The most appalling part of the case of Walter Palmer, who has recently become the most well-known dentist in the US, is not at all the fact that he killed a beautiful lion from Zimbabwe that was easily recognizable by his dark mane and therefore highly photogenic. There are millions of hunters in the world and although [Read more]
Could it be that John Kerry’s remark has finally launched a new era in which we refuse to see Africa die from our polite indifference?
Russia is right to put warplanes on patrol near US airspace. This is not Putin trying to be provocative or flaunting expansionist ambitions. It is simply Russia giving a taste of American medicine back and in language that the arrogant warmongers in Washington will understand.
The US is wrecked by grotesque degrees of social inequality and staggering levels of injustice and state violence. It has assumed ever more the character of a police state.
Upon coming to office, however, Obama pursued the most right-wing agenda in US history. It quickly emerged that whatever vague promises he made were insincere, and that his administration was committed to an acceleration of the policies of the Bush administration.