Corporations, not wildlife, stand to benefit from the emptied lands.
Greed and ideology set the table for a catastrophe.
The Minneapolis City Council’s attempt to defund police may have fizzled out for the moment, but the problem of police violence across the United States is unresolved—and much of it stems from the institution’s colonial, counterinsurgency roots.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been known to have an interest in eugenics, but despite the persistence of support for this discredited idea over the years, eugenics is a scientific and moral failure.
Society doesn’t need a large group with a license to kill.
Classical economics helped kill millions in the British Empire’s famines—following economic orthodoxy today could be just as deadly.
The sustained protests are part of a larger trend against austerity and endless war.
The surveillance industry sees us as little more than raw materials.
The siege of Gaza is crushing the people who live under it, and it is crushing all of our imaginations.
The ICC provides no legal counterbalance to the arrogance of an empire’s power.
Far from precision-guided munitions, sanctions are weapons of starvation, which target the most vulnerable civilians for slow and painful death by deprivation of food and medicine.
Human rights organizations have sacrificed their credibility and become a sophisticated part of the U.S. foreign policy machine—or, to put it more bluntly, a part of the U.S. empire.
The academic laboratory of the Venezuelan coup has the highest academic pedigree of all.
“Manufacturing Consent” predicted how a privately owned free press could function as a propaganda system
Why It’s So Hard for Most Countries to Be Economically Independent From the West—Look No Further Than Brazil
Why is it so difficult even for huge countries with large, diversified economies to maintain independence from the West? If anyone could have done it, it was Brazil. In the 19th century it was imagined that Brazil could be a Colossus of the South to match the U.S., the Colossus of the North. It never panned out that way.