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27.06.2019

New York City Moved to Divest and Ban Nuclear Weapons

New York City Moved to Divest and Ban Nuclear Weapons

By David Andersson On Wednesday, June 9, New York City Council members Dromm, Rosenthal and Kallos introduced Resolution 976 to: 1) require the city to divest from financial institutions involved in the production and maintenance of nuclear weapons; and 2) stand in support of the U.N. treaty on the Prohibition… »

26.06.2019

Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal

Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal

By Tim Wallis New report launched in congress: Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal was officially launched in Congress on June 20th, with the endorsement of the Sierra Club and support of Representatives Jim McGovern and Barbara Lee. Rep. Jim McGovern has been a staunch… »

25.06.2019

Protecting Children from Police

Protecting Children from Police

By David Swanson Donald E. McInnis’s book, She’s So Cold, is painful to read. McInnis was the defense attorney for one of three boys falsely accused of killing one of the boys’ sister. Much of the book is recreation of police interrogations that were videotaped, and of a court hearing. This… »

25.06.2019

Water Not Oil: Battle Cry Of The Blue Planet

Water Not Oil: Battle Cry Of The Blue Planet

By Jerome Irwin It’s a battle cry inspired by the dire climate crisis that has been sung by many for years yet still hasn’t been resolutely taken up by the world as a whole. So the question remains: what ultimately is more important: Water or Oil? The Human World is… »

24.06.2019

Green New Deals

Green New Deals

By Howard Richards On February 7, 2019, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York introduced in the United States House of Representatives a RESOLUTION Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. It demanded benefits Americans in the twenty first century lack that North West Europeans… »

23.06.2019

Why Trump Backed Off On Iran

Why Trump Backed Off On Iran

By Dr Arshad M Khan War is a failure of reason, it has been said, and war with Iran makes little sense after they have faithfully complied with their nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), endorsed as it has been by the Security Council. It was the US,… »

23.06.2019

Transgender Thoughts on the Occasion of Stonewall at Fifty

Transgender Thoughts on the Occasion of Stonewall at Fifty

By Willa N. France These oppressive political times push the trans community, bodily, backwards. Of course, we have always moved ahead in protest. At Stonewall, “transvestites” (the term then used) of color led the riots, a fact often omitted telling the Stonewall “origin” story. Bodies have always been the site… »

22.06.2019

Julian Assange and that information that can change the world

Julian Assange and that information that can change the world

Interview with Patricio Mery Bell, journalist, Chilean activist and former adviser to Rafael Correa. Cristina Mirra: Can you tell us about the work of Assange and Wikileaks? Patricio Mary Bell: Julian Assange is a hero of freedom of expression and… »

21.06.2019

After Approving Strike on Iran Backed by Bolton, Pompeo, and Haspel, Trump Reportedly Called Off Attack at Last Minute

After Approving Strike on Iran Backed by Bolton, Pompeo, and Haspel, Trump Reportedly Called Off Attack at Last Minute

“This ought to put an end to dismissal of a U.S. war of choice with Iran as too idiotic to happen, and an end to the idea that if it did happen it would be an ‘accident,’ as opposed to immoral madness.” by Jake Johnson, staff  for… »

21.06.2019

Life in Prison

Life in Prison

If you’re free, if you’re not locked behind bars (and I do realize that this is true of a smaller percentage of people in the so-called Land of the Free than anywhere else on earth), be grateful. One thing you can do is get your hands on important new books. I… »

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