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25.07.2019

Universal Citizenship, a Humanist Response to Violence against Migrants

Universal Citizenship, a Humanist Response to Violence against Migrants

by Javier Tolcachier – *Photos: Edú León They are drowned in the Mediterranean, deported to the Balkans, persecuted in the United States, exploited in the Far and Middle East, detained in Europe, discriminated against in South America, violent in Central America and Africa. They are robbed of their savings to… »

20.07.2019

15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo

15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo

We speak with a British whistleblower whose attempts to expose lies about the Iraq invasion was called “the most important and courageous leak” in history by acclaimed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Katharine Gun was a young specialist working for Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters when she exposed a highly confidential… »

17.07.2019

As Cost of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates

As Cost of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult to keep up with. Storms, heatwaves and climate-related weather disasters are increasing at a rapid pace. The leadership of the two corporate-dominated political parties are trying to keep the climate issue… »

12.07.2019

Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran

Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran

By Bill Van Auken US President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to ratchet up once again the punishing US “maximum pressure” sanctions against Iran. In an ignorant and lying tweet, the US president stated: “Iran has long been secretly ‘enriching’, in total violation of the terrible 150 Billion Dollar deal made… »

06.07.2019

Trump Is Forcing Iran to Follow North Korea’s Dangerous Example

Trump Is Forcing Iran to Follow North Korea’s Dangerous Example

“Axis of Evil” first appeared in former President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in January 2002, describing Iraq, Iran and North Korea months after the Sept. 11 attacks. Fourteen months after the speech, the United States invaded Iraq. The U.S. remains at war there 16 years later. »

27.06.2019

Refugees Are Finding Their Own Solutions – But Are Taking Great Risks in the Process

Refugees Are Finding Their Own Solutions – But Are Taking Great Risks in the Process

By Dr Jeff Crisp | Refugee Law Initiative 19 Jun 2019 – Many of the world’s 25 million refugees are confronted with the prospect of a life in limbo. They are unable to go back to their own country because of continued persecution or violence there.  They do not have the… »

27.06.2019

New York City Moved to Divest and Ban Nuclear Weapons

New York City Moved to Divest and Ban Nuclear Weapons

By David Andersson On Wednesday, June 9, New York City Council members Dromm, Rosenthal and Kallos introduced Resolution 976 to: 1) require the city to divest from financial institutions involved in the production and maintenance of nuclear weapons; and 2) stand in support of the U.N. treaty on the Prohibition… »

23.06.2019

Beyond climate tipping points: Greenhouse gas levels exceed the stability threshold of the ice sheets

Beyond climate tipping points: Greenhouse gas levels exceed the stability threshold of the ice sheets

By Dr Andrew Glikson Abstract As the world keeps increasing its carbon emissions and exports,rising in 2018 to a record 33.1 billion ton per year, the atmospheric greenhouse gas level has now exceeded 560 ppm CO2–equivalent when methane and nitrous oxide are included, intersecting the stability threshold of the Greenland and Antarctic ice… »

22.06.2019

Julian Assange and that information that can change the world

Julian Assange and that information that can change the world

Interview with Patricio Mery Bell, journalist, Chilean activist and former adviser to Rafael Correa. Cristina Mirra: Can you tell us about the work of Assange and Wikileaks? Patricio Mary Bell: Julian Assange is a hero of freedom of expression and… »

21.06.2019

The Dangerous Methane Mystery

The Dangerous Methane Mystery

The East Siberian Arctic Shelf (“ESAS”) is the epicenter of a methane-rich zone that could turn the world upside down. Still, the ESAS is not on the… »

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