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It Would Be a Shame Not to Ask Comey These Questions About the FBI While He’s Under Oath

Sat, 10/06/2017 - 18:00

The punditocracy breathlessly focuses on the appearance of fired FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, declaring that not since Watergate has there been such must-watch testimony. The expectation, never explicitly declared but always hinted at, is that Comey will start a long, hot summer of damaging revelations that will lead […]

Amy Goodman

UK elections: Mrs May’s new embarrassing bedfellows

Sat, 10/06/2017 - 12:05

Having lost her majority the UK Prime Minister went out to clutch at some straws in order to attain “stability”. Who did she find? The DUP, the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. So, who are the DUP? openDemocracy The Democratic Unionist Party is the anti-abortion pro Brexit party of climate change deniers who don’t […]

Silvia Swinden

The Corbyn and team Revolution Part 2: UK hung Parliament

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 08:22

In spite of the Media onslaught, in spite of the back stabbing from his own Party, in spite of the crazy electoral system, Jeremy Corbyn continues going from strength to strength. He may not have won the election but he has started a process that shows to people there is no need to lose all […]

Silvia Swinden

UK: The Labour Party has regained its principles and offers hope to millions

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 18:25

By Graham Peebles 7 June 2017 for openDemocracy Vitality and the language of optimism wash through every section of the Labour Party manifesto. The policies articulated offer real hope and stand out as a chance for renewal and social justice. After 20-plus years of being lost in the muddy centre ground of British politics, the Labour […]

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Exceptionalist Trump America Exits From Paris Agreement & Launches Neoliberal War on Terra

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 00:13

By Dr Gideon Polya An exceptionalist Trump America has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Change Agreement and thereby launched a neoliberal War on the Planet (Terra). The US has 4.4% of the world’s population but contributes more to annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution than China (18.6% of world population). The Paris Agreement’s upper limit […]


With bold ‘for the many’ platform, Corbyn rides Sanders-like wave in UK

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 19:12

In Wednesday night’s televised debate, Jeremy Corbyn accused his rivals of prioritizing the wealthiest over the vulnerable. by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s prospects are rising ahead of upcoming elections in the United Kingdom, as his insurgent campaign rides a wave of progressive populism similar to the one created […]

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Trump Uses London Attack as Excuse to Call for Muslim Travel Ban

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 14:24

President Trump launched a tweet storm this morning and over the weekend calling for the courts to allow him to impose his Muslim travel ban, which would prohibit all refugees and citizens of six majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. On Saturday, Trump tweeted, “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need […]

Democracy Now!

Corbynize This Trumped Up World

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 21:03

By David Swanson Making Jeremy Corbyn the Prime Minister of the U.K. would do more for the world and everyone in it than either of the two available outcomes of any recent U.S. election could have done. Here in the U.S. I always protest that I am not against elections, I think we should have […]

David Swanson

What Corbyn’s debate victory tells us about bias in the British media

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 08:58

Des Freedman 30 May 2017 for openDemocracy What are the lessons to be learned from Corbyn’s performance on Monday night? [TV debate with all the leaders of the main Political Parties participating in the June 8th elections, except the Conservatives as Theresa May refused to appear and sent a member of her cabinet] Jeremy Corbyn […]

Pressenza London

UK Conservative government licensed £4.1 billion in arms to Middle East since May 2015

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 07:13

As the UK prepares to go to the polls, it is worth remembering that the current UK government now under Prime Minister Theresa May, proudly sells weapons to some of the most violent abusers of human rights on the planet. Excuses such as “if we don’t sell them weapons, other countries will” and “this is […]

Campaign Against Arms Trade

Five hundred days a prisoner

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 12:18

By Samantha San Romé “Either you love or hate Milagro,” said a local when I visited Jujuy.  “But don’t believe all the bad things they say,” he added.  He didn’t say much more.  He spoke little, but enough for me to understand that this is what happens when you’re a rebel and you dare to […]

Redacción Argentina

‘Rome resists’, US expats protest against Trump

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 07:30

When President Donald Trump of the United States visited Rome on 23rd May, dozens of Americans living in Italy organised a sit-in on Piazza Bologna to protest against the policies of the White House, 100 days after his election as President The event was organised by American Expats for Positive Change (AEPC Italy) and Women’s […]

Dario Lo Scalzo

Russia Calls House Bill an “Act of War.” Will the Senate Block H.R. 1644?

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 21:15

By Gar Smith Top Russian officials are concerned that a bill passed by the US Congress will do more than increase sanctions on North Korea. Moscow claims H.R. 1644 violates its sovereignty and constitutes an “act of war.” On May 4, 2017, House Resolution 1644, the innocently named “Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act,” […]

World beyond War

The Merkley-Sanders Climate Bill Isn’t a Launchpad. It’s Quicksand

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 20:49

By Stan Cox With the Trump administration poised to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, a climate bill cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders and known as the “100 by ’50 Act” is sure to be back in the news. In April, Sanders called the bill, S.987, an important step in the […]


US Army lost track of $1 billion worth of arms and equipment in Iraq, Kuwait

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 22:57

US Army lost track of $1 billion worth of arms and equipment in Iraq, Kuwait  A newly released declassified audit from the US Department of Defense shows that negligent accounting by the military has resulted in the Pentagon not knowing [!?!] what happened to more than 1 billion in arms and equipment meant for the […]


We must be brave enough to admit the war on terror simply not working

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 08:03

by Jeremy Corbyn for Common Dreams Amid sorrow of Manchester bombing, UK Labour Party leader explains why actively building peace is requisite for ending such horrific and inexcusable carnage in the future Our whole nation has been united in shock and grief this week as a night out at a concert ended in horrific terror […]

Pressenza London

DiEM25 to become the first transnational party in Europe

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 14:41

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the co-founders of the new democratic political movement DiEM25, Yanis Varoufakis and Srecko Horvat held a press conference in the “Red Salon” of the Berlin theater “Volksbühne”, in the place where more than a year ago everything started. They gave an overview of the development of the pan-European movement DiEM25 […]

Sabine Bock

Report: Inside DiEM25 & the European New Deal

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 13:43

Sixteen months after the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 was founded by the former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, and philosopher and activist, Srećko Horvat, a socio-economic plan called the European New Deal was presented today on 25th of May 2017 at the Volksbühne in Berlin. This plan focuses on addressing the economic and social […]

acTVism Munich

Brazil: Temer Deploys Army to Capital Amid Massive Protests

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 15:58

In Brazil, President Michel Temer has authorized the deployment of the Army to the capital Brasília amid growing protests demanding the president’s ouster. On Wednesday, tens of thousands of protesters marched to Congress to demand Temer’s resignation. Some demonstrators also torched a ministry building. Multiple protesters were injured as police attacked them with tear gas, […]

Democracy Now!

Teresa Gutierrez on Face 2 Face

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 10:24

On this show we speak with Teresa Gutierrez of the International Migrants Alliance and Co-Coordinator of the International Action Center. She shares with us her concern, as someone of Mexican origin, about the present administration and its discrimination against immigrants. Teresa sees the election of Donald Trump as an opportunity to make profound changes to […]

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