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.
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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.
What Worries the US Most About Lula
Steve Ellner says opposition to NATO’s stance on Ukraine has created fertile ground for the expansion of a bloc of non-aligned nations, now with a progressive possibly at the helm.
On Anniversary of US-Brazilian Coup, Military Is Again a Threat
With an eye on Brazil’s upcoming presidential election, Vijay Prashad considers the historical context for the slide toward militarization under Bolsonaro, 58 years ago today since the C.I.A.-organized military coup.
WATCH: Galloway & Lauria on What to Expect in 2022
Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria spoke to George and Gayatri Galloway about what the year 2022 might bring.
A Bittersweet 2021
There have been immense victories and catastrophic defeats, writes Vijay Prashad.
The Right is Building Armies of Confrontation
U.S. liberalism fears attempts to build independent, sovereign political projects far more than it fears fascistic governments, writes Vijay Prashad.
COVID-19: Why Laos, Vietnam & China Have Beaten the Virus and India, Brazil and the US Have Not
Vijay Prashad explores the differences between the pandemic responses of a few countries with socialist governments and others in the capitalist order.
COVID-19: Nearly 200,000 Africans Could Die From Pandemic, WHO Warns
Africa has so far been sparred the worst of the coronavirus, but trouble is ahead if measures aren’t taken, says the WHO.
COVID-19: Brazil’s Bolsonaro Trumps Trump
The main objective of the Brazilian president’s expanded authority is expected to be the prevention and possible repressions of a social explosion, write Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram.