Globalization

Marciane Ndamukunze, 68, arrives in Kizemba displacement camp, after fleeing heavy fighting in Masisi territory. 4th December 2023, North Kivu Province, DRC

The Big Little War You’ve Probably Never Heard Of The Big Little War You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is holding elections. Civil war has displaced millions of the country’s citizens but garnered little attention internationally.

Dec 20, 2023 / Hugh Kinsella Cunningham and Nicolas Niarchos

A supermarket in Buenos Aires shows the extreme rise in prices due to inflation on December 15, 2023.

Argentina’s New President Swaps the Chain Saw for the Blender Argentina’s New President Swaps the Chain Saw for the Blender

As Javier Milei’s new free-market economic measures start to roll out, devaluation has already started to impact everyone in Argentina—especially the middle classes and the poor.

Dec 20, 2023 / Pablo Calvi

Sam Altman, chief executive officer of OpenAI, at the Hope Global Forums annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga., on Monday, December 11, 2023.

Silicon Landlords: On the Narrowing of AI’s Horizon Silicon Landlords: On the Narrowing of AI’s Horizon

The one thing science fiction couldn’t imagine is the world we have now: the near-complete control of Artificial Intelligence by a few corporations whose only goal is profit.

Dec 19, 2023 / Dwayne Monroe

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The Sensible Dutch Take a Sharp Turn to the Right The Sensible Dutch Take a Sharp Turn to the Right

In an election shocker earlier this week, the far-right anti-immigrant campaigner Geert Wilders emerged as the leader of the largest party in the new parliament.

Dec 1, 2023 / Hans Steketee

photo of a US tank; US training ukrainian military how to use it, it will be delivered there

The Devastating Wars Abroad Are Windfalls for Weapons Manufacturers The Devastating Wars Abroad Are Windfalls for Weapons Manufacturers

Your tax dollars are being squandered in the rush to build and sell ever more weaponry for ongoing wars.

Nov 23, 2023 / William D. Hartung

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Biden’s Supposed “Open-Border Policy” Does Not Exist Biden’s Supposed “Open-Border Policy” Does Not Exist

Just a glance at 2023 border contracts suggests that more walls, detention centers, and expulsion flights are coming.

Nov 22, 2023 / Todd Miller

Javier Milei lifts a chainsaw next to Buenos Aires province governor candidate Carolina Píparo during a rally on September 25, 2023 in San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentina’s Chainsaw Massacre Election Argentina’s Chainsaw Massacre Election

A far-right libertarian and dictatorship apologist is about to become the nation’s next president. It’s a victory that the United States helped enable.

Nov 21, 2023 / Jacob Sugarman

Attendees make their way into Moscone South for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit held at Moscone Center in San Francisco, Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

The Forces That Nearly Murdered Me Are Meeting In San Francisco Today The Forces That Nearly Murdered Me Are Meeting In San Francisco Today

I was almost killed by Philippine troops upholding the global economic order on display at this week’s APEC Summit.

Nov 15, 2023 / Brandon Lee

Signage outside an Amazon Go store at the company headquarters campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, U.S.

The FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon Is the Biggest Antitrust Fight of Our Time The FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon Is the Biggest Antitrust Fight of Our Time

It’s also a test of whether even the federal government has the power, and the political will, to rein in corporate monopoly power.

Nov 10, 2023 / Ron Knox

Senators Burton K. Wheeler of Montana and Robert Taft of Ohio study a globe.

This Isn’t Your Father’s GOP. It’s Your Grandfather’s GOP. This Isn’t Your Father’s GOP. It’s Your Grandfather’s GOP.

Today's Republicans aren’t isolationists; they are hawks targeting Latin America and Asia.

Nov 6, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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