Is South Africa Facing More Economic Trouble Ahead?

April 22, 2017

The South African economy faces challenging times ahead as the country’s credit rating plummets. Hopes have receded in the past three weeks for a steady recovery of South Africa’s fragile economy with the downgrade earlier this month of the country’s credit rating to junk status. The...

Resistance Without Sacrifice Won’t Stop Anything

January 29, 2017

It will take mobilization to make acts of civil disobedience and economic boycotts routine forces of resistance. There were way too many people watching Donald Trump get inaugurated. His speech was great. And the Cabinet is the best in American history. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the...

Budget Cuts Threaten to Destabilize Algeria

January 26, 2017

In Algeria, falling energy revenue without a viable replacement risks riots in 2017. Violent riots erupted in the northern Algerian city of Bejaia on January 2, following the introduction of the national budget set by the 2017 Finance Law on the first day of the new year. The events started with...

The Globalism of the One Percent

January 25, 2017

Donald Trump is declaring war on the world. Donald Trump is a worldly fellow. He travels the globe on his private jet. He’s married to a Slovene and divorced from a Czech. He doesn’t speak any other languages, but hey, he’s an American, so monolingualism is his birthright. His fortune...

Egyptian President Looks to Donald Trump

January 24, 2017

With Donald Trump in the White House, the Egyptian president is changing his tune. An Egyptian government decision to designate soccer icon Mohamed Aboutrika as a terrorist, coupled with the recent arrest of more than 30 militant football fans, puts to bed any hopes that President Abdel Fattah...