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23.09.2017

Watch: Bernie Sanders lays out progressive Foreign Policy vision

Watch: Bernie Sanders lays out progressive Foreign Policy vision

In major address, potential 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls out “disastrous” war on terror by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams After months of aggressively rallying support for domestic objectives like Medicare for All, union rights, and a $15 minimum wage, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a… »

22.09.2017

First US bank annouce public position against nuclear weapons

First US bank annouce public position against nuclear weapons

On Wednesday 20 September, the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons officially opened for signature and over 50 countries signed.  The US was not one of the signers, but US advocates for the Treaty have succeeded in making the first US bank annouce that it will not invest… »

21.09.2017

Groundbreaking steps forward do not start with consensus agreements.

Groundbreaking steps forward do not start with consensus agreements.

Beatrice Fihn, the executive director of ICAN, delivered the following remarks at the signing ceremony for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York on 20 September 2017: Mr Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has worked… »

21.09.2017

Nuclear Weapons Ban is Entering into Force!

Nuclear Weapons Ban is Entering into Force!

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been signed by 50 nations. 3  nations (Guyana, Holy See, Thailand) have already ratified it. Once 50 nations have ratified or acceded to it, it will enter into force. Here is the list of supporting nations: STATE SIGNED RATIFIED Guyana 20/09/17 20/09/17 Holy… »

20.09.2017

Chuck and Nancy’s art of the deal

Chuck and Nancy’s art of the deal

Danny Katch, author of Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People, uncovers the secret of the shell game that Democrats have played in the name of defending DACA. CHUCK SCHUMER and Nancy Pelosi are the Democratic Party’s leaders in Congress. They are also world’s best negotiators, absolutely, so… »

20.09.2017

Urgent: Forced takeover of Catalan government institutions by Spanish police

Urgent: Forced takeover of Catalan government institutions by Spanish police

The people of Spain’s Catalan region are in the streets as the Spanish government suspends autonomy and seizes ballots ahead of upcoming referendum by Thomas S. Harrington for Common Dreams I just got of the phone with Josep Maria Sole Sabaté, my friend and a leading Catalan historian and… »

20.09.2017

More Than 140 Dead And Counting As A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

More Than 140 Dead And Counting As A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

By Andrea Lobo A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Mexico City megalopolis at 1:14 in the afternoon on Tuesday, knocking down dozens buildings, leaving large clouds of dust and smoke across the horizon. The scenes of solidarity were immediate, as thousands rushed to join rescue efforts and other disaster management… »

20.09.2017

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

EU citizens living under squeezed financial circumstances could be forgiven for wondering whether European Commission President Juncker was having a joke at their expense when he spoke recently about how Europe’s economy is finally bouncing back. After a tumultuous decade triggered by the global financial crisis… »

20.09.2017

Trump’s UN Address a Failure of Nuclear Leadership

Trump’s UN Address a Failure of Nuclear Leadership

Statement from Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball Since 1945, U.S. presidents have sought to rally global support and action toward practical solutions curbing the spread of nuclear weapons and reducing the dangerous likelihood of their use. Sadly, President Donald J. Trump, in his first, fiery address before the… »

20.09.2017

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty open for signature by world leaders

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty open for signature by world leaders

Heads of state and Foreign Ministers will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons tomorrow, 20 September 2017, as the General Assembly of the United Nations opens in New York. With tensions continuing to grow between the US and North Korea, the risk of the use… »

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