7 Signs of Tyranny
- Robert Reich
As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things:
1. They exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a “landslide” even after losing the popular vote. They criticize ...
Hebron Shooter Elor Azaria Got 18 Months for Manslaughter. Smoking Weed Is 11
- Gili Cohen גילי כהן
Here are ten cases that show the hard line military courts usually take in sentencing soldiers - unlike the case of Sgt. Elor Azaria, who got 18 months for shooting and killing a prone Palestinian attacker.
Israeli military courts usually take ...
The Unthinkable Just Happened in Spain:
Six central bankers and a financial regulator get dragged to court
- Don Quijones
Untouchable. Inviolable. Immunity. Impunity. These are the sort of words and expressions that are often associated with senior central bankers, who are, by law, able to operate more or less above the law of the jurisdictions ...
Go post-West, young man
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
The Munich Security Conference delivered a predictable display of a West that refuses to recognize the emergence of a multipolar world order
The 2017 Munich Security Conference arguably gave the game away right at the outset, via its annual “ ...
More French riots despite 12 years of trying nothing
- Ramin Mazaheri رامین مظاهری
As Communist hero and the “African Che Guevara”, Thomas Sankara, famously said: “A soldier without any political or ideological training is a potential criminal.”
France’s police have an ideology, because everyone has ...
The Balancing Act is Over: What Elor Azaria Taught Us about Israel
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
For some, the ‘manslaughter’ conviction – following the murder by Israeli army medic, Elor Azaria, of already incapacitated Palestinian man, Fattah al-Sharif – is finally settling a protracted debate regarding where Israelis ...
Greece Under Continuous Siege: Syriza's Disastrous Political Stance
- Nikolaos Karagiannis Νικόλαος Καραγιάννης - C. J. Polychroniou Χ.Ι. Πολυχρονίου
It's been seven years since the outbreak of the Greek debt crisis, yet Greece -- the country that gave birth to democracy -- is still stuck in a vicious cycle of debt, austerity and high unemployment. Three consecutive bailout programs have deprived ...
The Walls Above, The Cracks Below (And To The Left)
- Ejército zapatista de liberación nacional EZLN
The Storm On Our Path
For us, as Zapatista originary peoples, the storm—the war—has been going on for centuries. It arrived to our lands with the lies of the dominant civilization and religion. At that time, the sword and the ...
With Trump, we are all going to die
- Abdellah Taïa عبد الله الطايع
Abdellah Taïa, writer and director, has just published "Celui qui est digne d’être aimé" (The one who is worthy of being loved) with Editions Seuil. In this forum, he expresses his anxiety about a West that is ...
U.S.: Trump, turmoil and resistance
- Vijay Prashad
Donald Trump feels he has to undo a great deal from the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, and he is in a hurry. Obamacare has been ordered out and a “Muslim Ban” is signed in. His deregulation orders are just what the corporate ...