Zelenskyy Has a Point About the UN

Ideas and Issues International United Nations

            New Orleans      There’s nothing much to like about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, except the courage of its people and the amazing performance of President Zelenskyy.  He appeared, remotely of course, before the United Nations asking for help in stopping the Russian invasion.  He has been beating that drum fiercely, and with some …

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Sanctions and Crony Capitalism

Financial Justice Ideas and Issues International War

            Carlsbad         There’s a lot of back and forth in the news about whether the sanctions being employed fiercely by the western world as a weapon to pressure Russia over its invasion of Ukraine will work.  The theory would be that sanctions on close associates of Russian leader Putin among the rich oligarchs, military, and …

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New World Order?

Ideas and Issues International

            Pearl River     There’s a certain degree of irony that should put an asterisk on any expression that includes the phrase “world order” or “new world order.”  The arrogant pretense that there is some order in the world, old or new, seems preposterous, especially these days.  Nonetheless, the horror of watching Russia turn back the …

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Independent Unions Rising to Fill the Void

ACORN International International Labor Organizing Unions Workers

Pearl River     It’s hard to imagine Mexico as a workers’ paradise.  Wages and working conditions are substandard.  So-called charro unions which are too often in the pockets of the employers and the government have kept the lid on workers’ wages.  Wages, even in some major industrial plants, like General Motors, start at as little as …

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