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Free-Trade: A Death Economy Next Door

I am in Ecuador, having just spent nearly three weeks deep in the Amazon rainforests as one of the leaders of trips sponsored by Dream Change and the Pachamama Alliance. In addition to all the concerns in this country over the devastation caused by oil and mining companies, I’ve heard a great deal about the crises in Central America. Central America is far from peaceful and prosperous; the

A Neo-Cold War Battleground – Strange Bedfellows

A Neo-Cold War is brewing. We’ve witnessed it in Russia’s tense relationship with the US over Ukraine and Crimea and in China’s determination to gain economic leverage in countries where Washington and Wall Street have ruled supreme for decades. To add to this situation, conflicts in the Middle East have escalated. Islamic militarism has become a force to be reckoned with by many nations

Our Second Chance – The US & The Neo Cold War

The Ukraine-Crimea crisis marks the official beginning of a new period in geopolitics. The reign of one solitary superpower is over. The era we are entering is closer to the old Cold War than that of U.S. hegemony that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. People in the U.S. and most of Western Europe welcomed détente as a time of tranquility, but the corporatocracy saw it as an opportunity