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23.03.2017

Tom Cat does Trump’s dirty work

Tom Cat does Trump’s dirty work

Danny Katch reports on the struggle of immigrant workers at Tom Cat Bakery to defend their jobs in the face of company demands to prove their legal status. WHEN PEOPLE talk about Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant base, they usually aren’t thinking of artisanal bakeries in New York City. But when Tom… »

23.03.2017

A Call to Action on Proposed Willets Point Redevelopment Plan

A Call to Action on Proposed Willets Point Redevelopment Plan

By Eric Córdova An all-women’s rally was held on the steps of CitiField on March 16, 2017.  Members of the newly formed East Elmhurst Corona Alliance gathered together for a call to action on the proposed Willets Point Redevelopment Plan.  Led by Ms. Talea Wulfa of East Elmhurst, the demonstration… »

23.03.2017

Tens of Thousands of Argentine Teachers March Amid Nationwide Strike

Tens of Thousands of Argentine Teachers March Amid Nationwide Strike

In Argentina, tens of thousands of teachers marched through the capital Buenos Aires Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike demanding pay raises to keep pace with high inflation. The teachers are outraged over recent comments by President Mauricio Macri disparaging public schools in Argentina. Gabriela Baigorri: “The figure of… »

21.03.2017

Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29th

Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29th

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her government will trigger Article 50  – the Lisbon Treaty article that sets in motion the secession of a member state of the European Union – on March 29th , formally starting Brexit negotiations. The European Union and the United Kingdom will… »

21.03.2017

Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition

Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition

The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors, Human Rights Watch said today. The crackdown on democratically elected officials not only violates their rights… »

20.03.2017

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil could start flowing through the highly contested $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline as early as today. On Saturday, an appeals court rejected the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Nations’ request for an emergency injunction to stop the pipeline from becoming operational. Meanwhile, the University of California’s chief investment… »

20.03.2017

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From 1945 to 1990, a stake of the Cold War (2/3)

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From 1945 to 1990, a stake of the Cold War (2/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. Indeed one has to go back to the aftermath of World War I to see the establishment of a large proportion of the geopolitical data that explains the multiplicity of the entanglement of current… »

20.03.2017

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of UK adults think the British Government should be represented at nuclear disarmament talks due to begin at the United Nations next week. Only 9% said the Government should not attend and 16% were undecided. The opinion poll was conducted in the wake of news reports suggesting that the… »

18.03.2017

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

The Sami Parliament in Norway, which represents the indigenous Sami people, also known as Lapps in English, has convinced the second largest pension fund of the country, the public sector sign, to divest from companies linked to the controversial Dakota Access pipeline project. This act aims to express solidarity to Native… »

18.03.2017

Next week in Rome: DiEM25’s alternative to “There Is No Alternative”

Next week in Rome: DiEM25’s alternative to “There Is No Alternative”

March 25 is the EU’s 60th birthday, and the leaders of all EU countries will be in Rome on that day to celebrate. What exactly will they be celebrating? Its disintegration, under Brexit and the rise of the Nationalist International, which they now call a ‘variable geometry’ Europe?  Undoubtedly they… »

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