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11.10.2019

Over 60 People Arrested in Extinction Rebellion Protests in New York City

Over 60 People Arrested in Extinction Rebellion Protests in New York City

In New York City, over 60 protesters were arrested Thursday after shutting down an intersection in the heart of Times Square as part of a climate action organized by Extinction Rebellion. Isabel: “My name is Isabel. I’m a student at NYU, and I’m incredibly scared at the state of our world. And… »

10.10.2019

Trump’s Opponents Have Him Beat . . . When It Comes to Incompetence

Trump’s Opponents Have Him Beat . . . When It Comes to Incompetence

If Trump were to finally shoot someone on Fifth Avenue, Nancy Pelosi and Jerrold Nadler and company would not declare it acceptable, absolutely not. But what they would do would be to open a months-long investigation into the history of the victim, what Trump had said earlier in the day,… »

09.10.2019

Letter to Julian Assange from NoWar2019

Letter to Julian Assange from NoWar2019

By World BEYOND War, October 8, 2019 The fourth annual conference of World BEYOND War, which was held on October 4th and 5th in Limerick, Ireland, produced this letter, which is being delivered to Julian Assange. We are grateful to you for the work you have done exposing criminal… »

09.10.2019

APAPA Joins Leading Chinese Americans to Highlight Concerns Amid Rising U.S. – China Tensions

APAPA Joins Leading Chinese Americans to Highlight Concerns Amid Rising U.S. – China Tensions

On October 3, 2019, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) joined a group of leading policy makers, legal experts, educators, business leaders and scientists in Silicon Valley to tackle the impact of rising U.S. – China tensions on the Chinese American community and American society as a whole. Brought… »

07.10.2019

Hope in a Time Like Ours: remarks by Brian Terrell at #NoWar2019, Limerick, Ireland, October 5, 2019

Hope in a Time Like Ours: remarks by Brian Terrell at #NoWar2019, Limerick, Ireland, October 5, 2019

By Brian Terrell, October 5, 2019 I am honored and humbled to be addressing this gathering at this perilous moment, especially as I am here in place of Kathy Kelly, who sends her love and her regrets that she can’t be here. Mairead Maguire just cited Dorothy Day as an… »

05.10.2019

Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower

Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower

“I have a lot of respect for whistleblowers,” President Donald Trump said at a news conference Wednesday, before qualifying, “but only when they are real.” It remains unclear what the first U.S. president who comes from reality television means by “real.” What is clear is that the impeachment inquiry announced… »

05.10.2019

Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State’s Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State’s Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

California is in a legal battle with the Trump administration over tailpipe emissions, air quality and climate change. California recently joined nearly two dozen other states to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration after it revoked the state’s air pollution standards for cars and light trucks, in its latest… »

04.10.2019

Italy Should Make Friends with the U.S. Public and the World By Kicking Out the U.S. Military

Italy Should Make Friends with the U.S. Public and the World By Kicking Out the U.S. Military

By David Swanson In the late 1980s when I was a teenager and an exchange student in Bassano del Grappa I loved Italy for the same reasons I’ve loved it ever since, reasons that include natural and human-created and human beauty. I found Italians on average to be friendly, kind,… »

02.10.2019

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

For many decades now, the United States has been a very hard and inhospitable place to be a writer—there is virtually no support for our craft, despite the importance of having a populace that knows how to write. Many writers and trailblazers in writing communities are suffering financially right now,… »

02.10.2019

The Robots Are Not Coming

The Robots Are Not Coming

By Alex Howlett If you follow technology, you could be forgiven for believing that humanity is standing the precipice of a robot apocalypse. It’s only a matter of time before automation eliminates so many jobs that humans will simply no longer be “needed.” Right? Five years back, YouTuber CGP Grey made… »

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