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20.01.2020

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

By Thalif Deen The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told… »

20.01.2020

‘Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down’: Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case

‘Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down’: Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case

“Seeking to quash this suit, the government bluntly insists that it has the absolute and unreviewable power to destroy the Nation,” wrote Judge Josephine Staton in a scathing dissent opinion. “My colleagues throw up their hands, concluding that this case presents nothing fit for the Judiciary.” By Jon Queally, staff… »

17.01.2020

We Can’t Be Silent Anymore: Rev. Barber & Poor People’s Campaign Push Presidential Debate on Poverty

We Can’t Be Silent Anymore: Rev. Barber & Poor People’s Campaign Push Presidential Debate on Poverty

As the final Democratic debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses took place Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the debate venue at Drake University to demand a televised presidential debate on poverty. Led by Reverend William Barber, demonstrators carried a coffin to honor the… »

17.01.2020

USA Vs Iran: Six Decades of American Lies, Deceit and War Crimes

USA Vs Iran: Six Decades of American Lies, Deceit and War Crimes

By Irwin, Jerome The war drums of a World War III in 2020 continue to beat louder and louder since President Trump’s illegal assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani in Tehran. The escalation of each new day’s recklessly-outrageous pronouncements by Trump and his political allies, that speak out for the… »

16.01.2020

New York City Prepares Nuclear Option

New York City Prepares Nuclear Option

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War There really only is one option when it comes to nuclear weapons, and that is to do everything we can to abolish them before they abolish us. New York City Council will be voting on January 28, 2020, to do its part by voting… »

16.01.2020

Interview with Sarah Plant, who just translated “Un Violador en tu Camino” A Rapist in Your Path

Interview with Sarah Plant, who just translated “Un Violador en tu Camino” A Rapist in Your Path

In this interview we speak with Sarah Plant who made the English version of “Un Violador en tu Camino”, the original Spanish-language chant was written and performed by the Chilean feminist collective, Las Tesis, in Nov. 2019 and is based on the writings of anthropologist Rita Segato. First let’s start… »

14.01.2020

Why Is Trump the Only Candidate With a Budget Proposal?

Why Is Trump the Only Candidate With a Budget Proposal?

An important job of any U.S. president is to propose an annual budget to Congress. Shouldn’t it be a basic job of every presidential candidate to propose one to the public? Isn’t a budget a critical moral and political document outlining what chunk of our public treasury should go to… »

14.01.2020

Women Protest Against Accused Rapists Harvey Weinstein & President Trump

Women Protest Against Accused Rapists Harvey Weinstein & President Trump

In New York City, at least 100 women protested against accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein outside the Manhattan courthouse where the disgraced Hollywood mogul is standing trial for rape. Protesters: “Patriarchy is our judge! God imprisons us at birth! And our punishment … It’s not my fault, not where I… »

11.01.2020

Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Needs to Abandon “Militarized Approach” to Middle East and Build Peace

Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Needs to Abandon “Militarized Approach” to Middle East and Build Peace

We continue our conversation with Andrew Bacevich, president and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He is a retired colonel, Vietnam War veteran and author of, most recently, of “The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.” Bacevich says the crisis with Iran, sparked by… »

11.01.2020

10 Ways Trump’s Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans and the Region

10 Ways Trump’s Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans and the Region

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies The U.S. assassination of General Qassem Soleimani has not yet plunged us into a full-scale war with Iran thanks to the Iranian government’s measured response, which demonstrated its capabilities without actually harming U.S. troops or escalating the conflict. But the danger of… »

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