The US health care system fails in any global ranking. A look at statistics regarding health care around the world shows where the US is lacking and highlights the urgent need for universal care in America.
On June 17th, hundreds of migrant workers, allies, and advocates set out from the Vermont state capital of Montpelier in a thirteen mile March for Dignity to the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, VT. They demanded that the ice cream giant make good on overdue promises regarding working and living conditions for workers in its dairy supply chain.
Source: Common Dreams
“Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe”
President Donald Trump’s approval ratings in the United States have been described as “historically low,” and according to a new global survey published by Pew Research Center, he is not faring much better overseas.
The survey, based on interviews conducted in 37 countries, found that Trump’s first six months in the White House have done more to harm public opinionof the U.S. around the world than George W. Bush’s entire eight-year tenure.
The June 18th elections for Parliament has provided France with a Kennedy moment, a young president now backed by a strong majority in the National Assembly. As the "party of hope" gets underway, we will have to see if reforms and initiatives can take shape.
To lose oneself in a book is a pleasure. In Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation, however, one feels instead simply lost.
Since the late 1970s, the world’s economy and dominant nations have been marching to the tune of (neoliberal) globalization, whose impact and effects on average people’s livelihood and communities everywhere are generating great popular discontent, accompanied by a rising wave of nationalist and anti-elitist sentiments. But what exactly is driving globalization? And who really benefits from globalization? Are globalization and capitalism interwoven? How do we deal with the growing levels of inequality and massive economic insecurity? Should progressives and radicals rally behind the call for the introduction of a universal basic income? In the unique and exclusive interview below, two leading minds of our time, linguist and public intellectual Noam Chomsky and Cambridge University economist Ha-Joon Chang, share their views on these essential questions.