Pakistan is the latest country to reject letting private investors sue governments in tribunals. But Ecuador is back-tracking and the lawsuits continue to proliferate.
We’d better control machines before they control us.
Even as Biden sticks to the Afghanistan withdrawal, he’s launching strikes in Iraq and delaying a return to the Iran deal.
The Biden administration’s inconsistency on what gets called a “genocide” or “war crime” reflects a longer U.S. history of politicizing international law.
Biden has promised an end to the endless wars. But such promises are not easy to keep.
If we extrapolate from the current trend lines, democracy will be gone in a couple decades, melted away like the polar ice. But although down, democracy is not out.
Even if governments agree to suspend patent protections for vaccines, corporations can fight back with expensive lawsuits.
By mislabelling the radical members of the Republican Party “conservative,” the mainstream media gives them a veneer of respectability.
The country’s 2004 constitution permits significant local control. Actually practicing it could protect women and minorities in the event of a Taliban takeover in Kabul.
Is the growing cooperation between the Labor Party and the GreenLeft in the Netherlands a model that the European left can follow?