Thursday, October 22, 2020

A Lost Opportunity for Change

We are living in times of great strain, and worldwide opportunity. Huge numbers of people throughout the world want change; disappointingly, the election result in the UK was a victory for the status quo.

Guns, germs, and smoke

Campaigning on Planet A.

The Big Chill: How Big Money Is Buying Off Criticism of Big Money

In Washington's "think-tank" study on inequality, they fail to mention how big corporations and Wall Street have weakened the nation's labor and antitrust laws. So whose side is Washington really on?

Middle East Reacts to Murder of 3 Muslim-American Students in North Carolina

Middle Easterners are calling the murders a "crime against humanity” and blame Islamophobia for the recent tragedy in North Carolina. Is a hostile environment forming against American Muslims in the U.S.?

Why Big Tech May be Getting Too Big

Americans are in a false debate over free market vs. government. This discussion leads us to the questions: who are the real influencers over legislative decisions and who will ultimately win this game?

How to keep businesses (and small towns) alive when owners retire

In Kansas, a new matchmaking service is helping transition small businesses to new hands. Could it be a model for the rest of rural America?

The New Arab Cold War: US Policy Sows Conflict, Unrest Across the Middle East...

Is American policy sowing conflict across North Africa and the Middle East? Democracy Now discusses the role of the U.S. in these ongoing conflicts with Vijay Prashad, professor of international studies at Trinity College.

Rejecting US Claims, MSF Details Horrific Bombing of Afghan Hospital and Demands War Crimes...

After releasing its own preliminary investigation, Doctors Without Borders is also demanding an independent war crimes probe of the U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

VIDEO: In Victory for Corporations, Court Rejects Rule on Labeling Goods Containing 'Conflict Minerals'

One of the deadliest documented conflict in African history is the fight over precious minerals. While many activist groups want mandatory labeling of "conflict minerals," a federal appeals court ruled against it this week.

Brussels Is Under High Security Alert, But Will Europe Address Muslims in "Marginalized Ghettos"?

Belgium’s capital city of Brussels is on its highest alert as residents remain on lockdown. People are being told to stay away from their windows, and schools remain closed as police and soldiers carry out raids in the search for suspects in the Paris attacks ten days ago that killed 130 people.