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Global rebellion to Save Our Planet

May 30, 2019           |                                       

“The greatest threat to the Earth is thinking someone else will save it.” The responsibility is ours; politicians and governments are complacent, dishonest and buried in the ideology of the past. Despite repeated warnings nothing substantial has been done and time is running out. No one else is going to Save Our Planet; a global […]

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The case for an immediate withdrawal from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. It is time to revive the anti-war movement in the U.S. in order to push the political establishment (both liberal and rightwing) to abandon its imperialist policies and white-savior tendencies. Trump’s December 19 announcement of troop withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan led to immediate […]

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If you’re curious about the future of American conservatism, a good person to consider might be Ben Shapiro. The thirty-five-year-old conservative author hosts one of the country’s most popular podcasts, and clips from his frequent television appearances and public speeches have racked up millions of views on YouTube. In debate appearances, which Shapiro doesn’t shy […]

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This article is part of a series by openDemocracy and the Bretton Woods Project on the crisis of multilateralism. The views expressed are those of the author’s only, and are not necessarily representative of either organisation. The consequences of IMF and World bank policies have been traumatic for the people of South. They have increased […]

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Before the Flood

April 5, 2019           |                                       

[embedded content] I am, it might reasonably be said, a climate refugee – though a very comfortable one. Escaping the forest fires to run a little cafe in Denmark is hardly a sacrifice. But if the cafe might be a good retirement plan for me, it won’t be for my children – far too soon, […]

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Republicrats: Begin Anew!

April 1, 2019           |                                       

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. — Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 Lord, what fools these mortals be! — Puck, in A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream We have not yet reached the horrific insanities of the […]

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Merkel Urges European Realism On Refugees

March 29, 2019           |                                       

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on March 29 presented a peace prize to Jordan’s King Abdullah II and called for a European sense of perspective in its handling of refugees. Speaking in Assisi, Italy, Merkel highlighted Jordan’s major role during the refugee crisis, taking in not only Palestinian refugees but more than 670,000 Syrians over the […]

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The Opioid Crisis Isn’t White

March 27, 2019           |                                       

Barr Is a Distraction. We Must Insist on the Moral Indictment of Trump. Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Stack Up on War and Peace Workplace Surveillance Is Central to Capitalist Exploitation The Mosque at the Nexus of State Violence and Hate Violence “You’re Damn Right”: Sanders Stands by Call to Get Rid of Private Insurance […]

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