Category: Global

Vijay Prashad: Millions of Refugees Are Suffering from the Crisis of Having a Passport from ‘Nowhere’

Those who carry these passports from countries like Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia arrive at international borders only to discover they aren’t considered people

Dilip Hiro: American Power at the Crossroads

A Snapshot of a Multipolar World in Action

Kamala Emanuel: Making rape unthinkable – a discussion starter

“‘It’s only a penis’ rape, feminism and difference”[1] is a fascinating piece of anthropology and provides with a useful starting point for a much needed discussion. In it, Christine Helliwell provides an account and discussion of an incident that vividly illustrates what it is to live in a society where rape is unthinkable. The incident, Read more…

Robert J. Burrowes: Gandhi: ‘My life is my message’

Each of us has a choice. We can stand aside in the great fight for survival in which humanity is now engaged. Or we can be involved. What is your choice?

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

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

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

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

The Mounting Threat to Climate Progress

George Monbiot: Disposable Planet

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

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