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Archives: April 2017

Russia’s Neo-Feudal Capitalism

Anders Åslund. | (Project Syndicate) | - - WASHINGTON, DC – Vladimir Putin’s Russia is looking more and more like the sclerotic and stagnant Soviet Union of the Leonid Brezhnev era. But…

Is Trump Taking Us to War Everywhere?

By Olivia Alperstein | (Otherwords.org) | - - No one expected Trump to be a peace president, but he seems bent on taking us to the verge of World War III. No…

Can the Left Rebuild in the Deep South?

The Atlantic | (Video News Clip) | - - "Georgia’s sixth congressional district is a Republican stronghold—a Democrat hasn’t won in nearly 40 years. Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former…

Was US Airstrike on Syrian Mosque a War Crime?

Human Rights Watch | - - (Washington, DC) – United States forces appear to have failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties in a March 16, 2017 strike that killed…

What Trump looks like from Cuba …

By Mattea Kramer | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - I’ll tell you up front that my personal vehicle has crowns of rust on the rear wheel wells and an interior that smells…

Donald Trump: Global Ecocide

By John Feffer | ( Foreign Policy in Focus) | - - Can one determined and willfully ignorant man both stem the green tide and push the world over the brink into…

Why We Need Political Islam

By Shlomo Ben-Ami | (Project Syndicate) | - - MADRID – US President Donald Trump has put on the back burner an executive order that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a…

Can you do anything for Israeli-Palestinian Peace?

By Mike Merryman-Lotze | (Otherwords.org) | - - The White House is creating new problems in Israel-Palestine, but ordinary people can start setting things right. While news swirled around health care and…

Russia: US attack on our Sovereign ally Illegal

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday slammed the Trump administration for its strike on Syria, calling it "illegal" and based on faulty intelligence.…

Climate Change Solutions Can’t Wait for Trump

By Desmond Brown | (Inter Press Service) | - - BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (IPS) - From tourism-dependent nations like Barbados to those rich with natural resources like Guyana, climate change poses one of…

How our Standing Wars are Warping Us

Tom Engelhardt | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - On successive days recently, I saw two museum shows that caught something of a lost American world and seemed eerily relevant in the Age…

Can the Global Mining Industry go Green?

By Joseph Kirschke | (Next Billion) | - - In recent months, events across three continents showed how clean energy use by the mining industry, which consumes 11 percent of global energy,…

Has Trump deferred to Russia in Syria?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Elizabeth Palmer reported from Ankara last Thursday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had difficult and inconclusive discussions with Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan…

The Hundred Days From Hell

David Faris | (Informed Comment) | - - As the sun rises on the 11th full week of the disgrace-riddled Barnum & Bailey dystopia known as the Trump Administration, revelations about the…

Is Trump really a Fascist?

By David Prochaska | (Informed Comment) | - - The “highly unusual,” “unprecedented” Trump administration is leading us into “uncharted territory,” but where exactly? Since last November’s election, some commentators trying to…