The current oppressive neoliberal economic philosophy and its destructive regime of globalized capital is not inevitable. Just as the collapse of the Berlin Wall came out of small local civic movements, many powerful new political and civic movements are growing in Latin America, Europe and the US, offering a future of radical hope.
Guantánamo prisoner Mohammad Saleh Al Hanashi died on June 1, 2009, in an alleged "suicide." Information released under the Freedom of Information Act shows that a key computerized system for tracking prisoner actions was shut down after the body was discovered. Subsequently, other computer files also went missing, which raises serious questions.
As with many of his other orders, the intent of Donald Trump's executive order on regulations is unclear. It remains to be seen if it can even be implemented without tangling various agencies in knots, and equally unclear how much that matters, since the intent can be plenty destructive on its own.