The United States claims it is operating under a “rules-based order”—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes, writes K.J. Noh for Globetrotter.
The Dominican Republic's continued maintenance of an exclusionary project like a 118-mile border wall indicates it is fundamentally anti-people in nature, using centuries of anti-Haiti sentiment to deflect the public’s attention from its destructive, market-oriented economic policies, writes Yanis Iqbal.
If there is a better understanding and a wider recognition of how exploiters suffer in the process of exploitation, new openings can emerge to convince the more powerful regarding the futility of prolonging exploitative relations and systems, writes Bharat Dogra.
Between former U.S.-backed dictator Augusto Pinochet’s terror laws being used to criminalize Mapuche elders and activists, the United States and the United Kingdom arming Chile’s security forces, and the failure of international agencies to treat the Mapuche conflict with urgency, the West appears complicit in the genocide of the Mapuche people.
Nicaragua leapt forward to defend its national self-determination against U.S. global hegemony when it announced earlier this month it had discontinued diplomatic relations with Taiwan and was ready to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. This move opens up the small Central American country’s economy to the People’s Republic of China, a country of 1.4 billion people that is rapidly edging toward surpassing the United States and becoming the biggest economy in the world.
Regular TF contributor Jacqueline Luqman gave a presentation during TF's December 2 webinar on the U.S. government controlling Hollywood's output.