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21.09.2013

Investigative Journalist gagged in US

Investigative Journalist gagged in US

[divide][clear] Reporters Without Borders is deeply troubled by a recent gag order placed on American investigative journalist Barrett Brown and his defense team, as he faces prosecution for charges related to his work. Brown, 32, who has written for The Guardian, Huffington Post and Vanity Fair, was investigating links between the government and the private intelligence industry… »

20.09.2013

Americans Say No to Another Middle East War

Americans Say No to Another Middle East War

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The likelihood of peace in Syria remains distant, as the civil war there rages on. But the grim prospect of a U.S. strike has been forestalled, if only temporarily, preventing a catastrophic deepening of the crisis there. The American people stood up for peace,… »

19.09.2013

Obama Urges Congressional Response After Latest Mass Shooting

Obama Urges Congressional Response After Latest Mass Shooting

President Obama is calling on Congress to revisit gun control legislation in the aftermath of Monday’s shooting rampage at a naval base in Washington, D.C., that left 13 people dead, including the gunman. Speaking to the Spanish-language television network Telemundo, Obama said the spate of mass shootings in the United… »

19.09.2013

NYC Activists Mark 2nd Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

NYC Activists Mark 2nd Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

Events are planned in New York City today to mark the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. On September 17, 2011, thousands of people marched on the financial district, then formed an encampment in Zuccotti Park, launching a movement that shifted the conversation on economic inequality. At an event… »

19.09.2013

Mutual Interests Could Aid U.S.-Iran Détente

Mutual Interests Could Aid U.S.-Iran Détente

By Jasmin Ramsey Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is slotted to meet with his British counterpart William Hague at the U.N. General Assembly later this month. Credit: UN Photo/Kate Schafer WASHINGTON, Sep 17 2013 (IPS) – In the wake of a renewed diplomatic push on… »

16.09.2013

A Tale of Two Cities and Immigrant New York

[clear] Arturo-Ignacio Sánchez Originally published in QueensLatino.com The electoral phenomenon is a perfect storm. De Blasio’s neo-populist campaign message, of a tale of two cities, resonated with New Yorkers. Massive and growing economic inequalities – which are fracturing New York’s social fabric – have emerged as a political… »

14.09.2013

Kerry, Kissinger and the Other Sept. 11

Kerry, Kissinger and the Other Sept. 11

As President Barack Obama’s attack on Syria appears to have been delayed for the moment, it is remarkable that Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting, on Sept. 11, with one of his predecessors, Henry Kissinger, reportedly to discuss strategy on forthcoming negotiations on Syria with Russian officials. The Kerry-Kissinger… »

14.09.2013

Putin lectures Obama from home ground!

Putin lectures Obama from home ground!

Vladimir V. Putin, the president of Russia, lectured the USA government and people in an open letter –  billed as an Contributor’s Op. Ed. – to the New York Times September 11, 2013. Titled: A Plea for Caution From Russia, the letter caused something of an uproar in… »

09.09.2013

Humanist Party: Ceremony/Vigil for a Nonviolent Solution & Against a Possible US Military Strike in Syria

Humanist Party: Ceremony/Vigil for a Nonviolent Solution & Against a Possible US Military Strike in Syria

Just before President Obama deliver his speech TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 7 PM 46th Street & Queens Blvd under the arch, Sunnyside, Queens New York City Humanist Party   >> No to military attacks on Syria by any country >> We request the creation… »

07.09.2013

Roma-Gypsy means being Global

Roma-Gypsy means being Global

The sunset in Manhattan this evening was an exquisite show of lights and colors, mirrored in the skyscrapers’ glass. Pink and baby-blue rapidly become orange and after a few more blinks the whole sky is dark blue. The towers on Central Park South and all around Columbus Circle… »

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