Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club
Future historians, if they exist, will look back in amazement at the leaders of three nations in particular, Wayne Madsen writes.
Around the world, right-wing politicians who promised to “drain the swamp” of public corruption and to otherwise “clean house” have been shown as the very champions of swamps and financially dirty houses.
Many of the far-right and out-of-the-mainstream Protestant sects that have gained power across Latin America have decried traditional Roman Catholicism as heretical to their religious ideology and even pro-Communist.
Nationalism, as practiced by Trump and his supporters, is not a legitimate political cause, but an excuse for harsh degradation of human and indigenous rights, Wayne Madsen writes.
Unions and federations of nations, like the marriages of people, often end in divorce. Perhaps the international bureaucracy should take that fact into consideration before international political unions even occur.
Buddhist national identity has taken on violent excesses in countries like Myanmar and Sri Lanka. But in the Himalayas, which is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, Buddhism is attempting to make a resurgence in a political sense.
The news from Buenos Aires, La Paz, Bogota, and Montevideo suggests that the region’s right-wingers can put away their champagne bottles.
Secretary General Guterres should re-adopt the policies of the first Secretary General, Trygve Lie, and extend invitations to non-member aspirant states to bring their cases before the world body, Wayne Madsen writes.
Future historians will undoubtedly call the present time in global political affairs an era where there was a scarcity of statesmen, Wayne Madsen writes.
Today, “Poor Little Israel” exercises de facto superpower influence over its own region and long-reach diplomatic power over nations as far away as the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, and Nauru in the South Pacific.