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05.03.2014

“The Death Penalty is a Hate Crime”: Bob Autobee Speaks Out to Spare Life of Son’s Killer

“The Death Penalty is a Hate Crime”: Bob Autobee Speaks Out to Spare Life of Son’s Killer

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! (See original article in full) We are joined by Bob Autobee, a Colorado resident who is opposing the death penalty for the prisoner who killed his son Eric, a prison guard, in 2002. During the original trial, Autobee supported a death sentence for… »

04.03.2014

The Tyranny of Experts

The Tyranny of Experts

During a presentation on Monday at Copper Union of his new book “The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor,”  William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University (NYU) and Director of the Development Research Institute, argued that the logic used by the… »

02.03.2014

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba: A Life of Struggle, a Legacy of Progress

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba: A Life of Struggle, a Legacy of Progress

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! The world lost a visionary activist this week, with the death of Chokwe Lumumba, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, Miss. Lumumba died unexpectedly at the age of 66 of an apparent heart attack. Last June, he won the mayoral race in this… »

27.02.2014

Big Oil and Bad Air: Report Exposes Link Between Fracking and Toxic Air Emissions in Texas

Big Oil and Bad Air: Report Exposes Link Between Fracking and Toxic Air Emissions in Texas

By Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales. See Democracy Now! for video interview Residents who live near areas of oil and natural gas fracking have long complained that the industry has poisoned their water with toxic chemicals. Now a new investigation is shedding light on another concern: air quality. The… »

16.02.2014

EU/US “Free” Trade Agreement and the UK National Health Service

Report from NHS/TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment] meeting 3rd Feb 2014 at Unite building organised by StopTTIP [Notes compiled by Linda Kaucher] A meeting attended by about 80 people and Chaired by Melanie Strickland was convened to highlight what the new trade partnership rules would mean for the UK… »

15.02.2014

Debate: Was Snowden Justified? Former NSA Counsel Stewart Baker vs. Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

Debate: Was Snowden Justified? Former NSA Counsel Stewart Baker vs. Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

Former National Security Agency lawyer Stewart Baker and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg join us for a debate on Edward Snowden’s disclosure of the NSA’s massive spying apparatus in the United States and across the globe. Snowden’s leaks to The Guardian and other media outlets have generated a series of… »

12.02.2014

Idle No More — no more is it just for Canada

Idle No More — no more is it just for Canada

By Imani Altemus-Williams for Waging Nonviolence What began with four women organizing local teach-ins and rallies in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, last fall has grown into a global grassroots movement of indigenous and non-indigenous allies fighting for the sovereignty of indigenous people, the honoring of treaty rights, and the protection of… »

09.02.2014

Execution Chaos: Witnesses Say Executions Are Botched as States Use Untested, Secret Drug Cocktails

See the full article in Democracy Now!   As drug companies refuse to let their products be used for the death penalty, states are using untested drug combinations that have resulted in deaths like that of Dennis McGuire in Ohio, where the state used an untested two-drug method despite… »

06.02.2014

Crises swamping developing economies

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis   GENEVA (IDN) – Several developing countries are now being engulfed in new economic crises as their currency and stock markets are experiencing sharp falls, and the end is not yet in sight. The “sell-off” in emerging economies has also spilled over to… »

06.02.2014

Mexico showing the importance of including human security in the post-2015 development agenda

Mexico showing the importance of including human security in the post-2015 development agenda

By Mauricio Salazar* and Marte Hellema** On February 6, 2013, as part of the debate on the Post-2015 Development Agenda process, the Eighth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals will take place. Issues for discussion will include, among others, conflict prevention, post-conflict… »

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