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01.04.2015 Sharmine Narwani

Will Yemen kick-off the ‘War of the two Blocs?’

Will Yemen kick-off the ‘War of the two Blocs?’

There is media confusion about what is going on in Yemen and the broader Middle East. Pundits are pointing out that the US is looking schizophrenic with policies that back opposite sides of the fight against al-Qaeda-style extremism in Iraq and in Yemen. But it isn’t that hard to understand … »

26.03.2015 Pressenza Budapest

NATO and Russia—a tragedy unfolding

NATO and Russia—a tragedy unfolding

By Gunnar Westberg, IPPNW. In 1984 a group from IPPNW Sweden met with the Norwegian general Tönne Huitfeldt, at that time Chief of the Military Staff of NATO. He was a man with great confidence in himself and in the military system. “General Huitfeldt,” we asked, “when you work with … »

24.03.2015 David Andersson

What we learned from de Blasio’s first year

What we learned from de Blasio’s first year

Danny Katch measures the accomplishments and failures of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio against the expectations that his election would usher in real change. THE CHICAGO mayoral election is getting national attention because incumbent Rahm Emanuel–a national political powerbroker endorsed by Barack Obama and super-rich to boot–has been … »

24.03.2015 Pressenza New York

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Into the Heart of Darkness

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Into the Heart of Darkness

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a controversial regulatory and trade initiative. It is designed to integrate and coordinate the economies of the so-called Asia-Pacific region along global market-based lines. The signature trade proposal of the Obama administration, the TPP is being aggressively marketed as an economic growth initiative that … »

15.03.2015 Amy Goodman

In Selma, Memories of Bloody Sunday Spur Action Today

In Selma, Memories of Bloody Sunday Spur Action Today

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Fifty years have passed since Bloody Sunday, that seminal event in United States civil-rights history when African Americans and their allies attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, demanding the right to vote. As soon as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in … »

12.03.2015 Robert Burrowes

Violence against women: why we keep getting it wrong

Violence against women: why we keep getting it wrong

With the passing of another International Women’s Day, during which much attention around the world has again been focused on tackling violence against women, I would like to explain why none of the initiatives currently being proposed will achieve anything unless we acknowledge, and act on, the cause of this … »

10.03.2015 Pressenza New York

The Greatest Heist in History

The Greatest Heist in History

By Danny Katch The vast majority of Americans have been the victims of one of the biggest and longest-lasting robberies in history. Danny Katch investigates–and uncovers the culprits. THE TENTH richest person in America stood before a private audience in the most expensive town in America and declared that he … »

09.03.2015 Tony Henderson

Natanyahu appearance in the US Congress a sad error

Natanyahu appearance in the US Congress a sad error

The fracas unrolled by Natanyahu’s speech to the USA Congress, when relating it to Asia issues, instigates a look back to World War II when Madam Chiang Kai-shek spoke before Congress, in 1943, at the time of the Cairo Declaration. Fearing Chiang Kai-shek might go for accommodation with the Japanese … »

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