Category: Global

Nika Knight: Scorching Global Temps Astound Climate Scientists

As wildfire rages in California, flooding affects millions in India and China, and eggs are fried on sidewalks in Iraq, scientists say global climate catastrophe is surpassing predictions

Benjamin Selwyn: Rethinking Recovery: Poverty Chains and Global Capitalism

Reorienting value generated within ‘global poverty chains’ is essential to improve the lives of an impoverished world labor force

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Vandana Shiva: Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled Gene Drives on the Horizon : Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values”, warns: “One possible goal of release of a gene-drive modified organism is to cause the extinction of the target species or a drastic reduction in Read more…

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Conn Hallinan: The Big Boom: Nukes And NATO

“Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.” -William J. Perry U.S. Sec. Of Defense (1994-97) Perry has been an inside player in the business of nuclear weapons for over 60 years and his book, Read more…

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Samir Amin: National sovereignty: for what purpose?

Neoliberal globalisation continues a massive attack against peasant agriculture in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Sam Kriss: Resist Pokémon Go

If Pokémon Go could resemble the best of childhood, it might have some value. What it actually does is very different

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Robert Fisk: After receiving a gun for my birthday, I reconsidered my relationship with firearms

In an age when guns and bombs are used to kill the innocent in Paris, Belgium, London and Dallas as well as Baghdad, Aleppo and Kabul – indeed, in Birstall – even an old blunderbuss must acquire a disturbing symbolism

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Immanuel Ness: Working-Class Militancy in the Global South

A profound movement is emerging among workers in developing countries, demanding radical action on grievances outside the system of established unions

Emilio Godoy: North and South Face Off Over “Right to the City”

“The right to the city goes hand in hand with achieving a paradigm shift away from the present situation, which is biased in favour of profitability for an elite rather than collective welfare for all.”

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Richard Falk: A Weak UN Ensures a Weak Secretary General

As an organization of states, the UN fails to address the agendas of the peoples of the world

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