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27.02.2020

Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings

Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings

By Dr Binoy Kampmark Wednesday, February 26, Woolwich Crown Court.  Today, the focus shifted to the protagonist himself and the nature of the US-UK Extradition Treaty of 2003, a contentious document that shines all too favourably for US citizens. Julian Assange, whose deteriorating condition has been noted for months by psychologists,… »

27.02.2020

WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Reads Full Green New Deal Resolution on House Floor to Help Improve GOP Comprehension

WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Reads Full Green New Deal Resolution on House Floor to Help Improve GOP Comprehension

“Over the last year, it has become clear that many of the Republicans crying about the #GreenNewDeal… have never actually read it!” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer – Common Dreams Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to the House floor Wednesday to call out some of her Republican colleagues for failing to… »

27.02.2020

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Harvey Weinsteins of the World Can’t Exist Without “Systems of Power”

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Harvey Weinsteins of the World Can’t Exist Without “Systems of Power”

Disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of first-degree commission of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape, but acquitted of two more serious charges. “If we turn a blind eye to the systems that they operate in, then we’ll just have another Harvey Weinstein. … That’s why we… »

27.02.2020

Bernie Finally Puts a Number on Cutting Military Spending

Bernie Finally Puts a Number on Cutting Military Spending

Bernie Sanders’ campaign has published a fact sheet on how everything he proposes can be paid for. On that fact sheet we find this line in a list of items that collectively will pay for a Green New Deal: “Reducing defense spending by $1.215 trillion by scaling back military operations… »

25.02.2020

Extinction Rebellion Faith Communities launch 40 Days of Action on Ash Wednesday: Enough Earth Destruction!

Extinction Rebellion Faith Communities launch 40 Days of Action on Ash Wednesday: Enough Earth Destruction!

Christian Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion Faith Communities join forces during Lent for 40 days of Action where people are invited to choose one action to commit to for 40 days to protect the Planet 40 Days of Action will launch on the 26th of February, Ash Wednesday, with a… »

25.02.2020

U.K. Court Opens Deliberations on Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

U.K. Court Opens Deliberations on Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

A British court has started deliberations on whether to extradite Julian Assange to the U.S., where he faces espionage charges and up to 175 years in prison for his role in publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. A crowd of supporters, including Pink Floyd co-founder… »

25.02.2020

Roger Waters on Julian Assange In London

Roger Waters on Julian Assange In London

 Craig Murray’s blog Roger Waters has become one of the most eloquent and persistent supporters of Julian Assange. He is prepared to challenge the propagandists of the mainstream media head-on in a way that many more people should do. Du For yesterday’s rally… »

25.02.2020

Police arrest Mohawk demonstrators at the blockage on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville Ontario

Police arrest Mohawk demonstrators at the blockage on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville Ontario

On Monday, police were clearing away Mohawk demonstrators who have blocked rail traffic on one of Canada’s most vital routes for the past 18 days, as threats break out of further protests in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. As television stations in Canada played video of arrests at the Tyendinaga… »

25.02.2020

When the people lead, leaders follow — lessons from the fight to impeach and remove Trump

When the people lead, leaders follow — lessons from the fight to impeach and remove Trump

The Senate may have betrayed the American people, but the movement for impeachment secured critical victories that will propel us forward in the longer battle for democracy. By Anthony Torres Without hearing from witnesses or reviewing new evidence, the Senate declared last week that our Constitution does not apply to… »

25.02.2020

How Are We Going to Pay for Saving Trillions of Dollars?

How Are We Going to Pay for Saving Trillions of Dollars?

Enhanced Medicare for All — that wild scheme that Michael Bloomberg calls “untried” because it’s only been tested for decades in virtually every wealthy nation on earth — would cost $450 billion a year less than the current U.S. system. In the usual propaganda terms (in which you multiply by ten… »

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