Other News – Voices Against the Tide

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)

American Militarism Destroying the Future of Humanity

“The culture of peace is universal. It is shared by people and nations Worldwide. Today’s “culture of war” is a US hegemonic project predicated on the creation of conflict and divisions within and between countries. It is this (unilateral) project of global warfare which is intent upon destroying civilization.”... (continua)

Where do the elections leave Europe’s nationalists?

Right-wing parties performed strongly, but not as well as expected and parliamentary majorities are not guaranteed.Brussels, Belgium – It had been portrayed as a day of reckoning between pro-European and anti-European forces – between those who want greater integration, and those who want to retreat into their... (continua)

How Lobbying Firms Helped Destroy Yemen

In 2018 alone, weapons manufacturers—who spend millions in lobbying efforts to retain political support in Washington—made over $5 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.A springtime wedding in Northern Yemen’s Al-Raqah village took place in April 2018, a moment of reprieve from the turmoil and... (continua)

The Best Way to Avert War with Iran? Fire John Bolton

Iran’s decision to retaliate against the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal was inevitable, so long as its back was pushed against the wall. Iran exercised “strategic patience” for the past year, hoping that the other parties to the deal would stand up to Trump’s bullying and defy U.S. sanctions if Iran rema... (continua)

Why the Arms Trade Treaty Matters – and Why It Matters That the US Is Walking Away

It was not surprising or unexpected when President Donald Trump announced that the United States would “withdraw” from the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in an April 26 address to the National Rifle Association (NRA). To a roaring crowd, he declared:“Under my administration, we will never surrender American sover... (continua)

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