An editorial published by Ramonet on December 1997 in this magazine resulted in the launching of ATTAC. In addition, Ramonet is one of the founders of the NGO Media Watch Global, and currently he is president of this organization. Ramonet also frequently contributes to El País and participates in an advisory council to Telesur.
Ignacio Ramonet participated in the Stock Exchange of Visions project in 2007.
The NGO Reporters without Borders had written about Ramonet's strong relationship with Fidel Castro. Ramonet denied this claim in 2002. In May 2004, Ramonet supported Castro in a direct television interview when Castro protested about the Forbes Magazine's list of country leaders wealth. Castro was number 7 on the list. In September 2006, Ramonet published the book Fidel Castro : Biografía a Dos Voces.
Against globalization and neoliberalism
According to Ramonet, globalization and ultra-liberalism threaten the sovereignty of national states. In his December 1997 editorial "Disarming the markets" Ramonet accused globalization for the Asian economic crisis and for threatening the identity of national states. To counter this, he called for an NGO for promoting Tobin tax (i.e., Attac).
James Tobin against Attac
Ramonet founded Attac to promote Tobin tax by the Keynesian economist James Tobin. Tobin himself has accused Attac for misusing his name and said that he is a supporter of free trade, and of International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization — "everything that these movements are attacking. They're misusing my name." Tobin also says that he has nothing in common with Attac.
- 1981 : Le Chewing-gum des yeux (French: Chewing Gum for the Eyes)
- 1989 : La Communication victime des marchands
- 1995 : Cómo nos venden la moto, with Noam Chomsky
- 1996 : Nouveaux pouvoirs, nouveaux maîtres du monde (French: New Powers, New World Masters)
- 1997 : Géopolitique du chaos (French: Geopolitics of Chaos)
- 1998 : Internet, el mundo que llega (Spanish: Internet, the Coming World)
- 1998 : Rebeldes, dioses y excluidos (Spanish: Rebels, Gods, and the Excluded), with Mariano Aguirre
- 1999 : La Tyrannie de la communication (French: The Tyranny of Communication)
- 1999 : Geopolítica y comunicación de final de milenio (Spanish: Geopolitics and Communication at the End of the Millennium)
- 2000 : La golosina visual
- 2000 : Propagandes silencieuses
- 2001 : Marcos, la dignité rebelle
- 2002 : La Post-Télévision
- 2002 : Guerres du XXIe siècle (Wars of the 21st Century)
- 2004 : Abécédaire partiel et partial de la mondialisation, with Ramón Chao and Wozniak
- 2006: Fidel Castro: biografía a dos voces (Spanish: Fidel Castro: Biography with Two Voices) also titled Cien horas con Fidel (One Hundred Hours with Fidel)
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- Vilka är franska Attac? - Globaliseringskritikernas gurus, Johan Norberg, Liberal Debatt 1-2001
- , Le Monde Diplomatique, April 2002
- ISBN 0-307-37653-2
- Ignacio Ramonet: "Cuba's Future is Now", "Castro's Enviable Record" and "Viva Fidel!" in Was Fidel Good for Cuba?, Foreign Policy, December 27, 2006 (pdf)
- Cuba’s revolution 50 years on, Financial Times, January 24, 2009
- "They Are Misusing My Name", an interview with James Tobin, Der Spiegel, September 2, 2001