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22.07.2017

For James Cromwell, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels Is No Act

For James Cromwell, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels Is No Act

Actor James Cromwell was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the hit movie “Babe,” and throughout his career for numerous Emmys. But on a cold December day in 2015, the drama he participated in was no act. Cromwell and five others were arrested in upstate Wawayanda, New… »

19.07.2017

Zia Mian on the Nuclear Weapons Ban and Prohibition Treaty

Zia Mian on the Nuclear Weapons Ban and Prohibition Treaty

I had the privilege of attending the opening and penultimate sessions of the Nuclear Weapons Ban and Prohibition Treaty negotiations at the U.N. this spring and summer. And, midst considerable celebration, on July 7, representatives of the majority of the world’s governments agreed to a treaty designed to outlaw the… »

19.07.2017

Ethics of Not Ruining Everything

Ethics of Not Ruining Everything

Today I listened to the audio book of Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationship With Animals by Lori Gruen while reading the hardcopy of From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett. As a result I have been better able to empathize with… »

19.07.2017

The US Empire, The CIA, And The NGOs

The US Empire, The CIA, And The NGOs

By Dr Ludwig Watzal The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to… »

19.07.2017

Top Gov’t Ethics Watchdog: U.S. is “Close to Laughingstock”

Top Gov’t Ethics Watchdog: U.S. is “Close to Laughingstock”

The director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub Jr., says the Trump administration has so undermined ethical standards that the United States is “pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.” Shaub is resigning today. He’s been critical of President Trump on a slew of issues, including Trump’s… »

16.07.2017

Pentagon Recruiting Playbook Revealed

Pentagon Recruiting Playbook Revealed

By Pat Elder Ominous developments in three states this summer – Oregon, Texas, New Jersey, and one city – Chicago, provide a glimpse into the Pentagon’s new playbook to recruit soldiers from high schools across the country. In brief, the military has been engaged in a robust lobbying campaign to… »

13.07.2017

Black America is “Pro-Peace,” but Its Politicians Work for the War Party

Black America is “Pro-Peace,” but Its Politicians Work for the War Party

By Black Agenda Report BAR executive editor Glen Ford “The Black political class has disavowed and defiled the legacies of W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King.” The United States is at war with the very concept of the rule of law among nations, and… »

11.07.2017

Lost at Sea: Left Liberals Have No Party

Lost at Sea: Left Liberals Have No Party

By Bruce Lerro In the periphery of the circles in which I travel, people do not actively defend what it means to be a member of the Democratic Party. They come on much stronger when they say they are against the Republican Party. And why not? The Republican Party is… »

11.07.2017

Interview with Megan Alvarez, An attorney defending Immigrants Victims of Crimes in Indiana.

Interview with Megan Alvarez, An attorney defending Immigrants Victims of Crimes in Indiana.

By Jhon Sánchez Since meeting Megan back in McKinney law school, I’ve always seen her like one of my cousins —well, part of my family has the same last name as Megan’s: Alvarez. Even though we teased each other like many classmates do, Megan was very serious and efficient and… »

11.07.2017

“One of the most radical political platforms in the history of the United States”: Carmen Pérez

“One of the most radical political platforms in the history of the United States”: Carmen Pérez

Carmen Perez, executive director of The Gathering for Justice and co-director of the Women’s March, participated in the opening panel of the Global Media Forum in Bonn.  Pressenza took the opportunity to interview her, the result of which we now share with our readers. Pressenza: Carmen, the… »

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