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11.02.2016 Pressenza New York

Can Sanders conquer the Democratic Party?

Can Sanders conquer the Democratic Party?

After Bernie Sanders’ big victory in New Hampshire, Danny Katch asks what it would take for him to win the nomination–and the even bigger challenge of winning the party. WHEN THE loudmouths at Fox News used to warn about the threat of America being taken over by socialists, they probably … »

11.02.2016 Tony Henderson

Fish ball riots in Hong Kong’s Mongkok

Fish ball riots in Hong Kong’s Mongkok

In Hong Kong 2016 the Lunar New Year was being happily celebrated across the territory and in the crowded ever-popular Mongkok district it was the perennially delightful scene of crowds and snack stalls, kids and elders alike all enjoying seasonal affairs – when the government’s urban guerrillas arrived and another … »

11.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Will Geneva talks lead right back to Assad’s 2011 reforms?

Will Geneva talks lead right back to Assad’s 2011 reforms?

Syrian peace talks have already stalled. The opposition refused to be in the same room as the government delegation, while the latter blamed opposition ‘preconditions’ and the organizers’ inability to produce a ‘list of designated terrorists’. The UN’s special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has now promised talks will … »

10.02.2016 Human Wrongs Watch

Violence Is a Preventable Disease

Human Wrongs Watch By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate* BELFAST, 9 February 2016 (IPS) – The World Health Organization has said that ‘Violence is a preventable disease’ and people are not born violent, rather we all … »

10.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Israel’s sea-based nukes pose risks

Israel’s sea-based nukes pose risks

The story has been covered extensively in Germany and even in Israel, but it seems to have largely escaped notice in the United States: Israel has acquired a fleet of advanced German submarines that—Prime Minister Netanyahu has signaled—carry nuclear weapons pointed at Iran. The Obama administration’s pretense that it knows … »

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