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Exclusive: Democracy Now! Goes Inside Embassy Refuge, Talks with Julian Assange About WikiLeaks, Snowden

In a Democracy Now! special, we go inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London to interview Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He has been holed up there for more than two years, having received political asylum. He faces investigations in both Sweden and the United States. In the U.S., a secret grand jury is investigating WikiLeaks for its role in publishing a trove of leaked documents about the Iraq and Afghan ...

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Q&A: “Fukushima Accident Still Ongoing After Three Years”

By Fabiola Ortiz Fabíola Ortiz interviews MYCLE SCHNEIDER, nuclear energy consultant RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 2014 (IPS) - It has been three years since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. But the consequences are still ongoing due to continuous leaks of radioactivity into the environment, says independent nuclear energy consultant Mycle Schneider. In 1997 Schneider won the Right Livelihood Award, consi ...

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“Some Individuals Are Now as Wealthy as Entire Countries”

Gustavo Capdevila interviews MUKHISA KITUYI, secretary-general of UNCTAD.- As it turns 50, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) finds itself engaged in an ongoing struggle to reduce economic and social inequalities in the world. “Compared with 50 years ago, today inequality within countries has risen in a startling number of countries both rich and poor,” said UNCTAD Secretary-Gen ...

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March for Freedom – Police brutality faced by the refugees on their way to Brussels

Amir, a member of the March for Freedom of the refugees to Brussels, explains what the March is all about and what happened at the 5th of june in Luxemburg. Transcript of a video posted by Luxemburg Wort. What is the March for Freedom about? The March for Freedom is a group of the asylum seekers, non-citizens, sans papiers, immigrants, also citizens. We all share the same anger with all the people and fight ...

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Will Election Unite Ukraine? Dozens Killed in Airport Battle as President-Elect Vows Russia Talks

At least 30 pro-Russian rebels have reportedly died in fierce fighting at the airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The Ukrainian government bombarded the airport with air strikes, then paratroopers, after rebels seized it on Monday. The fighting began just hours after the pro-European billionaire candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine’s first presidential election since the ouster of Viktor ...

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Adonis, a voice carried by the Syrian winds….

This translator and writer, known as Adonis,  is “one of the greatest living Arab poets”, and was born on January 1, 1930 at Qassabine in Syria. His family was a humble one; however, when he was only seventeen, he published a poem signed with the pseudonym Adonis (after the Phonecian God of plant rebirth) and he continued to use this pen-name all his life. Over his life he has won numerous literary prizes, ...

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Greenwald: ‘I wanted a debate about journalism’

In an exclusive interview with DW, Edward Snowden ally Glenn Greenwald says one central aim of breaking the NSA story was provoking a discussion about journalists' tacit deference to government power. DW: You have been attacked in the media by what you have called 'establishment journalists.' The New York Times, for example, has just published a review of your new book. Some have called that review unfair. ...

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China nervous about what goes on in the sphere of cyber-communication

Lionel Mok is a Hong Kong resident whose work frequently takes him into China. He has a strong interest in Chinese affairs, current, historical and cultural. Pressenza asked Lionel about social media in China and its affect on change, especially looking at it’s effects in the Arab world and other tightly structured and governed regions. Lionel Mok: "Well, first of all, there's lots of social media in China ...

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Sima Samar – Afghan women’s rights activist, gets award

Sima Samar is a recipient of Right Livelihood Award Foundation's award. Sima Samar, born 3 February 1957, is a woman’s rights and human rights advocate, activist and a social worker on national and international forums. She served as Minister of Women's Affairs of Afghanistan from December 2001 to 2003 and is currently the Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and, since 2005 ...

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Working across divisive narratives, peacebuilder’s perspective on the context in Crimea

Up until recently Iryna Brunova-Kalisetska lived and worked in Crimea, a peacebuilder focusing on identity-based conflicts and diversity education in a multicultural and multi-confessional context. Following Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula she found herself among thousands of people faced with a situation where hard choices had to be made. For a number of reasons, including concern over her p ...

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