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19.07.2018

Free markets and the decline of democracy

Free markets and the decline of democracy

By JOHN WEEKS 18 July 2018 for openDemocracy What is the source of the 21st century tendency to authoritarianism? The central purpose of neoliberal re-regulation is to remove economic policy from control by representative democracy. It is difficult to find a major country in which… »

19.07.2018

The danger of a single story

The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. »

19.07.2018

Ethiopia’s Peaceful Revolution

Ethiopia’s Peaceful Revolution

By Thomas C Mountain The uniquely African Empire of Ethiopia has seen itself launched into a peaceful revolution that promises to transform one of the planets poorest countries into a modern peoples democracy. Being that I have spent my entire life living by the principle of “political power grows from… »

18.07.2018

The Intelligence Community Is Neither

The Intelligence Community Is Neither

By David Swanson At the big “Treason Summit” “Russopocalypse” “Catastrovent” on Monday, journalist Sam Husseini tried to ask a question about banning nuclear weapons, and was physically hauled out of the room by officials from the “Land of Press Freedom,” Finland. Meanwhile, an Associated Press reporter was permitted to ask… »

17.07.2018

Helsinki Summit: Detente Bad, Cold War Good

Helsinki Summit: Detente Bad, Cold War Good

The entire “liberal” media and political establishment of the Western world reveals its militarist, authoritarian soul today with the screaming and hysterical attacks on the very prospect of detente with Russia. Peace apparently is a terrible thing; a renewed arms race, with quite literally trillions of dollars pumped into the… »

17.07.2018

Interview with Ann Wright: “It’s your land and yet the US is using it to kill other people around the world “

Interview with Ann Wright: “It’s your land and yet the US is using it to kill other people around the world “

Ann Wright served 29 years in the US Army as a colonel and moved to the diplomatic service, where she worked for 16 years as a diplomat in US embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. She resigned in March 2003… »

16.07.2018

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell The London-based Times newspaper reported yesterday that the British and Ecuadorian governments have been holding secret discussions on plans to evict WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy, where he sought political asylum six years ago. The article said the talks are “an attempt to remove Assange” from… »

16.07.2018

Peace Activists Gain Entry to German Air Base that Holds US Nuclear Bombs

Peace Activists Gain Entry to German Air Base that Holds US Nuclear Bombs

On Sunday, July 15th 2018, eighteen people from four different countries cut through fences to reclaim German Air Force Base Büchel, which hosts about 20 U.S. nuclear bombs. The activists are from the USA (7), Germany (6), The Netherlands (4) and England (1). People cut through fencing and got… »

14.07.2018

The Holes in the Official Skripal Story

The Holes in the Official Skripal Story

In my last post I set out the official Government account of the events in the Skripal Case. Here I examine the credibility of this story. Next week I shall look at alternative explanations. Russia has a decade long secret programme of producing and stockpiling novichok nerve agents. It… »

13.07.2018

News on JFK Assassination Plan

News on JFK Assassination Plan

by Paul Craig Roberts. The original article can be found here: Two US Army Cryptographic Code Operators Overheard JFK Assassination Plan President Trump forced the release of 53,000 CIA documents of the Kennedy assassination that were withheld from the public for more than a half century. The presstitute media,… »

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