Stopping the arms trade: The $8.5 billion dollar question

“Global military expenditure is estimated to have totalled $1.75 trillion in 2015 – that is $250 for every person on the planet.” Continue reading Stopping the arms trade: The $8.5 billion dollar question

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¡Viva México! Down with collusion, corruption, and impunity!

“In these hills there are probably hundreds of graves. In Mexico there are thousands.” Continue reading ¡Viva México! Down with collusion, corruption, and impunity!

Mayor Rob Ford: “Stew’d in corruption”

The increasingly obscene spectacle of Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s self-immolation raises unavoidable questions about democratic governance. In Italy, Silvio Berlusconi – Prime Minister and not merely mayor – faced criminal charges, which is how he was ousted. But why can’t a morally corrupt politician be removed outright? Continue reading Mayor Rob Ford: “Stew’d in corruption”