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The WTO After the 12th Ministerial Conference

Last week’s WTO 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva concluded with pro-corporate, anti-worker, and anti-development outcomes on all major issues of access to medicines, agriculture, digital trade, and the future of the WTO itself. The spin of “unprecedented...

Two Evils vs. One People-United

Although approximately 82% of American voters favor the rights of women to some form of legal abortion the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Let’s remember that number because it’s a number not too unlike the other poll numbers that suggest majority...

Latin America’s New New Left

Perhaps the most radical statement from Gustavo Petro, the newly elected president of Colombia, has been his promise to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Petro has said that he will not issue any new licenses for hydrocarbon exploration, will stop fracking pilot...

The Biden Problem and the Midterm Elections

To win the midterm elections, Democrats must address the problem of President Biden’s poor approval ranking with voters. The public’s support of a candidate for office is based on their perception of their personality and competence. But for over 90% of the voting...

Democracy in America on a Knife’s Edge

If 2022 were a normal year, one could watch the riveting Hearings of the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol with sympathy, understanding – and foreboding for the plight of democracy in America. 2022: a year of climate emergency...

The Era of Northern Hegemony Over Mexico Is Coming to an End

In 2010, Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro said: “López Obrador will be the person with the most moral and political authority in Mexico when the system collapses and, with it, the empire.” He was referring to Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO), who is the...

Women: Victims of the Hypocrites on the Supreme Court

The Catholic Church’s “absolute” condemnation of abortion make it morally impossible for Catholic Justices to fairly and impartially decide any abortion case. Catholic Justice are “morally precluded” from upholding an abortion case, and would have to “conform their...

The Supreme Court’s War on Justice

Mississippi, Black women are more than twice as likely to die in pregnancy as white women. With this abortion ruling, many more women will die. More The post The Supreme Court’s War on Justice appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

Two Evils vs. One People-United

Although approximately 82% of American voters favor the rights of women to some form of legal abortion the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Let’s remember that number because it’s a number not too unlike the other poll numbers that suggest majority...

Latin America’s New New Left

Perhaps the most radical statement from Gustavo Petro, the newly elected president of Colombia, has been his promise to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Petro has said that he will not issue any new licenses for hydrocarbon exploration, will stop fracking pilot...