Daily Archive: August 17, 2019

Could The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Contribute to Resolving the Kashmir Crisis?

The onset of the latest Kashmir Crisis following India’s “Israeli”-like unilateral moves there last week have raised the question among many in the Alt-Media Community of whether the SCO could help mediate a solution between New Delhi and Islamabad, but the fact of the matter is that the organization would be utterly useless in doing so even if it had...

Priyanka Chopra Should Be Stripped of Her Role As a UN “Goodwill” Ambassador

The Bollywood actress’ February tweet praising the Indian Armed Forces for their failed strike against Pakistan and her recent defense thereof as “patriotic” contravene the principles that a UN “Goodwill” Ambassador such as herself are supposed to embody and should thus result in her being stripped of this influential role. Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra sparked controversy with her February tweet...

Fake News About Venezuela and the Power of Propaganda

Public ignorance and indifference about major issues let US authorities get away with mass murder and much more. In a June 1950 commencement address, Boston University President Daniel Marsh said: “If the (television) craze continues…we are destined to have a nation of morons.” Long before the television age, political commentator Walter Lippmann called the US public a “bewildered herd…their function...

Austerity without End. Neoliberal Reforms and Labour Rights

In 2019, the now 187-member International Labour Organization celebrated its 100th anniversary. As one of the oldest agencies of the United Nations, the ILO used the occasion to renew calls for improved opportunities and working conditions, social protections and collective bargaining rights. The ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work (2019, 2) proposed a “human-centred agenda for the future...