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10.12.2016

Roots Action: “Tell Norway to Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

Roots Action: “Tell Norway to Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

“…Several of Kissinger’s crimes come under treaties that make it mandatory for Norway to prosecute. Kissinger is complicit or a main actor in many violations of the Genocide Convention and of the Geneva Conventions…”.   On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of… »

09.12.2016

German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

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… »

09.12.2016

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

The EU executive has recommended member states resume returning migrants to Greece next year. The aim is to restore the Dublin accord which fell apart due to Athens’ money troubles and an influx of people seeking asylum. The new policy would only apply to newcomers leaving Greece after March 15,… »

08.12.2016

Support, sarcasm after Merkel calls for banning burqas

Support, sarcasm after Merkel calls for banning burqas

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… »

06.12.2016

Trump appointed Secretary of Defense accused Israel of practicing apartheid.

Trump appointed Secretary of Defense accused Israel of practicing apartheid.

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… »

05.12.2016

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue with Johan Galtung on Ukraine, Trump, Putin, Gandhi, and…

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue with Johan Galtung on Ukraine, Trump, Putin, Gandhi, and…

By Dr. Gary Corseri “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” — From “The Sermon on the Mount” [Interviewer’s Note: A man who has published more than 150 books and 1500 articles on peace and related issues; the founder of the TRANSCEND… »

05.12.2016

Austria rejects the far-right path

Austria rejects the far-right path

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… »

02.12.2016

Military veterans arrive at North Dakota pipeline protest

Military veterans arrive at North Dakota pipeline protest

The first groups of veterans have arrived in North Dakota to join in a protest against a pipeline project near tribal lands. Thousands of veterans are expected to form a human chain around the demonstrators this weekend. US military veterans began arriving in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Thursday to… »

01.12.2016

Save Shabbir and #StopTheDeal between the EU and Turkey

Save Shabbir and #StopTheDeal between the EU and Turkey

This is more than a man’s story. This is a chance to save a man’s life and end the shameful refugee deal between the EU and Turkey. We need you to make it possible. Shabbir is 40 years old, an electrical engineer by trade. He is married and has two… »

01.12.2016

The Forms of Power

The Forms of Power

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… »

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