Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

China is not getting a fair shake, US expert says

China is not getting a fair shake, US expert says

Jun 30, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Chen Weihua Jun 30 2016 (Manila Times) – Chen Weihua, deputy editor of China Daily, USA, talked with MYRON NORDQUIST in a telephone interview regarding the South China Sea arbitration case initiated by Manila against Beijing before the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in The Hague, Netherlands....

The Geography of Poverty

The Geography of Poverty

Jun 30, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Developmentand received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007   Batara slum in a Dhaka suburb. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS JAKARTA, Jun 30 2016 (IPS) –...

NATO Breaks Non-Expansion Promise

NATO Breaks Non-Expansion Promise

Jun 29, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – NATO has just announced a plan to send troops to the Alliance’s eastern flank, close to the Russian border. NATO says it is attempting to deter potential Russian aggression. The UK, the U.S., Canada and Germany will lead four battle...

Violence without justice: Mexico’s War and its consequences

Violence without justice: Mexico’s War and its consequences

Jun 28, 2016

By Gema Santamaria This article first appeared on openDemocracy Mexico’s War is a civil war against and amongst citizens, regardless of where they stand on the drug business, of devastating consequences for the population and the state.   Editorial Credit: Gerardo C.Lerner / Shutterstock.com   Mexico’s so-called war on drugs has not ended. While no...

Why I Started SMART ALEC – Lobbying for the Public Good

Why I Started SMART ALEC – Lobbying for the Public Good

Jun 28, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Matthew Charles Cardinale Matthew Charles Cardinale is CEO of SMART ALEC as well as Atlanta Progressive News. Protest outside the ALEC Headquarters in Washington DC March 29, 2012. Against ALEC, the NRA, and “Stand Your Ground” laws. Credit: LaDawna Howard/cc by 2.0 PORTLAND, Oregon, Jun...

Bernie’s Next Big Task: Build a Large-Scale, National Progressive Movement

Bernie’s Next Big Task: Build a Large-Scale, National Progressive Movement

Jun 28, 2016

Republished with permission from ALTERNET. Sanders should concentrate on launching a new movement organization right now — one that would mobilize for his democratic socialist agenda By Les Leopold / AlterNet June 24, 2016   Editorial Credit: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com   The Sanders campaign compiled an email list with 130 million names, a donor...

Bernie Sanders Pens Powerful Indictment of ‘Oligarchic Control’ of Our Politics and Economy

Bernie Sanders Pens Powerful Indictment of ‘Oligarchic Control’ of Our Politics and Economy

Jun 25, 2016

Republished with permission from Alternet. Originally Published June 23, 2016 In an op-ed for the Washington Post, the Vermont senator outlines his platform wish list. ByElizabeth Preza / AlterNet Bernie Sanders at Criminal Justice Forum which was held at Allen University.Editorial Credit: Crush Rush / Shutterstock.com A day after admitting “it doesn’t appear”...

Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation

Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation

Jun 25, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016 by Common Dreams Read the article  in its original form on Common Dreams. Appointees by Clinton and Wasserman Schulz resoundingly reject numerous proposals put forth by Sanders surrogates by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Members of the Democratic party Platform Committee, including (from left to right) American Federation of State,...

After Brexit, European Left Calls for ‘Massive Political Opposition’

After Brexit, European Left Calls for ‘Massive Political Opposition’

Jun 25, 2016

Common Dreams  Read the article in its original form on Common Dreams ‘What Europe needs more than ever to avoid a slide into a xenophobic, deflationary, 1930s-like abyss’ by Nadia Prupis, staff writer In the tumultuous aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the European left is responding with a mix of reason, measured reassurances, and...

What Are the Risks of Brexit?

What Are the Risks of Brexit?

Jun 25, 2016

Falling trade, global recession, growing nativism—but it’s possible to mitigate these risks, if we finally end austerity. By Jeff Madrick Republished with permission from The Nation Read the article in its original form on The Nation  Many observers bemoan the Brexit vote yesterday, as does this writer. But we don’t hear adequate analyses of just what the...

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