“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
“In these hills there are probably hundreds of graves. In Mexico there are thousands.” Continue reading ¡Viva México! Down with collusion, corruption, and impunity!
“Power is not a means; it is an end,” wrote George Orwell in his novel 1984. And, as we all know, there is one rule for the rich and powerful, and another for the rest of us. Continue reading More than a whiff of 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”