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22.01.2017

Tracking Trump

Tracking Trump

By Zoltan Zigedy The 2016 election taught many lessons, few of which have penetrated the talking heads of the mainstream media. Most of what we could learn has been lost in the frenzy of the most outrageous political maneuvering witnessed in decades. One of the more notable lessons is the… »

20.01.2017

Six Things We Should Do Better As Everything Gets Worse

Six Things We Should Do Better As Everything Gets Worse

Here I am in occupied DC. The White House looks like a Green Zone. There was a time when you could walk up to it. Caravans of police cars and black SUVs zoom by with sirens blaring and everyone else forced aside. Do people look outraged? No, they grin and… »

18.01.2017

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

At the Atlantic Council — a “think” tank funded by such bastions of democracy as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, not to mention that center of peaceful nonviolence NATO — Samantha Power announced on Tuesday that Russia is a menacing danger to the United States of America and to the rule… »

18.01.2017

How America Went from Hope to Cynicism in the Obama Era

How America Went from Hope to Cynicism in the Obama Era

By Danny Katch Inauguration Day marks the official transfer of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, but the real transition became painfully apparent earlier this month. Obama gave a farewell address to thousands of adoring fans in Chicago on Jan. 10. He cast his presidency as another step in… »

15.01.2017

The Deep State Wants to Deep Six Us

The Deep State Wants to Deep Six Us

What do these pieces of evidence tell you? The United States and Russia each possess enough nuclear weapons to destroy all life on earth many times over. Pentagon officials say the cold war with Russia is for profit and bureaucracy. When there was danger of peace breaking out in… »

13.01.2017

Syria and Aleppo – Old news media falling

Syria and Aleppo – Old news media falling

A moment of world history missed by quite a few I was in Aleppo December 10-14, 2016 and the Eastern part was finally liberated on the 12th. Beyond any doubt, this was a world historic moment: because of Aleppo’s importance as city in Syria and the Middle East, its status… »

13.01.2017

Imagine the Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Peace

Imagine the Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Peace

The idea has been floated and endlessly reintroduced in legislation since the founding of the United States of creating a Department of Peace. These efforts even resulted in 1986 in the creation of the USI”P” — the U.S. Institute of “Peace” which this week held events with Lindsey Graham, Tom… »

13.01.2017

Trump, a catastrophe or a catalyst for change?

Trump, a catastrophe or a catalyst for change?

By Ana Carvallo With the nail-biting inauguration of January 20th rapidly approaching, many feel a gut-wrenching sense of unease at the prospect of an inexperienced, loud-mouthed and rather vulgar successor leading America into 2017. Of course, over here in Europe we do not have as much… »

11.01.2017

Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day

Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day

The U.S. government has now generated numerous news stories and released multiple “reports” aimed at persuading us that Vladimir Putin is to blame for Donald Trump becoming president. U.S. media has dutifully informed us that the case has been made. What has been made is the case for writing your… »

10.01.2017

Beyond Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

Beyond Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

Human Wrongs Watch By Jonathan Drake* 4 January 2017 (openDemocracy)* – Artificial Intelligence is growing at rapid pace, and so are significant ethical and human rights dilemmas.  “You are worse than a fool; you have no care for your species. »

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