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Black America is “Pro-Peace,” but Its Politicians Work for the War Party

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 12:53

By Black Agenda Report BAR executive editor Glen Ford “The Black political class has disavowed and defiled the legacies of W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King.” The United States is at war with the very concept of the rule of law among nations, and constitutes the most imminent threat to the […]

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Lost at Sea: Left Liberals Have No Party

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:48

By Bruce Lerro In the periphery of the circles in which I travel, people do not actively defend what it means to be a member of the Democratic Party. They come on much stronger when they say they are against the Republican Party. And why not? The Republican Party is the party of old money, […]

Countercurrents

Hundreds of thousands gather in Turkey to ‘revolt against injustice’

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:45

Opposition declares massive rally in Istanbul the beginning of a pro-democracy movement by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams Turkey’s opposition leader declared a new beginning for the country and demanded reforms to the country’s current government at a huge pro-democracy rally in Istanbul on Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Turkey’s […]

Pressenza London

Beneath dramatic G20 clashes, a deep demand for a better world

Sat, 08/07/2017 - 12:49

Tens of thousands descend on Hamburg, challenging policies put forth by Trump-type nationalists and Europe’s neoliberals elites by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams (watch the videos in the original site) With the focus on dramatic images of German riot police using tear gas and high-powered water cannons to disperse G20 protesters in Hamburg on […]

Pressenza London

False fire alarm shortly before Assange video appearance at DiEM25 event in Hamburg

Sat, 08/07/2017 - 08:09

On Friday evening, the participants of the DiEM25 event entitled “Constructive Disobedience”, had to be evacuated in the Audimax Auditorium of the University of Hamburg shortly before the live connection with Julian Assange. On request, the spokesman of the Hamburg Fire Brigade reported that it had been a false alarm, caused by a technical problem […]

Reto Thumiger

On possible surprise visit from Trump, UK resistance says: we’ll be ready

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 07:14

Any visit by Donald Trump on British soil will be met by nationwide mass protests.’ by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams Amid reports that President Donald Trump may make an unscheduled visit to Downing Street in the coming weeks, protesters in the U.K. are saying—that “whenever and however” the U.S. president arrives—they will […]

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Brexit negotiations: why are the liberal media accepting the first lie of nationalism?

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 07:48

By Adam Ramsay 4 July 2017 for openDemocracy As I crawled through our new Brexit minister’s asbestos-lined maze of corporate lobby links, something became more obvious than ever. Most of the liberal commentary on Britain’s negotiations to leave the EU has fallen for the first lie of nationalism: that there is such a thing as […]

Pressenza London

The Grenfell inquiry will be a stitch-up. Here’s why

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 07:24

By George Monbiot for The Guardian A public inquiry where the government chooses charges, judge and jury puts the bonfire of regulations outside the frame. An independent commission is needed We don’t allow defendants in court cases to select the charges on which they will be tried. So why should the government set the terms […]

George Monbiot

A guide to “Constructive Disobedience”

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 09:07

DiEM25 3 July 2017 via openDemocracy To confront the Establishment head-on, and bring about the Progressive Europe that is desperately needed, we call on activists everywhere to practise “Constructive Disobedience”. What do we mean by this? Read on to find out. We founded DiEM25 on the belief that the EU is disintegrating due to the […]

Pressenza London

Bolivia: Evo Morales at the conference for a world without walls

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 16:59

By Ricardo Gómez García On the 20th of June, five thousand people from 45 countries listened to President Evo Morales at the inauguration of the World Conference of the People “for a world without walls towards universal citizenship”.  Repeatedly interrupted by applause, Morales said in one part of his speech: “Brothers and sisters, walls are […]

Redaccion Bolivia

Germany’s Hamburg braces for protests ahead of G20 summit

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 06:51

A wave of demonstrations are planned to hit the northern German city of Hamburg where leaders of the Group of 20 major economies, known as the G20, are set to meet next week. German media reported that some 30 protests are scheduled to be held on July 1-9 while the organizers expect the participation of […]

PressTV

Who paid for the leave vote? Brexit should be halted until we know

Wed, 28/06/2017 - 07:28

By George Monbiot for The Guardian There are huge questions about funding, involving the DUP and others. A public inquiry is needed Should the EU referendum result be annulled? For the past year I’ve been arguing that this would mean defying a democratic decision – even if it was informed by lies. Democracy is not […]

George Monbiot

The Supreme Court Partially Unblocks Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 22:55

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali The Supreme Court Monday (June 25) allowed parts of President Donald Trump’s controversial Muslim ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall. The apex Court ruled that despite rulings in two different federal courts – that the ban should be put on hold while […]

Countercurrents

U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Military-Heavy Trump Budget

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 12:56

By David Swanson The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday unanimously passed three resolutions opposing the military-heavy Trump budget proposal, urging Congress to move funding out of the military and into human and environmental needs rather than the reverse. The three resolutions are numbers 59 and 60 found on this page http://legacy.usmayors.org/resolutions/85th_Conference/proposedcommittee.asp?committee=Metro Economies and number […]

David Swanson

‘Another world is possible’: Corbyn headlines Glastonbury stage with message of unity

Sun, 25/06/2017 - 13:08

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used his spot on the Glastonbury festival’s main Pyramid Stage to hit out at “elites” that doubted his party’s election campaign, and reminded supporters of their power to affect change in the UK. Fresh from an election in which Labour unexpectedly gained seats, Corbyn addressed thousands of festival goers at Worthy […]

RT

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

Sun, 25/06/2017 - 01:13

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan President Donald Trump’s long-promised repeal of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, edges closer to reality, as the Senate releases its secretly written version of the House’s American Health Care Act—the very bill that Trump first championed, then recently reportedly called “mean.” The Republican majority in the Senate is […]

Democracy Now!

You’ll Never Guess What Losing Democrats All Have in Common

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 16:27

By David Swanson It was curious to observe how much of Jeremy Corbyn’s successful campaign to rebuild the Labour Party was about foreign policy. Wars, he said, make us less safe, not more. Agreeing with him were: the obvious facts of the matter, voters in opinion polls, and apparently voters in their votes. Also largely […]

David Swanson

Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 23:00

Rice is a major food commodity and staple food for many, and adding fish to flooded rice paddies has been a farming tradition practiced in a number of Asian countries for many centuries—even for more than 1000 years in some Chinese areas, the United Nations reports. With the adoption of innovative technologies and a wider […]

Inter Press Service

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 22:46

By David Korten Four days after President Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) reported that Earth Overshoot Day 2017 will fall on August 2. Most Americans likely have no idea what that means. The basic point is quite simple: From January 1 to August 2, the world’s 7.5 […]

Countercurrents

Nobody Wants Trump in Office More Than Democrats

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 21:37

By David Swanson Ordinary people who identify themselves as Democrats have a variety of mostly noble intentions and desires. Elected Democrats in Washington, D.C., are another matter entirely. When voters gave them majorities in Congress in 2006, telling exit pollsters that the top reason was to end the war on Iraq, Rahm Emanuel openly told […]

David Swanson

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