Mapping a world from hell:76 countries are now involved in Washington’s War on Terror
- Tom Engelhardt
He left Air Force Two behind and, unannounced, “shrouded in secrecy,” flew on an unmarked C-17 transport plane into Bagram Air Base, the largest American garrison in Afghanistan. All news of his visit was embargoed until ...
Runaway train towards full digitization of money and labor
- Peter Koenig
The other day I was in a shopping mall looking for an ATM to get some cash. There was no ATM. A week ago, there was still a branch office of a local bank – no more, gone. A Starbucks will replace the space left empty by the bank. I asked ...
2018 hotspots are in Eurasia and Middle East
- MK Bhadrakumar
The leitmotif of the US foreign policy in 2018 is going to be a last-ditch attempt to “contain” Russia’s resurgence on the world stage. The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s “yearender” in the New York Times on ...
"The neoliberal orthodoxy is breaking down"
Speech at UN in Geneva
- Jeremy Corbyn
On International Human Rights Day Jeremy Corbyn makes the case for a fundamental break with the world order.
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed United Nations officials in Geneva this Friday 8 December 2017 in a speech outlining his ...
Weapons for the IS
RIYADH/WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Own report) - As the findings of the UK-based organization "Conflict Armament Research" (CAR) confirms, the IS had disposed of a significant amount of firearms and ammunition from EU arsenals to defend itself in Ramadi, ...
Fukushima Darkness (I & II)
- Robert Hunziker
The radiation effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdowns are felt worldwide, whether lodged in sea life or in humans, it cumulates over time. The impact is now slowly grinding away only to show its true colors at some unpredictable ...
Mass starvation is humanity’s fate if we keep flogging the land to death
- George Monbiot
The Earth cannot accommodate our need and greed for food. We must change our diet before it’s too late
Brexit; the crushing of democracy by billionaires; the next financial crash; a rogue US president: none of them keeps me awake at night. This ...
John Lennon’s Most Radical Message
- John W. Whitehead
You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.
The Smart Weapons Fallacy: Civilian Casualties From “Precision” Air Strikes in Iraq and Syria
- Patrick Cockburn
The final elimination of Isis in Iraq and Syria is close, but welcome though the defeat of these monstrous movements may be, it has only been achieved at the cost of great destruction and loss of life. This is the new face of war ...
What if the problem was civilization itself?
- Nicolas Casaux
The word civilization evokes powerful images and understandings. We in the United States have been taught, from elementary school onward that a few ancient peoples— like the Egyptians or Greeks— were “civilized” and that ...