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29.06.2019

Asterix and the Myth of Money: the Trump-Kushner peace plan for the Middle East

Asterix and the Myth of Money: the Trump-Kushner peace plan for the Middle East

In 1976 René Goscinny wrote a script for his instalment of Asterix “Obelix and Co.” which turned out to be one of the best studies of neoliberal capitalism and the reasons for its failure. In short, tired of getting defeated by the pugnacious magic potion drinking Gauls who refuse to… »

28.06.2019

On The Importance of Pride

On The Importance of Pride

By Patricia Smith June. LGBTQ Pride Month. For years, as a young teacher in Boston, I looked forward to Gay Pride Day (what we called it back then), celebrated in Boston on the first Saturday in June. I went in the early years with my very first girlfriend and I… »

28.06.2019

The Antiwar Movement No One Can See

The Antiwar Movement No One Can See

This story was first published by Tom Dispatch. By Allegra Harpootlian When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, Americans took to the streets all across the country to protest their instantly endangered rights. Conspicuously absent from the newfound civic engagement, despite more than a decade… »

28.06.2019

Image of drowned father and daughter sparks global outrage against US anti-immigrant rampage

Image of drowned father and daughter sparks global outrage against US anti-immigrant rampage

By Barry Gre The photo of a young Salvadoran worker and his 23-month-old daughter washed up on the shore of the Rio Grande has gone viral on social media and sparked world-wide outrage against the sadistic assault on immigrants being carried out by Trump, with the full assistance of the… »

27.06.2019

New York City Moved to Divest and Ban Nuclear Weapons

New York City Moved to Divest and Ban Nuclear Weapons

By David Andersson On Wednesday, June 9, New York City Council members Dromm, Rosenthal and Kallos introduced Resolution 976 to: 1) require the city to divest from financial institutions involved in the production and maintenance of nuclear weapons; and 2) stand in support of the U.N. treaty on the Prohibition… »

26.06.2019

Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal

Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal

By Tim Wallis New report launched in congress: Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal was officially launched in Congress on June 20th, with the endorsement of the Sierra Club and support of Representatives Jim McGovern and Barbara Lee. Rep. Jim McGovern has been a staunch… »

25.06.2019

Protecting Children from Police

Protecting Children from Police

By David Swanson Donald E. McInnis’s book, She’s So Cold, is painful to read. McInnis was the defense attorney for one of three boys falsely accused of killing one of the boys’ sister. Much of the book is recreation of police interrogations that were videotaped, and of a court hearing. This… »

25.06.2019

Water Not Oil: Battle Cry Of The Blue Planet

Water Not Oil: Battle Cry Of The Blue Planet

By Jerome Irwin It’s a battle cry inspired by the dire climate crisis that has been sung by many for years yet still hasn’t been resolutely taken up by the world as a whole. So the question remains: what ultimately is more important: Water or Oil? The Human World is… »

24.06.2019

Green New Deals

Green New Deals

By Howard Richards On February 7, 2019, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York introduced in the United States House of Representatives a RESOLUTION Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. It demanded benefits Americans in the twenty first century lack that North West Europeans… »

23.06.2019

Why Trump Backed Off On Iran

Why Trump Backed Off On Iran

By Dr Arshad M Khan War is a failure of reason, it has been said, and war with Iran makes little sense after they have faithfully complied with their nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), endorsed as it has been by the Security Council. It was the US,… »

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