The World Bank has sounded the alarm, but the forces of “centrism” — beholden to billionaires and the politics of austerity — refuse to pivot away from the neoliberal catastrophe, writes Vijay Prashad.
Category: Income Inequality
Indigenous Activist in Argentina Pushing for Freedom
Milagro Sala and her supporters denounce violations of due process in a case at the epicenter of a clash between the government and local social movements, Tanya Wadhwa reports.
Chris Hedges: Russell Banks & Troubled America
Few contemporary novelists have explored the undercurrents of American society with more insight and pathos than Russell Banks, who died earlier this month.
More Austerity Means More Protests in 2023
People are being asked to endure austerity cuts while suffering a cost-of-living crisis, write Isabel Ortiz and Sara Burke.
Martin Luther King: Enemy of the State
King did not merely have a dream on the Washington Mall, writes veteran James Rothenberg. He taught us that U.S. military violence overseas mirrors oppression at home.
An Achievable Necessity
“It is easier to imagine the end of the earth than to imagine the end of capitalism.” Vijay Prashad reflects on the work of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research in developing a necessary worldview.
A Case for Nationalizing US Airlines
Outside the United States, in countries ranging from Argentina and Malaysia to Finland and Fiji, airlines essentially operate as a public utility, not an opportunity for big CEO paydays, writes Sam Pizzigati.
Everybody In, Nobody Out
Liz Theoharis imagines building a pro-democracy movement attuned to the needs and dreams of everyday people.
The Perils of Pious Neoliberalism
Amid extreme wealth inequality, Vijay Prashad considers the appeal of reactionary new religious traditions that measure salvation in the present balance of your bank account.
Low-Income World in Multi-Trillion Debt Squeeze
Rising interest rates and slowing global growth risk tipping a large number of countries into crisis, Baher Kamal reports.