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Trump officially confirmed as next US president by Electoral College

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 21:08

Donald Trump has won the US Electoral College vote, ensuring he will become America’s 45th president. An effort by anti-Trump protesters to persuade Republican electors to abandon the president-elect failed. President-elect Donald Trump has been formally voted the next president of the United States by the Electoral College. In order to win the presidential election […]

Deutsche Welle

What Racist Registries Look Like

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 01:08

A new large photo book has just been published called Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. People who support creating a Muslim registry should take a look. Here are the victims before, in their small farms and their LA mansions. Here they are being forcibly removed. Here they are incarcerated. Here […]

David Swanson

New York March for Immigrant Rights!

Sun, 18/12/2016 - 21:42

After the election of Donald Trump the immigrants organization in NYC organized a March on December 18 from 48th Street btw 1st and 2nd Avenue (Dag Hammarskjold Plaza) to Trump Tower in Manhattan. Trump’s election has cast a pall over immigrant communities across the United States, as they face the reality of a president who […]

Pressenza New York

The End of a Cycle ?

Sun, 18/12/2016 - 14:49

By Roberto Savio Is the demise of Matteo Renzi really a local affair? There is no doubt that a referendum on a constitutional change can be a matter of confidence in him, having personalized the issue to a point that it became basically a vote on the Italian young Prime Minister. But if you look […]

Human Rights Watch

Opposition lawmakers in Poland block parliament to protest media rules

Sun, 18/12/2016 - 11:52

CPF 17/12/2016  Opposition lawmakers in Poland sang the national anthem and chanted ‘Free media’ in protest at planned limits on journalists. Work on the state budget was blocked for several hours. The protest was the first of its kind in the parliamentary chamber in a decade. It began as a single opposition MP, Michal Szczerba, walked to […]

Pressenza London

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 21:55

In his last press conference as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on 16 December 2016 delivered stark warnings on two issues at the forefront of international concern: that “the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience;” and that South Sudan faces a risk of genocide as the country leaders have “squandered a […]

Human Wrongs Watch

The Coming War on China

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 15:35

By John Pilger * A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation. 4 Dec 2016 – When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps […]

Pressenza New York

Think Politicians Are Trying to Scare You? You’re Not Paranoid.

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 14:26

By David Swanson Part I. Personal Wednesday evening I answered the phone, and a man pretending to work for the local sheriff’s department asked me to identify myself, told me that the call would be recorded because it might be used against me in a court of law, and ordered me to get a pen […]

David Swanson

Stop the Spiral of Violence — for a New Policy of Peace and Détente now!

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 01:53

In recent years both NATO and Russia have increasingly engaged in deterrence through rearmament and threats against each other rather than working for common security all over Europe through confidence and security building measures, arms control, and disarmament. By so doing, they have failed to comply with their commitments to develop a peaceful European order, […]

David Swanson

CODEPINK’s actions? Beautifully predictable

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 17:49

Donald Trump is stocking his cabinet with testosterone-heavy generals, installing the most militarized administration in modern American history. We’ll need a vibrant CODEPINK female-led “Peace Posse” to steer them away from more aggression. If Donald Trump tries to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, we’ll be fiercely mobilizing with our international partners to defend President […]

Codepink

DiEM’s Sunlight-Project as an Initial Ignition

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 14:15

Last Saturday the young DiEM25 Movement walked a thin line in Berlin. It should have been the first countrywide meeting of the movement in Germany. Due to time bottlenecks the project is threatened with failure. The meeting was announced only a few days ago and the lack of time is making finding a venue, planning […]

Dominik Schlett

The 2016 presidential election in the Gambia

Sun, 11/12/2016 - 20:07

The Gambia presidential election of 2016 was held on the 1 december 2016. In a surprise result, opposition candidate Adama Barrow defeated long-term incumbent Yahya Jammeh. The election marks the first change of presidency in the Gambia since a military coup in 1994, and the first transfer of power by popular election since independence from […]

Energia per i Diritti Umani

Romanian left return to power in triumphant comeback

Sun, 11/12/2016 - 19:42

A year after leaving office in disgrace, the Social Democrats scored a victory in parliamentary elections. With no clear candidate for prime minister, however, political uncertainty may continue in Bucharest. One year after exiting the political scene amidst scandal and unrest, Romania’s center-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) staged a major comeback on Sunday. Exit polls […]

Deutsche Welle

German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

Fri, 09/12/2016 - 11:51

Germany is about to strike a deal to train Saudi Arabian officers. While the Defense Ministry says such programs are completely normal, it also admits that the Middle Eastern monarchy remains a “difficult” partner. Germany is expanding its military cooperation with the Saudi regime, despite the country’s involvement in conflicts across the Middle East. The […]

Deutsche Welle

Saving Jobs One Corporate Bribe at a Time?

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 13:47

Danny Katch untangles the facts from the fiction in Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier. LAST WEEK, Donald Trump announced that he was personally responsible for righting a wrong that had, during his presidential campaign, become a symbol of the worsening plight of blue-collar workers in the U.S.: mass layoffs of Carrier workers whose Indianapolis air […]

Pressenza New York

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will fight against the rise of the populist right

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 13:10

This weekend I went to Prague to meet with other socialist and progressive leaders from across Europe to discuss how, together, we will combat the rise of the populist right. The populist right are political parasites feeding on people’s concerns and worsening conditions, blaming the most vulnerable for society’s ills instead of offering a way […]

Pressenza London

Support, sarcasm after Merkel calls for banning burqas

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 08:40

Populist politicians have reacted with skepticism to Angela Merkel’s endorsement of a ban on face-covering garments worn by some Muslim women. The Christian Democrats once again made her their candidate for chancellor. Angela Merkel attacked Germany’s right-wing populists Tuesday – first by criticizing opponents of her refugee policies and then by nicking one of their […]

Deutsche Welle

Trump appointed Secretary of Defense accused Israel of practicing apartheid.

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 07:48

Let’s see if Israel lobbies will try to intimidate even James Mattis, the Trump appointed Secretary of Defense, or whether they will just have to swallow this defeat. Reproduced with permit by Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) |  The interview of Gen. James Mattis by Wolf Blitzer at Aspen in 2013, in which the recently-retired former […]

Redazione Italia

Italian referendum: NO to the dictatorship of finance!

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 10:08

What do Brexit, Trump, and “NO” in the Italian referendum have in common? Simple: all three repudiate  omnivorous global finance! The very finance that sadistically destroyed Greece according to the precept “punish one to educate a hundred”. By ravaging Greece beyond all rational limits, financial globocrats have committed the sin of Hubris (arrogance) and now they have to […]

Leopoldo Salmaso

Austria rejects the far-right path

Sun, 04/12/2016 - 21:27

Austrian presidential elections: After the third election the more decent candidate, Alexander van der Bellen, finally won. In Austria, the Federal President is directly elected by the people in contrast to other countries. The office of the Federal President is, on the one hand mostly representative, but ultimately the Federal President is in a position […]

Marita Simon

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