Pandemic Debt and the Battle over MMT

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By Graham Vanbergen Some governments around the world are making a strategic economic gamble to solve the problem of managing unsustainable debt. In a world...

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...

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...

Venezuela – A Tribute for Her Endless Pursuit of Democracy

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By Peter Koenig Venezuela is again the shining light of Democracy – pushing ahead with the 6 December 2020 National Assembly (NA) elections – despite...

ICC debacles – and the Philippines

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By Dr Dan Steinbock  After the Philippine withdrawal from the ICC, the battlelines against the Duterte government are politicized – and messy. In the first half...

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...

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...

The Climate Crisis Dilemma

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By Graham Vanbergen The climate crisis is now changing global finance – Graham Vanbergen asks the question do we want to pay for it now...

The Rise of the Chinese Economy and Growing Concerns in the United States

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By Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction The article discusses recent global economic changes and will largely focus on two of the worlds’ largest economies, namely China and...

Coronavirus culture: the questions social scientists are asking about our new day-to-day life

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By Alan Bradshaw Scientific analysis of COVID-19 is dominated by medical and pharmaceutical questions of vaccines and risk minimisation. But meanwhile, social scientists must track the emerging social...

India’s pandemic exodus was a biological disaster and stranded migrant workers should be classified...

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By Malavika Rao On March 24, 2020, the Indian government announced a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. In the past year, various state governments have...

The Internet in China: How the Network is Shaping the PRC’s Economic and Social...

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By Eric Harwit Chinese e-commerce and communications companies are playing leading roles in the nation’s continued Internet development. These corporations are expanding their roles in...

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...

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...

Open Letter to the Covid-Corrupted Media

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By Peter Koenig We, The People, are concerned about worldwide media reporting about covid. Are you, Western Media Moguls, realizing that there is hardly anything else...

9 reasons you can be optimistic that a vaccine for COVID-19 will be widely...

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By William Petri As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021. I...

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...

Donald Trump and the World: Five Challenges

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By Simon Reich The election is finally over. It has resulted in the most stunning political upset in the modern era. But that is really...

Cannabis: the problem with defining products around THC content

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By Jessica Steinberg Cannabis policy is undergoing a global revolution. Around the world, laws are changing. In the US, there are now 15 states in which cannabis...

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...
Tim Cook and Facebook

What You Need to Know About Tim Cook and Facebook

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"If a business is built on misleading users on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, then it does not deserve...

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...

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...

COVID vaccines will be here soon – in the meantime, here’s how to stay...

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By Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Ana Paula Nacif With several COVID vaccines closing in on regulatory approval, we can start to imagine a future after...

US election 2020: how the rival candidates have used music in their campaigns

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By Adam Behr  A 74-year-old man dancing half-heartedly and without much rhythm to the Village People’s YMCA while a host of other people complain about...

How green is your Christmas tree?

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By Professor Ian D. Rotherham There’s no way around the fact that Christmas has a large carbon footprint, from the travelling we do to the presents...

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”...

Increased Digitalisation of Services Trade in Today’s Global Economic Paralysis

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By Sarita D. Jackson During the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increased role of cross-border trade in services through digital technology. The digitalisation of...

Covid 19 & the Forgotten Working Class

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By Jack Rasmus We hear a lot these days about providing benefits and income for the tens of millions of workers who are being laid off,...

The New Global COVID-19 Threat: Misguided Policies, Virulent Strains, New Waves, and Lost Years

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By Dan Steinbock              As the COVID-19 epicenter has moved from the Americas to India and poorer economies and G20 countries remain severely affected, the...

What Are The World’s Most Traded Currencies?

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The forex market is a deceptively complex and busy entity, with an estimated 170 currencies available within the space. However, not all of these are...
cryptocurrency

Why every celebrity is suddenly obsessed with bitcoin

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From A-list celebrities to social media personalities, the highly engaging nature of the bitcoin community is ever growing. It wasn’t until recent years that the...

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...

Will Africa Feed China? “Begging with a Golden Bowl” Food Security and Commercial...

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By Deborah Brautigam In this excerpt from her book, ‘Will Africa Feed China?’, the author discusses China-Cameroon agricultural development and investment. On November 17, 2005, Yang...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What psychology can tell us about why some people don’t wear masks – and...

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By Helen Wall, Alex Balani and Derek Larkin While the world is eagerly waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, wearing...

Nigeria’s Twitter ban could backfire, hurting the economy and democracy

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By Jeff Conroy-Krutz Nigeria’s decision to suspend Twitter indefinitely could backfire for the government and cost the country economically in terms of new investments into...

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...

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 started on...

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...

Filming Genocide

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By William Guynn Film, with its tangible relationship to the world it “captures”, can offer us, in flashes of insight, an immediate and unexpected access...

COVID-19: Changes in Online Dating Business

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The world’s pandemic of COVID-19 has changed a lot in the lives of people in the last half a year. A lot of us...

Tokyo 2020 in the Face of Hardship

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By Robert Hunziker The Tokyo 2020 Olympics reflects a sense of optimism to the world community and has become a centerpiece of the Abe administration’s...

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...

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...

Approaching Global Shock Waves

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By Graham Vanbergen The Covid-19 pandemic has reached every one of us and is a history-defining moment. It will act as a brake on unsustainable...

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