Tag: corruption

Surging Corruption in Afghanistan

Afghanistan (SCF) – Associated Press reported that on April 24 «a senior US military official speaking on condition of anonymity said in Kabul that Russia was giving machineguns and other medium weight weapons to the [Taliban]». No evidence was offered, and there was…

Can Brazilians resist the coup?

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Brazil (NI) – Corruption scandals, impeachment, power grabs, protest and a general strike this week. Mariana T Noviello explains the crisis engulfing her country – and what needs to happen. The consensus among the Brazilian Left is that the impeachment of President…

Down and out in Crimea

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Crimea (OpenDemocracy) – Three years after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, social inequality is on the rise across the peninsula – and it seems that honest work doesn’t pay. This month, Russia marked the third anniversary of its seizure and annexation of…

Country Profile: Somalia

Somalia (NI) – Somalia today is more like a political marketplace than a modern nation-state Somalia today is more like a political marketplace than a modern nation-state. The everyday mayhem and hustle of the capital city, Mogadishu, where political positions and…