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30.05.2020

My Corona Hug

My Corona Hug

By Henry Cruz New Yorkers like me have a complicated relationship with hugs. I first noticed it a few years back after this dude in Times Square holding a FREE HUGS sign gave me an insincere and awkward half-hug. Without missing a beat, Mr. Free Hugs said, “Hey, gimme a… »

30.05.2020

An Open Letter to Joe Biden on Race

An Open Letter to Joe Biden on Race

We need the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to be better than Trump. But we also need him to be better than himself. By Sonali Kolhatkar Dear Mr. Vice President Joe Biden, You showed up in public on Memorial Day weekend for the first time in weeks and I… »

29.05.2020

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

WHO and Costa Rica launch landmark COVID-19 Technology Access Pool Thirty countries and multiple international partners and institutions have signed up to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) an initiative aimed at making vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to fight COVID-19 accessible to all. The Pool was… »

29.05.2020

Face 2 Face with Mike Ishii

Face 2 Face with Mike Ishii

On this show we are speaking with Mike Ishii from Tsuru for Solidarity, an Japanese-American organization that is fighting to close immigrant detention camps across the country. Mike invites everyone to participate in a two-day online event on June 6th & 7th: “Tsuru Rising! A Virtual Protest to Close the… »

29.05.2020

Awaiting Justice 

Awaiting Justice 

By Gabriella Callender The American conscience has cancer. Another Black man is killed in America by the hands of the police while we despairingly await justice. How can justice ever really be served in an America that was built on the flesh torn backs of Black human beings? Our African… »

29.05.2020

Ending the Monetary Pandemic

Ending the Monetary Pandemic

By Greg Coleridge The institutions that create and distribute money in our nation and throughout much of the world are diseased. Monetary systems are supposed to ensure that economies are healthy, just and sustainable. They shouldn’t benefit the 1% at the expense of the rest of us. »

29.05.2020

Europe Accepts the Legislative Initiative of Citizens Demanding a Universal Basic Income for All Its Residents.

Europe Accepts the Legislative Initiative of Citizens Demanding a Universal Basic Income for All Its Residents.

The European Citizen Initiative (ECI), which calls for the establishment of a Universal and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) for all people residing in the European Union , was accepted by the European Commission on Friday May 15, 2020 . The General Secretariat of the European Citizen Initiative Team (which belongs… »

29.05.2020

U.S. Declares a Vaccine War on the World

U.S. Declares a Vaccine War on the World

The U.S. has fumbled its own response to the pandemic at the same time that its greedy and selfish behavior about vaccines alienates the rest of the world. By Prabir Purkayastha Donald Trump launched a new vaccine war in May, but not against the virus. It was against the world. »

29.05.2020

The War Industry Threatens Humanity

The War Industry Threatens Humanity

I’m adding Christian Sorensen’s new book, Understanding the War Industry, to the list of books I think will convince you to help abolish war and militaries. See the list below. Wars are driven by many factors. They do not include protection, defense, benevolence, or public service. They do include inertia, political… »

29.05.2020

Scotland joins wave of countries blocking tax haven-tied corporations from receiving Covid-19 bailouts

Scotland joins wave of countries blocking tax haven-tied corporations from receiving Covid-19 bailouts

The Scottish Government has backed a Green Party amendment to exclude corporations registered in tax havens, or with subsidiaries or other arrangements in tax havens from receiving Covid19 bailouts. To date, Wales, France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland and Argentina have all announced similar measures. A second Green amendment that did not… »

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