Archive for month December, 2016

  • December 1, 2016

    Decoding US-Russia...

    On October 15th, NBC reported that the CIA received an order directly from US president Barack Obama to prepare an unprecedented cyberattack to be used against Russia as a response for the “continuous interferences” by Russian hackers trying to rig the 2016 presidential elections. The sources cited are “current and...

  • December 1, 2016

    Globalizing the...

    The Black Lives Matter movement developed in reaction to how 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. The founders, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors, position the movement as a stance against state violence directed at African American. that deprives blacks of their basic...

  • December 1, 2016

    The Banality...

    Anti-Muslim rhetoric has become a useful tool for European right-wing populists to mobilize voters. In his 2016 electoral campaign, President-elect Donald Trump adopted a similar strategy and employed rhetoric demeaning entire groups of people like Muslims, but also immigrants and refugees. Trump is thus regularly mentioned in the same breath...

  • December 1, 2016

    The end...

    For more than 30 years the growth rate of world trade has been higher than the growth rate of the world economy as measured by the world GDP. This constitutes a rare phenomena for the XXth century, as trade after the Second World War has experienced faster growth rates than...

  • December 1, 2016

    US Climate...

    Many of us are still in disbelief that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. His bombastic assault on immigrants, due process of law, religious freedom, and free speech all give us reason to sound the fascist alarm bells. And while his rhetorical attacks on these civil...