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The first week of the new decade has seen such a spate of outrages against world peace that it is remarkably difficult to chose a single candidate for the World Peace Foundation Employee of the Month. But there is a common thread among the leading candidates: they are all from the new, disruptive manifestation of […]

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December 2019 has proven to be highly competitive for our ‘employee of the month’ designation. We opened a poll in twitter to help us decide. Among the contenders a few weeks ago: Prince Andrew, for his entanglement with Jeffrey Epstein and rape of girls; Jeanine Áñez, new President of Bolivia, determined to […]

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While white male supremacy isn’t exactly new (read: modern global history), the rise of Donald J. Trump to the White House with his characteristically flagrant expressions of racism and misogyny has emboldened white and male supremacists in the United States to more openly embrace and act upon their far-right ideologies.  Since Trump’s election, hate groups […]

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Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, leader of the House of Commons, was pictured languidly taking a nap in the middle of the most momentous debate in the British Parliament for many decades. Rees-Mogg had earlier dismissed the motion for Parliament to take control of its agenda, to stop a no-deal Brexit, as “constitutionally irregular.” His idiosyncratic concept of parliamentarians’ role—in the current context—is to serve as the emissaries of the people who voted for Brexit.

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China is in a quandary. Uncowed Hong Kong protesters are forcing Beijing to confront its version of the question plaguing global politics: how much discontent can be stifled while still reaping the benefits of liberalized global economy? It is the one-party state version of a similar game being played in western democracies. Economic-political elites are everywhere attempting a delicate maneuver: maintain free flow of financial capital that is the source of their wealth and privilege, while  diluting and diverting expressions of popular discord produced by the resulting gross inequalities of wealth. In each location the dynamics are distinct; everywhere the official responses refuse to face the root of the problem

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The tragedy of the Sudanese marginalized is that the man who is posing as their champion is the ruthless leader of a band of vagabonds, who has been supremely skillful in playing the transnational military marketplace. “Hemedti” is employee of the month as the representative of that inhuman logic of paramilitary mercenary politics.

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