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Never Mind the Real Russia, It’s All about Trump: An Interview with David Swanson


Thu, 25/05/2017 - 08:53

Anti-war activist and author David Swanson told the author that party partisanship fuels the anti-Russian obsession among rank and file Democrats. “If the Democratic Party had made a grand cause of friendship with Russia and disarmament and ending nuclear weapons madness, then liberal supporters of the Democratic Party would be out there saying, ‘Let’s be […]

Pressenza New York

Is Renewable Energy A Commons?

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 08:24

By Cecile Blanchet How relocating energy in the commons helps scaling-up renewables & saving energy Is energy a mere commodity, or is it a common good? Why is this relevant in the first place? Here we look at why energy is part of our commons, from the sources to the product itself. In a second […]

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Time to Ban the Bomb

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 08:14

This week, the Chair of an exciting UN initiative formally named the “United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination” released a draft treaty to ban and prohibit nuclear weapons just as the world has done for biological and chemical weapons.  The Ban Treaty is […]

Alice Slater

NYC Councilmember Defends Puerto Rican Day Parade Honoring Oscar López Rivera

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 16:25

Upon the release of longtime political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade organizers have chosen to honor Rivera as the parade’s first “National Freedom Hero.” This prompted the city’s police chief to boycott the event. “You shouldn’t be telling people who their heroes should or shouldn’t be,” responds Jumaane Williams, […]

Democracy Now!

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 00:44

Today, I am proud to say that NATO has a new home in the Gulf region. And that we have opened a new chapter in our deepening partnership. NATO S-G, Jens Stoltenberg, in Kuwait on January 24, 2017 By Jan Oberg The Secretary-General also said this new home’s “potential is enormous”. President Trump arrived on […]

Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research

Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 00:10

By John Pilger Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and “rendition”. […]

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Trump’s Speech In Riyadh Signals US Escalation Against Iran

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 23:57

By Bill Van Auken Riddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, President Donald Trump’s speech Sunday before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia spelled out an agenda of escalating US militarism throughout the Middle East and a buildup in particular toward war with Iran. Hailed by a fawning American media as “presidential”–supposedly eclipsing […]

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Maria Canet on Face 2 Face

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 22:31

On this show we discussed with Maria Canet from Provincia 25 about Milagro Sala, the  jailed leader of the Tupac Amaru neighborhood association, part of the Association of State Workers of Jujuy, and a leading figure in the Movimiento piquetero of Argentina. Maria’s invite us  also to participate on a debate on May 30th, with […]

Pressenza New York

Britain would have been safer with Corbyn in charge

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 08:30

David Morrison 18 May 2017 for openDemocracyUK Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against wars of choice that Britain could have refrained from taking part in, now regarded as strategic failures, promoting, not reducing, international terrorism. In a tirade against Jeremy Corbyn in The Sun on 26 April 2017, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson asserted that the Labour […]

Pressenza London

Donald Trump’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 14:12

President Donald Trump’s alleged attempt to quash the FBI investigation into his former national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and his subsequent firing of FBI Director James Comey, has rightly inspired endless speculation in the mainstream media about whether he could be impeached. Certainly, the evidence presented by The New York Times, along with […]

Amy Goodman

The Arrogance of the Completely Corrupt

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 18:10

What does the White House meltdown following Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey tell us about the political system today, ask Danny Katch and Alan Maass. SO WHICH was it? Was James Comey fired because Donald Trump is an egomaniac who flew into a rage when a few days of cable news coverage were […]

Pressenza New York

Conversation with Maria Pabón on how President Trump Differs from Obama’s Immigration Policies

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 16:56

By Jhon Sánchez It could have been me facing a deportation proceeding. During the time I applied for asylum, I had frequent nightmares where I heard my name ‘Jhon Sanchez,’ announced in a court; my wrists were shackled and I was brought to my country where soldiers tossed me in a hole. I woke up […]

Pressenza New York

Leave Russia the Блядь Out of U.S. Scandals

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 15:53

In Moscow earlier this week I mentioned to a Russian friend that racists in my town in Virginia were chanting fascist and confederate slogans plus “Russia is our friend!” He replied: “But we never had slavery; we had serfdom.” He didn’t grasp why Russia was being grouped together with slavery. Also in Moscow I met […]

David Swanson

Britain: Labour platform would tax the rich, expand social programs

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 18:50

In Britain, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday rolled out his party’s manifesto ahead of a general election set for next month. The platform proposes raising taxes on corporations and the wealthiest 5 percent of earners. The revenue would go toward improving universal healthcare; an end to public university tuition; free child care; housing […]

Democracy Now!

Young People: You Didn’t Vote, And Now You Protest?

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:36

By Roberto Savio Immediately after the vote on Brexit, thousands of young people marched in the streets of England to show their disagreement over the choice to leave Europe. But polls indicated that had they voted en masse (only 37 percent voted), the result of the referendum would have been the opposite. In the political […]

Human Wrongs Watch

Rome Resists!

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:30

Tuesday May 23rd  19:30 Piazza Bologna, Rome #UnitedWeStand At the end of May, Donald Trump, President of the United States, travels to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium. These past months Trump has caused outrage all over the world: he is dividing and excluding people; he is denying climate change and intimidating the media; he is phasing […]

Redazione Italia

Britain’s banks now know that they can keep buying our elections

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 18:24

Adam Ramsay 10 May 2017 for openDemocracyUK Let’s not forget who it is that pays for Tory party campaigns, and that what they demand in exchange threatens us all. In a way, the story of the last decade of British politics is a simple one. In 2008, the financial system collapsed, nearly taking the whole […]

Pressenza London

Rome and Brussels Resist – Trump Protest

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 17:18

Tuesday May 23rd, from 7.30pm to 9 pm. Organized by American Expats for Positive Change and Women’s March Rome, Italy 2017 We cannot keep quiet! US President Donald Trump will be in Rome to visit Pope Francis on May 23-24. US Citizens, Italians and all global citizens are asked to come together to make some noise. […]

Redazione Italia

Power Crisis Hits Gaza Hospitals As Israel Tightens Siege On Sick

Sat, 13/05/2017 - 00:09

By Charlotte Silver The humanitarian situation in Gaza is growing more dire against the dimming possibility of a reconciliation between the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority controlled by Mahmoud Abbas, and the Islamist movement Hamas, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process has warned. UNSCO says the friction between the competing Palestinian regimes that […]

Countercurrents

Mounting Contradictions As Trump, Aides Defend Firing of FBI Director

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 23:43

By Patrick Martin The Trump White House plunged deeper into political crisis Thursday, as President Trump and top aides gave conflicting accounts of how and why Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, and FBI and Justice Department officials flatly contradicted the White House version of events. As the Trump administration scrambled to defend the decision […]

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