Other News – Voices Against the Tide

The Fragmentation of the European Union

At the end of this week, the United Kingdom, the second-largest economy in Europe, will exit the European Union. Meanwhile, Poland is under intense attack by the bloc for violating EU regulations by attempting to limit the independence of Polish judges; Hungary is also under attack for allegedly violating the r... (continua)

Un passo avanti per tutti...

Secondo il Global Gender Gap Report 2020 del World Economic Forum ci vorranno circa un centinaio di anni per raggiungere davvero una parità di genere. Per quanto riguarda invece la parità a livello di accesso alla partecipazione economica si parla addirittura di 257 anni. Ci sono molti modi con cui potrei... (continua)

Greta Thunberg’s Remarks at the Davos Economic Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland — Greta Thunberg spoke here Tuesday afternoon at an event hosted by The New York Times and the World Economic Forum. Here is the full transcript of her remarks:One year ago I came to Davos and told you that our house is on fire. I said I wanted you to panic. I’ve been warned that te... (continua)

Democracy and charisma: a dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?Demonstrations and strikes have shaken India over the last few weeks as people from all walks of life protest the Citizenship Amendment Act that discriminates against Muslims, serves as a maj... (continua)

The Science of (Not) Ending Global Poverty

The 2019 Nobel Prize winners in economics represent a new strain of neoliberal thought.In 1974, the neoliberal Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek was awarded the newly instituted Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. In his acceptance speech, Hayek stated bluntly: “If I ha... (continua)

Rambo Politics from Reagan to Trump

In linking the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Trump invokes a fantasy of poetic justice—positioning himself as Rambo, the avenger of American humiliation abroad.Last week, after ordering the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani—who was, according... (continua)

Lawless Trump Cannot be Trusted to Lead America to War

Trump’s killing of Qassem Suleimani brings America to the brink of a war with Iran without any congressional approval, in direct violation of Congress’ war making authority under the Constitution.Other presidents have started wars in reckless disregard of the Constitution, too, but Trump’s lawlessness is ubiqui... (continua)

2020: a Year Full of Danger

ROME, Jan 6 2020 (IPS) – Let’s face what lies ahead with open eyes: 2020 is going to be a very tough year for the world, and developing countries in particular. The infant decade has already begun with the harbingers of climate disaster as thousands fled to beaches in Australia from raging bush fires, and... (continua)

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