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New Orleans a Decade after Katrina: ‘Waiting for Godot’ Courtesy of Disaster Capitalism

New Orleans a Decade after Katrina: ‘Waiting for Godot’ Courtesy of Disaster Capitalism

When journalists report on a story — providing that they embrace a pseudo-neutral  AP style — they are not supposed to get emotionally involved with their subjects. The unreachable goal is to provide readers, listeners or viewers with copies or segments that appear to be objective, impartial and loaded with facts and data. This is [...]

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Dessalines’ Ideal of Equality for Haiti

Dessalines’ Ideal of Equality for Haiti

By Michel-Ange Cadet The last clouds of smoke dissipate after the deafening sounds of cannons at Vertières. Bodies, bruised, bloodied, are spread out on the road. Streams of bloods mix with the torrential rains and flow to the gutters. Despite this macabre scene, an army of black men, their hands covered with the blood of [...]

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Is the Biotech Industry Behind the Destruction of Italy’s Olive trees?

Is the Biotech Industry Behind the Destruction of Italy’s Olive trees?

Italy is internationally known mainly for three things: its cuisine, its abysmal politics, and its vistas and beaches. In recent months, a series of events has developed that involve those three aspects. Activists, farmers and a government inquiry have shed some light on what could be a potential covert assault by the biotech industry on [...]

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Indian Cricket: Corruption Runs Deep

Indian Cricket: Corruption Runs Deep

Cricket, especially its neoliberal variant the Indian Premier League (IPL), is in a thick soup of corruption. The two main accused, Raj Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan, have been suspended for life. Further, their teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have been banned for two years. Back in the summer of 2013, players, [...]

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What the Left Should Learn about Ukraine

What the Left Should Learn about Ukraine

History of the Ukrainian civil war, February 2014 – February 2015 Prior to what became known as Euromaidan, there were several attempts by the West at regime change in Ukraine. These were known as color revolutions and put into power corrupt right-wing politicians like Yulia Tymoshenko, who was in prison prior to the takeover. Previously [...]

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