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250 thousand people demand that Santiago Maldonado appears alive

Sun, 03/09/2017 - 16:37

Photos by Javier Martínez Argentina is shaken by the forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, which occurred on August 1st in the province of Chubut, in Argentine Patagonia, while participating in a protest of the Mapuche indigenous community Pu Lof in Resistencia de Cushamen. Since August 2, demands to know his whereabouts have not ceased, since […]

Redacción Argentina

The Democrat should Build a Human Shield to Protect the DREAMers

Sat, 02/09/2017 - 23:06

In a few days, the Trump’s administration will announce whether it will choose to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would put in jeopardy the future of thousands of undocumented immigrant youth. President Obama created DACA as an executive order to protect young adults who came to the United States when […]

David Andersson

Lessons from the North Korea crisis: Nuclear weapons cause war even when not used

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 23:26

By Gunnar Westberg The author has been twice to North Korea and maintains contacts with physicians in the North Korean branch of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in that country. ”If your country continues to develop nuclear weapons, you will be attacked, maybe with nuclear weapons”. This what we have told our […]

Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research

Jimmy Carter and the US-North Korean Treaty Halting North Korea’s Development of Nuclear Weapons

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 23:47

By William James Martin, Very little, almost nothing has been mentioned in the press or on TV about Jimmy Carter and his negotiation resulting in an agreement by the North Koreans, in 1994, to halt its nuclear weapons program and to put its facilities under international inspection – an agreement that held for eight years […]

Countercurrents

To Be a Nigerian Migrant in Italy

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 23:17

A Nigerian migrant, stairs at new comers at an old, local Roman bar. Extremely polite, he asks for money. If you offer to him to buy some food instead, he immediately accepts. Interviewed for IPS by Laurent Vercken, the young Nigerian migrant tells his story: originally from Kuje district, Southern province of Abuja, Nigeria, he […]

Baher Kamal

Charlottesville’s Past That Isn’t Even

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 01:10

Here in Charlottesville, Virginia, I like to point out that the rallies of racists are mostly imported from out of state. It’s tempting to relax comfortably on that assertion, and to reflect on how our great lord and master Thomas Jefferson owned people with more reluctance and inner turmoil than Barack Obama bombing a foreign […]

David Swanson

Civil Advocacy Groups Denounce Trump’s Pardon Of Shariff Arpaio

Sun, 27/08/2017 - 23:21

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Civil rights groups and Democrats Friday condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of disobeying a court verdict ordering his agency to stop racially profiling Latinos. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted the move “makes a mockery of rule of law, & […]

Countercurrents

Trump’s Strategy May Drive Pakistan Closer To Russia And China

Sun, 27/08/2017 - 23:15

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Beijing and Moscow have come to Pakistan’s defense in light of President Donald Trump’s Afghan and Pakistan strategy unveiled on Monday. After China’s strong message defending Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and asking the global community to acknowledge its sacrifices in war against terrorism, Russia has echoed similar sentiments following US President […]

Countercurrents

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia military hotlines humming

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 08:57

Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria. It has been four months since US President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against a Syrian airfield after an alleged chemical weapons attack. In June, the US military shot […]

Middle East Monitor

Face 2 Face with Willa France

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 01:25

On this show we speak with Willa France  concerning the significance of Trump’s “ban” on Transgender service members and continue the discussion with Willa’s relationship to poetry and writing.

Pressenza New York

US Air Strike Slaughters Over 40 Civilians In Syria

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 22:50

By Jordan Shilton An air strike launched by the United States on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in northeastern Syria Monday claimed the lives of 42 civilians, 19 of whom were children. It is the bloodiest incident thus far in a ramped-up series of strikes over the past eight days that have killed at least […]

Countercurrents

Trump gives military green light to escalate Afghanistan war

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 22:59

By Patrick Martin President Donald Trump announced a major escalation of the US war in Afghanistan in a nationally televised speech Monday night, although he gave no details either about the number of additional troops that will be sent or the extent or duration of the military commitment. Trump also made menacing threats against Pakistan […]

Countercurrents

Jeremy Corbyn condems Trump’s plan to escalate war in Afghanistan

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 17:33

President Trump has announced plans to escalate the U.S. war in Afghanistan, sending about 4,000 more troops. The U.S. is already intensifying its air war: during the month of June the U.S. carried out 389 airstrikes in Afghanistan, the highest monthly total in five years. “The war in Afghanistan has failed” UK Labour leader Jeremy […]

Pressenza London

Charlottesville to Keep Only Non-Racist War Monuments

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 00:37

Under the new policy just announced in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city will be taking down all but the non-racist war monuments and memorials in all of its public spaces. Three monuments to the Confederate war, fought to maintain slavery — those of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and a generic Confederate soldier — will all […]

David Swanson

Tens of Thousands March Against White Supremacy in Boston & Other U.S. Cities

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 13:38

Massive protests against white supremacy spread across the United States over the weekend, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets from coast to coast to condemn violent white nationalist groups and to call for the removal of Confederate monuments and other statues memorializing slavery and racism. In downtown Boston, 40,000 people poured […]

Democracy Now!

Venezuela’s struggle is also ours

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 12:53

By JEREMY FOX 15 August 2017 for openDemocracyUK Where, exactly, is the pressure on British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to condemn the Venezuelan government coming from? “… the newspaper that started to tell the truth now exists to prevent the truth being told.” (G.K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy, 1908) Hard to imagine a better example of Chesterton’s […]

Pressenza London

Kenya shows itself capable of holding a transparent election

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 07:07

Finally, after decades of post-independence dictatorships, the shameful rigging of presidential elections, and post-election violence in 2007 that led to 1200 people slaughtered and hundreds of thousands of internally displaced refugees, Kenya can hold its head high and say it now knows how to run a transparent election. Let’s be careful.  We’re not saying it […]

Tony Robinson

John Kelly is no “moderate”

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 23:52

There’s a new sheriff-wannabe in the White House. Danny Katch looks at his record. SINCE TAKING over as the White House chief of staff two weeks ago, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly has won praise in the media for trying to implement utterly normal chief-of-staff procedures such as having final say over who gets to […]

Pressenza New York

Kenya: Women’s nonviolent protest attacked with stones as post-election tension increases

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 15:30

Today women and disabled people in Kenya’s largest slum, Kibera in Nairobi were attacked by stone-throwing hooligans as they peacefully protested against the police violence that they are facing.  “When the police come, we cannot flee!” they complain. Tension has been growing in Kibera since Friday when the election results confirmed that President Uhuru Kenyatta […]

Tony Robinson

Carter on the US-North Korea crisis: an insider’s view

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 08:19

Press release from the Carter Center Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Current U.S.-North Korea Relations August 10, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Deanna.Congileo@cartercenter.org The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has probably eliminated any chance of good faith peace […]

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