The Global South has the power to force radical climate action | Climate Crisis

During the past several years it has become clear that the international climate negotiations are failing to address the climate crisis. Existing policies have us on track for 3.2 degrees Celsius (5.76F) of heating this century – in other words, within the lifetime of the present generation. Scientists are clear that such a future will … Read more

Modi’s critics have a precarious life in India | Narendra Modi

On June 16, the Supreme Court of India cautioned the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government against taking punitive actions targeting those who participated in protests over Islamophobic comments made by two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. Specifically, the country’s highest court was referring to the demolition of the homes of Muslim activists. Local authorities claimed that … Read more

White supremacy’s hypothetical harms and violent delights | Opinions

There is a common thread between the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, Texas, and Laguna Beach, California, the January 6 insurrection, everyday police lethality, and the overturning of Roe v Wade. Add to this list the critical race theory and queer American discussion bans in public schools across the country. It is the tangled … Read more

Why Boris Johnson may soon be out of a job? | Elections

Recent Conservative by-election defeats mean Johnson may soon join the long list of British PMs who lost power between the elections. On the face of it, the United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy, where general elections will determine who becomes prime minister and forms the government. This, at least, is the constitutional theory. The current … Read more

After Roe v Wade, they will come for me – and for you | Women’s Rights

They will come for me. Make no mistake. They will come. Yesterday has shown us this. Today has shown us this. My government is not here to protect me. I don’t feel safe in my own country, the land of the free, where we are all free … as long as we are white, Christian, … Read more

Crypto needs to be eradicated | Crypto

As its industry faces a crisis, business writer Michael Hiltzik says cryptocurrency has no legitimate value in the real world and needs to be eradicated. What we call the “crypto party” should never have started. Because in this party, there’s nothing being sold or promoted that is fundamentally worth anything. They pitched cryptocurrencies as an … Read more

Lumumba’s tooth returned, racist logic of colonisation endures | Opinions

That it took so long for Belgium to hand over murdered Congolese independence hero’s stolen tooth is a symptom of the moral decay that continues to fester and poison the coloniser. Patrice Lumumba’s gold tooth has finally been returned to his family after 61 years. Collected as a trophy by Belgian soldiers who oversaw or … Read more

Roe v Wade/Right v wrong: US Supreme Court guilty on abortion | Women’s Rights

On June 24, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. The so-called pro-life” crowd in US has entered into a predictable state of ecstasy following the decision, which will severely “complicate life for tens of millions of women across the country – particularly poor women … Read more

America’s heroes – right or wrong | Donald Trump

America has always needed heroes. Rarely are the real heroes. Not to worry. America will imagine them. Instantly. For a lot of Americans, it’s reassuring, I suppose, to believe that it is still possible for heroes to be made in America. But, these days, like everything else in America, few can agree on who is … Read more