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21.07.2019

We Only Need 12 million Americans for Transformative Change.

We Only Need 12 million Americans for Transformative Change.

By David Andersson On a recent podcast entitled “How Only 3.5% of a Population Can Change Society, ” Sonali Kolhatkar interviewed Erica Chenoweth, co-author of the book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. The book describes a study of worldwide mass campaigns of nonviolent resistance… »

21.07.2019

U.S. Troops Back in Saudi Arabia: What Could Go Wrong?

U.S. Troops Back in Saudi Arabia: What Could Go Wrong?

By David Swanson The First Gulf War back in 1990 was a big huge success. One of the things it accomplished was a major U.S. troop presence in Saudi Arabia. Muslims around the world were outraged. Bombs were repeatedly set off at Khobar Towers where troops were stationed. In 1998… »

21.07.2019

Deadly heat wave grips tens of millions in U.S., 6 deaths as temperature reaches record high

Deadly heat wave grips tens of millions in U.S., 6 deaths as temperature reaches record high

The deadly heat wave gripping much of the U.S. has resulted at least 6 deaths, hit tens of millions of people, left tens of thousands of people in New York and Michigan without power, and caused the cancellation of many public events. As more than two-thirds of the U.S. feeling… »

20.07.2019

70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies

70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies

In Washington, D.C., Capitol Police arrested 70 Catholic nuns and clergy Thursday as they held a nonviolent sit-in protest inside the Russell Senate Office Building against the Trump administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. More than a dozen protesters stood in a circle, holding the photographs of migrant… »

20.07.2019

President Trump Redefines ‘White House’

President Trump Redefines ‘White House’

President Donald Trump has given new meaning to the “White House.” From his perch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he hurls racist epithets via tweet while commanding armed agents to terrorize immigrants at the border and in communities from coast to coast. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi summed it up well, commenting… »

18.07.2019

“Our Squad Is Big”: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump’s Racist Attack

“Our Squad Is Big”: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump’s Racist Attack

Congressmembers Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar condemned President Trump’s spate of racist attacks against them in a news conference Monday. Their public rebuke followed Trump tweeting Sunday telling them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”… »

17.07.2019

Immigration, Fear and Japanese Americans in Solidarity with Latinos

Immigration, Fear and Japanese Americans in Solidarity with Latinos

By Jhon Sánchez “New York City, ICE is checking IDs at the 1,2,3 train west 72 St Station” was one of the text messages I got last Sunday. Yesterday during dinner, one of my friends handed us a booklet from her church that contained a Know-Your-Rights article in case of… »

17.07.2019

U.S. House of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis for Any Foreign Bases

U.S. House of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis for Any Foreign Bases

By David Swanson By a vote of 219 to 210, at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide Congress with the cost and the supposed national security benefits of… »

16.07.2019

Lights for Liberty Immigrant Rights Vigil

Lights for Liberty Immigrant Rights Vigil

Photos by Ellen Davidson Hundreds of people participated in the Kingston, NY, Lights for Liberty immigrant rights vigil July 12. Chants included “Black, brown, white, unite to fight for immigrants’ right,” “Love, not hate, makes America… »

16.07.2019

Military Bill Amended for the Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

Military Bill Amended for the Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for limitless power and spending in dozens of ways detailed by the people he employs… »

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