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Thousands of Students Walk Out to Protest Donald Trump

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 14:55

Protests against President-elect Donald Trump continue across the United States. On Monday, thousands of high school students walked out of classes in Seattle; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Silver Spring, Maryland; and Portland, Oregon. Students chanted “Not My President” and “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist U.S.A.” as they poured out of high schools from coast to […]

Democracy Now!

Berlin likely to semi-legalize marijuana

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 14:54

A coalition of political parties in the German capital has agreed to push for partial decriminalization of cannabis. The initial effects will be limited, but marijuana legalization advocates are still pretty stoked. Almost completely obscured by the US election was the news that as part of their coalition negotiations to govern the city, Berlin’s Social […]

Deutsche Welle

From Coast to Coast, Anti-Trump Protests Declare: “Not My President”

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 14:39

Protests are growing across the United States following Tuesday’s election. On Saturday, 10,000 people marched in New York City. Eight thousand more marched in Los Angeles, where 200 people were arrested. Protesters also took to the streets in Philadelphia; San Francisco; Oakland; Chicago; Oklahoma City; Salt Lake City; Springfield, Massachusetts; and in Dayton and Cincinnati, […]

Democracy Now!

‘Democracia’: 80,000 gather for Catalan pro-independence rally

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 13:24

About 80,000 took to the streets of Barcelona to once again demand independence from Spain and support ex-regional leader, Artur Mas, who is facing a lengthy ban from holding office, police said. People carried Catalan flags and banners demanding that the persecution of Mas and Catalan parliament head, Carme Forcadell end. The stage from which […]


NATO, Russia should prevent another Cold War: Corbyn

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 13:09

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says that Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance have to demilitarize their borders before their differences lead to another Cold War. Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Corbyn said he had “many, many criticisms of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” but that NATO had to retreat […]


Calexit Yes

Sun, 13/11/2016 - 20:30

California should secede from the United States, kick out the U.S. military, withhold all its U.S. taxes, invest in its infrastructure and educational systems, lead the world in sustainable energy, welcome refugees and immigrants, join the International Criminal Court, join and push for the democratization of the United Nations, sign onto the Convention on the […]

David Swanson

Un-Trump the World

Sun, 13/11/2016 - 20:17

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 slogans. They didn’t hand out flyers or interact with other people at all, though I cheered for them. Meanwhile some people […]

David Swanson

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans demand president’s resignation

Sat, 12/11/2016 - 16:33

Hundreds of of thousands of protesters in South Korea have taken to the streets of the capital Seoul to demand the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, who is embroiled in a power-peddling scandal.  Organizers expected as many as a million people to attend the rally on Saturday on the main street leading to the presidential Blue […]


Sanders Statement on Trump

Sat, 12/11/2016 - 02:52

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States: “Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media.  People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, […]

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Trump – The Symptom

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 17:19

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, Nov 11 2016 (IPS) – The electoral victory of U.S. Republican Donald Trump — many have said — is an alarming signal that heralds new, difficult times. Maybe. Anyway, this victory could –and should-be seen as a symptom not as a disease. Such disease consists of a widespread […]

Baher Kamal

Nationwide Protests Continue for 2nd Night After Trump Election

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 15:24

Protests continued across the country for a second night, following the election of Donald Trump for president. In Portland, Oregon, where thousands of people gathered to denounce the president-elect, police in riot gear attacked protesters with pepper spray and rubber bullets, while some demonstrators sprayed graffiti and broke store windows. A handful of people were […]

Democracy Now!

Trump’s election provides opportunity to re-assess the fundamentals of Australia’s defence policies

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 20:40

IPAN – Independent and Peaceful Australia Network US President-elect, Donald Trump, has served notice of a US withdrawal from a “protective” military role for allies in South East Asia and the Pacific. He has urged these allies to take responsibility for their own defences. He has claimed that he intends to pull American military forces back […]

Redacción Chile

“Not My President”: Tens of Thousands Nationwide Protest Trump’s Election

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 14:56

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the United States Wednesday to protest the election of Donald Trump, who surged to victory over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election. In California, at least 13 people were arrested as hundreds blocked traffic on both the 101 and the 110 freeways. Thousands more gathered […]

Democracy Now!

If Bernie won Democratic Primary, would we now be looking at a Sanders presidency?

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 20:57

On election night, Republican Donald Trump claimed victories in battleground states where Democrat Bernie Sanders’s campaign found enthusiastic support during the primary. We speak with The Intercept’s Lee Fang and Linda Sarsour, Muslim Democratic activist and former Bernie Sanders campaign surrogate, on the outcome of Tuesday’s election if Sanders had won the Democratic nomination. AMY […]

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Trump: Who Really Knows?

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 20:41

It was a late night at our house.  It would be an understatement to say I was surprised that Trump pulled off a massive victory in the election.  I surely didn’t see this coming. I figured that with the mainstream media support for Clinton and the support from the banksters, the neo-cons, the military industrial […]

Bruce K. Gagnon

Trump’s victory is the triumph of anti-humanism, but not the end of history

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 20:19

Without doubt, Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections represents the triumph of anti-humanism in its most racist, xenophobic, fanatical, misogynist and neo-fascist form, compared to Hillary Clinton’s “lite-” version which is respectful of the rights of women and gays but still warmongering and neoliberal nevertheless. After the initial shock, there will be time […]

Anna Polo

US Elections: A day of victory for the politics of fear, loathing and division

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 09:40

By Yanis Varoufakis. Donald Trump’s victory marks the end of an era when a self-confident Establishment preached the end of history, the end of passion and the supremacy of a technocracy working on behalf of the 1%. But the era it ushers in is not new. It is a new variant of the 1930s, featuring […]


Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 08:13

Dear Democrats, Are you finding yourselves suddenly a bit doubtful of the wisdom of drone wars? Presidential wars without Congress? Massive investment in new, smaller, “more usable” nuclear weapons? The expansion of bases across Africa and Asia? Are you disturbed by the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen? Can total surveillance and the […]

David Swanson

Turkey: “We are drifting towards a fascist dictatorship”

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 16:36

Interview with Erkin Erdogan, co-chair of HDK Berlin-Brandenburg, with the help of Peter Vlatten. This Monday several hundred people – men, women and children – protested once again in front of the Parliament in Berlin with the slogan “It’s enough” and “When will Germany react?” because of the arrests of Turkey’s People’s Democratic Party (HDP) […]

Johanna Heuveling

Viggo Mortensen: Why I am voting for Jill Stein

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:37

I’ve been scolded by friends and strangers, sometimes mildly and sometimes with disdain, for supporting Jill Stein in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Some of the attacks I’ve received publicly and privately have been surprisingly angry and patronizing. I’ve been told that I’m a patsy for Donald Trump, that I’m naïve, misinformed, elitist, ignorant, and […]

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