World Politics

Venezuelans Transition from the Bolivar to the US Dollar

Venezuelans Transition from the Bolivar to the US Dollar

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August 18, 2019

Venezuelans in the nation’s capital of Caracas are sidestepping the bolivar—the country’s local currency—in favour of the US dollar. This trend appears to be on the rise as Venezuela’s currency crisis worsens

Israeli Illegal Arms Trade in South Sudan Was Disguised as “Agriculture”

Israeli Illegal Arms Trade in South Sudan Was Disguised as “Agriculture”

August 18, 2019

Investigative journalist Sam Mednik revealed that the agricultural company Green Horizons was a front for former Israeli general Israel Ziv’s security company CST who were supplying arms to South Sudan, violating a UN Security Council arms embargo

North Korea Suspends Talks With South Korea Because of U.S. Sanctions 

North Korea Suspends Talks With South Korea Because of U.S. Sanctions 

August 16, 2019

While U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks fail to proceed because of a lack of unanimity within the Trump administration, the North suspended peace talks with the South because of the U.S.’s refusal to lift economic sanctions, says Tim Shorrock

Russia's Anti-Gov't Protests Draw Large Crowds, but Putin Remains Secure

Russia’s Anti-Gov’t Protests Draw Large Crowds, but Putin Remains Secure

August 16, 2019

Western media like to present Alexei Navalny as Russia’s main opposition leader, because his actions have sparked the recent protest wave, but he hardly represents anyone, says Alexandr Buzgalin. Rather, the protests express opposition to the Russian system

De-Facto Annexation of Kashmir Means India as a Secular State is Ending

De Facto Annexation of Kashmir Means the End of India as a Secular State

August 16, 2019

Sidharth Bhatia, of the website The Wire, disucsses the “new roadmap for India,” by which India practically annexed the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir. The policy is leading India ever more towards a state in which Muslims are to become second-class citizens

Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel

Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel

August 15, 2019

Jim Zogby and Phyllis Bennis discuss the Trump-Netanyahu dynamic, the diminishing power of AIPAC, and the political battle against Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib

The Black Working Class and Venezuela: Fighting The Same Enemy

The Black Working Class and Venezuela: Fighting The Same Enemy

August 15, 2019

Netfa Freeman discusses the unique perspective of the Embassy Protection Collective’s work through the lens of the Black working class and their connection with Venezuela

Germany Shows Signs of Recession - Is the Global Economy Next?

Germany Shows Signs of Recession – Is the Global Economy Next?

August 15, 2019

Heiner Flassbeck argues that the China-US trade war is not having as much of an impact on the global economy as many assume. China’s currency is not undervalued, despite its recent devaluation. Rather, the undervalued Euro gives Germany a real competitive advantage in world trade. It’s actually Europe’s economic weakness that is dragging down Germany,…

Hong Kong Protest Withdraws From Airport, but Situation Remains far From Normal

Hong Kong Protest Withdraws From Airport, but Situation Remains far From Normal

August 14, 2019

The mostly leaderless movement for Hong Kong’s democratization withdrew from the airport, allowing flights to resume, but the situation remains unresolved as long as protesters and government fail to come to an agreement on reforms. We speak to Sean Starrs in Hong Kong

Brazil's Student Movement Mobilizes to Oppose Bolsonaro's Education Privatization

Brazil’s Student Movement Mobilizes to Oppose Bolsonaro’s Education Privatization

August 14, 2019

Students rallied and marched in 207 municipalities of Brazil, to declare their opposition to right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s education reform that would privatize much of Brazil’s higher education. Mike Fox reports