Stories by John Feffer

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Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Instead of Scandinavian socialism, America looks a lot more like authoritarian regimes of the past -- and present.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

This deal has the potential to be a historic step forward.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

This now-tenuous project is dealing with issues such as Islamophobia, austerity and growing inequality.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2015, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

What the humble Neanderthal can teach us about war, peace, climate, and getting along.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: Other Words

Up to one-third of all the carbon emissions responsible for climate change come from farming.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Can Krytyka Polityczna, activist-intellectuals steal the thunder from the right and appeal to millions of Europeans orphaned by the economic crisis?

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The U.S. government should be making it more difficult to sell weapons—at home as well as abroad.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

We are not passive objects of the surveillance state. We are active subjects of our own YouTube channels.

Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Hyping threats from Russia, China, and the rest of the world, hawks are gearing up to reassert American power.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Chuck Schumer and Ted Cruz forget that Iranians have a right to choose whomever they want to represent them at the UN.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus, The Nation

The U.S. is poised to collapse with self-inflicted wounds.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

At 65, NATO should get off its new meds and act its age. It’s time for downsizing and memoir-writing, not new military conflicts.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Fashions come and go. And this year, across the broad swath of Eurasia, fascism is in.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Explaining our blossoming relationship with the undead.

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Dexter is all about U.S. foreign policy and the moral calculus of a superpower.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service

North Korea has created a furor with its recent satellite launch.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012, Source:

In an election in which racist slogans are off the table, the Islamophobic accusation of "acting Muslim" remains a politically acceptable chauvinism.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2012, Source: IPS News

The 'leap day' deal between the US and North Korea indicates that the two longstanding adversaries are on the verge of a thaw in relations.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2011, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

China, Iran and even non-state actors are buying or developing drone systems.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2011, Source: IPS News

Will South Korea's environmental jewel be transformed from a favorite honeymoon destination into a massive naval base?

Posted on: Oct 4, 2011, Source:

The U.S. has reached the high-water mark of its Pacific presence and influence. The geopolitical map is about to be redrawn.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2011, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

As population rates skyrocket, millions of mouths to feed increase pressure on the world's farmers to squeeze more and more food from less and less arable land.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2010, Source:

The increased power of GOP militants in Congress suggests that we'll be living with Islamophobia for some time. Let's hope Crusades 2.0 have a shorter lifespan than the original.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

How can we come out of this recession with a manufacturing sector and a workforce that are globally competitive, that produce things that people need in the new green economy?

Posted on: Jul 5, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

We might quibble about this or that traffic rule. But we must recognize that the traffic system saves us from the law of the jungle -- might makes right.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2010, Source:

Turkey has ambitions beyond the Middle East and the means to get there.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2009, Source:

We have our own rich tradition of suicide bombers -- and our own unfortunate tendency to kill civilians in our military campaigns.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

With the world's maritime chokepoints at risk, pirates are emerging as the latest non-state threat: the terrorists of the seas.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008, Source:

A futurologist looks back at the public complacency of 2008 that led to disaster from the year 2016.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

To survive we need to recognize that these threats are not separate problems, and they must be addressed as one major crisis.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

It would be the diametric opposite of 'disaster capitalism.'

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008, Source:

Six countries talk peace while preparing for war.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2007, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

From torture to warrantless wiretapping, the Bush administration's approach to terrorism has defied legal standards at all levels.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The bipartisan push to protect American empire has served us poorly in the post-Cold War era. A group of progressive analysts offer a rethink.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A few courageous individuals who want Americans to radically rethink the food on their plates are trying to boost farmworker wages.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The global jury is still out on whether GMOs are a boon or a bust.<br /><br />

Posted on: Nov 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Americans remain largely oblivious to the intrusions of the pharmaceutical industry into our kitchens. Across the pond, however, the Europeans are wising up.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

No matter how many salads you find on the menus of McDonald's and Burger King, the oversized hamburger will always be what fast-food customers reach for first.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

South Korea's agricultural crisis -- hiding in plain sight -- is what led this farmer to commit suicide at Cancun's 2003 WTO meeting.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The multibillion-dollar nanotech industry wants to change what you eat at the molecular level.