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U.N. Committee Criticizes U.S. Record on Human Rights

News from Democracy Now! The U.N. Human Rights Committee has issued a wide-ranging report criticizing the human rights record of the United States. The report assessed U.S. compliance with a key human rights treaty and found it lacking in more…

Rewriting history

Published by Critical Thinking on Friday, 28 March 2014 In wars, there are generally two sides and it is commonly understood that history is written by the victors but most people are ignorant of the role of banking dynasties in…

Barack Obama: The Least Transparent President in History

“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.” So wrote President Barack Obama, back on Jan. 29, 2009, just days into his presidency. “Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.”…

UN Human Rights Experts Denounce Land-grabbing, Forced Evictions in Viet Nam

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts on 26 March 2014 called on the Vietnamese Government to “intervene urgently” in a case of forced eviction of the last remaining residents of Con Dau, a small village located on…

The Rich Complain That We Do Not Love Them

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said “The rich are different from you or me”, yet in his days, in the early years of the 20th century, the rich were not subject to public scrutiny, and were generally an object of envy,…

Leaving your wifi on can seriously damage your privacy (and even your data)

Do you have a Smartphone, tablet, or any other wifi enabled precious gadget? Do you leave the wifi connectivity always on or use free services from shopping centres, cafes, etc? Then you may or may not be aware that other…

Egypt in the Rear Mirror (II): Who Are the Not-So-Invisible Powers Behind the Troglodytes?

If you cannot win them, join them” seems to be the old British political principle that Washington has been applying to its plans to re-design the Arab region, always under the recurrent public pretext of the “war on terrorism.” By…

Spanish Organizations Denounce Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement

Madrid, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Spanish social and union organizations condemned today trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States to sign the Transatlantic Free Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). A letter presented at the head office of…

Obama Chides Russia on “Brute Force,” Rejects Iraq War Criticism

Democracy Now! President Obama continues an overseas tour in Italy today where he’s meeting with Pope Francis for the first time. Wrapping up a visit to Brussels, Obama delivered an address criticizing Russia for annexing Crimea and using what he…

The Decline of the Middle Class

By Roberto Savio San Salvador, Bahamas, March 2014 — It is now generally accepted that the North-South divide created at the end of the colonial era and the coalition of New Countries against the powerful North of the world ended…

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