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02.02.2019

Learning from Gandhi

Learning from Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869: 150 years ago this year. There will be many tributes to Gandhi published in 2019 so I would like to add one of my own. This reflects not just my belief that he gave the world inspiration, ideas and powerful strategies… »

30.01.2019

How Today’s Crisis in the Congo Began

How Today’s Crisis in the Congo Began

By Vijay Prashad, Kambale Musavuli This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.   The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is both one of the richest countries in the world, and one of the poorest. It is one of the richest countries… »

30.01.2019

Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump’s Test On Venezuela’s Coup

Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump’s Test On Venezuela’s Coup

by Shamus Cooke Originally published on Counterpunch, 29/01/2019 When Trump announced his support for the unfolding coup in Venezuela, Bernie Sanders remained silent for 24 hours.  This matters because coups are made or broken in the first moments or hours; a day during a… »

28.01.2019

Holocaust, genocides: never again! But how?

Holocaust, genocides: never again! But how?

“International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews, 8.7 million Slavs, 1.8 million ethnic Poles, 220,000 Romani people,… »

27.01.2019

The Coup in Venezuela Must Be Resisted

The Coup in Venezuela Must Be Resisted

Venezuela has elections. Juan Guaidò has never even been a Presidential candidate. Despite massive CIA opposition funding and interference over years as Big Oil tries to regain control of the World’s largest oil reserves, Nicolas Maduro was democratically re-elected in 2018 as President of Venezuela. The coup now under way… »

27.01.2019

How Washington’s Devastating “Economic Blockade” of Venezuela Helped Pave the Way for Coup Attempt

How Washington’s Devastating “Economic Blockade” of Venezuela Helped Pave the Way for Coup Attempt

Venezuela remains in a state of crisis as opposition forces—with the backing of the United States—attempt to unseat the government of Nicolás Maduro. On Thursday, Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López said the military continues to stand by Maduro. His remarks came one day after President Trump announced that the… »

24.01.2019

Washington Has Appointed A President For Venezuela

Washington Has Appointed A President For Venezuela

by Paul Craig Roberts, 23/01/2019 Originally posted here   After listening since 2016 to the American presstitutes complain, without providing a mere scrap of evidence, of Russia meddling in US elections, a person would think that the last thing Washington would do would be to meddle in other… »

23.01.2019

Copyright negotiations hit a brick wall in Council

Copyright negotiations hit a brick wall in Council

by Julia Reda, 18/01/2019 originally posted under CC here   Today, Council firmly rejected the negotiating mandate that was supposed to set out Member States’ position ahead of what was supposed to be the final negotiation round with the European Parliament, Politico reports. National governments failed to agree on a… »

22.01.2019

Mr. President, We Don’t Need Your Stinking Wall

Mr. President, We Don’t Need Your Stinking Wall

As of January 20, 2019, the United States government remains partially shutdown for one month due to President Donald J. Trump’s insistence of $5.7 billion from Congress to fund his racist and medieval border wall. When it comes to this ongoing debate, Trump, along with his Republican cronies,… »

21.01.2019

By Working to Free Julian Assange We are Fighting for Justice…

By Working to Free Julian Assange We are Fighting for Justice…

Remarks at the Ecuadorian Consulate in Queens on Friday, January 18, 2019 Thank you to the New York chapter of the Ecuadorian Confederation of Journalists for organizing this celebration of journalism and thanks to the consulate for hosting this event. It is an honor to have been invited and to… »

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