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By Mark Weisbrot / CEPR

In less than five months, Mexico will have a presidential election that is mostly being described by US and international media commentators as a perilous undertaking. For some, it is part of a “perfect storm” that could wreak havoc on the Mexican economy (...

The Real News - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by olavXO | CC BY 2.0

Donald Trump has been losing it a lot lately, mentally decomposing.  The more he does, the more likely it becomes that the world will end with a bang.  We cannot rule out a whimper, however – not with the Commander-...

The Real News - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

To understand that Western emphasis on human rights is at best a fig leaf to do business with autocrats whose rule is based on repression, contrast Winston Churchill’s encounter with Mohammed bin Salman’s grandfather, King Abdulaziz, with British...

The Real News - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein / CEPR.

Tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent on all steel and aluminum imports, respectively, are, as has been widely reported, likely to do more harm than good. They may help protect the minority of workers in the targeted industries, but at some cost...

The Real News - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

By Norman Solomon

Daniel Ellsberg has a message that managers of the warfare state don’t want people to hear.

“If you have information that bears on deception or illegality in pursuing wrongful policies or an aggressive war,” he said in a statement released last week, “don't wait...

The Real News - 2018-03-07 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey

International soccer bodies, in violation of their own bylaws, have ignored the blatant mixing of sports and politics in advance of this month’s Egyptian presidential elections that general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is set to win after ensuring that no...

The Real News - 2018-03-07 - Original post - cached version
Julia Pyper / Green Tech Media.

The escalating integration of solar has created “a new operating paradigm” for California’s grid operator, although the escalation is now on hold.

The Golden State hit a new peak for solar production on Monday.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock...

The Real News - 2018-03-04 - Original post - cached version

By Michele Caltagirone / The Dawn News.

Viola Carofalo. Credit: potere al popolo

Interview with Viola Carofalo, national representative and presidential candidate of the new left-wing movement.

Born last December from the experience of the volunteers of the “Je So’ Pazzo...

The Real News - 2018-03-04 - Original post - cached version

Pramesh Pokharel / News Click.

Since the left alliance was the vital force of recent victory, it is one of the concrete decisions that respect the mandate of the people and aspirations of thousands of cadres.

February 19 is a special day of...

The Real News - 2018-03-04 - Original post - cached version

Source: Otras Voces en Educación / The Dawn News

Today, the team of Other Voices in Education is filled with feelings of sadness due to the loss of another great contemporary Latin American intellectual: Theotonio dos Santos Júnior, who was born in Carangola, Minas Gerais, in...

The Real News - 2018-03-04 - Original post - cached version

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese / Popular Resistance.

President Trump ordered the Pentagon to start planning a military parade on Veteran’s Day this November. Trump wants to outdo the military parade he attended in France on Bastille Day. Estimates are it could cost up to $50 million...

The Real News - 2018-03-03 - Original post - cached version
By Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept. Photo: Kristian Laemmle-Ruff It is one of the world’s most powerful alliances. And yet most people have probably never heard of it, because its existence is a closely guarded government secret.

The “SIGINT Seniors” is a spy agency coalition that meets...

The Real News - 2018-03-02 - Original post - cached version

By Nick Cunningham / Oilprice.com

The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world. At the same time, outside of the U.S., there is a...

The Real News - 2018-02-27 - Original post - cached version

By Mary Bottari / Exposed by CMD.

The annual Koch donors summit took place at the five-star Indian Wells Resort and Spa in the California desert at the end of January. The millionaires and billionaires called to the posh resort from all parts of America by the Koch brothers...

The Real News - 2018-02-27 - Original post - cached version

By Don Wiener / Exposed by CMD.

The March 20, 2018 Illinois gubernatorial primary is on track to become the most expensive in Illinois history, thanks to millions being put on the line by three billionaires.

One-sixth of all campaign money raised for all Illinois...

The Real News - 2018-02-27 - Original post - cached version

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim / Socialist Project.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) could become Mexico’s first progressive president in generations, but what would such a presidency actually look like? It is not an easy question to answer, though his time as leader of Mexico’s largest city...

The Real News - 2018-02-27 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

China’s recent failure to shield Pakistan from censorship by an international anti-terrorism funding and anti-money laundering body suggests that the People’s Republic is struggling to balance its contradictory interests in South Asia and may be...

The Real News - 2018-02-25 - Original post - cached version
By Sam Baker / Axios. Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

The Supreme Court is very likely on the verge of dealing a devastating blow to public-sector unions — one of the last remaining strongholds of organized labor, and a critical part of the Democratic Party’s base.

What to...

The Real News - 2018-02-25 - Original post - cached version

By Peter Hannan

Climate scientists are used to seeing the range of weather extremes stretched by global warming but few episodes appear as remarkable as this week's unusual heat over the Arctic.

Zack Labe, a researcher at the University of California at Irvine, said average...

The Real News - 2018-02-25 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

The Gulf crisis that has pitted World Cup host Qatar against a United Arab Emirates-Saudi Arabia-led alliance for the past eight months is showing up the fiction of a separation of sports and politics.

Regional and international soccer bodies...

The Real News - 2018-02-22 - Original post - cached version
By Lee Fang, Ryan Grim, David Dayen Photo: Michael Stravato/Washington Post/Getty Image

On Thursday evening, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took the extraordinary step of publicly attacking a prominent Democratic candidate in a contested Texas primary. The party...

The Real News - 2018-02-22 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Satish Krishnamurthy | CC BY 2.0

By the end of World War II, the United States had become a serial meddler in the affairs of the nations of the world, friend and foe alike.

American intelligence services took particular aim at...

The Real News - 2018-02-22 - Original post - cached version

By Abby Livingston / Texas Tribune.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday posted negative research on Democratic congressional hopeful Laura Moser, one of seven Democrats vying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson.

 

Laura Moser is one...

The Real News - 2018-02-22 - Original post - cached version

By Gareth Porter / TruthDig.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (Julie Jacobson / AP)

The agreement for cooperation between North and South Korea on the Olympics provides a pause in the drumbeat of war threats by postponing joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises...

The Real News - 2018-02-19 - Original post - cached version

By Sabrina Shankman / Inside Climate News.

Globally, sea ice is at record lows as the polar regions warm faster than the rest of the planet. Along the Alaska coast, it's affecting people's lives.

The Bering Sea is a volatile place, with powerful storms and...

The Real News - 2018-02-19 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Valentine’s Day in Riyadh and Islamabad as well as parts of Indonesia and Malaysia puts into sharp relief Saudi Arabia’s ability to curtail the global rise of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism the kingdom helped fuel at the very moment that Crown...

The Real News - 2018-02-18 - Original post - cached version

Irvin Jim / Socialist Project.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) views the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa to the position of President of the Republic of South Africa, as a new era in the war against workers and the working class majority in the country.

...
The Real News - 2018-02-17 - Original post - cached version

By James M Dorsey / East Asia Forum.

The Middle East has a knack for sucking external powers into its conflicts. China’s ventures into the region have shown how difficult it is to maintain its principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.

China’s...

The Real News - 2018-02-15 - Original post - cached version

By David William Pear, February 14, 2018

[Photo:  North Korean cheerleaders wave unification flags during Team Korea's ice hockey game against Sweden at the Gwandong Ice Hockey Center in Gangneung, Monday. / Yonhap, Korean Times http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/sports/2018/02/...

The Real News - 2018-02-13 - Original post - cached version

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance

Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in Venezuela.  Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and...

The Real News - 2018-02-12 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Saudi Arabia, in an indication that it is serious about shaving off the sharp edges of its Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism, has agreed to surrender control of the Great Mosque in Brussels.

The decision follows mounting Belgian criticism of...

The Real News - 2018-02-12 - Original post - cached version

By Megan Darby / Climate Change News.

Read the draft summary for policymakers of the most important climate science report of the year, on the challenge of holding global warming to 1.5C

(Flickr/Toshiyuki IMAI)

Climate Home News is one of the world’s most trusted...

The Real News - 2018-02-12 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the world's most intrusive surveillance systems, military moves to prevent Uyghur foreign fighters from returning to Xinjiang, and...

The Real News - 2018-02-09 - Original post - cached version

By Kevin Zeese / Popular Resistance

The unified Korean team marches in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. Credit James Hill for The New York Times.

Despite President Moon’s Efforts to Encourage Diplomacy, Childish Anti-Diplomatic...

The Real News - 2018-02-09 - Original post - cached version

Mark Twain is widely credited with having said: “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  In fact, the credit ought to go to Twain’s friend and co-author of The Gilded Age, Charles Dudley Warner – but so what?  It is a timely quip.  And if we substitute “...

The Real News - 2018-02-09 - Original post - cached version

By Megan Darby / Climate Change News.

Campaigners plan to take their bid to block Arctic oil exploration licences to Norway’s supreme court, after a district court dismissed their case

Polar Pioneer rig in the Barents Sea (Pic: Harald Pettersen/Statoil ASA)

Campaigners...

The Real News - 2018-02-08 - Original post - cached version

By: Tara Copp / Military Times.

Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment and service members from around the Department of Defense participate in the 58th Presidential Inauguration and parade January 20, 2017. (Army)

As the Pentagon continues to work on parade options...

The Real News - 2018-02-08 - Original post - cached version
By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet They have no choice but to fight on.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Vijay Prashad

Walking into the settlement at Kennedy Road in Durban, what one is confronted with is the familiarity of the place. I’ve been here before. Not to this...

The Real News - 2018-02-08 - Original post - cached version
By Reynard Loki / AlterNet. Justice Department urged to launch criminal probe after tribes submit evidence of Chevron's fabrication of witness testimony.

Activists at a "True Cost of Chevron" protest at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco, May 24, 2011.
Photo Credit:...

The Real News - 2018-02-06 - Original post - cached version

By Ranjeni Munusamy / The Dawn.

 

13/01/2017. ANC supporters during the ANC 106 birthday celebrations at ABSA Stadium in East London.
Picture: Masi Losi The Zuma conundrum splits the ANC, but who holds the key? By Ranjeni Munusamy / Source:  TimesLive / February 1, 2018 There...
The Real News - 2018-02-06 - Original post - cached version

By: Atilio A. Borón / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / February 4, 2018

It was foreseeable for the right wing government that rules Ecuador to get away with it. They have just won an important battle that aims to reinstitute the decrepit and unfair social order...

The Real News - 2018-02-05 - Original post - cached version

By John H. Cushman Jr. / Inside Climate News.

The oil giant tells investors that even if Paris climate goals are met, it could still produce all the oil in its existing fields and keep investing in new reserves.

Nearly two-thirds of Exxon's shareholders voted last year...

The Real News - 2018-02-05 - Original post - cached version

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance

This week, following the recent announcement of a new National Defense Strategy that focuses on conflicts with great powers and a new arms race, the Pentagon announced an escalation of nuclear weapons development. The United...

The Real News - 2018-02-04 - Original post - cached version

By Gregory Wilpert and Alberto Acosta

An interview with Ecuadorian intellectual Alberto Acosta. He is a former minister of Energy, former president of Ecuador's Constituent Assembly of 2008, and a former presidential candidate for a coalition of leftist parties in 2013. The interview...

The Real News - 2018-02-04 - Original post - cached version

By Joe Emersberger / Counterpunch.

Photo by ITU Pictures | CC BY 2.0

Lenin Moreno won Ecuador’s presidency in April of 2017 by running as staunch loyalist to former president Rafael Correa who was in office for ten years. Very soon after Moreno was inaugurated in May of last...

The Real News - 2018-02-03 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future military options.

Concern about a nuclear arms race is fuelled by uncertainty over the future of Iran’s...

The Real News - 2018-02-03 - Original post - cached version

By Bill Fletcher Jr. Twitter / The Nation.

Is the civilian population of a colonial-settler regime ever a legitimate military target?

 

Zohra, second from left, with gun, along with Samia Lakhdar, Djamila Bouhired, and Hassiba ben Bouali (Courtesy of the publisher)

...
The Real News - 2018-02-02 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is likely to strengthen the country’s hardliners even if the withdrawal would put responsibility for mounting...

The Real News - 2018-02-02 - Original post - cached version

By Vijay Prashad.

Zambia is a country that is not often in the news. But it should be. It is a major source of copper for the world. Indeed, its copper is sluiced out by major multinational corporations based in Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and China. What is...

The Real News - 2018-02-01 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by angela n. | CC BY 2.0

It was big news last week (eons ago in Trumpland): the Guggenheim Museum in New York turned down the Trumps’ request to borrow Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 painting “Landscape With Snow,” offering instead to install a...

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