In the name of security: how Egypt’s new anti-terror laws facilitate more state repression

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi has today given his formal approval to a new set of nation wide anti-terror legislation set to be officially enacted and enforced this coming Monday. The Egyptian government has ostensibly claimed these laws are designed to combat the supposed growing threat posed by Islamist groups affiliated with Islamic State or the Muslim Brotherhood. This comes following the assassination of Prosecutor … Continue reading In the name of security: how Egypt’s new anti-terror laws facilitate more state repression

Path to Corporatocracy: or how the TPP could dangerously expand corporate power

First off, what even is the TPP? As always, it’s a good idea to start with the most basic of basics. TPP definitively stands for the “Trans Pacific Partnership”, a supposed free trade agreement between several countries bordering the Pacific Rim. Negotiations are still underway but this would involve countries such as the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, Chile and a … Continue reading Path to Corporatocracy: or how the TPP could dangerously expand corporate power