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21.05.2019

Palestinians need a state, not a ‘business plan’

Palestinians need a state, not a ‘business plan’

Jared Kushner believes the first stage to peace is investing capital in Gaza and the West Bank. But just how far can that investment go when Israel is determined to maintain full control of and exploit every aspect of the Palestinian economy? By Sam Bahour President Donald Trump is taking part in… »

19.05.2019

Meet The Alabama Doctor Who Could Face 99 Years In Prison For Providing Abortions Under New Law

Meet The Alabama Doctor Who Could Face 99 Years In Prison For Providing Abortions Under New Law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban into law on Wednesday, effectively banning the procedure except in cases where a pregnant person’s life is at serious risk. The law does not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest and doctors could face 99 years in… »

16.05.2019

Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran

Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran

By Bill Van Auken The abrupt trip staged by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Brussels to push Washington’s hard line against Iran, combined with the deployment of still more US military assets to the Persian Gulf, point to Washington’s calculated escalation of a war crisis in the region. »

16.05.2019

Medea Benjamin: We Need to Build Up the Antiwar Movement to Oppose War Against Iran

Medea Benjamin: We Need to Build Up the Antiwar Movement to Oppose War Against Iran

The State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel to evacuate the U.S. embassy and consulate in Iraq, in response to what the White House says is a threat linked to Iran. No further details were given. Iraqi officials expressed skepticism about any purported threats, as did a senior British official… »

14.05.2019

China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down anytime soon

China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down anytime soon

Greg Wright, University of California, Merced for The Conversation The truce in the U.S.-China trade war is in tatters. China said on May 13 that it will impose new tariffs on a range of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision to raise duties on… »

11.05.2019

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The Latin American Humanist Forum is an instrument of information, exchange and discussion among people and institutions belonging to the most diverse cultures of Latin America. It is a permanent activity, so that all relevant information circulates immediately among its members. It will be held in Chile on May 10,… »

09.05.2019

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

by Peter Koenig After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed “interim President”, and the opposition… »

09.05.2019

Iran Urges Diplomacy as Trump White House Ramps Up ‘Wildly Reckless’ Threats of War

Iran Urges Diplomacy as Trump White House Ramps Up ‘Wildly Reckless’ Threats of War

“Iran is acting on its warnings that it cannot uphold the agreement unilaterally. As such, Trump has initiated a chain reaction that will make America and the world less safe.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams In the face of belligerent threats of war… »

08.05.2019

Face 2 Face with María Luisa Mendonca

Face 2 Face with María Luisa Mendonca

On this show we speak with María Luisa Mendonca, Director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil and a visiting scholar at the City University of New York Graduate Center, about the social and political situation in Brazil after the election of President Bolsonaro in 2018. »

06.05.2019

Fallujah Forgotten

Fallujah Forgotten

I don’t know if most people in the United States ever knew what Fallujah meant. It’s hard to believe the U.S. military would still exist if they did. But certainly it has been largely forgotten — a problem that could be remedied if everyone picks up a copy of The Sacking… »

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