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06.01.2019

Five things the shutdown shows us about 2019

Five things the shutdown shows us about 2019

By Danny Katch, THE ERA of divided government began with the continuation of a ridiculous and destructive government shutdown caused by a president who seemingly cares only about impressing a hateful right wing minority obsessed with the symbolism of building a literal wall on the southern border to keep out… »

06.01.2019

Has Bait and Switch Become a Trump Signature?

Has Bait and Switch Become a Trump Signature?

By Dr Arshad M Kha, People voted for Donald Trump under the assumption, Mexico would be paying for your border wall.  They why should the people pay now in this bait-and-switch game, when hardly any of their concerns are being addressed?  It is a question that has led to a… »

05.01.2019

Thanks Mr Trump for showing what a Brexit “shutdown” would look like

Thanks Mr Trump for showing what a Brexit “shutdown” would look like

Weeks into Trump’s border wall tantrum “talks were due but as the nation digested the president’s rambling, contradictory and combative remarks at a White House press conference on Friday, potentially devastating effects of the shutdown were coming into focus. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides dietary assistance to 38 million… »

05.01.2019

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

We publish below the call to participate in a rally against NATO, war and racism in Washington DC, USA on the 30th of March, 2019.  The campaign website can be found here, where both individuals and organisations can register their endorsement of the initiative.  The mobilisation coincides… »

04.01.2019

Face 2 Face with Laurie Loewenstein

Face 2 Face with Laurie Loewenstein

On this show we speak with Laurie Loewenstein, author of Death of a Rainmaker, an historical fiction murder mystery set in the 1930s Dust Bowl. The book portrays the effects of the Depression and a drought as the protagonist tries to solve the murder of a rainmaker who failed to… »

29.12.2018

That Con Ed Explosion Big Media Hushed Up!

That Con Ed Explosion Big Media Hushed Up!

By Partha Banerjee Yesterday (December 27), a huge explosion of some sort at New York City’s Con Edison Astoria power plant turned the night sky blue. It was frightening. It was so big that idiots thought it was an alien invasion, and smart people nicknamed it Astoria Borealis (after Aurora… »

28.12.2018

Isolationism or Imperialism: You Really Can’t Imagine a Third Possibility?

Isolationism or Imperialism: You Really Can’t Imagine a Third Possibility?

Of the United Nations’ 18 major human rights treaties, the United States is party to 5, fewer than any other nation on earth, except Bhutan (4), and tied with Malaya Malaysia, Myanmar, and South Sudan, a country torn by warfare since its creation in 2011. The United States is the only nation on… »

25.12.2018

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Furlough of Congressional Pay Next Shutdown

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Furlough of Congressional Pay Next Shutdown

153 US House members and 50 US Senators are millionaires by Common Dreams staff US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for congressional salaries to be put on hold during the next government shutdown. The US government went into a partial… »

15.12.2018

#MeToo movement honored at Disobedience Award celebrating the power of women

#MeToo movement honored at Disobedience Award celebrating the power of women

On Nov. 30, the MIT Media Lab hosted its second annual Disobedience Award presentation. It was a celebration of individuals who defied the law in conscientious efforts to promote justice in the areas of gender equity, immigration rights, economic fairness and environmental well-being. There were three winners, five finalists and… »

14.12.2018

Nearly 15,000 children held in detention camps across the US

Nearly 15,000 children held in detention camps across the US

Nearly 15,000 immigrant children are being held in a network of detention centers across the United States. Changes implemented by the Trump administration have filled the child jails to near capacity, and the government is considering adding more employees and more beds to make it possible to hold even more… »

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