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16.09.2018

Conversation with the Chilean Writer Jorge Marchant Lazcano

Conversation with the Chilean Writer Jorge Marchant Lazcano

By Jhon Sánchez and translated by Yani Pérez I met Jorge Marchant in an elevator. It was the summer of the 2009 and as soon as he said “Hello,” I recognized his Chilean accent. I introduced myself with the name of Cecilio Bolocco, an allusion to the Chilean… »

14.09.2018

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

by Ellen Brown, originally posted on Truthdig, Sept. 13, 2018   Excluding institutions such as Blackrock and Vanguard, which are composed of multiple investors, the largest single players in global equity markets are now thought to be central banks themselves. An estimated 30 to 40 central banks are… »

12.09.2018

17 years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda rebranded by US government & media as besieged rebels

17 years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda rebranded by US government & media as besieged rebels

from Russia Today, 12/09/2018 Seventeen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US government and media outlets have decided that Al-Qaeda is now a rebel group worthy of our sympathy. The cynical narrative change is par for the course, experts told RT. As somber newspaper headlines mark the anniversary… »

11.09.2018

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

How should we react to the closure of Italian and Maltese ports, to the criminalisation of solidarity and to the misrepresentation of facts? We speak to Riccardo Gatti, the Captain of the Astral and Head of Mission of the Open Arms, the boats that belong to the Spanish NGO Proactiva… »

08.09.2018

‘The Symptom, not the disease:’

‘The Symptom, not the disease:’

Michael Moore’s new film shows how deep political dysfunction—and failure of democrats—set stage for Trump “Donald J. Trump did not just fall from the sky. His rise to the presidency was not an aberration and should not have come as a shock.” by Julia Conley, staff writer  for… »

05.09.2018

The burning down of Brazil’s national museum: A capitalist crime against the heritage of humanity

The burning down of Brazil’s national museum: A capitalist crime against the heritage of humanity

By Bill Van Auken Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was gutted Sunday night by a massive fire that consumed not only the historic 19tth century palace that housed the institution, but a vast and irreplaceable collection of what was by far the largest natural history and anthropology museum… »

04.09.2018

The monopolistic firewall against democratic communication in Latin America and the Caribbean

The monopolistic firewall against democratic communication in Latin America and the Caribbean

We share with our readers the text of the paper presented by Javier Tolcachier, in the event “Unraveling Digital Social Networks”, held in Quito on August 29, 30 and 31, convened by ALAI, FLACSO and CIESPAL. We have become media beings, we live online, we are connected, we are between… »

31.08.2018

Russia denounces the diarchy at the heart of the UNO and the USA

Russia denounces the diarchy at the heart of the UNO and the USA

by Thierry Meyssan The Western powers are moving inexorably towards Internet censorship, thereby facilitating the dissemination of propaganda and war indoctrination in their countries. In this context, an extremely violent tension is tearing apart the international scene. Aware of the increasing risk of general confrontation, Moscow is attempting to find… »

30.08.2018

Exposing the Giants: The Global Power Elite

Exposing the Giants: The Global Power Elite

Developing the tradition charted by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic The Power Elite, in his latest book, Professor Peter Phillips starts by reviewing the transition from the nation state power elites described by authors such as Mills… »

24.08.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover – 8. Yaa Asantewa and the war of the Golden Stool

Africa, a history to rediscover – 8. Yaa Asantewa and the war of the Golden Stool

Yaa Asantewa was born in 1840 in Besease, a city in what is now Ghana. She was the sister of Yaya Kwasi, who granted her the title of queen mother of Ejisuhene, a part of the Ashanti empire; given that there was a matriarchal system in place, this made her… »

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