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The War-Profiteering Gangsters Will Kill Us All Unless We Unite Against Them

Friday, 4 March 2022, 2:17 pm | Globetrotter

By Roger Waters   I figured something out after tossing and turning all night. We on the left often make the mistake of still looking upon Russia as a somewhat socialist enterprise. Of course, it isn’t. The Soviet Union ended in 1991. Russia ... More >>

Can Iran And The U.S. Breathe Life Back Into Nuclear Deal?

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 11:40 am | Globetrotter

By Prabir Purkaystha / Globetrotter The possibility of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—or the Iran nuclear deal—being revived, though difficult, seems to have brightened in February 2022. The U.S. may now also believe that the potential ... More >>

Elections In Colombia: Prospects For Change And Lack Of Guarantees

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 8:12 pm | Globetrotter

With legislative and presidential elections coming up in Colombia, the supposedly “oldest democracy in Latin America” will see if it can consolidate the most precarious and recent peace on the continent. By Lautaro Rivara / Globetrotter The Latin American ... More >>

The Western Allied Nations Bully The World While Warning Of Threats From China And Russia

Friday, 18 February 2022, 7:50 pm | Globetrotter

On January 21, 2022, Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach attended a talk in New Delhi, India, organized by the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses . Schönbach was speaking as the chief of Germany’s navy during his visit to the ... More >>

Western Democracies Have Mutated Into Propagandists For War And Conflict

Friday, 18 February 2022, 12:00 pm | Globetrotter

By John Pilger Marshall McLuhan’s prophecy that “the successor to politics will be propaganda” has happened. Raw propaganda is now the rule in Western democracies, especially the U.S. and Britain. On matters of war and peace, ministerial deceit ... More >>

Why Is China Fanning The Flames Of Ethnic Politics In The Balkans?

Friday, 18 February 2022, 10:41 am | Globetrotter

By John P. Ruehl  Recent national holiday celebrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Republika Srpska were attended by Russian and Chinese officials, raising Western fears that independence is gaining traction as tensions with Moscow and Beijing intensify. ... More >>

How China Became An Olympic Boogeyman For The West

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 8:08 pm | Globetrotter

In the early 1990s, barely a decade after rejoining the Olympic movement, Beijing launched a bid to host the 2000 Games. Unfortunately by then, U.S. policy had begun to shift perceptibly from the honeymoon years of rapprochement. Gone was the incentive ... More >>

The Hypocrisy Of The ‘Diplomatic Boycott’ Of The 2022 Beijing Olympics

Friday, 4 February 2022, 10:56 am | Globetrotter

By Charles Xu / Globetrotter Which human rights matter enough to put politics above sports? For decades, the United States and its European allies have gotten to decide the answer at their convenience. On February 4, the 2022 Winter Olympics are set ... More >>

Can Israel Stop The World From Saying ‘Apartheid’? Concealing The Suffering In Palestine

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 7:36 pm | Globetrotter

On January 27, 2022, the Hebrew-language news site Walla published part of the text from a telegram sent by Amir Weissbrod—who is part of the Israeli Foreign Ministry—to Israeli embassies around the world. The telegram warned the Israeli diplomats that More >>

The Geopolitics Behind Spiraling Gas And Electricity Prices In Europe

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 11:13 am | Globetrotter

The current crisis of spiraling gas prices in Europe, coupled with a cold snap in the region, highlights the fact that the transition to green energy in any part of the world is not going to be easy. The high gas prices in Europe also bring to the ... More >>

Morocco Drives A War In Western Sahara For Its Phosphates

Friday, 21 January 2022, 3:32 pm | Globetrotter

By Vijay Prashad  In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The Guerguerat border ... More >>

The Smearing Of Emma Watson

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 10:08 am | Globetrotter

Anyone who has ever been critical of Israeli actions toward the Palestinian people knows what to expect next—an avalanche of pit-bull attacks and smears that their criticisms of Israel are motivated by racism and anti-Semitism. The latest example ... More >>

How Do We Stop The Neocons From Starting Another Disaster In Ukraine

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 12:20 pm | Globetrotter

If anything, Washington’s neoconservatives have an unerring instinct for survival. Having brought about multiple disasters in the two decades since 9/11—from the Iraq War to the twin debacles in Libya and Syria—the neoconservatives seem to have ... More >>

Change Is Coming To Berlin: What Col. Douglas Macgregor Thinks About Germany’s New Foreign Policy

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 10:04 am | Globetrotter

By James W. Carden / Globetrotter Incoming German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has tapped Green Party co-leader Annalena Baerbock as foreign minister. Baerbock, a 40-year-old diplomatic novice, has consistently espoused liberal interventionist views that one ... More >>

Why Poorer Nations Aren’t Falling For Green-Washed Imperialism

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 12:20 pm | Globetrotter

By Prabir Purkayastha / Globetrotter The world’s wealthiest countries make a big show of fighting climate change without offering poorer countries the finances to switch to renewable energy. Fighting global warming is not just about providing a ... More >>

The Indian Farmers Defend The Rights Of Farmers Everywhere

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 3:34 pm | Globetrotter

By Vijay Prashad / Globetrotter On November 19, 2021, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said , “[W]e have decided to repeal all three agricultural laws.” The prime minister was referring to the three agriculture laws that were rushed through the ... More >>

Why Our Climate Isn’t Jumping For Joy After COP26

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 10:56 am | Globetrotter

Two major gains took place at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) in Glasgow, Scotland, which concluded on November 13: the first was that there would be another COP in 2022 in Egypt, and the second was that the world leaders expressed their aspiration ... More >>

Why Is The U.S. Fueling The November 15 Cuba Protests?

Monday, 15 November 2021, 2:06 pm | Globetrotter

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde / Globetrotter On September 20, letters began to arrive at eight Cuban municipal or provincial government headquarters announcing the holding of “peaceful” marches on November 15 by a group called Archipiélago . The motivation ... More >>

Meta Isn’t Just About Rebranding Facebook — Could It Bring A Dystopian Future?

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 10:44 am | Globetrotter

Facebook’s announcement has implications about digital life and work—provided it can attract younger users and gamer skeptics and overcome the hate speech and disinformation problems that could still plague Zuckerberg’s vision. By Prabir ... More >>

COP26: Will Humanity’s ‘Last And Best Chance’ To Save Earth’s Climate Succeed?

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 10:26 am | Globetrotter

There is a chance we can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, but world leaders must hold businesses accountable and listen to Indigenous communities. More >>