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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 >>

Ecuador’s Neoliberal Government Announces State Emergency To Impose Austerity

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 9:21 am | Globetrotter

By Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zúñiga Silva / Globetrotter On October 18, 2021, Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency for 60 days. This declaration led to the constitutional rights of Ecuadorian nationals being suspended and heavily ... More >>

Why Julian Assange’s Inhumane Prosecution Imperils Justice For Us All

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 12:40 pm | Globetrotter

When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, he said, “I think I am losing my mind.” More >>

How U.S. Interference In Cuba Creates A False Picture Of Its Society

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 10:23 am | Globetrotter

By Manolo De Los Santos And Vijay Prashad / Globetrotter U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appears to be obsessed with Cuba. Every few days he takes to social media or makes remarks to the press about his desire to overthrow the Cuban Revolution. ... More >>

Chile Is At The Dawn Of A New Political Era

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 12:24 pm | Globetrotter

By Vijay Prashad / Globetrotter   “It feels like we are at the end of an era,” Bárbara Sepúlveda tells me on October 12, 2021. Sepúlveda is a member of Chile’s Constitutional Convention and of the Communist Party of Chile. The era ... More >>

In U.S. Foreign Policy, Realists Are Finally On The Rise

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 9:01 am | Globetrotter

The long unheeded and potentially bipartisan policy advocated by thinkers like the late Sherle R. Schwenninger, co-founder of the New America Foundation and my friend, may finally have its moment. By James W. Carden / Globetrotter During the autumn ... More >>

Afghanistan Tackles The Islamic State

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 11:31 am | Globetrotter

By Vijay Prashad   On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s largest cities in its northern ... More >>

Why The World’s Eyes Are On The Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 11:11 am | Globetrotter

Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by ... More >>

Europe After Angela Merkel: Is The Atlantic Era Over?

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 9:35 am | Globetrotter

By James W. Carden / Globetrotter Just what shape Germany’s governing coalition will take is still unclear in the aftermath of the September 26 election, which saw the Social Democrats (SPD), led by finance minister Olaf Scholz, come away with just ... More >>

Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 8:45 am | Globetrotter

By Vijay Prashad / Globetrotter On September 25, 2021, Afghanistan’s Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammad Hanif said that his government does not want “help and cooperation from the world like the previous government. The old system was supported by the ... More >>

How AUKUS May Damage NATO

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 9:55 am | Globetrotter

Only weeks after U.S. President Joe Biden courageously ended the war in Afghanistan—in the face of bitter opposition from the media and Congress—came the announcement of the formation of AUKUS, a new trilateral security alliance between the U.S., the ... More >>

Meet the Biden Advisor Who Wants a Cold War with China

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 10:22 am | Globetrotter

By Koohan Paik-Mander / Globetrotter As a longtime Hawaii resident, I have always wondered how the former President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, was so ineffective when it came to foreign policy matters. His efforts to right the wrong ... More >>