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30.08.2019

Will Trump go after Maduro to win a re-election?

Will Trump go after Maduro to win a re-election?

by Carlos Eduardo Pina In January this year, US President Donald Trump stunned many in Venezuela by giving his backing to opposition leader Juan Guaido after he proclaimed himself acting president of the country. Since then, the US has made a series of unprecedented political, economic and diplomatic moves in… »

28.08.2019

Plowshares’ Motions Denied, Trial Set for October 21

Plowshares’ Motions Denied, Trial Set for October 21

Yesterday, 509 days after their arrest, a federal judge denied all the pre-trial motions by the our friends. Today, the judge set their trial date: Monday, October 21, 2019 with jury selection beginning at 9 a.m. The Plowshares had urged U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to dismiss their… »

28.08.2019

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe

In the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday proposed a sweeping 10-year, $16 trillion plan that would rapidly transition the U.S. energy sector to renewables in order to mitigate the climate crisis. It’s the most ambitious climate plan laid out by any presidential candidate to date. Sanders announced his… »

26.08.2019

Migrants Deserve Better

Migrants Deserve Better

By Nan Frydland Adult Education is the guise under which the U.S. government ostensibly provides migrants with the knowledge and instruction needed for integration into this society. Education, of course, is key, but what kind of education is required to facilitate acquiring the skills and competencies necessary to succeed in… »

25.08.2019

RIP, David Koch of Koch Brothers. (Sorry to hear you died, but you have done massive harm to us.)

RIP, David Koch of Koch Brothers. (Sorry to hear you died, but you have done massive harm to us.)

By Partha Banerjee [I am sad to know David Koch of Koch Brothers died. But I can’t help but mention the massive harm they have done to us the 99%, and to mankind in general.] How many people understand the importance of international news, or of certain extremely important people… »

22.08.2019

Our Grenfell: Slow Death of the Poor

Our Grenfell: Slow Death of the Poor

By Diane Pagen Each of the high rises in the United Kingdom that have combusted over the course of the past 20 years—Garnock Court in Irvine, Scotland, and Lakenal House and Grenfell Tower in London—happened to be public housing, with poor people the obvious victims. Whether in the U.K., or… »

22.08.2019

Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Defense Committee Calls on Trump Administration to Drop All Charges Against Defenders

Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Defense Committee Calls on Trump Administration to Drop All Charges Against Defenders

Embassy Protectors Defense Committee IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2019 PRESS CONTACT: +1 856 219-0203 admin@defendembassyprotectors.org The newly formed Embassy Protectors Defense Committee created in response to the arrest and bogus charges leveled by the Trump Administration against the last four remaining activists of the Embassy Protective Collective that occupied the Venezuela Embassy for 37 days, has launched an international… »

21.08.2019

Fascism, then and now

Fascism, then and now

By John Scales Avery A new book I would like to announce the publication of a new book, entitled “Fascism, Then and Now”. It can be freely downloaded from the following link: http://eacpe.org/app/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fascism-then-and-now-John-Scales-Avery.pdf Please circulate the link to your friends who might be interested. Parallels between fascism of the… »

20.08.2019

Banned From Israel, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Hold Press Conference to ‘Humanize’ Palestinian Experience Under Occupation

Banned From Israel, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Hold Press Conference to ‘Humanize’ Palestinian Experience Under Occupation

“We cannot let Trump and Netanyahu succeed in hiding the cruel reality of the occupation from us.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer at Common Dreams Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib held a joint press conference Monday in response to being barred from visiting Israel and the Occupied Territories… »

20.08.2019

“Humanitarian Aid Is Never a Crime”: No More Deaths Volunteers Drop Water in Desert to Aid Migrants

“Humanitarian Aid Is Never a Crime”: No More Deaths Volunteers Drop Water in Desert to Aid Migrants

Volunteers with the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths have been venturing into the harsh Sonoran Desert for years to leave life-saving supplies for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Longtime volunteer Scott Warren was charged with three felonies for the alleged crime of providing food, water and shelter to migrants. »

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