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Atmospheric CO2 Concentration at Highest Level in 800,000 Years

May 13, 2018

Carbon dioxide – the main atmospheric greenhouse gas – reached 410 parts per million in April, for the first time in recorded history. The connection to global warming is undeniable, but emissions have plateaued, which means that we can still reverse this trend, says climate scientist Michael Mann

Tech Giants Fight to Dominate Data of Developing Countries

April 29, 2018

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are among high tech giants fighting to maintain an unregulated environment at the WTO that strengthens their monopolies and puts developing countries at an extreme disadvantage says Deborah James of CEPR

China’s Embrace Of An Intellectual Property System Imposed On It By The United States

April 29, 2018

The two biggest scientific powers, the U.S. & China, need to rethink the world’s intellectual property-based innovation system to safeguard citizen interests or else this privatization of technology, an arms race mentality in science, will produce a dark, dystopian future none of us really want explains Peter Drahos

India’s Ruling Hindu-Nationalist Party Combines Fascism and Neoliberalism

April 24, 2018

RSS, the paramilitary wing of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has its origins in fascism and Nazism, writer Amrit Wilson explains. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi has combined BJP’s Hindutva ideology with neoliberal capitalism

India’s Far-Right PM Modi Meets Protests in London

April 22, 2018

While India’s Hindu-nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Britain to sign a free trade deal, activist Amrit Wilson says the BJP government is stoking communal and sexual violence against women, Muslims, and Dalits

Trade War Greatly Exaggerated

March 31, 2018

America’s trading partners, including Europe and China, will likely wait for Trump to move on to his next distraction–which could be a real war, not a trade war, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot

The Political Currency of Mao’s Little Red Book

March 26, 2018

Anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism were some of the key points of agreement between Black anti-colonial activists and Chinese Communists, but under what heading is Afro-Asian solidarity expressed today?

President Xi Jinping’s Indefinite Rule Denounced by Chinese Intellectual

March 25, 2018

National People’s Congress of China re-elected President Xi Jinping to a second term and abolished term limits on the presidency. There were very little dissent allowed resisting the decision, but one critic, intellectual Li Datong wrote an open letter challenging the decision, says China scholar, professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

BJP’s Electoral Success in Northeast India a Blow to the Left

March 11, 2018

The ruling party of India, the BJP, strengthened its position in the country’s northeast after winning elections in three states, with the victory in Tripura ending 25 years of Communist rule. Journalist Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty discusses the BJP’s victory and the region’s political shift

How Did Communist China Become a Capitalist Superpower?

March 2, 2018

In his new book, “Competing Economic Paradigms in China,” Steve Cohn examines how China’s economic policy went from Maoist to “iron rice bowl” to neoliberal