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Trump Issues Support for $3.8 Billion Dakota Access Pipeline

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 17:00

Donald Trump has expressed his support for the completion of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux, representatives from more than 200 indigenous nations from across the Americas and thousands of non-Native allies. In a communications briefing, Trump’s transition team said his support for the […]

Democracy Now!

How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders & Helped Donald Trump Win

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:32

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan We hadn’t seen Bernie Sanders in Philadelphia since last July, when he watched his primary opponent, Hillary Clinton, win the Democratic Party’s nomination. Sanders joined the “Democracy Now!” news hour this week at the historic Philadelphia Free Library for a wide-ranging discussion. “I am deeply concerned about the future […]

Democracy Now!

The Forms of Power

Thu, 01/12/2016 - 09:34

In a result predicted by nobody, Trump won. The polls were wrong, as has become commonplace over the last five years, and the “most powerful nation on Earth” will now be governed by a multimillionaire, populist xenophobe – and all with the support of the working class. Such is the topsy-turvy world we now live […]

Francisco Javier Ruiz-Tagle

Jill Stein: Recounts are Necessary

Wed, 30/11/2016 - 14:24

Former presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein is continuing her efforts to force recounts in three states – Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan – saying that electronic voting invites tampering, hacking and human error. On Tuesday the effort faced a setback as a Wisconsin judge refused to order a statewide hand recount. Instead, the judge ruled that […]

Democracy Now!

San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump

Wed, 30/11/2016 - 08:41

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution, introduced by Board President London Breed, in response to the election of Donald Trump. The resolution reads as follows: WHEREAS, On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That no matter […]

Pressenza New York

Sanders on Trump: We Need to Think Every Day How to Mobilize People to Defeat This Horrific Agenda

Tue, 29/11/2016 - 18:19

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has vowed to fight against Trump’s proposed policies to build a wall across the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border, to reinstate a database for immigrants from majority-Muslim countries and to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. On Monday night, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman […]

Democracy Now!

Movie night in Berlin: Debt is the money of the rich

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 20:09

In the heart of Neukölln-Berlin, in B-Lage, DiEM25 Berlin presented the film “Who is Saving Whom? – Crisis as a business model at the expense of democracy and social security”. Although the screening room was crowded and crammed with 80 visitors, the mostly young audience attentively watched the documentary until the end. The documentary from […]

DiEM25

Reexamining History with Chomsky: The Marshall Plan

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 10:56

This video is a continuation of our series “Re-examining History”, which features an interview that we held with Prof. Noam Chomsky. Prof Chomsky will focus on historical developments that seldom, if at all, appear or are discussed in Western mainstream historical literature. Was the Marshall plan a success or failure? What sections of US & […]

acTVism Munich

If Only We the People Could Tell the Future

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 12:46

The media has been taken by the “surprise” election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Everyone is trying to understand. What happened to the female vote? The Latino vote? The number of abstentions, the highest in the past 20 years? Of course we have more answers than questions from the specialists and […]

David Andersson

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

Tue, 22/11/2016 - 18:59

A broad majority of EU lawmakers have called for ceasing membership talks with Turkey due to its post-coup purges and President Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian actions. But EU’s top diplomat has warned against it. The European Parliament debated Turkey’s EU membership issue on Tuesday – the second day of a four-day plenary session. “Our message to […]

Deutsche Welle

China takes the driver’s seat on free trade

Tue, 22/11/2016 - 09:13

Two months before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US President and the likely end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, signs emerge that the Asia-Pacific region is turning towards a Plan B. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to pull the US out of the 12-nation mega trade deal known […]

Deutsche Welle

Haiti goes to long-awaited polls to pick president, parliamentarians

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 17:58

Elections have begun in Haiti as people hope to turn the country into a functional democracy. People went to the polls on Sunday to choose a president and dozens of members for Haiti’s bicameral legislature. Some 27 presidential candidates are contesting for the vote with reports saying five of them have better chances of winning than the rest. The voters […]

PressTV

Protests against Trump continue in New York

Sun, 20/11/2016 - 18:42

On Saturday November 19, three different groups  marched in New York to protest Donald Trump’s election and his choice of ultraconservative Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor. Queens council member Jimmy Van Bramer led a group of protesters from Queensboro Plaza and across the Queensboro Bridge to Trump Tower as part of the […]

Pressenza New York

Reexamining History with Noam Chomsky: New World Order & the Grand Area

Sun, 20/11/2016 - 12:30

This video is the second part of our series called “Reexamining History” in which we explore history and surface facts that are usually suppressed or ignored in mainstream historical literature. For part I, click here. In this installment we talk to Prof. Chomsky about the global plans that the United States drew before the end […]

acTVism Munich

Corbyn condemns ‘fake anti-elitism’ of Trump and Farage

Sat, 19/11/2016 - 15:11

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has censured US President-elect Donald Trump and Nigel Farage, the interim leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), for adopting “fake anti-elitism.” In a speech to Labour’s policy forum on Saturday, Corbyn denounced Trump and Farage as “rich white men” who were engaged in “farcical” tactics to win over angry voters […]

PressTV

David Swanson: we have big plans for a peace movement unseen in 8 years

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 10:59

What do you think of the protests that are growing across the United States after Donald Trump’s election? I have mixed feelings. A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting “Love Not Hate!” and “No Human Being Is Illegal!” and “Black Lives Matter!” and similar anti-Trump inspired […]

Anna Polo

The Rise of Donald J. Trump and Systemic Crisis

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 00:25

By Arturo Ignacio Sánchez Donald J. Trump’s election as president-elect of the United States is a defining moment for the United States and the world. The Trumpian triumph, simply put, represents the unraveling of the post-World War II regime that defined the “American Century” and the contours of the global economic system. In effect, what […]

Pressenza New York

Ernst Wolff: IMF, Greece, Activism and Mainstream Media

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 12:31

In this video acTVism Munich continues to interview journalist and author Ernst Wolff. Wolff’s latest book is called “Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF” which is also available in German and Arabic. This video series aims to provide context behind the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the role it has played […]

acTVism Munich

Bernie Sanders’ Surprise Speech Outside the White House on Rejecting Dakota Pipeline & Trump

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 19:47

We feature a surprise address by Senator Bernie Sanders outside the White House on Tuesday during a global day of action against the Dakota Access pipeline that included demonstrations in over 300 cities. “Today we are saying it is time for a new approach to the Native American people, not to run a pipeline through […]

Democracy Now!

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 06:02

Subjective responsibilities within the Mega Projects System. On October 26th, a powerful act, political and symbolic, took place in the European Parliament promoted by European citizens struggling against Unnecessary and Imposed Mega Projects (UIMPs) and supported by many members of the Parliament. The Decision of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT), regarding “Fundamental Rights, Participation of […]

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