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19.12.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Cuba: in from the cold

Cuba: in from the cold

Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (USA), member of the Democratic Party, sent a circular to her supporters… “Yesterday we celebrated a long-awaited, long-overdue moral and diplomatic victory in our relationship with Cuba. I have met with Alan Gross many times during trips to Cuba, and I am overjoyed that he … »

13.12.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse

On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse

On occasion a reader will ask if I can give readers some good news. The answer is: not unless I lie to you like “your” government and the mainstream media do. If you want faked “good news,” you need to retreat into The Matrix. In exchange for less stress and … »

07.12.2014 Pressenza New York

Myth in Art: Cameron at L.A. MOCA, African Cosmos at LACMA

Myth in Art: Cameron at L.A. MOCA, African Cosmos at LACMA

By Gabriela Jurosz-Landa Cameron’s world view and her resulting artistic expression predate contemporary art interpretation. To speak with philosopher Georg Picht, the fragmenting mind of industrial production has separated art, myth and thought. Art today, Picht states, is perceived and understood aesthetically and transgressed in “the realm of general non-commitment … »

05.12.2014 Pressenza New York

NYC March to Shut the Whole System Down

NYC March to Shut the Whole System Down

In New York, thousands of demonstrators shut down traffic around the city and part of the West Side Highway was effectively closed off as protesters streamed between vehicles, chanting “The whole damn system is guilty as hell.” The march and blockade were caused by outrage over the refusal of grand … »

05.12.2014 Pressenza New York

President Obama’s Immigrant Initiative: A Questionable Proposition

President Obama’s Immigrant Initiative: A Questionable Proposition

By Arturo Ignacio Sánchez President Obama’s executive action on immigration has been uncritically embraced and lauded by immigrant activists, so-called political progressives, and corporate interests. At first glance, this is totally understandable. From an immediate humanitarian perspective the initiative will insulate five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. In effect, immigrant … »

04.12.2014 TRANSCEND Media Service

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

by Arturo Lopez-Levy – The Nation, Transcend Media Service. Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola. When was last time in recent memory a top US official praised Cuba publicly? And since when … »

04.12.2014 Pressenza New York

Grand Jury Fails to Indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo

Grand Jury Fails to Indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo

Wednesday Dec 3rd, protesters poured onto the streets following a grand jury’s decision not to indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo on murder charges for killing unarmed Staten Islander Eric Garner. Protesters rallied at Union Square and Columbus Circle and marched to Times Square, 47th Street, up Broadway and tried to disrupt the Christmas tree lighting ceremony … »

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