Economics

21.03.2019

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

  Neither China nor Russia is willing to see the United States overthrow the government in Venezuela. Both have commercial interests in the country. Both also seek to deepen a more diversified global order, with the United States no longer seen as a viable policeman. By Vijay Prashad (1)  … »

20.03.2019

Climate strikes: Greta Thunberg calls for ‘system change not climate change’ – here’s what that could look like

Climate strikes: Greta Thunberg calls for ‘system change not climate change’ – here’s what that could look like

Sheila M. Cannon, Trinity College Dublin for The Conversation Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, is calling for system change. At a press conference in Brussels, she told the European Commission that in order to fight climate change we need to change our political and economic… »

17.03.2019

Thomas Piketty vs. Yanis Varoufakis

Thomas Piketty vs. Yanis Varoufakis

By Howard Richards Certainly, we all should be grateful to Thomas Piketty and Yanis Varoufakis. Nobody has worked harder or more intelligently for the common good. But gratitude does not entail agreement. That a lot of hard work and brain power and grassroots participation and collaborative teamwork… »

17.03.2019

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Michael Plouffe, UCL for The Conversation The US has published its objectives for a proposed trade agreement with the UK – and its thinking highlights just how weak Britain’s bargaining position will be in the post-Brexit global economy. The US trade representative outlines many of the usual… »

15.03.2019

The BREXIT Saga in the Ides of March

The BREXIT Saga in the Ides of March

Last night the British Parliament affirmed its decision to take the Brexit process into its own hands, a saga which for too long has divided the population and deeply affected the economic and social well-being of the country. In consecutive votes, Parliament categorically rejected the possibility of an exit from… »

13.03.2019

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

By Medea Benjamin On a recent delegation to Iran, we experienced first-hand the legendary Iranian hospitality. Iranians are particularly thrilled to meet Americans, but as we discovered, our government’s policies are hurting the very people who want to be our friends. As our 28-person delegation traveled through the country wearing messages… »

10.03.2019

How young activists turned the old idea of a Green New Deal into a powerful movement

How young activists turned the old idea of a Green New Deal into a powerful movement

Nick Engelfried  March 5, 2019 Last week over 250 young people converged on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C. for a sit-in marking one of the latest escalations in the youth-led campaign for a Green New Deal. The action, led by youth… »

07.03.2019

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

By David Swanson U.S. military spending eight years ago was at $1.2 trillion per year, when one added in the nukes in the Energy Department, the Homeland Security Department, the CIA, interest on debt, veterans’ care, etc. Now it’s at $1.3 trillion. In the years since military spending has been dramatically increased, the… »

07.03.2019

Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens are Used to Steal Your Money

Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens are Used to Steal Your Money

Tax havens are locations around the world where wealthy individuals, criminals and terrorists, as well as governments and government agencies (such as the CIA), banks, corporations, hedge funds, international organizations (such as the Vatican) and crime syndicates (such as the Mafia), can stash their money so that… »

28.02.2019

Rally to Move the Money!

Rally to Move the Money!

Move the Money Coalition Calls for Congress to Shift Military Budget Funds to Human Needs & Services This morning outside New York City Hall Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was joined by the Move the Money Coalition, comprised of Veterans for Peace Chapter 34-NYC, Brooklyn for Peace, U.S. Labor Against… »

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