Sunday, 8 January 2023 — Multipolarista
The USA has rapidly become the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), tied with Qatar. Europe replaced Asia as the top market for US LNG in 2022, boycotting cheaper Russian energy.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation joins with countless progressive people and organizations around the world in expressing our outrage over the coup attempt underway in Brazil by supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro. Today, a far right mob numbering in the thousands stormed the headquarters of the Supreme Court, Presidency, and Congress of Brazil in the capital and ransacked them. They are calling for military intervention against the government of president Luís Inácio Lula da Silva of the progressive Workers Party, who defeated Bolsonaro in democratic elections held last year.
The advent of the information age – the fusion of the internet plus computing power plus advanced algorithms, takes off at the end of the 1980s. Its development within the USA and its strategic economic importance allows the USA to once more dominate the global value chain. As a result, US Tech corporations become monopolies harvesting super profits. But this 30-year reign could be ending
We are excited to announce the creation of the independent media outlet Geopolitical Economy Report – an evolution and expansion of Multipolarista. Our team will be growing, and we have exciting new projects planned, including a regular show with economists Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai.
Editor-in-chief Ben Norton explains the changes (and the continuity).