Category: Global

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John Feffer: Syria as Metaphor

Disharmonious pluralism has become the new global standard. Other countries – Turkey, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the EU, even the United States – gaze upon the Syrian example and tremble

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Vijay Prashad: Fifty Million Children Have Been Uprooted Worldwide: What Will the West Do About It?

The most powerful (and richest) countries are the least likely to accept refugees

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John Feffer: YOLO Economics

The economy, we have been taught, is a cat with considerably more than nine lives. The bottom might drop out of the stock market, but it will rebound — again and again. The Chinese were on top of the world, economically, for a thousand years or more, but then the colonial powers cut the country Read more…

Christine R. Riddiough: Women: The Longest Revolution

Mitchell takes a great leap in proposing that the oppression of women must be seen as coming from a matrix of origins: production, reproduction, socialization of children and sexuality

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Michael T. Klare: Will Trumpism, Brexit, and Geopolitical Exceptionalism Sink the Planet?

The Mounting Threat to Climate Progress

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George Monbiot: Disposable Planet

Consumerism occupies a sacred and inviolable space, while the wonders of the living world are dispensable

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George Monbiot: The transatlantic trade deal TTIP may be dead, but something even worse is coming

Corporate lobbyists and their captive governments try to wear down our resistance with one fake trade treaty after another

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Neve Gordon: Using human shields as a pretext to kill civilians

By claiming that the other side is using human shields, the attacker provides itself with a pre-emptive legal defence

Alex Scrivener: Why we need a world without borders

The right to live where you want should be as fundamental as the right to vote

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Juan Cole: The Idea of Peace in the Qur’an

In contemporary debates on the roots of Muslim radicalism and the character of the religion, it is important to go back to the Muslim scripture or Qur’an (sometimes spelled Koran). Like the Bible, the Qur’an has verses about war as well as peace, but those on peace have been insufficiently appreciated. The Qur’an is believed Read more…

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