Donald Trump is showing the next phase of this strategy: pure theatre. Recently President Barack Obama pointed out that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP figured out something very important during the Obama presidency: Most Americas either don’t know or don’t care about the nuance of how government works: “And the problem is, Read More
A major US military build-up is underway in the Asia Pacific, with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an underreported and dangerous provocation. When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs Read More
A private Facebook group allows Afghan women to freely speak about issues that matter to them. Heard It From Her, produced by Emily Thompson, is a conversation with women in the media with a story to tell. Each month, we speak with a journalist from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) or other independent media in Read More
Fashion is the second largest industrial polluter on the planet. The University of Cambridge’s Centre for Study of Existential Risk (CSER) investigates threats to humanity posed by technology and human activity. At the top of their list, climate change firmly rests as the greatest self created risk to our civilization. Fossil-fueled industry and overconsumption have danced Read More
Without exception, Trump’s foreign policy picks are members of the far right: aggressive, Islamophobic and contemptuous of diplomacy. Shortly after taking office in 1969, President Richard Nixon devised his “madman theory.” It was the height of the Vietnam War, and Nixon believed that he could end the conflict. It just required a bit of unpredictability. Read More
The World This Week
After decades of spectacular growth, world trade is experiencing a slowdown even as anti-trade sentiments are on the rise in Europe and the US. These are not happy days for world trade. In September, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced that it expected “trade in 2016 to grow at ...