22 June 2015

 Remember the World Trade Organization, which slipped into the shadows after massive Seattle protests in 1999? The same day last week that Congress initially blocked the possibility of fast track approval for the TPP trade agreement,...

17 June 2015

When the United States government declared its war on Afghanistan in October 2001, thus taking the first step in its so-called ‘war on terror’, following the devastating attacks of September 11 earlier that year, Iran jumped on board....

11 June 2015


BANGKOK, Thailand -- Naked foreign tourists publicly cavorting at
Southeast Asia's UNESCO World Heritage sites and elsewhere are
angering local governments, resulting in at least 10 arrests this year
amid...

06 June 2015
  The morning after final passage of the USA Freedom Act, while some foes of mass surveillance were celebrating, Thomas Drake sounded decidedly glum. The new law, he told me, is “a new spy program.” It restarts some of the worst aspects of...
04 June 2015

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The American Embassy welcomed the arrest of a
Thai army general on charges "related to migrant smuggling, abuses,
trafficking" and other crimes after President Obama and the U.S. State
...

03 June 2015


BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's expensive international tourism effort
to downplay its reputation as a sexual playground suffered a rude
setback after three British soccer players appeared in a published
...

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