Articles by: Franklin Frederick

Neo-colonialism, White Supremacy and the Challenge of China

Neo-colonialism, White Supremacy and the Challenge of China

i The European race has received from heaven, or acquired by its own efforts, such an unquestionable superiority over all the other races composing the great human family, that the man placed in our country, by his vices and ignorance, on the last step of the social ladder, is still first among the savages. Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) Earlier this[Read More…]

by 06/04/2021 1 comment Imperialism
Cuba’s contributions in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Cuba’s contributions in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

  ‘They have discovered smart weapons. We have discovered something more important: people think and feel.’                                                                                        [Read More…]

by 28/02/2021 3 comments World
Switzerland’s contribution to the International Neoliberal Order

Switzerland’s contribution to the International Neoliberal Order

The Russian Revolution in 1917 panicked Europe’s upper middle classes, already much discredited and weakened by the gigantic tragedy of the First World War, the result of their own greed, irresponsibility and incompetence. The crash of 1929, which almost ruined most of the industrialized capitalist countries but hardly affected the young Soviet Union, further strengthened the alternative posed by the[Read More…]

by 10/02/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Switzerland’s Dangerous Turn to the Far Right

Switzerland’s Dangerous Turn to the Far Right

On 25 September 2020, the Swiss Parliament passed a revision of the federal anti-terrorism law. This new law provoked many protests, some quite vehement, including the launch of a national referendum. One of the main instruments of direct democracy as practised in Switzerland, the people’s referendum allows the citizenry to vote to approve or nullify laws voted by Parliament. To[Read More…]

by 01/02/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Racism and lawfare in the United States

Racism and lawfare in the United States

And the first thing the American power structure doesn’t want any Negroes to start is thinking internationally. Malcolm X – Autobiography  Color is not a human or a personal reality; it is a political reality.  James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time   The United States, with the complicity of local oligarchies, used lawfare to overthrow the governments of Manuel Zelaya[Read More…]

by 03/12/2020 Comments are Disabled World
The coming weeks could be the period of greatest threat to Venezuela

The coming weeks could be the period of greatest threat to Venezuela

Trump has not yet accepted electoral defeat, and his remaining days as U.S. presidency until Biden’s inauguration may represent the period of greatest threat of armed intervention in Venezuela, especially before December 6, the date of the country’s next legislative elections. In addition to trying to judicially question the outcome of the elections – an increasingly remote possibility – Trump[Read More…]

by 11/11/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Nestlé May Sell Its Bottled Water Brand In The US And Canada – What Is Behind This Maneuver?

Nestlé May Sell Its Bottled Water Brand In The US And Canada – What Is Behind This Maneuver?

Last week several articles were published in the Swiss, Canadian and US press informing that Nestlé S.A. was considering to sell all its bottled water brands in the US and Canada.  As written in this article : https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nestle-sharpens-water-focus-on-international-premium-mineral-and-functional-brands-while-exploring-strategic-options-for-parts-of-north-american-business-301074652.html “Nestlé S.A.’s Board of Directors today approved a new strategic direction for its Water business. The company will sharpen its focus on[Read More…]

by 16/06/2020 1 comment Globalisation
Nestlé: Multinationals as the New Colonial Powers. A tale of Many Cities

Nestlé: Multinationals as the New Colonial Powers. A tale of Many Cities

On November 14th the Canadian group Wellington Water Watchers organized the «All Eyes on Nestlé» conference in the city of Guelph, Ontario, bringing together indigenous’ peoples and citizens’ movements fighting Nestlé’s water takingsfrom Canada, the US, France and Brazil. Following this public event, the representatives of the organizations involved met for a workshop to exchange information and discuss possible common[Read More…]

by 10/01/2020 Comments are Disabled World
The Origins Of The United States Of America, The Joker And The End Of White Supremacy

The Origins Of The United States Of America, The Joker And The End Of White Supremacy

  At its root, capitalism not only meant slavery and white supremacy but also the ethos of the gangster –  Gerald Horne       The film ‘Joker’ presents a contemporary phenomenon present in several countries, but which can only be understood in its complexity through the history of the origins of the USA. African-American historian Gerald Horne argues in the book[Read More…]

by 09/01/2020 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature