World Politics

France's 'Yellow Vest' Protests Emerged Spontaneously, without Leadership

France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Emerged Spontaneously, without Leadership

December 10, 2018

Prof. Jean Bricmont explains that the ‘yellow vest’ movement is an expression of decades of frustration with declining living standards due to the dismantling of France’’ welfare state

US & Canada Violate International Law with the Arrest of Chinese Huawei Exec

December 10, 2018

Col. Larry Wilkerson explains that it’s not the Chinese Huawei executive that violated law when circumventing US sanctions, but it is the US that violates them by imposing sanctions that were never agreed to on an international level

Lopez Obrador’s Plans to Lead Mexico out of Neoliberalism Will Mean Crossing Swords with the US

December 9, 2018

We now have a politically experienced president in Mexico – gone are the days when Mexico kowtows to the US. This will mean a more sovereign economic and foreign policy, says Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

Roger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism (Pt 1/2)

vRoger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism

December 8, 2018
After performing in Brazil, Roger Waters discusses the rise of Jair Bolsonaro and the Murder of Marielle Franco
Ecuadorian Ex-Diplomat: Report Claiming Assange Met Manafort Is False

Ecuadorian Ex-Diplomat: Report Claiming Assange Met Manafort Is False

December 6, 2018

The Guardian report claiming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange met with Paul Manafort is fake news, says the former consul in Ecuador’s London embassy, Fidel Narváez. But it is true that Trump’s ex-campaign chairman met with new Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to discuss handing Assange over to the US.

Sen. Graham Wants a More Reliable Fascist in Saudi Arabia - Paul Jay

Sen. Graham Wants a More Reliable Fascist in Saudi Arabia – Paul Jay

December 4, 2018

Senator Lindsey Graham wants to overthrow the Saudi crown prince MBS in order to have a more reliable ally against Iran and to suppress the Arab masses

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

December 4, 2018

Qatar is withdrawing from oil organization OPEC, while Saudi Arabia continues its blockade. Colonel Larry Wilkerson says this is part of a larger realignment in the Middle East, as Turkey exerts more influence

Conflict on US-Mexico Border Intensifies, With No Clear Resolution Ahead

Conflict on US-Mexico Border Intensifies, With No Clear Resolution Ahead

December 4, 2018

Thousands of asylum seekers are camped out in Tijuana, Mexico, near US border, as thousands more are making their way north, caught between the closed US border and US policies that forced them to flee

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico's Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico’s Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

December 3, 2018

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s new center-left president was inaugurated and outlined policies that were more ambitious than what he campaigned on, says Laura Carlsen, of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy in Mexico City