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06.09.2019

Brexit: it’s time to go back to the people

Brexit: it’s time to go back to the people

Ever since the Brexit referendum, three years ago, hundreds of hours have been spent in the House of Commons discussing about a Brexit solution. The British political system seems now to have been overwhelmed by the matter. A snap election called in 2017 not only did it fail… »

06.09.2019

Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) avoids inhumane weapons

Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) avoids inhumane weapons

By Susi Snyder for the Don’t Bank on the Bomb Campaign. On July 10th, Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) released its new corporate policy paper, which includes prohibitions of investment or loans for companies that develop and/or produce inhumane weapons such as cluster bombs. According to additional research by RECNA… »

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… »

04.09.2019

Legal Centre Lesvos denounces the Greek governments proposed changes to the Asylum procedure

Legal Centre Lesvos denounces the Greek governments proposed changes to the Asylum procedure

On Saturday 31st August, the Spokesperson for the Greek Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence announced that a meeting had taken place with the Prime Minister and that seven measures of immediate action would be implemented in order to address the increasing number of people arriving on the Greek… »

04.09.2019

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Sunday September 8 2019 from 11,30 am to 8pm EXCeL London –  One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL Organized by Campaign Against Arms Trade, Stop The Arms Fair and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants The Defence and Security Equipment International (‘DSEI’) arms fair is… »

04.09.2019

Boris Johnson to seek UK general election – but purging his party of rebels changes the rules of the game

Boris Johnson to seek UK general election – but purging his party of rebels changes the rules of the game

Matthew Cole, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, has confirmed that he will call a vote on holding a general election if MPs legislate to block a no-deal Brexit. His pledge came after he lost a key vote to the so-called rebel… »

04.09.2019

‘Endemic Impunity’: UN Report on Yemen Says United States, France, and Britain May Be Complicit in War Crimes

‘Endemic Impunity’: UN Report on Yemen Says United States, France, and Britain May Be Complicit in War Crimes

“Five years into the conflict, violations against Yemeni civilians continue unabated, with total disregard for the plight of the people and a lack of international action to hold parties to the conflict accountable.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer Common Dreams A comprehensive and damning United Nations report released Tuesday… »

03.09.2019

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

The great blow to officialism during the primary elections (referred to as the PASO) in Argentina has only deepened the current crisis. Roberto Lampa for openDemocracy To understand how we’ve arrived at the umpteenth financial upheaval that began around a year ago in Rio de la… »

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