World Politics

Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Row Obscures Canada’s Support for the Deadly War on Yemen

August 16, 2018

Canadian Journalist Anthony Fenton Explains Canada’s Extensive Arms Sales to the Saudi Autocracy

Genoa Bridge Disaster Plays Into Hands of Italy’s Far-Right

August 15, 2018

The death toll from a bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa has reached at least thirty-nine. The tragedy has ignited national frustration with crumbling infrastructure and economic austerity — and it’s Italy’s far-right that has taken most advantage. We speak to Steve Hellman, professor emeritus at York University.

German Police Attack a Jewish Professor, and Blame it on “a Palestinian”

August 15, 2018

Prof. Yitzhak Melamed was the victim of a hate crime in Bonn, perpetrated by those whose duty is to protect him

Turkey’s President Erdogan Vows to Win ‘Economic War’ With U.S.

August 15, 2018

Economist Heiner Flassbeck and Political Analyst Ekrem Ekici say Turkey’s economic crisis runs deeper than U.S. sanctions

Deadly Taliban Offensive Exposes US-Afghan Forces’ Disarray

August 14, 2018

As the death toll from a Taliban assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni passes 300, journalist and author Ahmed Rashid says the attack underscores the the ineffectiveness of the US-NATO-Afghan government coalition, and the urgent need for talks to end the nearly 17-year war

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

August 14, 2018

Human Rights Activist John Turnbull Describes How Israel’s Navy Hijacked a Peaceful Vessel in International Waters and Kidnapped its Passengers and Crew

Yemeni Children Massacred With US-Made Bomb

August 13, 2018

Thousands have gathered in Yemen for the funerals of the 51 people killed in a Saudi-UAE-US military alliance airstrike, including 40 children traveling on a school bus. Even after a Raytheon-made MK-82 bomb was found in the wreckage, Defense Secretary James Mattis told said that the US is “not engaged in the civil war.” We…

Trump’s Trade War with China: Undermining China’s Dependence on Neoliberalism

August 13, 2018

The unexpected ascension of Donald Trump to the US presidency caught the Chinese leadership off guard and his launching of a trade war against China is undermining its strategy for global dominance, argues Prof. Minqi Li

As Europe Goes Right, Some Cities Take a Different Path

August 12, 2018

At the Fearless Cities Conference, Barcelona en Comú’s Gala Pin says cities are the future of democratic governance

Are Hamas and Israel Headed to War or to a Ceasefire?

August 11, 2018

Prof. As’ad Abukhalil on the dangerous game that both Hamas and Israel are playing. Hamas succeeded in challenging the power relations, but the lives of two million Palestinians in Gaza are put at risk in the process