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21.02.2020

Writing to Julian Assange

Writing to Julian Assange

Dear Julian, I wish I were in fifth grade. If so, this letter would be easier to write. I think if the judge were in fifth grade too, he would release you. But when we grow up, logic is compromised with personal interests, fear, and arthritis sometimes. I had read… »

19.02.2020

Shut Down Canada Until it Solves its War, Oil, and Genocide Problem

Shut Down Canada Until it Solves its War, Oil, and Genocide Problem

Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it for short term profit and the elimination of a habitable climate on earth — combined with their courage and… »

18.02.2020

20 Teens Arrested as Youth Climate Activists Take Over Capitol Building for Green New Deal Teach-In

20 Teens Arrested as Youth Climate Activists Take Over Capitol Building for Green New Deal Teach-In

Over 150 youth climate activists with the Sunrise Movement took over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Monday to hold a teach-in on the Green New Deal and to call on lawmakers to immediately adopt the measure. Twenty teenagers, one as young as 13, were arrested during the demonstration. This… »

18.02.2020

A Spell Has Been Broken

A Spell Has Been Broken

For the lion’s share of the last half century, which is as long as I can remember (I am 51 years old), there has been an underlying “line” which, though rarely spoken about directly, was not to be crossed here in the US. This “line” involved a tacit collective understanding… »

18.02.2020

Ambra Gutierrez Recorded Harvey Weinstein Admitting Sexual Assault in 2015. Why Wasn’t He Charged?

Ambra Gutierrez Recorded Harvey Weinstein Admitting Sexual Assault in 2015. Why Wasn’t He Charged?

Irin Carmon is a senior correspondent for New York magazine who has followed the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. She just published her new profile on Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, a Filipina-Italian model who reported Weinstein to the New York Police Department in 2015 for allegedly groping her during a meeting at… »

18.02.2020

Conversation with Maria Teresa Silva

Conversation with Maria Teresa Silva

By Jhon Sánchez This Saturday, I’m planning to watch Maria Teresa Silva’s new play, “Is There Such A Thing As True Love“?  I had the opportunity to talk to her. Thank you for granting this interview: JS: How do you get involved in writing plays?  MTS: I studied writing… »

15.02.2020

Wet’suwet’en Houses launched a lawsuit argues Coastal GasLink pipeline violates Canada’s Paris Agreement

Wet’suwet’en Houses launched a lawsuit argues Coastal GasLink pipeline violates Canada’s Paris Agreement

“As House Chief it is my responsibility to… »

15.02.2020

Senate Passes Resolution Limiting Trump’s War Powers Authority

Senate Passes Resolution Limiting Trump’s War Powers Authority

The Senate voted 55 to 45 to pass a resolution limiting President Trump’s authority to attack Iran without congressional approval. The vote comes over a month after Trump ordered the targeted assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport, sparking a crisis that brought Iran and the… »

14.02.2020

The 2nd World March in Latin America with its message of Peace and Nonviolence

The 2nd World March in Latin America with its message of Peace and Nonviolence

Whilst the world has been bursting with bad news (Trump’s failed impeachment, Bolsonaro’s assault on Brazil’s human rights and the Amazon, pipelines, climate change and failure of climate discussions in Madrid, Australian fires, the Brexit debacle, Bolivia coup and descent into tyranny, the coronavirus, etc) the Second World March for… »

14.02.2020

NYC Council Hearing for Res. 0976 and Int. 1621 Public and Written Testimonies

NYC Council Hearing for Res. 0976 and Int. 1621  Public and Written Testimonies

New York City Council Hearing on Resolution 0976 – 2019  calling on the New York City Comptroller to instruct the pension funds of public employees in New York City to divest from and avoid any financial exposure to companies involved in the production and maintenance of nuclear weapons, reaffirming… »

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