It is unlikely Mexico will reach its objectives at the North American Leaders’ Summit on June 29. In mid-June, Mexican Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray traveled to Montreal to deliver a speech at the inaugural session of the International Forum of the Americas. Videgaray affirmed that Mexico remains one of the main proponents of further and Read More
How can the body stand up for free expression when those freedoms are anathema to a sizeable part of its membership? In celebration of World Press Freedom Day in May, the United Nations (UN) released a statement extolling the virtues of an unrestricted press. A free media, it said, “can ensure transparency, accountability and the rule of Read More
Is radicalization necessarily a bad thing? Following the pusillanimous and gristly assassination of Jo Cox, member of Parliament for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, the subject of radicalization is prominent in British news once more. This ought not to surprise: The arrested and charged suspect, Thomas Mair, allegedly had a relationship with neo-Nazi movements Read More
The global economic crisis has greatly contributed to the rise of far-right politics in the West manifesting itself in outcomes such as Brexit and the unprecedented rise of Donald Trump. On June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) with the full effect of the economic, social and political ramifications of Read More
Pro-Brexit voters have struck a blow for real peace and democracy in Europe, says John Pilger. The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union (EU) was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, Read More
The World This Week
Angry alienated people and England’s public school elite combine to win the Brexit referendum, creating an existential crisis for the UK and the EU. On February 21, this author analyzed the United Kingdom’s tortuous relationship with the European Union (EU) and predicted that the referendum on...
The Philippine government is applying new solutions to water shortages in affected regions. In the eastern Pangasinan region of the Philippines,... View More