Harvey efforts expose lingering resentment over Sandy, underscoring regional divisions in a deeply divided GOP grappling with the crisis.
From the archives: The veteran social activist, drawing upon his own rude political awakening to the realities of Israeli and Middle East politics during the 1980s, warns that the Israel lobby in the US aims to roll back the clock and change the map of the region, and that its neoconservative supporters will probably try to use the current Middle East crisis to ignite a larger war against Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran From the archives: The veteran social activist, drawing upon his own rude political awakening to the realities of Israeli and Middle East politics during the 1980s, warns that the Israel lobby in the U.
Ending down 16.23 percent by the end of Monday, Athens' stock market experienced its worst daily performance since at least 1985, when modern record keeping began.
Here’s a novel approach to the Greek financial crisis: A "Greek Bailout Fund" launched by an Englishman has received almost 30,000 donations.
An international disorder unmatched since the interwar 1930s has been created by the drama of Ukraine and the Russians, combined with the inherent self-destructive forces of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the developing civil war over theological as well as political issues inside the Islamic states, and the serious risk of collapse in the European Union.
People in power and bureaucrats seem exceptionally obtuse when it comes to recognizing that the world has changed and the old rules no longer apply.
In advance of his talk in Santa Monica this Sunday, the Truthdig columnist spoke with the host of KPFK's "Uprising" about how the ongoing government shutdown "is illustrative of an entire system that is unraveling."
Strikers all but halted road, rail and air services in Spain on Thursday as part of a one-day general strike against austerity measures imposed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s recently elected conservative government.
Spain announced a package of spending cuts and tax increases Friday after the new government said the budget shortfall is deeper than the outgoing administration had led it to believe. Meaningful structural reforms have yet to be proposed, and the full extent of the cuts is unlikely to be made known until after regional elections in late March.
At the close of an economic summit that appears to have failed to rescue Italy, Spain and more of Europe from sinking deeper into a mire of recession, Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott prefigures the collapse of the euro as a unifying currency of the European Union. (more)