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13.04.2021

The Brutes Haven’t All Been Exterminated

The Brutes Haven’t All Been Exterminated

Sometimes I struggle to explain why none of the endless wars can ever be ended. Are they just too profitable? Is the propaganda self-fulfilling and self-believing? Is the bureaucratic inertia that powerful? No combination of semi-rational motivations ever seems sufficient. But here’s a potentially relevant fact: there are still people… »

12.04.2021

Biden’s Announcement That Trump Got Military Spending Just Right Is Dead Wrong

Biden’s Announcement That Trump Got Military Spending Just Right Is Dead Wrong

President Joe Biden is proposing a level of Pentagon spending so close to that of Trump’s last year in office that Bloomberg calls it a 0.4% reduction adjusting for inflation while Politico calls it a 1.5% increase and “effectively an inflation-adjusted budget boost.” I call it a disgusting violation of the will… »

12.04.2021

Why Republicans Are Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People

Why Republicans Are Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People

Transgender people, like immigrants, voters of color, and those seeking abortions, are the latest scapegoats that the GOP is counting on to fuel bigotry among its base. By Sonali Kolhatkar The GOP’s latest culture war is focused squarely on the nation’s transgender community, specifically transgender youth. It isn’t… »

11.04.2021

Professor Fran Watson: Woman lawyer working for the wrongfully convicted

Professor Fran Watson: Woman lawyer working for the wrongfully convicted

Interview       by Perfecto Caparas Professor Fran Watson, Director of Wrongful Conviction Clinic, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Pressenza interviews Professor Fran Watson, a multi-awarded Clinical Professor of Law of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She founded and leads its Wrongful Conviction… »

09.04.2021

Changing the World by Making Friends

Changing the World by Making Friends

This week in the midst of television news with the continued horrors of gun violence, the various definitions of “freedom” from right to left, and the realization of its nonexistence in the middle of contention, demands, ratings, and a mule-headedness that would put the animal to shame, I happened to… »

09.04.2021

Support a Treaty to Ban Weaponized & Surveillance Drones

Support a Treaty to Ban Weaponized & Surveillance Drones

A grassroots international movement to ban weaponized drones and military and police surveillance, entitled Ban Killer Drones, has been launched. Go to bankillerdrones.org to see the team work results of this excellent resource on United States’ not so secret assassinations around the world. A group of long-time anti-drone war… »

07.04.2021

New Nanos Poll Finds Strong Nuclear Weapons Concerns

New Nanos Poll Finds Strong Nuclear Weapons Concerns

The threat posed by nuclear weapons is of major concern to Canadians according to a new poll released today by Nanos Research. The poll results show that Canadians are very positive about key solutions the disarmament movement has been advocating and that Canadians are action oriented in responding to the… »

07.04.2021

Why the U.S. Shouldn’t Play Games With Cyberwarfare as Its Power Declines

Why the U.S. Shouldn’t Play Games With Cyberwarfare as Its Power Declines

Cybersecurity threats are emerging as one of the most serious challenges of the 21st century. The U.S. and its NATO allies have turned down every attempt within the UN framework for banning cyberweapons. By Prabir Purkayastha Two major cyberhacks—of SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server—have affected a whole range… »

06.04.2021

The Capitol Raid and Pandemic can Help Us Empathize with Venezuelans

The Capitol Raid and Pandemic can Help Us Empathize with Venezuelans

The January 6th raid on the Capitol and the pandemic that has upended the lives of every American seemingly have nothing to do with Venezuela. But the effects they had on U.S. political and economic stability offer a glimpse into what Venezuelans have been going through for the past… »

04.04.2021

Interview with Luca DiMatteo: Author of Green Haven

Interview with Luca DiMatteo: Author of Green Haven

INTERVIEW         by Jhon Sanchez Even though I met Luca two or three years ago, it seems that it has been for a longer time. My friend Justin Sight, the magician, kept talking about Luca’s spiritual search and good sense of humor. Luca, a doctor himself, decided… »

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