Category: Globalization

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George Monbiot: A State Licence to Rob the Public

You would think the government had invented community. When David Cameron became prime minister, he announced that “my great passion is building the ‘big society’ … We need to create communities with oomph – neighbourhoods who are in charge of their own destiny, who feel if they club together and get involved they can shape Read more…

Siri Srinivas: Obama ready to defy Democrats to push secretive trade deal

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement so significant and important, its details can’t be disclosed

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Cyril Mychalejko: 1% Dine in Davos as Latin America Pulls People Out of Poverty

The world’s billionaires and political elites have swooped into the Swiss resort town of Davos

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Vijay Prashad: Global economic disorder fuels forces of division

Global inequality is rising and economic growth is slowing

Nicolas J.S. Davies: How Propaganda Conquers Democracy

U.S. officials believe they can win a global propaganda war, much as they think they won the Cold War. But they seem to be losing the global struggle for hearts and minds

John Weeks: Austerity and Democracy in the EU

Specter of Democracy in Greece On December 29, 2014, the Greek parliament refused to endorse the presidential candidate of the country’s ruling coalition. Needing 180 votes, Stavros Dimas managed only 168. As a result, the prime minister, Antonis Samaras, must call and has called a general election for January 25. This election in one of Read more…

Deirdre Fulton: ‘Free Trade’ Fallacies

In their speeches and commentary, the administration, corporate interests and GOP leadership disregard the real, detrimental impacts that previous fast tracked trade deals…have had on America’s middle class

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George Monbiot: Trade Secrets

This is a reckless, unjustified destruction of our rights. We can defeat it

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Preeti Kaur: Freedom to Consume and Collective Liberation

The belief that the satisfaction of individual feelings and desires is our highest priority has come to dominate our society

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Pepe Escobar: 2015 Will Be All About Iran, China and Russia

2015 will be all about further moves towards the integration of Eurasia as the US is progressively squeezed out of Eurasia

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