Interest Rates and the Use of Cash
- Prabhat Patnaik പ്രഭാത് പട്നായിക്
Finance capital is always opposed to the use of fiscal measures for stimulating an economy. This is because any such fiscal stimulation undermines the social legitimacy of capitalism, and especially of that segment of it which constitutes the world of ...
Press statements following Vladimir Putin's meeting with President of Italy Sergio Mattarella
- Vladimir Putin Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин فلاديمير بوتين
Question: Mr Putin, if I may, I have a question about Syria. What is your take on what is happening in Syria? Is there a danger of another US military strike against Syrian targets?
Vladimir Putin: We discussed this ...
Sweden: Salvadoran woman becomes first person to be granted asylum due to regressive abortion laws
- Kathy Bougher
After giving birth in the latrine of her home in 2011, an unconscious Maria Teresa Rivera was taken to a public hospital. There, she was accused of provoking an abortion and sent to jail.
Last week, Maria Teresa Rivera of El Salvador was granted political ...
G4S: When a private company is in charge of your security
- Jérôme Duval Жером Дюваль جيروم دوڥال
The security context in Europe today doesn’t make everybody unhappy, especially among firms that have specialised in security and surveillance. Among them, the British G4S, to which many governments subcontract their dirty work, ranging from prison ...
The UN Charter prohibits such unilateral actions
Statement at the Security Council on the US strike against Syria
- Sacha Llorenti
Bolivia delivered an epic blow to the US at the emergency UN Security Council meeting Friday, reminding everyone of the disastrous weapons of mass destruction lie peddled by the US as a pretext to invade Iraq.
Speaking at the emergency meeting ...
How the United Nations should respond in the age of global dissent
- Richard Falk - Denis Halliday - Hans-Christof von Sponeck
Three former UN insiders on the future of the world's most ambitious organisation.
US President Donald Trump is ardently embracing a toxic form of messianic nationalism, while demeaning those who oppose him as corrupt, and dishonest ...
Addicted to Racism: Why Populists Literally get off on Bigotry
- Anne-Ruth Wertheim
Only recently did I realise that people with racist prejudices have something to lose: their short-term delight, the balm for their soul. This is something they have in common with addicts. When they kick their habit, they lose this balm. In recent ...
Go post-West, young man
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
The Munich Security Conference delivered a predictable display of a West that refuses to recognize the emergence of a multipolar world order
The 2017 Munich Security Conference arguably gave the game away right at the outset, via its annual “ ...
How corporate dark money is taking power on both sides of the Atlantic
- George Monbiot
A secretive network of business lobbyists has long held sway in US politics. Now their allies in the UK government are planning a Brexit that plays into their hands
It took corporate America a while to warm to Donald Trump. Some of his positions, ...
I, Too, Was Branded an Enemy of the State
- Ana Camusso
Recalling the hasty departure from our beloved, liberal Argentina, I think of Yakub Abu al-Kiyan leaving in his vehicle, perhaps to avoid seeing his home destroyed again.
One of the houses demolished in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, ...