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20.09.2019

Climate crisis, the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced, wake up and face the facts: Greta Thunberg

Climate crisis, the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced, wake up and face the facts: Greta Thunberg

By Countercurrents Collective Greta Thunberg delivered a 15-minute address to around 150 people, rounding off her two-day tour of Capitol Hill, Washington DC. The teenage activist from Sweden took the lectern under a giant chandelier in a grand committee room and smiled as she resumed her call to arms against… »

20.09.2019

Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?

Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?

Co-Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia’s oil production by half, from about ten million to five million… »

13.09.2019

For the First Time in My Life I’m Against Impeaching the President

For the First Time in My Life I’m Against Impeaching the President

By David Swanson I had hoped to make the above statement after electing a president whom I did not consider a vile mass-murderous warmongering climate-destroying threat to humanity. I’m saying it early. I’m saying it while Trump is president. But I’m not saying it because I’ve come to share any… »

09.09.2019

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian lashes North Carolina and continues its path north, the death toll in the Bahamas has risen to 30 people. The actual number is expected to be far higher, with hundreds, if not thousands, still missing in the island nation. We speak to Susan Mangicaro, senior adviser for… »

07.09.2019

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial

By David Swanson Persistent willful ignorance of necessary knowledge can be deadly. This is true of denial of climate collapse. It is also true of denial of the tools and power of nonviolent action. As evidence and knowledge pile up in each case, denial of the facts looks more and… »

06.09.2019

Julián Castro’s Monolingualism: a Failure or Just Standard Assimilation?

Julián Castro’s Monolingualism: a Failure or Just Standard Assimilation?

Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor, announced his candidacy for the US presidency in both English and Spanish. “Yo soy candidato para presidente de Estados Unidos” would not be surprising, considering his name. In fact, Castro’s Spanish is quite weak, as he himself has admitted a number… »

05.09.2019

Ahead of Climate Forum, Green Groups Demand CNN Ask Joe Biden Why He Hasn’t Signed ‘No Keystone XL Pipeline’ Pledge

Ahead of Climate Forum, Green Groups Demand CNN Ask Joe Biden Why He Hasn’t Signed ‘No Keystone XL Pipeline’ Pledge

Other top-tier candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders signed the pledge shortly after it was released two weeks ago. By Julia Conley, staff writer with Common Dreams Hours before CNN‘s Democratic climate forum Wednesday evening, several green groups shared that just nine of the current… »

05.09.2019

Hurricane Wars

Hurricane Wars

As we in Florida await in our ( hopefully) boarded up and sandbagged homes the arrival of but another deadly storm , one has time to sit and ponder things. This writer lived through a major hurricane assault, when Mathew trampled through Port Orange, Florida in October of 2016. We… »

02.09.2019

The “deal of the century” is already on the ground before being on paper

The “deal of the century” is already on the ground before being on paper

Many recent developments signal an early implementation of the “deal of the century” despite Palestinian rejection. Yara Zarir for openDemocracy 25 August 2019 The “deal of the century” is the peace plan proposed by the Trump administration to end the disputes in the Middle East. The… »

02.09.2019

The the Latin American Right is burning

The the Latin American Right is burning

by Javier Tolcachier* The flames in the Amazon synthesize the picture of the current political situation in Latin America. According to a recent bulletin from the Tricontinental Institute of Social Research, this year there have been 40,341 fires in the Amazon, the highest number since 2010. There… »

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