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19.07.2017

A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

By George Monbiot for The Guardian James McGill Buchanan’s vision of totalitarian capitalism has infected public policy in the US. Now it’s being exported. It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half… »

19.07.2017

Vandana Shiva: “Nonviolence builds a Resilient Spirit”

Vandana Shiva: “Nonviolence builds a Resilient Spirit”

Activist Vandana Shiva launched a strong and hopeful message during the “Poison at the Doors” conference in Rome on July 10. According to the Indian scientist, 70% of the food consumed worldwide is still grown by small and medium scale farmers. However, she says that industry multinationals selling low quality… »

18.07.2017

11 passengers thrown off plane following spontaneous protest over on-board deportee

11 passengers thrown off plane following spontaneous protest over on-board deportee

A group of passengers who forced a two-and-a-half delay of a flight between Barcelona and Dakar by protesting against the deportation of a Senegalese man on-board, were barred from re-boarding the plane and are now considering legal action. There were 172 passengers scheduled to depart on low-cost airline Vueling’s flight… »

15.07.2017

Jeremy Corbyn talks with Naomi Klein about creating a better world

Jeremy Corbyn talks with Naomi Klein about creating a better world

‘When people’s minds are opened up, there is no end to the possibilities,’ says Corbyn by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams “Social justice isn’t copyrighted,” U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told Naomi Klein in an interview published at The Intercept on… »

14.07.2017

The most foolish NHS privatisation yet?

The most foolish NHS privatisation yet?

By Michael Thorne 13 July 2017 for openDemocracy If private staffing agency fees are damaging the NHS so much, why on earth does the government keep trying to privatise the in-house agency set up to help the NHS avoid the problem? For the… »

12.07.2017

EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives

EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives

Thousands more refugees and migrants could be at risk of dying at sea if a flawed code of conduct for nongovernmental groups conducting search and rescue in the central Mediterranean is put into practice, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today after reviewing a leaked draft of the document. »

11.07.2017

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

A Freedom of Information request revealed today that spending on two AWE nuclear weapons sites in Berkshire has doubled from a budgeted £2 billion to almost £4 billion. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Spending on Trident is in chaos. Today we learn that the cost of upgrading the nuclear… »

11.07.2017

Hundreds of thousands gather in Turkey to ‘revolt against injustice’

Hundreds of thousands gather in Turkey to ‘revolt against injustice’

Opposition declares massive rally in Istanbul the beginning of a pro-democracy movement by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams Turkey’s opposition leader declared a new beginning for the country and demanded reforms to the country’s current government at a huge pro-democracy rally in Istanbul… »

10.07.2017

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Campaigners have said they will appeal a High Court decision which allows the UK Government to continue exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The verdict came despite global concern over the use of these weapons against civilians. The legal action was brought by law firm Leigh Day… »

09.07.2017

Tens of thousands protest peacefully and colourfully in Hamburg for solidarity without borders

Tens of thousands protest peacefully and colourfully in Hamburg for solidarity without borders

With a very colourful and peaceful protest march of several tens of thousands, the protest days against the G20 summit in Hamburg ended. They were filled with numerous workshops, discussion rounds, art activities and an alternative summit with thousands of participants and important speakers from the fields of human rights,… »

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