China’s Contradictions

Commentary from Project Syndicate BY STEPHEN S. ROACH Notwithstanding all the self-congratulatory flourishes in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s political report to

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Xi Jinping sets out plans to make China great again

Jinghan Zeng, Royal Holloway In 1793, in his letter to Britain’s King George III, China’s Qianlong emperor rejected all the

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Teachers Unions Under Attack From Republicans and Sell-Out Democrats

Originally published on ALTERNET While conservatives take aim at teachers unions via the Supreme Courts, weakening them via “impact litigation”

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Autopilot Wars

Republished with permission from TomDispatch.com Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?  By Andrew J. Bacevich Consider, if you will, these two indisputable

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The Scandal of Pentagon Spending

Republished with permission from TomDispatch.com Your Tax Dollars Support Troops of Defense Contractor CEOs  By William D. Hartung Here’s a question

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How the Republican Party Has Conned America for Over 30 Years

Originally published on ALTERNET Tax cuts initiate bubble economies, not true growth. By Thom Hartmann / AlterNet The Republican Party has been running

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5 reasons why Facebook should be in (global, cooperative) public ownership

This article first appeared on openDemocracy BY Cat Hobbs Just like the railway, Facebook is a private monopoly running a public

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