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Trade Deal Predicted To Spell Economic Disaster For UK And Europe Hangs In The Balance

Mark Dearn | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Mark Dearn

After tens of thousands of people once more took to the streets of Europe to protest secret trade deals this week, the EU faces a critical moment tomorrow (Friday).

Can We Vote To End Hunger?

Bill Ayres | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Bill Ayres

How can the richest country in the history of the world that has an abundance of food have so many hungry people? Who are they? How can we change this grave injustice?

The Worst Danger From The TPP

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Most of the criticism of our trade deals has focused on the very real problem of jobs and decent wages for American workers. But we hear curiously little about what, in the long run, would likely prove the worst thing about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: a provision that would seriously erode our national sovereignty.

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

No, National Borders Are Not 'Arbitrary'

Ian Fletcher | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

One of the truly dumbest arguments I hear in favor of free trade is that national borders are "arbitrary." I usually get this from right-wing libertarian types, but occasionally from "one world" leftists, too. But it's not true.

Dear America: Brexit Is About Democracy, Not (Merely) Economics

Brian Christopher Jones | Posted 04.05.2017 | World
Brian Christopher Jones

Urging Britain to remain in the European Union only based on economic arguments is at best shortsighted and at worst strikingly hypocritical of the United States.

The Paradox of Sovereignty in Climate Change Negotiations

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 12.09.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

The window to have international conversations about climate change opens incrementally, as it does with many policy initiatives and topics. These int...

Increasing Food Sovereignty Through Grassroots Efforts, Part II

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of better understanding food sovereignty. This means that we, as the consumers, know more about the food...

Claiming Power, Creating the Future

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.26.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Terrorism has grown exponentially, all thanks to our efforts, while the military-industrial politicians of America still call for more of the same, more bombs, more drone strikes, more killing of insurgents -- some force has to emerge that can seriously challenge the war consensus.

Increasing Food Sovereignty Through Grassroots Efforts, Part I

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 11.18.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

At least in the United States, it is not a problem to find some sort of sustenance. All along the main roads of any American town and city we find an ample supply of fast food establishments and casual restaurants.

Jerusalem's New Museum Reveals Untold History

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.10.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

On September 8, 2015, Shimon Perez, Israel's former president, prime minister and Noble Peace Prize winner delivered an address to leaders from within Israel, and dignitaries and guests from around the world attending the official opening of Jerusalem's newest museum, the Friends of Zion Heritage Center.

EC's Transparency Spin Falls Flat as TTIP Made Even More Secretive

Mark Dearn | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Mark Dearn

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the biggest trade deal ever negotiated. Yet all British MPs know about it is what little the European Commission (EC) decides to tell them -- and that's about to become a lot less.

H2H Solutions to S2S Problems in the Information Age: A Case for Digital Diplomacy in East Asia

Meicen Sun | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
Meicen Sun

The world we live in is digital, and individual, as it is also political and persistently statist. State actors' control of economic resources, combined with their monopoly in the legitimate use of force, has helped maintain their superiority over non-state actors.

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Pocahontas' Descendants Get Official Recognition 2 Decades After The Disney Movie | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

From Christopher Columbus' first bootprints in the New World -- where he declared that the people he met were "Indians" because he thought he was some...

Trade and Sovereignty

David Morris | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
David Morris

If the TPP's enforcement mechanisms were as toothless as those of labor side agreements or the ILO Declaration there would be no need for fast track. If the labor side agreements or the ILO Declaration had enforcement mechanisms as vigorous as those of the TPP I daresay the vote on fast track would be lopsidedly against.

Land, Power, and Filmmaking in Hawaii: An Untold Story Of "Aloha"

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 05.31.2016 | Hawaii
Shay Chan Hodges

In October 2013, my husband and our two teenage sons were invited to spend a couple days at Bumpy Kanahele's village, Pu'uhonua o Waimānalo, to watch the filming of Cameron Crowe's recently released "Aloha."

Selling Drones - Let the Good Times Begin

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The Bush and Obama administrations pioneered the crossing of sovereign borders without permission for an ongoing killing process not defined as war and which has regularly taken out ordinary civilians, including significant numbers of children.

The Real American Exceptionalism

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

Washington is now well into the second decade of an endless War on Terror that seems the sum of its exceptions to international law: endless incarceration, extrajudicial killing, pervasive surveillance, drone strikes in defiance of national boundaries and torture on demand.

Scotland, Sovereignty and Corporations

David Morris | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
David Morris

If Scotland does become sovereign it will quickly discover that that sovereignty has been severely restricted by new global rules promoted by increasingly dominant global corporations.

Obama's 'Let's Have Tea' Approach to Foreign Policy

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

Compare the "let's have tea" depiction of American foreign policy to the classic image of President Theodore Roosevelt's "big stick" diplomacy and it's clear that something is terribly wrong with America's approach to crises around the world.

Tunnels and Sovereignty

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

All the chatter about disproportion in war, laced with macho innuendo about size, stature, relevance and subordination is of course a sideshow compared to the horrific slaughter and existential threat of the Gaza-Israel war.

What the Scottish Referendum Teaches the World

Ziad Haider | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Ziad Haider

While the movie Braveheart elicits eye rolls in Scotland for its inaccuracies (and marvel at its impact on tourism), William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, two key characters, are central figures in Scottish history.

OHA CEO Forces Standoff Over Sovereignty

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Recent public volleys certainly reinforce suspicions that speculated conflict has been growing in the organization over the embattled and flattering nation-building effort.

Too Bad Ukraine Didn't Keep Its 2,000 Nuclear Weapons

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The U.S. should tone down the rhetoric and concentrate on the core issues for worldwide peace and accept the Crimean reality. The solution will evolve slowly, if we let it.

Why Is Obama Listening to Ted Cruz?

John Feffer | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
John Feffer

If the story stopped with Ted Cruz, it would be only an amusing anecdote. But, unbelievably, Cruz's measure won the unanimous support of both the Senate and the House. Unanimous? There was no one willing to stand up to bullyboys Ted Cruz and his ally Charles Schumer?