World Politics

Hong Kong Democracy Protestors Launch General Strike

Hong Kong Democracy Protestors Launch General Strike

August 6, 2019

Thousands took part in protests that shut down roads, public transportation and cancelled hundreds of flights

The Forgotten Rohingya Refugees

The Forgotten Rohingya Refugees

August 5, 2019

Existence is resistance: a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees live in Malaysia with no legal rights or protections

Russia's President Putin Cracks Down, Despite Maintaining Broad Popular Support 

Russia’s President Putin Cracks Down, Despite Maintaining Broad Popular Support 

August 4, 2019

Russia expert Tony Wood discusses the arrest and possible poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who was banned from running in local elections and protested that decision. Putin’s apparent effort to contain Navalny, even though he poses no real threat, displays Putin’s paranoia, says Wood

Trump's New Tariffs on China Help Pay for his Corporate Tax Cut

Trump’s New Tariffs on China Help Pay for his Corporate Tax Cut

August 2, 2019

Trump’s claim that China is paying for the tariffs is completely false and basically serves to redirect income from his poor supporters to his wealthy supporters. Not only that, the policy will have the consequence of further isolating the United States, says Michael Hudson

Canadians have a Right to Know if their Wine Was Made on Stolen Land

Canadians have a Right to Know if their Wine Was Made on Stolen Land

August 2, 2019

Dimitri Lascaris discusses the decision of a Canadian federal court to ban wine from illegal Israeli colonies to be labelled as “made in Israel.” This issue reaches far beyond Canada, as many states debate these issues around the world

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

August 2, 2019

Frédéric Penard discusses the efforts of small NGOs to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean, against the efforts of European governments to block the entry of people fleeing war and famine

Does China's New Military Strategy Paper Display a New Assertiveness?

Does China’s New Military Strategy Paper Display a New Assertiveness?

August 1, 2019

China’s military has developed a new strategy paper that emphasizes the need to keep Hong Kong and Taiwan. Does this signal a new military assertiveness from China? Or is it a reaction to US foreign policy?

Why Yet Another General Election for Spain?

Why Yet Another General Election for Spain?

July 31, 2019

Spain’s Socialist party PSOE and the leftist Unidas Podemos party failed to form a coalition government and now new elections loom if new talks go nowhere. It looks like PSOE’s lack of interest in a leftist coalition was the reason for the failure, says Sebastiaan Faber

Brazil's Far Right Unleashes Campaign to Stop Greenwald and The Intercept Revelations

Brazilians Fight Far-Right Campaign to Silence Greenwald & Intercept Leaks

July 31, 2019

Hundreds of Brazilians rallied in defense of U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald, on Tuesday. Greenwald has been threatened to be deported, imprisoned, and even killed, because of his role in the release of the on-going bombshell Intercept leaks, which revealed right-wing bias in the corruption investigations that saw former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva jailed

Hong Kong Protests: A Reaction to Beijing's Growing Effort for Control

Hong Kong Protests: A Reaction to Beijing’s Growing Effort for Control

July 31, 2019

Protesters have expanded their demands, after China’s central government has conceded to their initial demand of cancelling an extradition law. As the protests continue in Hong Kong, Adam Ni says it is unlikely they will expand to the mainland