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22.09.2018

Casting Kavanaugh: The Trump Supreme Court Drama

Casting Kavanaugh: The Trump Supreme Court Drama

by Dr Binoy Kampmark —September 21, 2018 Stage set Washington.  Object: adulterating power.  The arm of government: the judiciary.  That particular group of high ranking paladins remains up in the air as US Supreme Court appointee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh floats around… »

22.09.2018

Hurricane Florence Blows Open Harsh Realities of American Inequality

Hurricane Florence Blows Open Harsh Realities of American Inequality

Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green didn’t have to die. Trapped in the back of a sheriff’s van in rural South Carolina, the two mental health patients in their mid-40s were being transported when their van was flooded following Hurricane Florence. The deputies driving the women managed to escape, but the… »

20.09.2018

On International Day of Democracy, International Leaders Call for More Open Public Institutions

On International Day of Democracy, International Leaders Call for More Open Public Institutions

Published on www.prnewswire.com and provided by NYU Tandon School of Engineering and The Governance Lab. Sept. 13, 2018  — As the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Democracy on September 15 with its theme of “Democracy Under Strain,” The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at… »

20.09.2018

Tropical Storm Florence inundates toxic manure ponds, coal ash dumps in the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Florence inundates toxic manure ponds, coal ash dumps in the Carolinas

By Ed Hightower In the several days since hurricane Florence made landfall near the border between North and South Carolina, the storm’s floodwaters have set one record after another. The storm’s official death toll now stands at 32 and is expected to rise with entire cities inundated by flood waters. »

14.09.2018

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

by Ellen Brown, originally posted on Truthdig, Sept. 13, 2018   Excluding institutions such as Blackrock and Vanguard, which are composed of multiple investors, the largest single players in global equity markets are now thought to be central banks themselves. An estimated 30 to 40 central banks are… »

11.09.2018

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

By Jan Oberg – September 11, 2018 Today marks the 17th anniversary of what could be called the most counter-productive, if not stupid, war in modern history: The Global War On Terror, GWOT. Today that war is much much more dangerous to the world and its future than the terrorists it allegedly… »

11.09.2018

Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

By Patrick Martin The Trump administration announced Monday that it would retaliate against the International Criminal Court (ICC), a judicial panel established under the auspices of the United Nations, if the ICC took any action against US military or civilian officials over charges of war crimes in Afghanistan. The announcement… »

11.09.2018

Undocumented immigrants plan statewide halt, escalating campaign for driver’s licenses in New Jersey

Undocumented immigrants plan statewide halt, escalating campaign for driver’s licenses in New Jersey

By Catalina Adorno After 15 years of calling and lobbying state legislators to no avail, undocumented immigrants in New Jersey are coming together to launch a new campaign for driver’s licenses — this time with a unique twist. On Sept. 17, hundreds will participate in an act they are calling… »

10.09.2018

Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World

Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in more than 90 countries joined a worldwide day of protest demanding urgent action to address climate change Saturday. In San Francisco, up to 30,000 people took part in the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march. It is believed to be the largest climate… »

08.09.2018

‘The Symptom, not the disease:’

‘The Symptom, not the disease:’

Michael Moore’s new film shows how deep political dysfunction—and failure of democrats—set stage for Trump “Donald J. Trump did not just fall from the sky. His rise to the presidency was not an aberration and should not have come as a shock.” by Julia Conley, staff writer  for… »

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