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27.11.2014

Ferguson, the decision not to indict is unsurprising

Ferguson, the decision not to indict is unsurprising

On Monday evening 11/24/2014, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Law professor Franklin E. Zimring, who directs the criminal justice research program… »

23.11.2014

Mourning John F. Kennedy and a half-century of degraded arts and culture

Mourning John F. Kennedy and a half-century of degraded arts and culture

Fifty-one years after the event, circumstances had conspired so, I found myself in the political capital of the Global Empire, walking beside an infantry of weeping willows, and,—across Rock Creek Parkway and a sliver of greensward—the meandering Potomac. Between the columns of willows, a fountain of youth—or hope—or tears; all… »

22.11.2014

No More Weapons-Grade Uranium for Medical Use as Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes

No More Weapons-Grade Uranium for Medical Use as Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes

Gordon Edwards placed a clarifying forward online regarding the article, “No More Weapons-Grade Uranium for Medical Use?: Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes”. We reproduce same here for readers technical reference. 1. The old messy way of getting medical isotopes using weapons grade uranium For decades, AECL has used weapons-grade uranium… »

21.11.2014

President Obama and the Immigration Move

President Obama and the Immigration Move

New York 11/20/2014 – For immigrant activists who have been working for immigration reform for more than 10 years, what President Obama did today is what we wanted him to do when he was elected back in 2008. Instead the President decided to work with Congress and the Republican Party… »

21.11.2014

Leaked documents on TTIP and Banking regulations

Leaked documents on TTIP and Banking regulations

We have already heard a lot about the TTIP toxic effects for the economy, lowering of standards for regulations about the environment, health and safety as well as the looming privatisation of public services, in particular Health Services, with governments being unable to develop their own policies as they will… »

21.11.2014

Americans are a dead people that history is about to run over

Americans are a dead people that history is about to run over

I recently had the chance to interview Paul Craig Roberts. I remember briefly, for the uninitiated, that Dr. Roberts was a senior official of the US government, economic advisor to the President during the first term of Ronald Reagan. It is to him the creation of Reaganomics, the economic policy… »

19.11.2014

Values brought back by the Home-Coming Troops

Values brought back by the Home-Coming Troops

“The Last Patrol” is a film premiered at the 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival of ethnographic film at the New York Museum of Natural History last October. In it, film-maker Sebastian Junger has portrayed himself together with three further homecoming soldiers and journalists who now try to find their way… »

16.11.2014

Russell Brand on Revolution, Fighting Inequality, Addiction, Militarized Policing & Noam Chomsky

For years Russell Brand has been one of Britain’s most popular comedians, but over the past 12 months he has also emerged as a leading voice of Britain’s political left. He has taken part in anti-austerity protests, spoken at Occupy Wall Street protests and marched with the hacker collective Anonymous. »

15.11.2014

End the killing of students now: peace, justice and democracy for Mexico

End the killing of students now: peace, justice and democracy for Mexico

Please Forward, Post and Share on Websites, Blogs, Networking Sites, etc. Dear Friend of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy,           We are writing at this critical moment to invite you to sign the CPD statement “End the Killing of… »

13.11.2014

Mexico Burns as Outrage over Student Disappearances Sparks Protests Against State-Backed Violence

Mexico Burns as Outrage over Student Disappearances Sparks Protests Against State-Backed Violence

Protesters in the Mexican state of Guerrero have set fire to the local legislature as outrage spreads over the disappearance of 43 students. The students from Ayotzinapa teacher’s college have been missing for nearly seven weeks after they were ambushed by police. Unrest has intensified since Mexican Attorney General Jesús… »

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