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09.03.2019

US government threatens to jail Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify against WikiLeaks

US government threatens to jail Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify against WikiLeaks

In a heroic and principled stand in defence of fundamental democratic rights, former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning yesterday refused to answer questions before a grand jury in Virginia. Manning stood firm and refused to incriminate WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange—or any other media organisation and individual—over her… »

08.03.2019

Conversation with Poets Commemorating International Women’s Day

Conversation with Poets Commemorating International Women’s Day

By Jhon Sánchez As soon as I searched for Women’s day on my browser, I got results like 34 Best Women Day Gifts, or Inspiring Gifts to Celebrate Women’s Day, or International Women’s Day Fruit Arrangements. I don’t want Women’s day to be turned into another Saint Valentin. I have… »

07.03.2019

Venezuela-Baiting: How Media Keep Anti-Imperialist Dissent in Check

Venezuela-Baiting: How Media Keep Anti-Imperialist Dissent in Check

By Alan MacLeod Corporate media have always attacked leftists for their positions on Venezuela, a country consistently demonized and misrepresented in the US press (FAIR.org, 6/1/02, 11/1/05, 4/1/13, 2/22/19). But with President Donald Trump’s latest tightening of sanctions, and signs of a build-up to a long-rumored invasion (Fox News, 2/27/19),… »

07.03.2019

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

By David Swanson U.S. military spending eight years ago was at $1.2 trillion per year, when one added in the nukes in the Energy Department, the Homeland Security Department, the CIA, interest on debt, veterans’ care, etc. Now it’s at $1.3 trillion. In the years since military spending has been dramatically increased, the… »

05.03.2019

Bernie Sanders Kicks Off 2020 Run in Brooklyn, New York

Bernie Sanders Kicks Off 2020 Run in Brooklyn, New York

On Saturday, independent Vermont senator and 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders officially kicked off his presidential run in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Senator Sanders addressed a crowd of thousands at his alma mater, Brooklyn College. Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Our government will be based on justice, on economic justice, on… »

04.03.2019

Let’s Try to Elect Bernie Sanders

Let’s Try to Elect Bernie Sanders

By David Swanson About four months ago, I organized over 100 scholars, intellectuals, and activists to publish an open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders, which was then signed by over 10,000 more people, several of whom volunteered to deliver it to Senator Sanders. So, we know he received it. Before publishing… »

04.03.2019

Historian: Venezuela Is “Staging Ground” for U.S. to Reassert Control Over Latin America

Historian: Venezuela Is “Staging Ground” for U.S. to Reassert Control Over Latin America

While Mexico and Uruguay are calling for dialogue to address the crisis in Venezuela, much of Latin America has sided with the Trump administration by recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s new leader. We look at what this mean for the broader region with professors Alejandro Velasco and… »

02.03.2019

U.S. Exports More and More Bullets

U.S. Exports More and More Bullets

By David Swanson When I was a kid there was a local basketball team called the Washington Bullets. The team changed its name when “bullets” became offensive due to the high rate of gun murders in Washington, D.C. This is the same city that to this day has a football… »

02.03.2019

Getting ready for Bernie 2020

Getting ready for Bernie 2020

Danny Katch, author of Why Bad Governments Happens to Good People, kicks off the discussion of what the left should make of Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. We expect this article and others about the Sanders 2020 campaign to inspire a healthy debate. DONALD TRUMP used… »

01.03.2019

The US Peace Movement Goes to Venezuela.

The US Peace Movement Goes to Venezuela.

Press conference held at the United Nations Yesterday, February 27, 2019, a press conference was held at the United Nations press room in New York to announce that leaders of the US peace movement will be going to Venezuela to speak with government and civic groups about what is really happening… »

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