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Ghost in the Machine: US and UK Are Capitalism’s Warlords

For the global majority, the disappointing world order is owed in large part to the current capitalist system and its industrialized military operations…

Ebola: Zombie Apocalypse, Biological Warfare or Marketing Hype?

Ebola: Zombie Apocalypse, Biological Warfare or Marketing Hype?

Ask anyone what is Ebola, and the only reasonable answer you might get to this question is that it is a virus. The…

Racism and Discrimination: More About Poverty than Race

Racism and Discrimination: More About Poverty than Race

Only a story about race, sex and money could have displaced from the headlines the sabre rattling from the United States, the European…

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Once more, we have tasted salt. We have mourned our dead from the earthquake and the cholera epidemic. The collective depression, the temporary zombification has lifted. It is…

From people’s rule to a broken social contract It is ironic, considering democracy’s pitiful state worldwide that, in accordance to its etymology, it literally means “common people’s rule”…

When a Clinton speaks, be it aspiring presidential candidate wife or former president husband, we know we are in for a bag packed with tricks. These serve to…

Police violence in the United States should not surprise anyone. In Ferguson, Missouri, we have witnessed the use against US citizens of Iraq-tested war technologies. On August 17,…

Breaking strangleholds of international finance can seem a near impossible task. The provision of finance to developing states, and sometimes developed states humbled by the markets, has tended…

For more than two years, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been a de facto political prisoner, confined to the grounds of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Back in…

The referendum in Crimea on March 16, 2014 will probably attach the peninsula to the Russian federation. While it is unlikely that NATO will intervene and seek a…

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Junk Food for Profit: Fat, Sick and Addicted

Junk Food for Profit: Fat, Sick and Addicted

  “We are what we eat,” as the old adage says. “If you eat a hamburger one day, then its atoms and molecules will end up making your…

Fox in the Chicken Coop: Outsourcing Customs Tax Collection in Haiti and Elsewhere

Fox in the Chicken Coop: Outsourcing Customs Tax Collection in Haiti and Elsewhere

Haitian President Michel Martelly, along with dozens of cabinet ministers and members of the private business sector, went on a European tour from October 27 to November 2,…

The Bahamas: A Perfect Financial Storm Brewing in Tourism Paradise

The Bahamas: A Perfect Financial Storm Brewing in Tourism Paradise

By Norman Trabulsy Jr. The Bahamas is entering a period for which I see a Perfect Storm gathering, and this is unfortunate. A Perfect Storm comes about when…

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Tony Blair: Shock and Awe, Hell and Damnation

Tony Blair: Shock and Awe, Hell and Damnation

“God damn you, Tony Blair, God damn you.” So says United Kingdom parliamentarian, George Galloway, who seems to have made a justified assessment of what…

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