Politics

23.11.2014 Pressenza London

Occupy Democracy back in Parliament Square, London

Occupy Democracy back in Parliament Square, London

Republished from Occupy London Donnachadh McCarthy, author of ‘The Prostitute State’, former Deputy Chair of the Lib Dems and supporter of Occupy, was arrested last night at the protests at Parliament Square. The arrest happened when more than 200  #occupydemocracy demonstrators descended on Parliament Square, with the aim of creating … »

23.11.2014 Redazione Italia

Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

By Kathy Kelly On November 7, 2014, while visiting Kabul, the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg noted that  NATO will soon launch a new chapter, a new non-combat mission in Afghanistan. But it’s difficult to spot the new … »

22.11.2014 Silvia Swinden

Speaking with forked tongues can win you an election

Speaking with forked tongues can win you an election

What better allegory than the Native Americans’ to describe Orwell’s “double speak” or the semantic violence of those who steal the discourse of the opposite view to increase their appeal amongst those who normally would not agree with or vote for them? The wolves in sheep’s clothing, (and why do … »

21.11.2014 David Andersson

President Obama and the Immigration Move

President Obama and the Immigration Move

New York 11/20/2014 – For immigrant activists who have been working for immigration reform for more than 10 years, what President Obama did today is what we wanted him to do when he was elected back in 2008. Instead the President decided to work with Congress and the Republican Party … »

19.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Brisbane: A show of Western weakness

Brisbane: A show of Western weakness

No matter what you may think of Putin and Russia this is simply not the way international politics should be conducted, particularly not at the personal level. If it wasn’t an offence to children, one would aptly characterise it as childish behaviour.  By Jan Oberg Cartoon by Australian … »

19.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Occupy Hong Kong – sunset or really sunrise?

Occupy Hong Kong – sunset or really sunrise?

As expected, this week sees the start of the clearance of Hong Kong Occupy sites. It began with Admiralty, where the main road has been blocked by protesters for fifty-five days. The bailiffs, with court injunctions and backed by a police force to ensure the matter went ahead without interruption, … »

19.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Iran: opportunities that may not come by again

Iran: opportunities that may not come by again

There is less than one week till the new round of nuclear talks resume between Iran and P5+1 in which a comprehensive and mutually agreed upon agreement probably will be reached. Different predictions, sometimes being contradicted, have so far been made and still are going on. Through the last round … »

18.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement protest over 50 days

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement protest over 50 days

  Government administration building Central Hong Kong – Admiralty Tent city outside admin. building toward harbour Get your Occupy Central hair done here Logistics Department Generational debate Memorable graduation day at Occupy Central This is or … »

17.11.2014 Pressenza Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Anti-corruption protests took place in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, tonight following Prime Minister, Viktor Orban’s refusal to dismiss the head of the tax authority, Ildiko Vida, who has been accused of having ties to corruption by the US government’s refusal to grant her a visa. There appears to be a … »

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