The new global race to space

Editor's note: private funding for space travel escalates as billionaires look to escape the Earth when they're done trashing the place by Steve LeVine Axios Jan 1, 2019 A few years ago, a Silicon Valley billionaire decried he and his friends dreamed of flying cars, and instead got 140 characters. He was wrong: They, along with … Continue reading The new global race to space

Endless War Is Normalized And Everyone Is Crazy

by Caitlin Johnstone Dec 22, 2018 Since I last wrote about the bipartisan shrieking, hysterical reaction to Trump’s planned military withdrawal from Syria the other day, it hasn’t gotten better, it’s gotten worse. I’m having a hard time even picking out individual bits of the collective freakout from the political/media class to point at, because … Continue reading Endless War Is Normalized And Everyone Is Crazy

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

Time to De-Colonize Human Rights! By Ajamu Baraka GlobalResearch Dec 6, 2018   The post-WW II promise of human rights was a compact meant for white people only, but a People-Centered Human Rights framework seeks global liberation and transformation. “If human rights are to have any incredibility, any “universal” applicability, any value, they must be seized from the barbaric … Continue reading The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

Slavoj Zizek: Racism is alive and well in both Europe and Israel – with different victims

by Slavoj Zizek RT Dec 2, 2018 This week, a CNN poll revealed anti-Semitism is alive and well in Europe. A question now is: where does honest criticism of Israeli state policy end and anti-Semitism begin? The results are eye-opening and working. With 20 percent of young French people unaware of the Holocaust. Indeed, a … Continue reading Slavoj Zizek: Racism is alive and well in both Europe and Israel – with different victims

“Nationalism” and “Populism”

Cultural Imperialism: Linguistic Perversion and Obfuscation of Empire Building James Petras Nov 12, 2018 In the contemporary world, western imperialist propagandists, particularly journalists and editors of the mass media, have resorted to perverting everyday concepts and the language of politics. The use and abuse of the language of politics has served to blame victims and to justify … Continue reading “Nationalism” and “Populism”