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27.07.2015 Amy Goodman

A Cuban Flag Flies Again in Washington

A Cuban Flag Flies Again in Washington

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan On July 20, history was made in Washington, D.C., and in Havana, Cuba. As the Cuban national anthem was played, the island nation’s flag was raised over its embassy in Washington, D.C. The embassy, as well as the U.S. embassy in Havana, was … »

24.07.2015 Gary Corseri

“Christmas in July” in Absurdityville, USA

“Christmas in July” in Absurdityville, USA

“It is Christmas in July!”[1] So, the boob-tube informs me every time I try to momentarily escape the real and surreal horrors of MSM news, alternative news, Internet news, news from the universe. I seek a morsel of sustenance; a moment of transcendent awareness—a peak moment such as … »

20.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Worker Cooperatives vs. Traditional Hierarchical Organizations

Worker Cooperatives vs. Traditional Hierarchical Organizations

From Rcooley123 blog (September 7, 2014 entry) Worker cooperatives, where the workers are also owners of a company, may be an effective way to counter the trend towards large, multinational corporations which have resulted in the enormous degree of economic inequality currently plaguing our economy. The idea of continuing to … »

08.07.2015 Silvia Swinden

TTIP, BDS and the illegal settlements

TTIP, BDS and the illegal settlements

Not much has been said about the way the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the US and the EU) will affect BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) campaign against Israel. In fact when Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority bill last week, it included a provision that “requires the … »

08.07.2015 Pressenza New York

21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

Warren, McCain float bill again to rebuild wall between commercial and investment banking Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), John McCain (R-AZ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Angus King (I-ME) on Tuesday (07/07/2015) re-introduced the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act, a modern version of the Banking Act of 1933 (Glass-Steagall) that reduces … »

07.07.2015 Prensa Latina

UN Expert Calls for Lifting US Blockade against Cuba

UN Expert Calls for Lifting US Blockade against Cuba

United Nations, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Unitd Nations special rapporteur for human rights and international sanctions Idriss Jazairy urged today the United States to lift the blockade against Cuba, while praising the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between both countries. In a statement, Jazairy indicated that the process to achieve … »

27.06.2015 Gary Corseri

Lower the US flag on July 4th

Lower the US flag on July 4th

LOWER THE US FLAG ON JULY 4TH!  (Or: I’ll Take Down My Flag, When You Take Down Yours!)  By Gary Corseri I’ve marched in the Civil Rights Movement.  During the Vietnam War, I marched behind a Peace Symbol flag, and just happened to be in the flashbulb’s light when … »

25.06.2015 Pressenza New York

Ignoring the Real Roots of American Violence

Ignoring the Real Roots of American Violence

By Danny Katch – New York – 06/25/2015 – IN THE wake of Dylann Roof’s racist massacre in a Charleston church, there is increased public awareness of the frighteningly widespread network of violent right-wing networks. The New York Times, for example, gave prominent attention to something that hate-group … »

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