Category: Global

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

Michael T. Klare: Double-Dip Oil Rout

Why an Oil Glut May Lead to a New World of Energy

Kate Lyons: Cutting food waste by a quarter would mean enough for everyone, says UN

With the global population rising, wastage of products including 45% of all fruit and vegetables and 20% of meat is one of the greatest challenges to achieving food security

Jason Hickel: The Problem with Saving the World

The UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals aim to save the world without transforming it

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