Pay Secrecy

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By Adrian Furnham Even with today’s rapidly progressing society, there still exists a certain stigma towards the topic of salary or compensation. Employees have taken...

Hong Kong and the Audacity of the United States

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By Peter Koenig People often ask and hint at the similarities between the Hong Kong protests and the French Yellow Vests. The former...

Trump’s Other Wall

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By Jack Rasmus Trump brags about the ‘wall of money’ now flowing into the US from abroad–from Europe, Asia, emerging market economies–as the global economy...

Venezuela – The Bachelet Lie

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By Peter Koenig When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner’s 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela’s National Holiday,...

Financialisation, Neoliberalism and Economic Crises in the Advanced Economies

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By Dr Kalim Siddiqui Financialised capitalism emerged in the advanced economies during the last four decades. It has opened wider avenues to wealth formation and speculation,...

Chile: The Capitalist Alternative to Venezuela in Latin America

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By Rainer Zitelmann Chile and Venezuela are the two counter-models in Latin America. Chile embodies the capitalist path, while Venezuela the socialist path. But Chile has...

The Bilderbergers in Switzerland

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By Peter Koenig The 67th Bilderberg Meeting will take place in Montreux, Switzerland from 30 May – 2 June 2019, where the about 130 invitees...

Venezuela in “Misery” – Lies and Deceit by the Media Open Letter to the...

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By Peter Koenig To the Editor in CHIEF NYT - 18 May 2019 Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say   Subtitle: Butchers have stopped...

Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?

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By Peter Koenig Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to...

NATO – 70th Anniversary of the Most Murderous – and Legal – Organization on...

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By Peter Koenig On 4th of April 2019 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) “celebrated” the 70th Anniversary of its murderous existence. This horror organization...

La Rinconada – The Devil’s Paradise

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By Peter Koenig La Rinconada, 5,000 to 5,400m above sea level, corrugated iron shacks, glued to the hills of the surrounding mountains, home to some...

Weaponising the World Bank and IMF – PressTV Interview

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By Peter Koenig Are these so-called financial institutions guilty of that, and how do they do it? – If so, this would  point to the...

Cuba – “The Equilibrium of the World” – and Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Forth International Conference for “The Equilibrium of the World” took place in Havana., Cuba from 28 to 31 January 2019. The Conference,...

Global Economy on the Brink as Davos Crowd Parties On

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By Dr. Jack Rasmus At Davos, Switzerland every year the global capitalist elite gather to party…and to prepare for the year ahead. This year more than...

Japan’s “Comfort Women” Asian Protests and Imperial Japan’s Sexual Slavery

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By Dan Steinbock   Recently, another Philippine statue commemorating Filipino “comfort women” has been removed. As international pressure is rising, it is time for Abe...

North Korea – UN Security Council’s – 15 : 0; – Choking a Country...

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By Peter Koenig   The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is being choked into submission if not starvation by the UN Security Council, by a...

Trump’s Next Target: World Trade Organization

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By Dan Steinbock   In the past few months, the Trump White House has started trade wars against its major trade partners, particularly China, and...

Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations Universal Children's Day – 20 November – has come and gone – and nothing has changed. No action that...

How Women Leaders Build Careers They Thrive In

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By Christie Hunter Arscott and Lauren Noël Early career women understand that building a career and life they thrive in is no small feat. Instead,...

The Demise of Global Britain

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By Graham Vanbergen The almost universal collapse of British foreign policy could not have been timed any more accurately than right now – a time...

Hindu Nationalism and the Consolidation of Hate Politics in India

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By Kalim Siddiqui When we look back, since the demolition of the Babri Masjid a quarter of century ago, it seems a well-planned and well-thought...

Security, Safety, Security! – Dictatorship by Democracy

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By Peter Koenig The other day, checking in at a European airport for an international flight – within about an hour it took to deposit...

Internalised Racism in a World Filled with Color: The Case of Yellow-on-Yellow Racism

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Racism has been in debate for so long, whether it actually exists, is justified or just downright play. However, in a world full of...

Popular Music as an Avenue for Coping and Mental Health Awareness

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Popular music is a collective term for music that has a huge appeal to a large-scale audience from around the world. It has a...

Venezuela – Towards an Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Government of Venezuela called an international Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, 14-16 June, 2018 – to debate the current foreign injected economic...

Brexit and Immigration: The Looming Labour Market Crisis

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By Erica Consterdine With Brexit little more than a year away, one of the most pressing issues remains unresolved – immigration. Policymakers are grappling with how...

United Nations – Celebrating 70 Years of Human Rights – And Condoning 70 Years...

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By Peter Koenig On 14 of May 1948 – Israel declared unilaterally her independence in a foreign land, called Palestine, supported by a UN Resolution sponsored...

The Dark Plight of Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

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By Alvaro Huerta This essay argues that President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and...

Know Your History! Why Historical Awareness Makes You a Better Leader

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By David De Cremer The truism that you learn from the past can be applied in almost all aspects of life, even in business so...

Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

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By Rajesh Sampath Combining historical knowledge and awareness of the present situation in America and India, one can deduce that racial and caste-based discrimination are...

Identity Politics: Diversion from the Growing Economic Crisis?

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By Ghada Chehade Despite the reality of ever-increasing economic despair – including, and perhaps especially, for minorities – no one is willing to talk about class...

Facing the Shadow of Colonialism in Trump’s America

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By Nozomi Hayase From Muslim bans to attacks on LGBTQ communities and immigrants, the Trump presidency is regressing civil society with a colonial hierarchy. In...

Cyber Racism and What Can Be Learnt from Australia

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By Andrew Jakubowicz Cyber racism has become a widely recognised scourge of the Internet, interacting with violent radicalisation and cyber bullying to make the worldwide...

Dogged by Charges of Racism Where is Trump’s Concern for American Workers?

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By Kim Petersen Hillary Clinton described half of Donald Trump’s base as “deplorables” holding racist attitudes. Indeed, many of Trump’s policies do negatively target people...

Water is Life – They are Stealing our Livelihood and We aren’t Even Noticing

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By Peter Koenig Today, 22 March 2018, marks World Water Day. It is also the week, when the 8th World Water Forum (WWF-8) convenes, 18...

How the EDGE Business Certification for Gender Equality is a Game Changer for Business...

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By Aniela Unguresan The achievement of gender equality in the workplace will improve culture, behaviours, profitability and productivity. Globally women generate 37% of global GDP...

Feed the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

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By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse, Khaled Soufani and Lisa Xiong One big misconception is that produce grown from nontraditional methods is of lesser quality, and...

Duped, Guilty Pleasure, Irony, and Camp: Consuming Fake News

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By Roscoe Scarborough Drawing on forty in-depth interviews with self-proclaimed “bad TV” watchers about their media consumption, this research examines how people consume fake news....

“Comfort Women” and History

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By Dan Steinbock Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas...

North Korea – an Agent of Peace?

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By Peter Koenig   The false alarm on a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii last Saturday from North Korea did not help the Peace Talks which...

Wikipedia as Illustration of the Truth-Seeking Rationale for Freedom of Expression

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By Mark Cenite Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas...

Zombie Politics

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By Alexander Cohen and Chase Pielak Zombies mirror deep seated cultural fears of lack of control, lawlessness, and powerlessness. In the modern world, they are a...

Understanding the Sustainable Lifestyle

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By Steven Cohen A sustainable environment and economy are possible only if they provide support to a sustainable lifestyle. This is a way of life...

Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

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By Peter Koenig   When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall...

Is a Languages Strategy Essential for Britain’s Economy to Prosper Post Brexit?

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By Gabrielle Hogan-Brun Britain hopes to draw on the trade relationships of the former Commonwealth to grow its economy post Brexit. Could this place too...

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

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By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances...

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Finding an Optimal Level?

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By Won-Yong Oh, Loren Falkenberg, and Jim Dewald There has been an increase in the number of women serving on boards. Today, everyone talks about...

A 100% Renewables Future: Green Utopia or Planetary Disaster?

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By Steffen Böhm Recent studies suggest that the global advocacy on converting to 100% renewable energy generation by 2050 is feasible. However, as people ignore...

What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?

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By Frederic Lemieux In this article, the author examines key elements defining mass shootings and the evolution of definitions over time. The article also scrutinises...

Brexit – How the British People were Hacked

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By Graham Vanbergen In today’s context, social engineering has now moved on – dramatically. It refers to the manipulation of people into performing actions they wouldn't normally...

Nuclear Power and Public Fear in the Era of Climate Change

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By Scott Montgomery To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses...

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

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By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial...

Yemen – Appeal to President Putin

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By Peter Koenig Dear President Putin, Yemen, a peaceful and extremely poor country is being slaughtered, literally slaughtered by the Saudis, with the full weapons, funding...

GLOOM vs. BLOOM OF THE FUTURE OF WORK: Can We Chart A Positive Roadmap?

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By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Dave Ulrich, and Claudio Cisullo As the digital era is continuously in its process to ripen, discussions of destructive unforeseen...

A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy

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By Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg and Mark Esposito Machine meritocracy is here. In this article, the authors elaborate on questions of inclusivity, fairness, and governance....

Che – Viva! Hasta la Victoria Siempre!

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By Peter Koenig Moral consciousness is rising and the world owes it to the people who are standing up for the poor and powerless despite...

Is Inequality a Clear Infringement of the Human Right to Health?

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By Claudio Schuftan Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. Yet the current status of health inequality trends among and within countries...

The Crisis of Trust in Democracy and Globalisation

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By Graham Vanbergen Crimes of the rich and powerful elite have led to a global crisis of trust. In this article, the author elaborates on...

US-China History and Where We Are Today

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By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a...

Naturally Selected? Clues about Leadership from the Animal World

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By Mark van Vugt When thinking of a “successful executive”, we often use the description of an “alpha”, most of the time a male one,...

Emoji: New Language or Trend?

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By Marcel Danesi As societies change and grow, language too, evolves. In this article, the author analyses the rise of the emoji as a means...

North Korea – Killer Sanctions Imposed by the Foremost Institution of Peace and Justice...

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations was created to safeguard peace, justice, and security at a time when the “world was in ruins”. In this...

Food – Wars and Pharma – Trailblazing the Way to Human Demise

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By Peter Koenig In this article, Peter Koenig connects the dots and sheds light on how food, drugs, and bombs all play together in the...

Are We on the Verge of Becoming Western Money Slaves?

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By Peter Koenig Masked by economic “innovations”, the New World Order continues work its way to total world manipulation. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates...

London, Manchester, Paris et al – State Terror on its own Citizens – Again...

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By Peter Koenig Are you still fantasising about justice, equality, and liberty? Peter Koenig elaborates on the understated claims of “False Flags”, the horrors of...

United Airlines, Artificial Intelligence, and Donald Trump: Reawakening Values in the Era of Fake...

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By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan Society has evolved and not all aspects of our lives were able to cope up with the changes...

Tourism and the Modern World

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By Eric G. E. Zuelow Tourism is among the largest industries in the world and many people assume that humans engaged in leisure travel from...

Women Warriors: Sex, Violence, and the Media

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By Kelly Oliver   Women’s violence is given more media attention than men’s because of the connection between sex and violence in our cultural imaginary. Stereotypes...

Black Elite: Reductio ad absurdum

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By Houston A. Baker and K. Merinda Simmons Reductio ad absurdum is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a “method of proving the falsity...

Culture, Power and Applied Anthropology in a Corporate Setting

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By Amitai Touval Businesses rely on experts to intervene in situations in which organisational culture intersects with problems of power and control. While anthropologists are...

Sound as Popular Culture

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By Jens Gerrit Papenburg and Holger Schulze Sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analysed in an innovative way. From the roar...

Immigration, Food Justice and the Fierce Urgency of Now

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By Julian Agyeman, Alison Alkon and Sydney Giacalone Food justice recognises that one’s experience of the food system is determined by and is inseparable from...

Right to be Disconnected – The Wave to Catch On

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By Jasna Čošabić This paper analyses the possible influence of the French labour law reform – the “right to be disconnected” – on other countries and the benefits...

Confucian Culture and the International Trend of Legalising Same-Sex Marriage

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By Karen Lee   Steeped in centuries-old Confucian family order, China appears to be an unlikely place for same-sex marriage. A growing sense of activism, however,...

Deconstructing And Dismantling The Rape Culture In India

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By Parul Verma   Since the post-colonial era, India has witnessed a history of sexual assault, molestation, rape and violence against its women. On the rise...

Cosmopolitan Conceptions? Biopolitics and Emiratisation in Dubai’s IVF “Reprohub”

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By Marcia C. Inhorn Despite the political tumult in the Arab world, Dubai continues to draw medical tourists from around the globe, including infertile “reprotravellers”...

Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

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By Henry A. Giroux Trump’s election has unleashed a brand of savage capitalism that not only has and will continue to have horrible consequences, but...

Community Resistance In A Neoliberal Post-Truth Era: Is Self Care Becoming A Radical Political...

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 By Ornette D Clennon In this article the author traces the colonial origins of “post-truth” politics, and ponders whether we are witnessing the final iteration...

Why Gender Inequality Persists

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By Mary Evans Gender inequality persists throughout the world. Even if the forms of that inequality differ from those of the past, there are still...

Enduring Gender Inequality in Politics: Where to from here?

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By Emma Dalton Women political leaders are no longer anomalies. But gender parity in politics is still a long way off. This paper considers why...

Popular Culture and Social Justice: Desegregating Popular Culture for Equal Representation

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By Yuya Kiuchi Popular culture reflects who we are. Today, so-called “mainstream” popular culture excludes the minority population and their voices. In order to truly...

Neither Wanting Nor Seeking Truth

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By Bruce Fein The media brims with false, misleading or distorted news. But it is not primarily their fault. Their largely segmented audiences covet...

A Change Must Come: Race and Reform in Workplace Law

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By Phillis H. Rambsy  Racial minorities seeking legal recourse for racial discrimination in the workplace often find that, if the law offers any remedies at all,...

Democracy in Exile and the Curse of Totalitarianism

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By Henry Giroux With his white supremacist ideology and racist contempt for Muslims on full display, President Trump has issued an executive order banning all...

Race Against Race

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From the Editors Dubois said that the enduring problem of the 20th Century would be race. He probably meant that the enduring problem for the...

Unelectability, Sovereignty and Occupy

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By Thomas Swann Highly popular candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn were deemed unelectable. In being described as unelectable, these politicians are being...

Perceived as Normal

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By Jean Halley and Amy Eshleman To be perceived as normal means to have power and privilege. Queer and feminist movements help us to see...

Life After Trump

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By Boris Kagarlitsky Trump’s election is not just a separate random episode of current politics. It is also not an indicator of American exceptionalism. It...

2016 Elections: The Political Process as a Mechanism of Control

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By Vince Montes This article examines the US political process and the duopoly party system within a vast array of state strategies and elite manipulation....

Russian ‘Cyberattacking’ – When the Most Flagrant Lie Becomes the Truth

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By Peter Koenig  Democracy, what was left of it, has been gradually eviscerated throughout the world by Washington and its handlers. The New Future over...

Why People Trust Sharing Economy Strangers More Than Their Colleagues

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By Mareike Möhlmann Trust is a crucial element in any relationship, not least when financial transactions are taking place. The rise of sharing economy platforms...

Lessons from the Vietnam War

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By John Marciano Forty years after the American war in Vietnam ended in 1975, the central and most critical issue is the “struggle for memory”,...

The 2016 Elections: “The Bad Losers” and What They Fear Losing

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By Diana Johnstone If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems...

Snowden – Just a Clever Ruse? Propaganda, Empire’s One of the Key Strategic Weapons

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By Peter Koenig This is not about Snowden, the movie. This is about Ed Snowden, the by now 33-year-old NSA whistleblower and hero for hundreds...

After the Election: Don’t Panic, Think!

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By Diana Johnstone In 2016, the fundamentally undemocratic U.S. two-party system presented the public with the two most hated candidates in history. The choice was...

Has the Time Come for Hong Kong to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage?

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By Dr. Karen Lee Three controversial bills which would allow gay citizens to marry and adopt are going through Taiwan’s legislative process will, if passed,...

Chosen Leaders, Proven Failures And Political Debacles – OpEd

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By James Petras The concepts, symbols and signs of the ruling class determine who will be the political “choices” for leaders and officials. Political elites...

The Iran Sanctions Act by US Congress – Versus the Multilateral Iran Accord

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By Dan Steinbock In a broad interview with Iran’s leading international news agency and international daily, Dr. Steinbock takes a critical look at the at...

The Coming War on China

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By John Pilger When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression...

Why the Media is a Key Dimension of Global Inequality

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By Nick Couldry and Clemencia Rodriguez This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network....

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