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11.11.2016

Trump – The Symptom

Trump – The Symptom

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, Nov 11 2016 (IPS) – The electoral victory of U.S. Republican Donald Trump — many have said — is an alarming signal that heralds new, difficult times. Maybe. Anyway,… »

11.11.2016

Armistice Day 98 Years On and the Need for a Peace to End All Wars

Armistice Day 98 Years On and the Need for a Peace to End All Wars

November 11 is Armistice Day / Remembrance Day. Ninety-eight years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, fighting ceased in the “war to end all wars.” People went on killing and dying right up until the pre-designated moment, impacting nothing… »

11.11.2016

A Good Time to Review Bush’s War Crimes

A Good Time to Review Bush’s War Crimes

I’ll be speaking at the upcoming Iraq Tribunal about war lies of 2002-2003 vintage. I’m nostalgic for the days when presidents had to lie to Congress and the public and obtain some modicum of support before bombing a foreign country. Already by the… »

09.11.2016

The Chicago Boys

The Chicago Boys

By Anne Kass I can’t help but think of our trip to Chile last year where we learned that Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys helped Pinochet sack the Chilean Social Security System which was similar to ours–employer and employee contributions with defined benefit payout. »

09.11.2016

Trump: Who Really Knows?

Trump: Who Really Knows?

It was a late night at our house.  It would be an understatement to say I was surprised that Trump pulled off a massive victory in the election.  I surely didn’t see this coming. I figured that with the mainstream media support for Clinton and the support from the banksters,… »

09.11.2016

Trump’s victory is the triumph of anti-humanism, but not the end of history

Trump’s victory is the triumph of anti-humanism, but not the end of history

Without doubt, Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections represents the triumph of anti-humanism in its most racist, xenophobic, fanatical, misogynist and neo-fascist form, compared to Hillary Clinton’s “lite-” version which is respectful of the rights of women and gays but still warmongering and neoliberal nevertheless. After the initial… »

09.11.2016

US election: We may just have avoided a nuclear war with Russia.

US election: We may just have avoided a nuclear war with Russia.

The world today is in a state of shock at the results of the US Presidential election.  Just like when the UK voted to leave the European Union, the political analysts and the opinion polls completely failed to prepare the world for what was about to happen. And this shouldn’t… »

09.11.2016

US Elections: A day of victory for the politics of fear, loathing and division

US Elections: A day of victory for the politics of fear, loathing and division

By Yanis Varoufakis. Donald Trump’s victory marks the end of an era when a self-confident Establishment preached the end of history, the end of passion and the supremacy of a technocracy working on behalf of the 1%. But the era it ushers in is not new. It is a new… »

09.11.2016

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Dear Democrats, Are you finding yourselves suddenly a bit doubtful of the wisdom of drone wars? Presidential wars without Congress? Massive investment in new, smaller, “more usable” nuclear weapons? The expansion of bases across Africa and Asia? Are you disturbed by the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen?… »

07.11.2016

The United Nations votes to start negotiations to ban the bomb

The United Nations votes to start negotiations to ban the bomb

One hundred and twenty-three nations voted to move forward with negotiations to prohibit nuclear weapons—just as the world has already done for biological and chemical weapons. In a historic vote on October 27 at the United Nations… »

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