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11.11.2019

US Policy: Global Climate Crisis Not Our Problem. Really?

US Policy: Global Climate Crisis Not Our Problem. Really?

By Williams Boardman, Reader Supported News  By withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, the US is effectively saying the global climate crisis is not our problem. This is American exceptionalism run amok. The US acts as if it can opt-out of the only planet we have because, well, because we’re… »

11.11.2019

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

By David Swanson November 11, 2019, is Armistice Day 101 (or 102 if you want to be all mathematically accurate and elitist about it). Anyway, it’s been over a century now since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th… »

07.11.2019

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists foresee untold human suffering

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists foresee untold human suffering

by Countercurrents Collective Governments are failing to address the climate crisis, says a new study, which is based on 40 years of data on a range of measures. Another team said: Paris carbon-cutting pledges are “too little, too late”. The alarming assessments came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump… »

06.11.2019

Neoliberalism’s children rise up to demand justice in Chile and the world

Neoliberalism’s children rise up to demand justice in Chile and the world

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies Uprisings against the corrupt, generation-long dominance of neoliberal “center-right” and “center-left” governments that benefit the wealthy and multinational corporations at the expense of working people are sweeping country after country all over the world.  In this Autumn of… »

05.11.2019

COP 25, “Calidad humana” and the Sixth Mass Extinction

COP 25, “Calidad humana” and the Sixth Mass Extinction

By Prof. Dr. Roberto L. Mayorga* This article was published in Spanish some days before a surprising and massive social unrest burst throughout Chile during the last week of October, preventing COP25 (International Conference of the Parties for the Environment) from taking place in this country. As in Paris or… »

05.11.2019

Jeremy Corbyn is right: billionaires and poverty should not coexist

Jeremy Corbyn is right: billionaires and poverty should not coexist

It’s ludicrous to suggest that we need billionaires to incentivise work and wealth creation. Luke Hildyard for openDemocracy billion pounds is an almost incomprehensible amount of money. One of the most successful tricks that the rich and powerful have pulled on the rest of us is not merely… »

05.11.2019

Blue Economy: A new economic frontier of Bangladesh

Blue Economy: A new economic frontier of Bangladesh

By Mushfiqul Haque Mukit The ocean considered as a source of wealth for millennia, and conjoining to the economies around the world. There are many large cities and centers of commerce developed depends on access to the sea, and now some 38 percent (and growing) of the global population is… »

03.11.2019

Armenian Genocide Resolution for Dinner

Armenian Genocide Resolution for Dinner

By Nancy Agabian On Tuesday October 29, the House passed a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Many Armenian Americans celebrated, but I didn’t. Don’t get me wrong – as the granddaughter of a genocide survivor, I know how little has been done to atone for this crime against… »

02.11.2019

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces unleashed to suppress them. Many of these mass movements share a fierce critique of capitalism. In Santiago, Chile, more than 1 million people flooded the… »

01.11.2019

Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

Public support for co-operation, collective ownership and mutual care have persisted, despite the popularity of some of the neoliberal agenda. What policies could the left pursue to build from where we are now? Christine Berry for openDemocracy onomics is the method: the object is to change the soul.”… »

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