corporatization of agri and retail trade will cause huge employment crisis

Corporatization of agri and retail trade will cause huge employment crisis

When we hear of “economic reform”, we think of policies that might make for greater growth and efficiency. However, what we often get is liberalization, privatization and globalization, all of which are aimed at facilitating large corporate players. The World Trade Organization (WTO) and Free Trade Agreements are not negotiated so much by sovereign nations as corporate interests. Farmers, workers[Read More…]

by 24/09/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Protest in Barnala on May 26th  by BKU(Ugrahan)

Modi government’s economic policies pose an existential threat to backward communities that must be resisted

The present government’s aggressive push for privatisation, corporatisation and automation – deviously dubbed ‘economic reforms’ – is undoing the gains made backward communities in recent decades, and must be resisted at all costs. ‘Economic reforms’ – it’s a catchphrase that India’s media pundits have repeated for three decades like a mantra, a sleight of hand meant to suggest that these[Read More…]

by 28/07/2021 1 comment Globalisation
Central acts will facilitate corporates

Central acts will facilitate corporates

Draft prepared ahead of round of talks scheduled for December 29, 2020   Note from the editor: In a recent response to an RTI plea filed by Jatin Desai, the central government revealed that it had no record of meetings or discussions with farmer associations ahead of finalizing the three new farm laws. The farmers on protest, however, seem deeply conscientious[Read More…]

by 28/12/2020 Comments are Disabled India