Category: Global

David Swanson: Non-French War Deaths Matter

We are all France. Apparently. Though we are never all Lebanon or Syria or Iraq for some reason. Or a long, long list of additional places

Brian Tokar: Is the Paris Climate Conference Designed to Fail?

We have a long way to go, and not much time, but if anything can help raise our hopes that it’s not too late, it is the power of social movements to intervene to change the story

Alfred W. McCoy: Grandmaster of the Great Game

Obama is revealing himself as one of those rare grandmasters with an ability to play that ruthless global game called geopolitics

Edward Snowden: Call for Global Privacy Treaty

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Brazilian privacy activist David Miranda and others have launched a new campaign to establish global privacy standards. The proposed International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers would require states to ban mass data collection and implement public oversight Read more…

Roberto Savio: The Sad Decline Of Democracy

There are historical precedents to tell us that Society in crisis slips easily into populist and authoritarian regimes, especially if the rich elites support that road

Walden Bello: China’s Stock Market Crash: Symptom of a Bigger Crisis

The spectacular cratering of the Shanghai stock market, which lost nearly 40 per cent of its value in just 10 weeks, is a sign of a much bigger problem: the crisis of the country’s 30-year-old export oriented rapid growth economy

Gareth Dale: A World Without Borders

The refugee crisis only has one just solution: open borders

S. Jonathan Wiesen: Nuremberg’s Echoes

It’s been 80 years since the Nuremberg Laws were passed. What are the lessons for antifascists today?

Chris Hedges: The Great Unraveling

The ideological and physical hold of American imperial power, buttressed by the utopian ideology of neoliberalism and global capitalism, is unraveling

Agnès Sinai: Climate change conflicts

Climate change refugees and war provoked or exacerbated by drought and crop failures are already with us, and they will worsen through this century

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