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Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming

Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming

June 14, 2019

The African Swine Fever outbreak, which has now spread to China, could result in the slaughter of 200 million hogs this year, in an effort to get the disease under control. Rob Wallace of the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps outlines the causes and possible solutions

Hong Kong Authorities Bow to Beijing, Determined to Ignore a Million Protesters

Hong Kong Authorities Bow to Beijing, Determined to Ignore a Million Protesters

June 11, 2019

Hong Kong residents have taken to the streets to protest against the growing influence of mainland China over the city. But, the protests are falling on deaf ears, says Prof. Sean Starrs    

China-Russia Partnership Threatens US Global Hegemony

China-Russia Partnership Threatens US Global Hegemony

June 7, 2019

The U.S. expected China to integrate into global capitalism as a subordinate power, but recent deals with Russia show China is moving towards equality in economic and military power

US-China Trade War: Trump Attempts to Veto China's Industrial Policy

US-China Trade War: Trump Attempts to Veto China’s Industrial Policy

June 3, 2019

The U.S. bans Huawei products allegeing “security threats”. Pressure to prevent China from putting conditions on foreign investors, won’t change China’s industrial policy, which is a vital part of their development planning, says Mark Weisbrot

Modi Wins Another Term for the Anti-Muslim, Right-Wing Hindu Nationalists

Modi Wins Another Term for the Anti-Muslim, Right-Wing Hindu Nationalists

May 23, 2019

Vijay Prashad analyzes the Indian election result, which has returned right-wing Narendra Modi to power. Money, mass media abdication of its watchdog function, and institutional collapse enabled Modi triumph

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

May 19, 2019

Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China

Trump's Huawei Ban Confirms 'Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons'

Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’

May 17, 2019

As Trump warns of the surveillance danger of Huawei, the real concern of consumers should be the fact they are being surveilled by the U.S. government and all tech companies, says Yasha Levine

Trump's China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy

Trump’s China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy

May 9, 2019

Instead of imposing additional tariffs, which will hurt the Chinese and U.S. economies, the U.S. should have its own research and development strategy, says Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster

Russia-China Alignment Challenge U.S. Hegemony

Russia-China Alignment Challenges U.S. Hegemony

May 8, 2019

Trump’s China tariffs and aggressive military build up is pushing Russia and China to seek a closer relationship which serves China’s growing global influence – Prof. Richard Sakwa joins Sharmini Peries

Candidates in India's Election Court Distressed Farmers

Candidates in India’s Election Court Distressed Farmers

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May 7, 2019

Reeling from falling crop prices, rising production costs and mounting debt, impoverished farmers have been marching on Indian cities in recent years, demanding help. Although the time has come for this huge constituency to vote, some have lost all hope