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09.08.2019

U.S. doesn’t want dialogue: turns to economic terror and shows plan to impose its tutelage on Venezuela

U.S. doesn’t want dialogue: turns to economic terror and shows plan to impose its tutelage on Venezuela

Aram Aharonian* The blockade and the new sanctions that freeze all Venezuelan assets in U.S. territory, ordered by the regime of Donald Trump, is nothing more than another act of economic terrorism that seeks, in the first place, to break the dialogue between the constitutional government and the opposition and… »

07.08.2019

India and Pakistan Itching for Showdown on Kashmir

India and Pakistan Itching for Showdown on Kashmir

By Mahboob A. Khawaja Has civilization taught us to be more friendly towards one another? Asked Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and intellectual and explains further: …Within the herd we are more friendly to each other than are many species of animals, but in our attitude towards those outside the… »

06.08.2019

Hiroshima Unlearned: Time to tell the truth about US relations with Russia and finally ban the bomb

Hiroshima Unlearned: Time to tell the truth about US relations with Russia and finally ban the bomb

August 6th and 9th mark 74 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where only one nuclear bomb dropped on each city caused the deaths of up to 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 people in Nagasaki. Today, with the US decision to walk away from the 1987… »

05.08.2019

Silo in Jujuy

Silo in Jujuy

This July 20th we celebrated the seventh pilgrimage to Yala, Jujuy, a place where on the same date in 1969 the speech that Silo intended to give was banned. Even though the authorities were asked for permission, they denied it. Thus, an attentive crowd of farmers, locals, travelers and other… »

04.08.2019

INF dies 74 years since Hiroshima leading Europe one step closer to nuclear annihilation

INF dies 74 years since Hiroshima leading Europe one step closer to nuclear annihilation

On August 2, 2019 officially ended the treaty limiting nuclear medium-range ( Intermediate -Range Nuclear Forces ) after the withdrawal of US and Russia. At the height of the Cold War (1987), this important bilateral treaty, which resulted in many mass social mobilizations, managed to withdraw and destroy, by 1… »

02.08.2019

Reclaiming the commons through state ownership? Maybe not

Reclaiming the commons through state ownership? Maybe not

Transnational state capital can be just as harmful as its private counterparts. We need local, democratic and sustainable alternatives. Milan Babic for OpenDemocracy This article is part of ourEconomy’s ‘Decolonising the economy’ series. In a 2001 essay, Naomi Klein passionately called for “reclaiming the commons” in… »

01.08.2019

A humanist view on wellness at birth and death

A humanist view on wellness at birth and death

It is popularly said that the only certainty we have in life is that we are all going to die. But, in truth, death is a concept with which we learn to live together in the course of our lives, and overcoming fear of it as we approach it is… »

01.08.2019

Poor Wittle CNN

Poor Wittle CNN

“So, Senator Sanders, do you think that someone who’s profited from the current so-called healthcare system, like John Delaney, is qualified to tell you not to change it?” is a different sort of question from “So, Congressman Delaney, won’t good Americans run screaming from Senator Sanders’ rabid socialism?” Similarly, “Senator… »

31.07.2019

UK’s risky bet

UK’s risky bet

By Federico Larsen Finally, the gauche leader of the brexiteers achieved his main goal. Boris Johnson became Britain’s prime minister after a political career that, according to many, aimed at that office from the very first minute, even before Brexit even existed in the minds of the English. Opposite 10… »

31.07.2019

Abolish Terrorist Agencies

Abolish Terrorist Agencies

By David Swanson Every government on earth, beginning with the United States, should shut down and be done with secret agencies, spy agencies, agencies used for murder, torture, bribery, election-manipulation, and coups. While these agencies prevent the public from knowing what is being done in its name, they do not… »

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