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GPI vs. GDP: Does Size Matter More Than Substance?

U.S House Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) recently introduced a bill in Congress to overhaul GDP, the nation’s most-watched economic indicator. July 30th she introduced the Genuine Progress Indicator (“GPI”) Act. It would be a significant change for the trajectory of…

Noam Chomsky: Solidarity movements key to changing US Middle East policy

From nuclear disarmament to Palestinian rights, Noam Chomsky discusses the need to disrupt authoritarian alliances and an entrenching ‘Greater Israel.’ By Lilach Ben David Professor Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and one of the most important political thinkers of last…

When the US nuked Spain

34 years later, those forced to clean up the mess get their day in court By John LaForge Air force veterans exposed to plutonium after a first-ever US nuclear weapons disaster in Spain have won extremely rare recognition as a…

The US is taking on Google in a huge antitrust case. It could change the face of online search

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google for unlawful monopolisation. The department says Google’s conduct harms competition and consumers, and reduces the ability of new innovative companies to develop and compete. It’s the most…

US: Bernie Sanders halts bid for Democratic presidential nomination

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has told supporters he is suspending his campaign for the party’s nomination. His rival Joe Biden was well ahead in the race to take on Donald Trump. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign…

20 Teens Arrested as Youth Climate Activists Take Over Capitol Building for Green New Deal Teach-In

Over 150 youth climate activists with the Sunrise Movement took over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Monday to hold a teach-in on the Green New Deal and to call on lawmakers to immediately adopt the measure. Twenty teenagers, one…

Solidarity with Julian Assange

Journalist Julian Assange has been held in solitary confinement in an English high security prison for weeks. He is in solitary detention, which is a form of torture in accordance with all human rights. The man who did nothing but…

Assange in Court

I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get…

Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

When Yassir Arafat was denied a US visa to visit New York to address the United Nations back in 1988, the General Assembly defied the United States by temporarily moving the UN’s highest policy making body to Geneva– perhaps for…

U.S. doesn’t want dialogue: turns to economic terror and shows plan to impose its tutelage on Venezuela

Aram Aharonian* The blockade and the new sanctions that freeze all Venezuelan assets in U.S. territory, ordered by the regime of Donald Trump, is nothing more than another act of economic terrorism that seeks, in the first place, to break…

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