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22.07.2019

The vicious circle of wealth concentration

The vicious circle of wealth concentration

We often read statistics illustrating the accelerated concentration of wealth in the world; a few billionaires accumulate more wealth than the poorest half of the planet, and the richest 1% of the population owns more than half of the world’s wealth. We are resigned, like mere spectators, to a brutal… »

21.07.2019

We Only Need 12 million Americans for Transformative Change.

We Only Need 12 million Americans for Transformative Change.

By David Andersson On a recent podcast entitled “How Only 3.5% of a Population Can Change Society, ” Sonali Kolhatkar interviewed Erica Chenoweth, co-author of the book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. The book describes a study of worldwide mass campaigns of nonviolent resistance… »

20.07.2019

President Trump Redefines ‘White House’

President Trump Redefines ‘White House’

President Donald Trump has given new meaning to the “White House.” From his perch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he hurls racist epithets via tweet while commanding armed agents to terrorize immigrants at the border and in communities from coast to coast. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi summed it up well, commenting… »

18.07.2019

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Britain has enough housing – it’s just that a series of outrageous policies makes it accessible only to the rich. By George Monbiot for The Guardian I have a friend who works almost every waking hour, mainly to pay the rent. Her landlord lives on a beach, 4,000 miles… »

17.07.2019

Who will save Europe from the latest threats of nuclear war?

Who will save Europe from the latest threats of nuclear war?

This opinion piece written by Rafael Poch-de-Feliu[1] was published on his blog in Spanish with the original title “The discreet burial of the INF.” The most crucial nuclear disarmament agreement for Europe and Europeans is going down the toilet in three weeks time in the… »

16.07.2019

Migration, imperialist wars, the arms trade and how capitalism functions

Migration, imperialist wars, the arms trade and how capitalism functions

At the International Social Forum organised by the UK Labour Party on the 13th and 14th of July, 2019 a host of international speakers attended to give talks on subjects from global economics, climate crisis, global finance and accountability, movement of people and trade protectionism.  We publish here the transcript… »

16.07.2019

Defeating capitalism through regulation and taxation

Defeating capitalism through regulation and taxation

At the International Social Forum organised by the UK Labour Party on the 13th and 14th of July 2019 a host of international speakers attended to give talks on subjects from global economics, climate crisis, global finance and accountability, movement of people and trade protectionism.  We publish here the transcript… »

16.07.2019

[Brazil] The media hide the attack on Glenn Greenwald in Paraty, by Alceu Castilho

[Brazil] The media hide the attack on Glenn Greenwald in Paraty, by Alceu Castilho

“Nobody told me, I was at the table with Sérgio Amadeu, Sabrina Fernandes and Gregório Duvivier, as well as Glenn himself. The atmosphere of tension was enormous. Our speeches were interrupted by bombs and fireworks,” Castilho said. By Alceu Castilho On Facebook The miserable Brazilian press managed to hide… »

15.07.2019

Will more climate strikes achieve the breakthrough that we need?

Will more climate strikes achieve the breakthrough that we need?

Strengthening the climate movement requires a rethink of strategy and tactics. Tim Root for openDemocracy The global movement fighting climate breakdown has made some promising advances recently, chiefly thanks to Greta Thunberg and the other admirable school climate strikers. The British, Irish, French and Canadian parliaments have… »

13.07.2019

The Flawed Food Dependency

The Flawed Food Dependency

(A Book Review: Food or War) By Robert Hunziker “The most destructive object on the planet… is the human jawbone.” (Food or War, Cambridge University Press, 2019) pg 177 Whether by sight, taste, touch, feel, or smell, it’s only too obvious that “food” affects every aspect of life and is… »

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