On Contact: COVID-19 And Critic Of Globalization

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to John Ralston Saul, author and president emeritus of Pen International, about how the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the weakness of American society, [...]

Please Tell The Establishment That US Hegemony Is Over

By Daniel Larison, The American Conservative. -

More than 10 years ago, the columnist Charles Krauthammer asserted that American “decline is a choice,” and argued tendentiously that Barack Obama had chosen it. Yet looking back over the last [...]

The Pandemic And The Global Economy

By Jayati Ghosh, Dissent Magazine. -

There are still many uncertainties about the COVID-19 pandemic: about the extent of its spread, its severity in different countries, the length of the outbreak, and whether an initial decline [...]

COVID-19 And Circuits Of Capital

By Rob Wallace, Alex Liebman, Luis Fernando Chaves and Rodrick Wallace, Monthly Review. -

COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the second severe acute respiratory syndrome virus since 2002, is now officially a pandemic. As of late March, whole cities are sheltered [...]

COVID-19: Are We At War? Will It Change The World?

By Rich Rubinstein, Popular Resistance. -

Like a wartime enemy, the virus is portrayed as a maleficent external threat, an alien force that endangers one’s homeland and personal security.  Associating the biological threat with a [...]

Globalization And Our Precarious Medical Supply Chains

By F. William Engdahl, Journal-neo.org -

The grave risks and dangers in the process of worldwide out-sourcing and so-called globalization of the past 30 years or so are becoming starkly clear as the ongoing health emergency across China [...]

How Working-Class Movements Are Moving Beyond The Confines Of Capitalism

By Celina della Croce, Toward Freedom. -

Between the fall of 1999 and April of 2000, hundreds of thousands of factory workers, peasants, retirees, students, professionals, and everyday people took to the streets in Cochabamba, Bolivia, [...]

2019: New Year, New Crisis

By Alan Woods, Marxist.com. -

As we step into a new year, the world is facing a decisive turning point. The crisis of capitalism is reaching a new level – one that threatens to overthrow the entire existing world order that [...]

US Orders World Trade Organization To Shape Up Or Else

By Arkady Savitsky, Strategic Culture. -

The US mulls leaving the World Trade Organization. "If they don't shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO," said President Donald Trump in an interview with Bloomberg News on Aug.30. The [...]

Sanctions Backfire: US Is Being Left Behind

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The United States has a long history of dominating international economic institutions and has been able to use that power in the past to control other governments and enrich its industries. At [...]

Meet The 1%: “Giants: The Global Power Elite”

By Marc Eliot Stein, World Beyond War. -

Peter Phillips, professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University and media researcher for Project Censored and Media Freedom Foundation, presented a summary of his groundbreaking new [...]

Trump: The De-Globalizer?

By Peter Koenig, Dissidentvoice.org -

Looks like Trump is running amok with his “trading policies”. Not only has he upset the European Union, which doesn’t deserve any better, frankly, for having been and still being submissive [...]

NAFTA Should Work For Everyone – Not Just Investors

By Stan Sorcher, Thestand.org -

(April 3, 2018) — In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump all recognized that workers and communities have lost trust in the NAFTA approach to globalization. They [...]

US Trade Deficits, Trump Trade Policies, And Capitalist Globalization

By Marty Hart-Landsberg, Economic Front. -

Understandably concerned about the consequences of the large and sustained US trade deficit, many workers have grown tired of waiting for so-called market forces to produce balance.  Thus, they [...]

In The Ruins Of The Present

By Vijay Prashad, Thetricontinental.org -

In the Ruins of the Present traces the challenges posed by globalization and what these challenges produce for our society. The first attempt to address the problems of globalization was [...]