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26.06.2017

Supreme Court partially allows Trump’s travel ban

Supreme Court partially allows Trump’s travel ban

Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court accepted today the case of President Donald Trump”s travel ban and decided to enforce parts of the controversial executive order until the final ruling.   The highest court in this country had not formally decided to take the process presented by… »

26.06.2017

U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Military-Heavy Trump Budget

U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Military-Heavy Trump Budget

By David Swanson The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday unanimously passed three resolutions opposing the military-heavy Trump budget proposal, urging Congress to move funding out of the military and into human and environmental needs rather than the reverse. The three resolutions are numbers 59 and 60 found on… »

25.06.2017

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan President Donald Trump’s long-promised repeal of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, edges closer to reality, as the Senate releases its secretly written version of the House’s American Health Care Act—the very bill that Trump first championed, then recently reportedly called “mean.” The Republican… »

23.06.2017

You’ll Never Guess What Losing Democrats All Have in Common

You’ll Never Guess What Losing Democrats All Have in Common

By David Swanson It was curious to observe how much of Jeremy Corbyn’s successful campaign to rebuild the Labour Party was about foreign policy. Wars, he said, make us less safe, not more. Agreeing with him were: the obvious facts of the matter, voters in opinion polls, and apparently voters… »

21.06.2017

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat Genocide

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat Genocide

Robert J. Burrowes It is a tragic measure of the depravity of human existence that genocide is a continuing and prevalent manifestation of violence in the international system, despite the effort following World War II to abolish it through negotiation, and then adoption and ratification of the 1948 Genocide… »

21.06.2017

Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC

Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC

New Yorkers sanding for Refugees on World Refugee Day. The March organized by African Communities Together (ACT) and City of Refuge Coalition went form 59th St and 5th Ave to Trump World Tower and Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in front of the United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on… »

20.06.2017

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

By David Korten Four days after President Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) reported that Earth Overshoot Day 2017 will fall on August 2. Most Americans likely have no idea what that means. The basic point is quite simple: From January… »

20.06.2017

Nobody Wants Trump in Office More Than Democrats

Nobody Wants Trump in Office More Than Democrats

By David Swanson Ordinary people who identify themselves as Democrats have a variety of mostly noble intentions and desires. Elected Democrats in Washington, D.C., are another matter entirely. When voters gave them majorities in Congress in 2006, telling exit pollsters that the top reason was to end the war on… »

18.06.2017

Women’s March to Ban the Bomb in New York

Women’s March to Ban the Bomb in New York

“It started raining as soon as people gathered, poured during the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb and the program outside the UN, then stopped raining, but only after it was all over! A good turnout for a rainy day, estimated about 1.000, including 50 Japanese” activist Ellen Thomas explains. »

17.06.2017

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle for social change

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle  for social change

On the occasion of the European Tour of the Standing Rock Water Protectors we had the opportunity to meet the young rapper and activist Rafael Gonzalez alias Tufawon. In this intense and engaging interview, Rafael talks about his first-line experience in the camps around the Dakota Access pipeline and his… »

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