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01.05.2016 Sharmine Narwani

US presidential elections: A view from the Middle East

US presidential elections: A view from the Middle East

Although the era of US global hegemony is coming to a close, the Middle East – more than most regions – is still reeling from the nasty last jabs of that Empire in decline.  It is little wonder, then, that the US presidential election season is scrutinized carefully in all … »

30.04.2016 Democracy Now!

Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders is not a radical

Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders is not a radical

He has mass support for positions on healthcare & taxes During an event Tuesday night, Noam Chomsky was asked about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and said he considered him more of a “New Deal Democrat” than a radical extremist, as some have portrayed him. Chomsky said Sanders’ positions on … »

30.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Stop U.S. Intervention in Syria

Stop U.S. Intervention in Syria

The war in Syria appears to be heating back up.  A surprisingly widespread “cessation of hostilities” had reduced violence considerably for several weeks.  But U.N. sponsored peace talks got nowhere fast, with rebel factions insisting that the Assad government must go or they will keep on fighting.  Now all sides … »

28.04.2016 Gary Corseri

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead – part 2

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead – part 2

Part 2 – Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead By Gary Corseri (continued) from: http://www.pressenza.com/2016/04/catching-cynthia-mckinney-looking-worriedly-ahead/ GC: And, “Transformational Leadership”? CM: That’s the kind of leadership that professes values that James MacGregor Burns calls “end values”: liberty, dignity, justice, peace!  In my dissertation, I conclude that Chavez is … »

28.04.2016 Pressenza New York

Disparities

Disparities

Anne Kass The 2003 New Mexico Legislature created an Equal Pay Task Force and directed it to study the extent of wage disparities between men and women and between minorities and non-minorities; to study the causes of the disparities; to study the effects of the disparities … »

27.04.2016 Pressenza New York

Neo-liberalism at Work

Neo-liberalism at Work

Anne Kass When she had just retired after being a judge in a Family Court for 18 years, the Albuquerque Rotary Club invited her to give a speech which words are still very accurate: “Thank you for inviting me today. Since I retired on December 31st, … »

27.04.2016 Gary Corseri

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead

Gary S. Corseri writes:   I had the good fortune to hear Cynthia McKinney speak at an anti-war conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 2009. There were 5 or 6 notable speakers. All were good, even inspiring. Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was, for me, the most inspiring, informative, … »

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