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22.07.2019

The vicious circle of wealth concentration

The vicious circle of wealth concentration

We often read statistics illustrating the accelerated concentration of wealth in the world; a few billionaires accumulate more wealth than the poorest half of the planet, and the richest 1% of the population owns more than half of the world’s wealth. We are resigned, like mere spectators, to a brutal… »

21.07.2019

U.S. Troops Back in Saudi Arabia: What Could Go Wrong?

U.S. Troops Back in Saudi Arabia: What Could Go Wrong?

By David Swanson The First Gulf War back in 1990 was a big huge success. One of the things it accomplished was a major U.S. troop presence in Saudi Arabia. Muslims around the world were outraged. Bombs were repeatedly set off at Khobar Towers where troops were stationed. In 1998… »

19.07.2019

EU silence over British seizure of Iranian tanker is a telling glimpse of post-Brexit future

EU silence over British seizure of Iranian tanker is a telling glimpse of post-Brexit future

Barry Ryan, Keele University for The Conversation It’s rare to experience silence in this age of political anger and loudness, of bombastic tweets, insulting truths and incredible lies. It’s so unfashionable for a politician to not immediately respond to an event with lightening praise or withering cynicism, that… »

18.07.2019

Surveillance Capitalism, controversial accountability and a way out

Surveillance Capitalism, controversial accountability and a way out

What is happening with capitalism today, globally, is extremely interesting: we believe that we are enjoy individual freedoms, precisely when we are been watched more than ever before. Dozens of sites highlight personal information. The digital world has become tailor made to each one of us in order to achieve… »

17.07.2019

U.S. House of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis for Any Foreign Bases

U.S. House of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis for Any Foreign Bases

By David Swanson By a vote of 219 to 210, at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide Congress with the cost and the supposed national security benefits of… »

17.07.2019

As Cost of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates

As Cost of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult to keep up with. Storms, heatwaves and climate-related weather disasters are increasing at a rapid pace. The leadership of the two corporate-dominated political parties are trying to keep the climate issue… »

16.07.2019

Migration, imperialist wars, the arms trade and how capitalism functions

Migration, imperialist wars, the arms trade and how capitalism functions

At the International Social Forum organised by the UK Labour Party on the 13th and 14th of July, 2019 a host of international speakers attended to give talks on subjects from global economics, climate crisis, global finance and accountability, movement of people and trade protectionism.  We publish here the transcript… »

16.07.2019

Defeating capitalism through regulation and taxation

Defeating capitalism through regulation and taxation

At the International Social Forum organised by the UK Labour Party on the 13th and 14th of July 2019 a host of international speakers attended to give talks on subjects from global economics, climate crisis, global finance and accountability, movement of people and trade protectionism.  We publish here the transcript… »

15.07.2019

Will more climate strikes achieve the breakthrough that we need?

Will more climate strikes achieve the breakthrough that we need?

Strengthening the climate movement requires a rethink of strategy and tactics. Tim Root for openDemocracy The global movement fighting climate breakdown has made some promising advances recently, chiefly thanks to Greta Thunberg and the other admirable school climate strikers. The British, Irish, French and Canadian parliaments have… »

14.07.2019

How NGOs in Rich Countries Control Their Counterparts in Poor Countries… and Why They Refuse to Resolve It

How NGOs in Rich Countries Control Their Counterparts in Poor Countries… and Why They Refuse to Resolve It

By Paul Okumu* NAIROBI, Jul 12 2019 (IPS)* – Many NGOs around the world are fighting inequality between the rich and the poor, between the policies that make rich countries richer, and poor countries poorer So while Civil Society Organizations claim to… »

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