This week the issue is not Trump. It is ourselves
- John Pilger
On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. "In order for us to heal and move forward...", say Writers Resist, "we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in ...
The Rise of the Corporatocracy
- Graham Vanbergen
Transnational corporations are wreaking havoc on financial, economic, social and ecological systems in a creeping colonisation of public life where just 147 organisations now controls 40 per cent of global trade.
We all have a feeling that something ...
What Will 2017 Bring?
- John Perkins
It’s a question on many minds as we begin this new year. It is perhaps asked more now than ever before in my life-time – and that spans 7 decades.
All we can say for sure is that we are in for big changes . . . on many fronts.
Each of ...
Neoliberalism is a species of fascism
- Manuela Cadelli
The time for rhetorical reservations is over. Things have to be called by their name to make it possible for a co-ordinated democratic reaction to be initiated, above all in the public services.
Liberalism was a doctrine derived from the philosophy ...
Who profits from Turkey’s 'Sarajevo moment'?
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Let’s cut to the chase: Ankara 2016 is not Sarajevo 1914. This is not a prelude to WWIII. Whoever plotted the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov – a cool, calm, collected old-school diplomat - risks a mighty ...
Message from the Legendary Elder Siblings
- John Perkins
I write this in-flight, returning from a magical trip to the Kogi of Colombia. I write this having seen and heard the airport TV reports of the trauma that continues to dominate US politics, as well as those in many other countries.
Last year my ...
US and British Spy Agencies Targeted In-Flight Mobile Phone Use
- Jacques Follorou
In the trove of documents provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a treasure. It begins with a riddle: “What do the President of Pakistan, a cigar smuggler, an arms dealer, a counterterrorism ...
Fidel: The voice of the Third World
- Vijay Prashad
Fidel Castro was the mirror of Africa, Asia and Latin America’s aspirations
The room went silent at the UN’s 2001 World Conference Against Racism when Fidel Castro entered. He took the podium and firmly denunciated not only racism, but ...
Trump, Putin, Netanyahu: The new axis of evil
- Yacov Ben Efrat יעקב בן-אפרת يعقوب بن افرات
The extreme right-wingers raised their arms in the traditional Nazi salute, chanting "Heil Trump!" The Tea Party recorded a historic achievement, but this was not only a triumph for the American right-wing. Benjamin Netanyahu and his extreme ...
Reflections on Fidel, Cuba, Internationalism and Tamils
- Ron Ridenour
“Fidel Castro, October 12, 1987”—that is what Fidel wrote on my book, “Yankee Sandinistas: Interviews with North Americans living and working in the new Nicaragua,” after reading it.