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25.02.2017

The U.S. Rejected Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make the Same Mistake Again

The U.S. Rejected Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make the Same Mistake Again

Anne Frank would be 87 years old had she not perished in Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. What words of wisdom might she offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its Muslim and refugee ban? Anne Frank is known for her famous diary, written… »

24.02.2017

Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban

Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban

This article slightly updates a previous one that IPS had published regarding the recurrent confusion about who are Arabs and who, Muslims. Now that President Donald Trump’s decision to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States continues to drift into legal labyrinths about its legality–or… »

23.02.2017

A Declaration of War on 11 Million People

A Declaration of War on 11 Million People

The Trump administration wants to kick America’s deportation machine into high gear–but there have been important shows of resistance to build on, writes Danny Katch. THE DEPARTMENT of Homeland Security (DHS) released two memos on February 20 laying out measures to implement Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order, issued under the… »

23.02.2017

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

By Roberto Savio Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American cycle! Like it or not, for the last two centuries the entire planet has been… »

23.02.2017

Can The Climate Survive Electoral Democracy? May Be. Can It Survive Capitalism? No.

Can The Climate Survive Electoral Democracy? May Be. Can It Survive Capitalism? No.

By Stan Cox Donald Trump plans to dismantle America’s already weak climate policy, potentially dooming not only this country but the entire world to runaway greenhouse warming. The day after Election Day 2016, star climate scientist Michael Mann was already saying he feared that it was “game over”… »

22.02.2017

Celebrating Tlatelolco – The First Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

Celebrating Tlatelolco – The First Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

By Jayantha Dhanapala* The commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Tlatelolco could not have come at a more opportune moment. In the UN General Assembly last year, Mexico and a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries joined with countries from other regions… »

22.02.2017

The New Gambia

The New Gambia

After a noisy political impasse the Gambia experienced months ago, the country has decided: Democracy is reborn, Human rights are to be respected, The rule of law will prevail, There shall be no more violence, To be free. The president elect, Adama Barrow, after a long period spent in Dakar,… »

22.02.2017

An Open Letter to Trump and Putin: The World Needs Nuclear Zero

An Open Letter to Trump and Putin: The World Needs Nuclear Zero

David Krieger* | Nuclear Age Peace Foundation This may be the most dangerous time in human history. In a dramatic recent decision, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved its iconic Doomsday Clock ahead from three minutes to only two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. »

18.02.2017

Mark Farell on Face 2 Face

Mark Farell on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with Mark Farell, on being an optimist in this difficult crisis, giving his lifelong experience as a Siloist and share his point of view on a Humanist proposal of social change and personal transformation. »

17.02.2017

A Dire Vacuum in a World in Crisis

A Dire Vacuum in a World in Crisis

By Baher Kamal “The world is in a crisis, not least because governing élites have estranged themselves from the needs and aspirations of ordinary people. This sense of being left behind has lead the latter to rebel against their country’s stratified governance,”… »

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