With elections in the US, we are granted the illusion that voters generally have power over our elected leaders, the direction of the economy, and how to tackle climate change and other major issues. But where does the real power lie?
When a journalist tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting. Using history as a side note in a brief news report or political analysis oftentimes does more harm than good. Now imagine if that journalist was not dependable to begin with, even more than it being “interesting”, the outcome runs the risk of becoming a mockery.
In one of the most polluted places on earth there’s a resurgence of resistance. - See more at: http://newint.org/features/2014/11/01/oil-niger-delta/#sthash.oEHtnn4P.dpuIn one of the most polluted places on earth there’s a resurgence of resistance.
In one of the most polluted places on earth there’s a resurgence of resistance.
NATO and what it symbolizes today represents a severe danger because it represents the claim of western countries to interfere everywhere in the name of western interpretations of geopolitical realities. This can only lead to further, highly dangerous, conflict. Renouncing NATO as a structure would be a first step towards sanity and the world’s survival.
As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.
Critics say over-medicating veterans is a quick fix, and like war itself, will leave its own tragic legacy.
Israel's decision to shut down al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, October 30, is not just a gross violation of the religious rights of Palestinian Muslims. In fact, the rights of Palestinian Muslims and Christians have been routinely violated under the Israeli occupation for decades.
The disappearance of 43 students from a rural school in Ayotzinapa, Mexico dedicated to training teachers mostly from indigenous communities has sparked outrage and solidarity throughout Mexico and the world. These horrible acts of violence must be understood within the context of an increasingly vile and murderous narco state.