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Neocolonialism

Papua New Guinea to Australia: Let's Just Be Friends

Jason Pack | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Jason Pack

With huge amounts of nickel, copper and gold, an emerging coffee industry, an extraordinarily resilient parliamentary democracy and the recent surge in the country's population, Papua New Guinea can afford to flex its muscles and assert more authority in the region.

Why Africa Is Turning to China

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Kwei Quartey

Many African governments prefer China as an economic partner over Western countries. But the reputation of the Chinese will ultimately rest upon whether they deliver what is best for the continent.

The Children Of Columbus: The Multinationals And Their Courtiers

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As the nation commemorates the life and adventures of Christopher Columbus, let's not forget his 21st Century descendants: the multinational corporations who span the globe in search of wealth.

Why Africans Should Celebrate Thomas Sankara

Michael Mungai | Posted 08.12.2012 | Black Voices
Michael Mungai

Though he was a leader of almost equal stature to Nelson Mandela and Kwame Nkrumah, and though many refer to him as "The African Che Guevara," it is no surprise that Thomas Sankara is still widely unknown in the West.

Intifada Beyond Palestine

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

To sum up, the long pent-up grievances of the Arab/Muslim world are exploding not just in the faces of local dictators such as Mubarak of Egypt but, perhaps more importantly, against their neocolonial/imperial patrons abroad.

Amid The Arab Revolt Of 2011, Asking The Christian Question

Mark Lewis Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Lewis Taylor

Can Christians, especially in the U.S., discern the extent to which their own nation is an economically and militarily exploitative power in the Middle East, and then organize?

Minimum Wage, and Controversy, Reaches Distant U.S. Islands

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The 2007 increase in the minimum wage was a modest boost for America's low-wage labor force, but it's making a far bigger splash in the Pacific Ocean, on two remote outposts of the American empire.