After decades of hostility the governments of the United States and Iran were able to reach a short term deal on increased monitoring of Iran’s nuclear development in exchange for the United States and its partners relaxing some economic sanctions. The deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the so called P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and C
|By: DSWright Saturday November 23, 2013 9:45 am|
Some disturbing news is leaking out from a surprise firing of a Bloomberg News journalist. The reporter, Mike Forsythe, is a well respected expert on China whose suspension and subsequent permanent removal appears to have been related to threats made by the Chinese government to kick out Bloomberg News from the country if certain stories were published.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday November 9, 2013 12:57 pm|
There is nothing newsworthy in the latest investigative report on working conditions in Chinese electronics factories—just the same old story, really: Once again, there’s evidence of systematic exploitation of workers, suppression of labor organizing, poor living conditions and chronic economic insecurity for young workers.
What has changed is the intensity of the industry’s resistance to cleaning up the worst labor practices of China’s global manufacturing model.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday November 8, 2013 11:20 am|
Kurt Eichenwald, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and also a writer for Newsweek, had a feature story published by Newsweek recently that was specifically intended to present Snowden as a former intelligence agency employee who had become a Chinese spy.
|By: DSWright Monday November 4, 2013 11:58 am|
The real agenda is less about trade and more about weakening sovereign power in favor of corporate power. Under TPP, national regulations will be overruled by corporate structures and governance. Nation-states will become junior partners with transnational corporations becoming the decision making authorities for global laws and rules.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday October 15, 2013 8:00 pm|
Tonight we have stories about three bears and about panda bears, which aren’t really bears.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:30 pm|
Oh Elton, Elton. I am so confused, but I just can’t quit you. Remember when his remark about being very happy with civil unions became a rallying cry for Prop 8 and anti-equality forces? Once there was a hue and cry about his naivety ignorance of basic facts, he came around and ended up playing an amazing concert as a fundraiser for AFER and becoming a spokesperson for marriage equality. Then he played Rush Limbaugh’s wedding for huge fee. (I’d like to hope that he donated that fee to pro-equality groups as a puckish fuck you to the forces at the EIB, but I guess I’ll never know).
|By: freeman Saturday September 7, 2013 4:00 pm|
An American strike on Syria could very conceivably be the shot that is heard around the world. It could lead to a Third World War involving the most important players and economies on the world stage.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 3, 2013 6:40 am|
It’s that time again. As the war drums start pounding the foe-of-the-moment starts being compared to Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately for Secretary of State John Kerry, who recently made the Assad-Hitler comparison, his realization seems to be quite sudden as photos have surfaced of Secretary Kerry and his wife dining with the Assads.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00 am|
Senior Chinese Communist Party leaders have been briefing party members about the dangers facing the party in the coming years. Identified in a secret memo as the “seven perils”, the concerns center around Western ideas creeping into Chinese society and the threat they pose to the party’s continued dominance of the country.