Daily Archives: March 12, 2019

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Venezuela’s economic collapse is financial

In his critique of Chavismo in Venezuela, Chomsky claims that the Venezuelan government did not diversify its economy and failed to keep sufficient reserves when the price of oil was high. However Venezuela did keep gold reserves offshore which were … Continue reading

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Cuba fights climate change

Cuba has become the latest country to enshrine the fight against climate change in its constitution — provoking a mixed response from the scientific community. In late February voters approved a new constitution that included amendmentsdirecting Cuba to “promote the … Continue reading

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When Israel’s Black Panthers found common cause with Palestinians

Gila learned about the Nakba long before she was ever introduced to her own history with Israel. “I learned more about the Nakba from Israeli liberals than what they were willing to tell me about what Jews did to Jews, … Continue reading

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Australian uranium fuelled Fukushima

On March 11, the anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing reactor melt down at Fukushima, we remember and recognise that we all have something to say about this. Even here in Brisbane, mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto are … Continue reading