Multinational mining interests are using trade and investment treaties to turn profits and undermine democracy.
The problem here is "governance failure." Or maybe we should just call it "decadence." The United States may at this point be so weakened by rot and ideology that it is unable even to act in its own interests, let alone the interests of its people, let alone the interests of humanity as a whole.
Funding for agricultural development - some US$7.7 billion worth - would be directed in large part to genetically modified crop research. In other words, food aid policy for the first time mandates the use of genetic modification technologies.
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
The Chinese economy continues to grow at a fast pace. But signs of distress lurk just below the surface.
APEC's record of irrelevance is rivaled by few other international forums.
What made Europe a compelling political, economic, and social alternative wedged between Anglo-American free marketeers and Soviet nomenklatura is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Can we run our economy on military spending?
The Pentagon has too much hardware once thought necessary to defeat the Soviet Union.
On November 6, Otto Perez-Molina was voted Guatemala's next president. Perez has been accused of genocide and serious human rights violations on numerous occasions.