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26.01.2020

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It is being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now looks like it may well move into the middle of the year, dragged out, ironically enough, by the prosecution.  Curiously, this… »

24.01.2020

Against fascism in India: in solidarity, through care

Against fascism in India: in solidarity, through care

Women are leading the resistance against the unconstitutional Citizenship Amendment Act. Enda Verde and  Chandan Kumar 24 January 2020 for openDemocracy On the 4th of December 2019 the Hindu nationalist Bharatya Janata Party (BJP)-led government of India introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in parliament. By… »

24.01.2020

UN chief outlines solutions to defeat ‘four horsemen’ threatening our global future

UN chief outlines solutions to defeat ‘four horsemen’ threatening our global future

The start of the New Year finds the world facing four looming threats to human progress: surging geopolitical tensions, the climate crisis, global mistrust and the downsides of technology, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday. Global tensions mounting For the Secretary-General, global tensions are at their highest level in years, making the… »

23.01.2020

If defending life on Earth is extremist, we must own that label

If defending life on Earth is extremist, we must own that label

George Monbiot For The Guardian Police say climate groups such as Extinction Rebellion are a ‘threat’. They’d have done the same for the suffragettes and Martin Luther King It’s not an “error” or an “accident”, as the police now claim. It’s a pattern. First, the Guardian… »

21.01.2020

MLK’s Radical Final Years: Civil Rights Leader Was Isolated After Taking On Capitalism & Vietnam War

MLK’s Radical Final Years: Civil Rights Leader Was Isolated After Taking On Capitalism & Vietnam War

Fifty years ago this April, Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. Today we look back at the last three years of King’s life, beginning after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Despite passage of the monumental legislation,… »

16.01.2020

Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

By Dr Binoy Kampmark Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange.  The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing.  At the Westminster… »

16.01.2020

Interview with Sarah Plant, who just translated “Un Violador en tu Camino” A Rapist in Your Path

Interview with Sarah Plant, who just translated “Un Violador en tu Camino” A Rapist in Your Path

In this interview we speak with Sarah Plant who made the English version of “Un Violador en tu Camino”, the original Spanish-language chant was written and performed by the Chilean feminist collective, Las Tesis, in Nov. 2019 and is based on the writings of anthropologist Rita Segato. First let’s start… »

14.01.2020

Women Protest Against Accused Rapists Harvey Weinstein & President Trump

Women Protest Against Accused Rapists Harvey Weinstein & President Trump

In New York City, at least 100 women protested against accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein outside the Manhattan courthouse where the disgraced Hollywood mogul is standing trial for rape. Protesters: “Patriarchy is our judge! God imprisons us at birth! And our punishment … It’s not my fault, not where I… »

14.01.2020

Chile, The Revolution of The Indignados

Chile, The Revolution of The Indignados

In 1960 Chile was shaken by the largest earthquake ever recorded before. Its magnitude was 9.6 degrees on the Richter logarithmic scale, which has a maximum of 10. On October 18, 2019, Chilean society exploded as it had never done, unleashing social energy accumulated by decades of injustice and abuse… »

11.01.2020

Security Council, beats midnight deadline, approves Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote

Security Council, beats midnight deadline, approves Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote

The Security Council on Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians, but some of the body’s members expressed disappointment that the “watered down” measure cut in half the number of crossing points and duration of the authorization. Failing last month to extend… »

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