The questions of US imperialism, economic hegemony and corporate control of the world’s resources are the subject of massive popular discussion in a time of escalating conflict, inequality and deepening economic recession. Following the mass public mobilisation during the Obama election campaign, the US government is placed in a role of critical responsibility and must now lead the way in fostering greater international cooperation.
As the world economy continues to deteriorate, the American public must influence a momentous turnaround in global priorities and light the way for other countries in how to live a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle, writes Mohammed Mesbahi and Adam W. Parsons.
It is true that Bush II has severely harmed the interests of those who
own and run society, one reason why he has come under such intense
criticism within the mainstream. But it has hardly been a lethal blow, argues Noam Chomsky.
President-elect Obama's campaign promises of ‘hope' and ‘change' offered a blank slate on which voters could write their wishes. But Obama's actions as president remain unlikely to live up to his soaring rhetoric in key policy issues, argues Noam Chomsky.
Against a background of shifting geopolitical power, complex patterns of globalisation and mass transfers of international wealth, two new reports highlight how US power will change by 2025, and illustrate the potential for a new multilateral order.
Food insecurity in the United States is increasing. Child hunger in the United States rose by 50 percent in 2007 and over 12 percent of Americans did not have enough food to maintain active, healthy lives, according to a report on Household Security by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
International celebarations for the victory of US President-elect Barack Obama highlight an emerging 'global electorate.' To maintain this grassroots support, Obama must challenge outdated US foreign policy on the 'war on terror,' counter-insurgency and nuclear disarmament, writes Richard Falk.
Following a dizzying night of electoral politics in the US, leading European commentators and statesmen outline their vision of 'change we can believe in' - highlighting themes of new economic governance, climate change and multilateral diplomacy through the United Nations. By Spiegel.