Other News – Voices Against the Tide

From Tony Blair to Mette Frederiksen

Social Democrats, who had been steadily disappearing following the crisis of 2008, have been making a small comeback in the last year. Now they are in power in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and, most recently, in Denmark.But the statistics are daunting. The recent European elections gave members of the Socia... (continua)

amal Khashoggi Was My Fiancé. His Killers Are Roaming Free.

In May, I was invited to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend some hearings at Congress. I had imagined the city in the words of my fiancé, Jamal Khashoggi. My visit left me with the troubling feeling that his memory was fading in the city he evoked so lovingly. When I met Jamal in Istanbul, he... (continua)

The Implacable Desertification of Planet Earth

Yet another under-reported human-made disaster: the relentless desertification of Planet Earth that may make uninhabitable some regions like the Middle East, endanger food security, aggravate climate crisis, and force more and more millions of people to flee. But before listing the main causes and conseque... (continua)

Secret Brazil Archive

How and Why The Intercept Is Reporting on a Vast Trove of Materials About Brazil’s Operation Car Wash and Justice Minister Sergio MoroAnálisis Part 1A massive archive of previously undisclosed materials reveals systematic wrongdoing among powerful officials — and the public has a right to know. The Interce... (continua)

World Economic Leaders Warn of Fallout From Trade War Between U.S. and China

FUKUOKA, Japan — Global finance leaders meeting in Japan this weekend said they were increasingly worried that the trade dispute between the United States and China, which shows no signs of abating, could propel the world economy into a crisis.The sense of gloom at the gathering of the Group of 20 major economi... (continua)

Transforming Society, Financialization Destroys Social Solidarity

PENANG and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun  2019 (IPS) – Finance has not stopped at dominating the real economy. The tentacles of finance have reached into significant, if not most parts of society.Gerald Davis characterises modern society, where finance is dominant, as a ‘portfolio society’, in which aspects of social... (continua)

The World Has Lost Its Compass

The terrible feeling I had on waking up and seeing the Italian voting results at the recent European elections was that my country was suddenly full of strangers. How could the majority of Italians reconfirm a government which has been the most inefficient in history, quarrelling on everything every single day... (continua)

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