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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 … »

08.01.2019

Good Cop/Bad Cop: The US and Russia Show

Good Cop/Bad Cop: The US and Russia Show

By Dan Corjescu —January 8, 2019 There may have been a time when the US and Russia were serious geopolitical rivals. That time has long since passed. Now, the two “nations” (elite controlled entities masquerading as a res publica)… »

08.01.2019

Drones caused havoc at Gatwick, so why are governments still spending billions on tanks and aircraft carriers?

Drones caused havoc at Gatwick, so why are governments still spending billions on tanks and aircraft carriers?

The disruption caused by reports of drones flying over Gatwick airport in December 2018 was a magnificent illustration of the uselessness of the UK’s big-ticket defence spending. The United Kingdom is not short of high-end military kit. Apart from its nuclear deterrent (which may or may not be in working… »

08.01.2019

Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted

Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted

Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be prosecuted and he compared WikiLeaks publications to the Pentagon Papers. By Joe Lauria Originally published on Consortium News   Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, said Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian… »

28.12.2018

What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

By Daniel Chavez In recent years, many researchers and social activists from very different countries, like myself, have rediscovered the notion of the commons as a key idea to deepen social and environmental justice and democratise both politics and the economy. This reappropriation has meant questioning the vanguardist and hierarchical… »

20.12.2018

La Via Campesina: Global Compact for Migration (GCM) does not represent a change in the current offensive against migrants and refugees

La Via Campesina: Global Compact for Migration (GCM) does not represent a change in the current offensive against migrants and refugees

At the People’s Summit for a Global Pact of Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees, held in Marrakech December 8th and 9th of 2018, hosted by La Via Campesina(*) and its member organisations of the Middle East and North Africa (MeNa) Process, the global peasant movement and its allies have issued a scathing… »

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