The race of globalisation is leaving the majority of the world’s population far behind. According to Unicef, the richest 20% of the population gets 83% of global income, while the poorest quintile has just 1%. This trend is getting worse.
At this juncture it’s clear that the attempt of the Trump Administration and related circles in the US military industrial complex have failed in their prime objective, that of driving a permanent wedge between Russia and China, the two great
IT'S ONE of the essential tenets of the new age of humanitarian war that war is not as bad as it used to be, or at least that it’s not so bad that the costs outweigh the gains.
I used to do a lot of radio and television. In the past few years, I have largely given up. The BBC no longer pays for appearances, instead expecting its contributors to drive to London or to remote studios for the love of being broadcast.
In the German press, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was called infinitely good - "Die Unkaputtbare". But not only German-speaking citizens can appreciate the beauty of this definition.
Marine Le Pen’s defeat, if the vote count was honest, indicates that the French are even more insouciant than Americans.
In Finland, any citizen has the right to express political positions at rallies without the permission of the authorities.
The campaign promises were grandiose just like the candidate.
Unless I fall under a bus before polling day, this will be the tenth General Election in which I have voted. It may be long-term electoral fatigue that leaves me so unexcited by and uninterested in the process.
The events on September 11, 2001, changed the world.