World Politics

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World's Largest Arms Fairs

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World’s Largest Arms Fairs

September 10, 2019

Hundreds of protesters gathered in East London at one of the world’s largest arms fairs seeking to peacefully prevent the Defence and Security Equipment International from going ahead as usual.

With Bolton Out, Will Trump Give Peace a Chance?

With Bolton Out, Will Trump Give Peace a Chance?

September 10, 2019

Former State Dept. official Matthew Hoh says he supports the removal of National Security Advisor John Bolton, who advocated for war and the interests of the military industrial complex

Putin Suffers Setback in Moscow Election, But Remains Secure Nonetheless

Putin Suffers Setback in Moscow Election, But Remains Secure Nonetheless

September 10, 2019

In what many analysts saw as a test for Vladimir Putin’s rule, the Moscow election was a setback of sorts, but the opposition’s orientation towards capitalism undermines its own anti-corruption platform, says Tony Wood

Is India Restricting Freedom of the Press in Kashmir?

Is India Restricting Freedom of the Press in Kashmir?

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September 10, 2019

A month after India suspended autonomy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, reporters there still face severe restrictions. Local media outlets are struggling to report freely under an unprecedented communications blackout. What does that mean for Kashmiris?

Trump's Remain in Mexico Program Condemns Refugees to Mortal Danger

Trump’s Remain in Mexico Program Condemns Refugees to Mortal Danger

September 9, 2019

Those seeking refugee status in the United States at the US-Mexico border are now forced to remain in Mexico while their refugee status is being processed. Laura Carlsen spoke to refugees and advocates on the Mexican side, in Tijuana

The Fight for Mauna Kea in Hawaii is Part of the Global Fight for Indigenous People

The Fight for Mauna Kea in Hawaii is Part of the Global Fight for Indigenous People

September 8, 2019

Native Hawaiians have been fighting against outside influences for sovereignty of their land, preservation of their culture, and respect for their identity since sugar planters and businessmen forced the abdication of Queen Liliuokalani in 1893. In many ways, the continued resistance to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in Hawaii is more than…

Kashmir Lockdown Leaves Medical Care in Chaos

Kashmir Lockdown Leaves Medical Care in Chaos

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September 8, 2019

In August, India revoked Kashmir’s special status and imposed a communications blackout. The restrictions have had an impact on medical care. With hospital operating rooms on standby for emergencies, patients with scheduled operations are put on hold

US-China Trade War Causes Damage, but is Exaggerated

US-China Trade War Causes Damage, but is Exaggerated

September 6, 2019

Trump hit China with more tariffs on $300 billion of imports, but as a percentage of GDP the trade war remains relatively small in its impact, and is thus unlikely to lead to a recession says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Agreement to End US Involvement in Afghanistan War, But War Will Continue

Agreement to End US Involvement in Afghanistan War, But War Will Continue

September 6, 2019

The US and the Taliban are about to sign an agreement to withdraw 14,000 US troops from Afghanistan, potentially ending the longest war in US history. However, the Afghans will not see an end to fighting yet, says The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn

US and Iran "At Cliff's Edge"

US and Iran “At Cliff’s Edge”

September 5, 2019

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani presented an ultimatum of two months to the EU to save the Iran nuclear deal. However, the deal is likely to continue to deteriorate, says The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn