Time to Rein in Amazon’s Empire
Opinion

Time to Rein in Amazon’s Empire

The world is entering an era of undeniable change that will be defined by our collective response to the human and economic devastation left by the pandemic. As Covid-19 continues to spread across the globe, Amazon´s rise to the top of the winner-take-all economy is a call to action to progressive forces who still believe in the politics of the common good and are willing to fight for the affirmation of the dignity of work….

Tinderbox Earth: The Significance of the Amazon and Siberian Fires
Opinion

Tinderbox Earth: The Significance of the Amazon and Siberian Fires

As fires rage across tens of thousands square km the Amazon forest, dubbed the Planet’s lungs, producing some 20 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere, with some 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, where fires on such a scale are uncommon, as well as through Siberia, Alaska, Greenland, southern Europe and elsewhere, they herald a world…

China Must Avoid a Role in Destruction of Amazon
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China Must Avoid a Role in Destruction of Amazon

China is South America’s top trading partner. Together, China’s policy banks – the China Development Bank and Export-Import Bank of China – are the top source of development finance for the whole of Latin America.  Over the past few decades, the Brazilian government, leading national companies and multinational corporations have configured what Fernando Mires, already…

Private Corporations Can Censor You Better Than the Government
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Private Corporations Can Censor You Better Than the Government

As most are surely aware, the last year or two has seen a growing crackdown on free speech and free thought across the Internet, with our constitutionally-protected First Amendment rights being circumvented through the agency of monopolistic private sector corporations such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Although as yet our government has not gained the…