Now that former Guatemalan president Efrain Rios Montt has been convicted of genocide, it’s time for the “hegemonic puppeteer,” the United States, to be put on trial.
Violent video showing Syrian rebels executing soldiers will make it harder for the U.S. to consider direct military engagement.
Gar Alperovitz has a new book out that aims to rouse us from this suffocating political stupor. In What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution, he endeavors to show that societies in “systemic crisis” can change. Revolutions do happen. Indeed, he suggests, “we may now be well into the prehistory of the next American revolution.”
The humanitarian disaster in Syria is mostly ignored as external powers vie for position to control the outcome of civil war.
Hawking's boycott of Israel will shake Israeli public the way sports boycott affected South Africa.
Video: Syria Crisis Becoming Increasingly Sectarian
May 16 - Violent video showing Syrian rebels executing soldiers will make it harder for the U.S. to consider direct military engagement. By Phyllis Bennis
Video: Drums Beat for U.S. Military Intervention in Syria, but Israel Finds a Weakened Assad "Convenient"
May 14 - The humanitarian disaster in Syria is mostly ignored as external powers vie for position to control the outcome of civil war. By Phyllis Bennis
Video: Stephen Hawking Confirms Support of Israel Boycott
May 14 - Hawking's boycott of Israel will shake Israeli public the way sports boycott affected South Africa. By Phyllis Bennis
Our Stake in Guatemala's Genocide Trial
May 8 - Thirty years after Rios Montt's atrocities, U.S. military policy in Latin America remains a human rights disaster. By William A. Collins and Emily Schwartz Greco
United States Guilty of Genocide in Guatemala Should be Real Headline
May 17 - Now that former Guatemalan president Efrain Rios Montt has been convicted of genocide, it's time for the "hegemonic puppeteer," the United States, to be put on trial. By Ajamu Baraka
Mining for Profits in International Tribunals - Updated
May 9 - How transnational corporations use trade and investment treaties as powerful tools in disputes over oil, mining, and gas. / Como las empresas mineras transnacionales utilizan las reglas de los acuerdos de inversión y de comercio como poderosos instrumentos a su favor en las disputas por el petróleo, la minería y el gas. By Sarah Anderson and Manuel Perez-Rocha
Pro-Austerity CEOs Rake in Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay
May 2 - Ordinary Americans who rely on government retirement benefits are actually subsidizing runaway CEO pay. By Sarah Anderson, published in The Kansas City Star and The Bradenton (FL) Herald and The Merced (CA) Sun-Star
An Inside View on the Tricky World of Wall Street-Driven Climate Markets
April 18 - A new website, climatemarkets.org, offers a range of materials that could help climate activists and advocates understand climate solutions: Wall Street approaches, private investment, and more. By Janet Redman and Oscar Reyes
Robin Hood Tax, Not Corporate Greed, Should be Focus of Climate Finance Meetings, Say Activists
April 11 - Chanting, "Human need, not corporate greed! Robin Hood Tax now!" protesters dressed as polar bears, farmers, and bankers engaged with officials entering the meeting to urge them to support a Robin Hood Tax. By Lacy MacAuley and Janet Redman
Wall Street's Climate Finance Bonanza
April 10 - Government officials from an elite group of developed countries meeting in Washington DC appear to be on the brink of instigating yet another big bank giveaway, this time in the name of fighting climate change. By Janet Redman and Antonio Tricarico
Wall Street's Climate Finance Bonanza
April 10 - An elite group of developed countries appears to be on the brink of instigating yet another corporate handout and big bank giveaway--this time in the name of fighting climate change. By Janet Redman and Antonio Tricarico, published in The Indypendent and Truthout
Civil Society and Entrepreneurs Call on World Bank to Clean Up Energy Lending
April 3 - Over 55 development, faith, human rights, community, and environmental groups from more than 20 countries teamed up today to ask World Bank President Jim Kim to end Bank support for all fossil fuel projects unless the projects are solely focused on directly increasing energy access for the poor.