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Creative activism towards the restless and moral profile of the pharmaceutical industry

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 11:14

We won’t rest until… is the new hashtag that goes along with Efpia’s campaign, scheduled to promote the restless and moral profile of the pharmaceutical industry. But what is Efpia? The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry and Associations (Efpia) is the European body that represents the pharmaceutical companies and their national associations. Their agenda is […]

Pressenza Athens

U.S And Israel’s Violent Opposition To The BDS Movement

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 22:43

By Irwin Jerome All over the world, political speech and activism is being criminalized, no matter how peaceful, non-violent and warranted the protests may be. No where better can this criminalization be found than in Palestine where, for decades, Israeli military occupation forces continue to brutally suppress Palestinian’s people peaceful civil disobedience so much so […]

Countercurrents

Iraqi Sources Place Real Death Toll In US-Led Siege Of Mosul At 40,000

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 23:16

By Bill Van Auken According to intelligence reports from Iraq, the US-led massacre in Mosul has claimed a staggeringly higher toll of Iraqi civilian lives then had previously been reported. More than 40,000 men, women and children were killed in the grinding nine-month-long siege of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, according to a report published Thursday […]

Countercurrents

The US Empire, The CIA, And The NGOs

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 22:44

By Dr Ludwig Watzal The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against […]

Countercurrents

Top Gov’t Ethics Watchdog: U.S. is “Close to Laughingstock”

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 20:52

The director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub Jr., says the Trump administration has so undermined ethical standards that the United States is “pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.” Shaub is resigning today. He’s been critical of President Trump on a slew of issues, including Trump’s failure to release his tax […]

Democracy Now!

Liu Xiaobo And Liu Xia: A Love That Survived Incredible Odds

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 16:33

By Zeenat Khan A photo shared on Twitter by activist Ye Du was inserted in arecent front-page story in the New York Times. The skeletal like couple (Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia) clinging onto one another will break any heart. In the photo, frail Xiaobo is pictured in his hospital pajamas and delicate Xia with […]

Countercurrents

Jeremy Corbyn talks with Naomi Klein about creating a better world

Sat, 15/07/2017 - 08:55

‘When people’s minds are opened up, there is no end to the possibilities,’ says Corbyn by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams “Social justice isn’t copyrighted,” U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told Naomi Klein in an interview published at The Intercept on Thursday. Klein, a jouranlist and author of the new book No […]

Pressenza London

A further blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on conviction of Lula ahead of 2018 election

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 10:24

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been convicted on corruption charges and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison. Lula, widely considered one of Brazil’s most popular political figures, is the front-runner in the 2018 elections. We look at how this development could impact his presidential bid, and we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

Democracy Now!

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 […]

Pressenza New York

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 […]

Pressenza London

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 […]

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