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19.01.2019

How do you say “cool” in Chinese?

How do you say “cool” in Chinese?

We take the future Asian superpower for granted, but who is their Robert Redford? By Rafael Poch for Ctxt. In the 20th century, in order to become a global superpower, the United States established itself in the first phase as the hegemonic power of the Western Hemisphere. »

18.01.2019

The Mythology of Modern Israel

The Mythology of Modern Israel

by Tariq Ali1 This article is a transcription extracted from a conference at Rothko Chapel.   “… In order to create a myth to justify the existence of… »

17.01.2019

Julian Assange, Lord Carlile of Berriew, and the UK justice system

Julian Assange, Lord Carlile of Berriew, and the UK justice system

According to public notes by Lord Carlile of Berriew, former External Reviewer of Anti-terror Legislation for the Minister of Interior and anti-terror expert, Assange is wanted in relationship to sex crimes…  To the best of my knowledge it is a flat lie, serious defamation of Assange, and serious misleading… »

17.01.2019

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

By Vijay Prashad 1 Source: Independent Media Institute This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.   Last Thursday—on January… »

16.01.2019

The Memo That Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The Memo That Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The memo shows the advice Hillary Clinton was getting to plunge the U.S. deeper into the Syrian war. The memo has again become relevant as Trump seeks to extricate the U.S. By Daniel Lazare First published here   A memo sent to Hillary Clinton… »

15.01.2019

The Twisted Logic of the Jewish ‘Historic Right’ to Israel

The Twisted Logic of the Jewish ‘Historic Right’ to Israel

Our political culture insists on seeing the Jews as the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews. But the Jews never existed as a ‘people’ – still less as a nation. Until World War II, the vast majority of Eastern and Western Jews were avowed anti-Zionists. by Shlomo… »

14.01.2019

Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme!

Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme!

“Hotel Rwanda” is a touchstone of interventionist ideology, writes Ann Garrison. Debunking that script helps show why the closure of the assassination case against Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame serves Western interests. By Ann Garrison Black Agenda Report   Most Westerners believe that the Rwandan… »

14.01.2019

Universal Basic Income Is Easier Than It Looks

Universal Basic Income Is Easier Than It Looks

by Ellen Brown Calls for a Universal Basic Income have been increasing, most recently as part of the Green New Deal introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and supported in the last month by at least 40 members of… »

10.01.2019

Fascism and jihad: the hatechildren of neoliberalism and war. Compassion to the rescue!

Fascism and jihad: the hatechildren of neoliberalism and war. Compassion to the rescue!

What is the best way to prevent a catastrophe? So many people have a sense of foreboding that  we are heading towards disaster that proposals are not discussed calmly and amicably but rather everybody is trying to impose their preferred ones on everyone else. These are times of extreme… »

10.01.2019

On Refugees…. And Myanmar-It’s Not Just The Rohingya

On Refugees…. And Myanmar-It’s Not Just The Rohingya

By Dr Arshad M Khan … And my life’s cold winter that knew no spring; Of my mind so weary and sick and wild, Of my heart too sad to sing. — Paul Laurence Dunbar The world now has more refugees than at any time since after WW2, more than the … »

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