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11.06.2014

Obama: Congress “Should Be Ashamed” of Inaction on Gun Control

Obama: Congress “Should Be Ashamed” of Inaction on Gun Control

Speaking at the White House, President Obama urged a national “soul searching” on gun control. He also called congressional inaction a source of “shame.” President Obama: “It’s not the only country that has psychosis, and yet we kill each other in these—in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially… »

11.06.2014

Why is inequality the big hot issue right now?

Why is inequality the big hot issue right now?

TED: Writer Jimmy Guterman takes society’s temperature and digs into the reasons we’re all talking about inequality. Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is a book of our moment. It may be the most unlikely egghead highbrow bestseller since A Brief History of Time – and it’s… »

10.06.2014

US backing of el-Sissi reminiscent of Mubarak era

US backing of el-Sissi reminiscent of Mubarak era

With ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sworn in as Egypt’s president, Washington has promised that it will cooperate with his government. Are US-Egyptian ties returning to the Mubarak-era status quo of military rule? More than three years ago, US President Barack Obama withdrew Washington’s long-standing support for Hosni Mubarak,… »

08.06.2014

My American heroes

My American heroes

I was on the train on my way home in Sunnyside, Queens, when, just a minute before my stop, I saw canopies and lines of people on the sidewalks. I had my camera with me and the weather was so beautiful, it was like an invitation to walk… »

06.06.2014

Bergdahl, Afghanistan and the “Darkening of the American Soul”

Bergdahl, Afghanistan and the “Darkening of the American Soul”

When Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing in Afghanistan on the morning of June 30, 2009, a crack formed in the U.S. narrative about the longest war in our nation’s history. Bergdahl’s release this week, as part of a prisoner-of-war swap with the Taliban, has provoked the partisan pundits… »

02.06.2014

Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Committed War Crimes

Richard Clarke, the nation’s former top counterterrorism official, tells Democracy Now! he believes President George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes for launching the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Clarke served as national coordinator for security and counterterrorism during Bush’s first year in office. He resigned in 2003 following the… »

29.05.2014

How activists plan to win on net neutrality

How activists plan to win on net neutrality

By Jay Cassano, May 29, 2014 for Waging Nonviolence On May 15, the Federal Communications Commission approved with a 3-2 vote to go ahead with its proposed net neutrality rules. These rules, although claiming to protect the open Internet, would actually enable websites… »

26.05.2014

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The world lost two remarkable men in May, two African Americans who helped shape modern history, yet whose names and achievements remain too little known. William Worthy, a journalist, died at the age of 92. Civil-rights activist Vincent Harding was 82. Each was… »

25.05.2014

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

These notes are an attempt to collect in a summarised way some of the common points between what are known as emerging movements, that is, the various social movements that have appeared in different parts of the world since 2011. They have been rehashed with the input… »

23.05.2014

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

The world lost two remarkable men in May, two African Americans who helped shape modern history, yet whose names and achievements remain too little known. William Worthy, a journalist, died at the age of 92. Civil-rights activist Vincent Harding was 82. Each was a witness to some of… »

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