“I liken cooperatives – newer cooperatives – to being like … trying to construct a plane while it’s flying,” explains Andrew Alford, who is involved in one of three solidarity co-ops based at Montreal's Concordia University in Montreal. A look toward a cooperative cafe, bookstore, and bar at Concordia shows how an alternative model of business and work is possible.
Decades of military adventurism have done more to destabilize the world than any of the “rogue states” the U.S. targets.
The French Presidential election run-off will be between Emmanuel Macron, a 39 year-old Left-center economist who was for two years the Minister of the Economy in the current government, and Marine Le Pen, a Right-nationalist. The positions of the two are in clear opposition, especially as concerns European integration.
The first US drone strike under President Trump took place in the al-Baidha province and killed 15 civilians – ten children and five women. As usual with the drone program, transparency is absent. The new worrying development in these drone operations is the accompanying ground raids which seem random and careless about civilians.
Trump’s trigger-happy finger is careening the world down a reckless and dangerous path, not only deepening US involvement in ongoing conflicts but threatening new ones with nuclear powers from Russia to North Korea.
When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney launched their forever wars—under the banner of a “Global War on Terror”—they unleashed an unholy trinity of tactics. Torture, rendition and indefinite detention became the order of the day. After a partial suspension of these policies in the Obama years, they now appear poised for resurrection.