The Disrupters in Chief

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by John Feffer Imagine a trio of tech-savvy and entrepreneurial souls on the prowl for the next killer app. They’re staying up late in their dorm, or perhaps they’re celebrating at a nightclub after finishing their MBA program. They want… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Trade War Isn’t Really About China

Campaigners from Global Justice Now, War on Want and the Trade Justice Movement demonstrate outside the Department for International Trade in Westminster (Global Justice Now via Flickr)

by John Feffer By slapping tariffs on Chinese imports, Donald Trump has once again proven to be the Disrupter-in-Chief. This week alone, he’s brought John Bolton in as national security advisor over the objections of every sane person in the universe, threatened to go… Continue Reading  

American Power Under Challenge

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by Noam Chomsky  [This piece, the first of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).  Part 2 can read here.] When we ask “Who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard… Continue Reading  

Cuba: Hope and Change?      

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by John Feffer There are a number of no-go zones in the world for Barack Obama these days. Damascus is enemy territory. Most of Iraq and Afghanistan are too dangerous. Pyongyang has never hosted a sitting U.S. president, and Kim… Continue Reading  

A Walmart for Libya

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Last Sunday former President Bill Clinton asked the CEO of Walmart if he would open a store in Libya. Surely Libya needs more jobs and needs to get its economy going, but I am not sure how a Walmart would… Continue Reading