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24.01.2020

UN chief outlines solutions to defeat ‘four horsemen’ threatening our global future

UN chief outlines solutions to defeat ‘four horsemen’ threatening our global future

The start of the New Year finds the world facing four looming threats to human progress: surging geopolitical tensions, the climate crisis, global mistrust and the downsides of technology, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday. Global tensions mounting For the Secretary-General, global tensions are at their highest level in years, making the… »

24.01.2020

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

By Countercurrents Collective More than three months of political blockade have passed since protests in Lebanon erupted. A new government has sworn-in. Still violent protests continue with call for an end to corruption, economic woes and sectarian politics. Protesters have called for a “Week of Rage”. Protesters on Tuesday chanted… »

23.01.2020

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

By j.jill “United We Stand” is a motto best-known for the July 1942 campaign to stimulate emotion and capital for United States entry into the Second World War. Yet, its origin heralds to 1768s “The Liberty Song” by John Dickinson and has been used historically as a sort of rallying… »

20.01.2020

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

By Thalif Deen The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told… »

17.01.2020

Is Iraq Now a Virtual “US-Occupied Territory”?

Is Iraq Now a Virtual “US-Occupied Territory”?

By Thalif Deen Pat Buchanan, a senior advisor to three US Presidents and twice candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, once infamously described the United States Congress as “Israeli-occupied territory” -– apparently because of its unrelentingly blind support for the Jewish state. Never mind post-1967 Gaza, West… »

17.01.2020

USA Vs Iran: Six Decades of American Lies, Deceit and War Crimes

USA Vs Iran: Six Decades of American Lies, Deceit and War Crimes

By Irwin, Jerome The war drums of a World War III in 2020 continue to beat louder and louder since President Trump’s illegal assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani in Tehran. The escalation of each new day’s recklessly-outrageous pronouncements by Trump and his political allies, that speak out for the… »

16.01.2020

Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

By Dr Binoy Kampmark Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange.  The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing.  At the Westminster… »

14.01.2020

How Generation Z is leading the climate movement

How Generation Z is leading the climate movement

From the rise of organizations like Zero Hour to Greta Thunberg’s Fridays For Future, the youth climate movement is only just getting started. By Nick Engelfried For the first decade and a half of her life, Jamie Margolin was like any other U.S. teen living in the suburbs. She went… »

14.01.2020

Beyond Soleimani!

Beyond Soleimani!

By Murtaza Shibli Finally, the storm over General Qassem Soleimani’s death seems to be over. Had it not been for the strategic restraint and wisdom of the Iranian regime, the war seemed imminent which would have certainly resulted in the decimation of the stranglehold of the religious elite and wide-scale… »

12.01.2020

A Rationale for Unbounded Organization: A Path to Positive Peace

A Rationale for Unbounded Organization: A Path to Positive Peace

By Howard Richards This is a proposal for a pragmatic, functional and realistic framework for talking, thinking and building institutions.1 The fundamental fact of human history and of social science is the existence of living human individuals. This implies the physical organization (körperliche Organisation) of food production or gathering and,… »

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