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07.02.2015

War is the failure of humanity

War is the failure of humanity

There are no “good” wars! Despite what Tom Brokaw writes, there was no “greatest generation”* that fought World War II. The generation of the 60s, that protested the Vietnam War, was far more aware, and, in that sense, “greater.” Every war is a failure—of leadership; common sense; “policy”; concepts of… »

07.02.2015

FCC’s Net Neutrality Shift a Victory for Open Internet & Grassroots Activism Against Cable Giants

After much anticipation, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission has unveiled what he calls “the strongest open internet protections ever proposed by the [agency].” Tom Wheeler backed the regulation of Internet service like a public utility in order to uphold net neutrality, the principle of a free and open… »

04.02.2015

#BlackLivesMatter looks to the future

#BlackLivesMatter looks to the future

Danny Katch listens to activists around the country to see where the discussion about what’s next for the movement is headed, and what that means for the struggle. February 4, 2015, New York – THE MURDER of Mike Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, last August–as horrific as it… »

03.02.2015

‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’ – Snowden

‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’ – Snowden

Human Wrongs Watch 3 February 2015 (RT)* — National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden answered questions from Canadian students on Monday, telling them that mass surveillance can actually harm the ability to prevent terrorist attacks while also being detrimental to personal privacy. Speaking at Upper Canada College in… »

02.02.2015

The high cost of Capitalism

The high cost of Capitalism

The destructive component in capitalism’s ‘Creative Destruction’ is very high Paul Craig Roberts In my book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism, I explain the concept of external or social costs. These are the costs associated with production that are not incurred by the producer but are inflicted on… »

01.02.2015

When Kathy Kelly Went to Jail

When Kathy Kelly Went to Jail

When Kathy Kelly Went to Jail By Gary Corseri (Kathy Kelly is the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She has traveled to Iraq and Gaza during wartime–to bear witness and give comfort. The author of “Other Lands Have Dreams,” she has been arrested more than sixty times… »

25.01.2015

Tribute to the life of Mary Shaver Hobi

Tribute to the life of Mary Shaver Hobi

A memorial service took place today, 24th January, 2015 for Mary Shaver Hobi who passed away in November last year after a very short battle against a cancer that was discovered too late and was too malignant to treat effectively. Mary Shaver Hobi was a life-long Siloist, travelling the world… »

24.01.2015

Kathy Kelly, anti-drone activist, jailed

Kathy Kelly, anti-drone activist, jailed

Shiva Shankar relayed the news on his email list that is largely related to India’s Dalit the matter of Kathy Kelly, who says: “The Bureau of Prisons contacted me today, assigning me a prison number and a new address: for the next 90 days, beginning tomorrow, I’ll live at FMC… »

23.01.2015

US Congress Seeks Israel’s Direction

US Congress Seeks Israel’s Direction

Conservative Pat Buchanan once got in trouble by calling Capitol Hill “Israeli occupied territory,” but even he might not imagine what’s happening now – with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu invited to address a joint session of Congress to decry President Obama’s foreign policy. By Robert Parry – writing on [abolition-caucus]. Showing who some… »

17.01.2015

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

Pressenza republishes the latest entry on Noam Chomsky’s website. The world reacted with horror to the murderous attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo. In the New York Times, veteran Europe correspondent Steven Erlanger graphically described the immediate aftermath, what many call France’s 9/11, as “a day of sirens,… »

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