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Faces of Aleppo

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 01:45

Just out of 4,5 years of occupation hell  – Photo story # 4 By Jan Oberg Unique photos from Eastern Aleppo in Syria when it was finally liberated on December 11-12, 2016. The people you see here have just come out to freedom from 4,5 years of the occupation by what can be called RIOTs […]

Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research

The War Horror Has Begun

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 01:36

Here we are on Day 5 of the Donald Trump presidency, and he’s got “special” forces of the U.S. military in two-thirds of the world’s nations. He’s engaged in serious occupation and/or bombing campaigns in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. He just sent malicious robot airplanes armed with missiles to blow to […]

David Swanson

The So-Called Intelligence So-Called Community’s Dumb Isolated View of the Future

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 19:35

By David Swanson Thank you to Tom Engelhardt for pointing out that the people who couldn’t predict the end of the Soviet Union, the crimes of 9-11, the decency of numerous whistleblowers, the election of Donald Trump, the likelihood that utilities in Vermont would point out that they had not been hacked by Russians, or […]

David Swanson

He Made America Protest Again

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 10:07

Eric Ruder and Danny Katch report from Washington, D.C., on an unprecedented outpouring of defiance in the streets as Trump and Co. are installed in power. THEY CAME to Washington, D.C., by the hundreds and thousands, packing trains, buses, vans and cars. They washed over streets and through parks as a torrent of humanity flooded […]

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Why Impeach Donald Trump

Mon, 23/01/2017 - 22:53

By David Swanson, What are the grounds for impeachment? They will likely be piling up rapidly. President Trump did use Day 1 to advise the CIA that the United States should have stolen all of Iraq’s oil. But here is a place to start. We already have a president who is violating two clauses […]

David Swanson

Photos of the Women’s March in Vienna, Austria

Mon, 23/01/2017 - 14:40

On January 21, 2017, more than 2,500 people walked in Vienna in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. Caroline Kirkpatrick, an American expatriate who organized the rally, said “This event should not be seen as an anti-Trump action. People demonstrated for tolerance, equal rights, against sexism, for human rights and for our planet”.

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Video: Snowden Event in Munich

Mon, 23/01/2017 - 07:55

On January 15th, acTVism Munich organized its largest event yet that took place under the title “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context” at Muffathalle in Munich. This event featured a live interview with Edward Snowden via video conference from Russia as well as discussions with a panel of leading experts in the field. […]

acTVism Munich

Photos of the Women’s March in Berlin, Germany

Sun, 22/01/2017 - 21:39

In Berlin, about 1,000 women demonstrated for about an hour on a chilly Saturday afternoon in front of the U.S. Embassy in the heart of Berlin, next to the Brandenburg Gate. There were smaller rallies in Munich and Frankfurt.  

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Tracking Trump

Sun, 22/01/2017 - 11:41

By Zoltan Zigedy The 2016 election taught many lessons, few of which have penetrated the talking heads of the mainstream media. Most of what we could learn has been lost in the frenzy of the most outrageous political maneuvering witnessed in decades. One of the more notable lessons is the diminished role of campaign money […]

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LGBT rights & climate change pages disappear from official White House website

Sun, 22/01/2017 - 09:38

Southfront  21.01.2017 The Donald Trump’s administration deleted several pages on the official website of the White House during an hour after his inauguration on January 20. Just an hour after Donald Trump took the office, his administration deleted several pages on the official website of the White House, in particular a page on lesbian, gay, […]

South Front

Today was a Real Women’s Day

Sat, 21/01/2017 - 23:03

The Women’s March on NYC, echoing a larger demonstration in Washington, D.C. and others across the country, began near the United Nations around 11 a.m. to protest the new president — going right by his Midtown home at the Trump Tower. Hundred of thousands of people paralyzed Midtown during many hours to stand in solidarity […]

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Don of a New Day

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 20:30

Donald Trump, a combative New York businessman who harnessed a powerful populist message for a deeply divided country in his first bid for public office, took the oath of office Friday as the 45th president of the United States. Trump, accompanied by his wife, Melania, was sworn in shortly after noon under overcast skies by […]

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Women’s March On Washington Multiply to 600 ‘Sister Marches’

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 01:19

The Women’s March on Washington is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 following the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, with 600 ‘sister marches’ scheduled for the same day across the globe. National ‘sister march’ spokesperson Yordanos Eyoel told The Huffington Post, “This is a global movement,” and it would be a mistake to overlook the hundreds of marches planned across […]

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Six Things We Should Do Better As Everything Gets Worse

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 00:54

Here I am in occupied DC. The White House looks like a Green Zone. There was a time when you could walk up to it. Caravans of police cars and black SUVs zoom by with sirens blaring and everyone else forced aside. Do people look outraged? No, they grin and admire. We need more democratic […]

David Swanson

Five more ministers quit as the Gambian political crisis deepens

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 14:44

Outgoing President Yahya Jammeh still refuses to step down following defeat in last month’s presidential election, declaring a State of Emergency on the 17th of January, just 48 hours before his mandate expires. On State TV, Jammeh said the measure was necessary because of “the unprecedented and extraordinary amount of foreign interference” in last Month’s […]

Energia per i Diritti Umani

NYC: Activists Launch Encampment Outside Goldman Sachs Headquarters

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 13:24

In New York City, over 100 people set up a protest encampment outside the headquarters of financial giant Goldman Sachs, which they are calling “Government Sachs.” At least three of Trump’s Cabinet and Cabinet-level picks are tied to Goldman Sachs, including treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin; National Economic Council director, Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn; […]

Democracy Now!

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 11:49

At the Atlantic Council — a “think” tank funded by such bastions of democracy as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, not to mention that center of peaceful nonviolence NATO — Samantha Power announced on Tuesday that Russia is a menacing danger to the United States of America and to the rule of law in the world, […]

David Swanson

How America Went from Hope to Cynicism in the Obama Era

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 11:05

By Danny Katch Inauguration Day marks the official transfer of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, but the real transition became painfully apparent earlier this month. Obama gave a farewell address to thousands of adoring fans in Chicago on Jan. 10. He cast his presidency as another step in our long struggle for progress […]

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Tensions rise in the Gambia as Adama Barrow’s inauguration day approaches

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 18:36

The Gambia is still in a serious political crisis. President Yahya Jammeh, defeated in last year’s election still insists that he is not going to step down when his terms expires on the 18th of January 2017. On the other hand, President-elect Adama Barrow has said he will be inaugurated come the 19th of January […]

Energia per i Diritti Umani

US Troops Enter Poland

Sun, 15/01/2017 - 21:56

U.S. and other Western nations have carried out exercises on NATO’s eastern flank in past years, but the new deployment — which includes some 3,500 U.S. troops — marks the first-ever continuous deployment to the region by a NATO ally. US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia’s doorstep | 12 Jan 2017 – ( […]

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