Climate Change Denial is a Corporate Project

People’s Climate March 2017 in Washington D.C. (source: Wikimedia Commons) Thanks to the work of environmental activists, people from all over the world now view climate crisis as the ‘most important issue’ of our time. This public recognition, however, is barely reflected in politics. The EU goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 – which,Continue reading “Climate Change Denial is a Corporate Project”

A Call for Justice: Los Desaparecidos de México

Protest Camp for 43 missing students in Reforma, Mexico City Photo by Carlos Valenzuela, Wikimedia Commons On September 26th 2019, people from all over Mexico took to the streets of Mexico City, marching to commemorate the loved ones they had lost five years earlier. In 2014, in the southern state of Guerrero, 43 students wentContinue reading “A Call for Justice: Los Desaparecidos de México”

Protest and Corruption in Russia

On March 26, 2017, there were mass protests all over Russia in response to the publication of information regarding the estates and property owned by Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister of Russia. The details of these properties were published on the blog of Alexei Navalny, the current leader of the opposition in Russia, whoContinue reading “Protest and Corruption in Russia”

Corruption in Brazil: Petrobras and Politicians

The Brazilian congress has recently voted to proceed with the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, on the grounds that she used money from state banks to cover budget gaps (notably, she is not faced with accusations of illicit personal enrichment.) Corruption has had a long history with Brazil. It is ingrained in the culture ofContinue reading “Corruption in Brazil: Petrobras and Politicians”

Legal Smokescreens: Corruption and Exploitation by Anonymous Companies

What could a wealthy oligarch sprawled in a luxury New York City apartment possibly have in common with member of ISIS battling with state-of-the-art weapons? Both share a common connection enabling their crime. The link between a terrorist and a corrupt business magnate is the same as the link between a dictator and the leaderContinue reading “Legal Smokescreens: Corruption and Exploitation by Anonymous Companies”