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20.08.2019

Banned From Israel, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Hold Press Conference to ‘Humanize’ Palestinian Experience Under Occupation

Banned From Israel, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Hold Press Conference to ‘Humanize’ Palestinian Experience Under Occupation

“We cannot let Trump and Netanyahu succeed in hiding the cruel reality of the occupation from us.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer at Common Dreams Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib held a joint press conference Monday in response to being barred from visiting Israel and the Occupied Territories… »

20.08.2019

IPPNW warns of dire consequences of military escalation in Kashmir

IPPNW warns of dire consequences of military escalation in Kashmir

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is calling on the Indian government to restore immediately all communications and freedom of movement in Kashmir and Jammu, and urging all states in the disputed border regions to initiate new diplomatic talks aimed at reducing tensions and negotiating a peaceful… »

19.08.2019

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

Claire Corkhill, University of Sheffield for The Conversation A missile engine exploded at a naval test range, west of the city of Severodvinsk on Russia’s northern coast at 9am on August 8. At least five people were killed and several others injured. As it is associated with… »

19.08.2019

The Threat To Life From Ocean Microplastics

The Threat To Life From Ocean Microplastics

Co-Written by Meena Miriam Yust and Arshad Khan When Chelsea Rochman at the University of Toronto and colleagues began their study on medakas (small Japanese rice paddy fish), they did not expect to find what they did. They first soaked ground-up polyethylene in San Diego Bay for three months and then… »

16.08.2019

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

By Rebecca Gordon It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings in… »

14.08.2019

The First-Ever Comprehensive Scientific Assessment of the Links between Land and Climate Change

The First-Ever Comprehensive Scientific Assessment of the Links between Land and Climate Change

The first-ever comprehensive scientific assessment of the links between land and climate change is a critical contribution to efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, tackle the impacts of global warming and protect food security, the World Meteorological Organization said on 8 August 2019*. The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate… »

14.08.2019

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flower “We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“ That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become an economic blockade, but the… »

08.08.2019

Pounding Heat Clobbers Greenland

Pounding Heat Clobbers Greenland

By Robert Hunziker Greenland is one of the biggest targets for global warming, in part, because it’s so big it’s hard to miss.And sure enough, only recently crazy halting weather with inordinate hot temperature hit Greenland bull’s-eye, dead-on with one helluva meltdown. That’s bad news for pretty much everybody on… »

07.08.2019

India and Pakistan Itching for Showdown on Kashmir

India and Pakistan Itching for Showdown on Kashmir

By Mahboob A. Khawaja Has civilization taught us to be more friendly towards one another? Asked Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and intellectual and explains further: …Within the herd we are more friendly to each other than are many species of animals, but in our attitude towards those outside the… »

04.08.2019

Can Recycling Really Solve The Plastic Problem?

Can Recycling Really Solve The Plastic Problem?

Co-Written by Meena Miriam Yust and Arshad M. Khan The practice of recycling has everything to commend it:  On a finite planet, it conserves resources; it is meretricious allowing us, as it does, to pin a mental merit badge on our chests as we ready the assigned recycling bin once… »

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