Politics

23.03.2017

A Call to Action on Proposed Willets Point Redevelopment Plan

A Call to Action on Proposed Willets Point Redevelopment Plan

By Eric Córdova An all-women’s rally was held on the steps of CitiField on March 16, 2017.  Members of the newly formed East Elmhurst Corona Alliance gathered together for a call to action on the proposed Willets Point Redevelopment Plan.  Led by Ms. Talea Wulfa of East Elmhurst, the demonstration… »

21.03.2017

Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29th

Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29th

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her government will trigger Article 50  – the Lisbon Treaty article that sets in motion the secession of a member state of the European Union – on March 29th , formally starting Brexit negotiations. The European Union and the United Kingdom will… »

21.03.2017

Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition

Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition

The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors, Human Rights Watch said today. The crackdown on democratically elected officials not only violates their rights… »

20.03.2017

World Politics-Economics Right Now

World Politics-Economics Right Now

By Johan Galtung The net conclusion? The enormous US imbalance: no longer winning wars, less political clout, economically bankrupt but still powerful, shaping the world culturally. Wise US policy would celebrate the last two; unwise policy would Make America Great Again-military-political, as Trump wants. Drop “Again” Mr. Trump, Make America… »

18.03.2017

Next week in Rome: DiEM25’s alternative to “There Is No Alternative”

Next week in Rome: DiEM25’s alternative to “There Is No Alternative”

March 25 is the EU’s 60th birthday, and the leaders of all EU countries will be in Rome on that day to celebrate. What exactly will they be celebrating? Its disintegration, under Brexit and the rise of the Nationalist International, which they now call a ‘variable geometry’ Europe?  Undoubtedly they… »

17.03.2017

Trump’s Budget Counts on Us to Be Dumber Than He

Trump’s Budget Counts on Us to Be Dumber Than He

By David Swanson Donald Trump does not always in every way appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed. Yet there is great wisdom to be found in some of his assumptions of stupidity on the part of the rest of us. If I act like a real jackass,… »

16.03.2017

Tomas Hirsch on Face 2 Face

Tomas Hirsch on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with with Tomas Hirsch, founding member of the Humanist Party of Chile and was a Presidential candidate during the 2005 election for the left-wing coalition “Juntos Podemos Más” (Together we can more). Currently, he is the Party’s Vice-President and one of the coordinators of the… »

15.03.2017

Dutch PM Rutte’s VVD emerges top in first exit poll

Dutch PM Rutte’s VVD emerges top in first exit poll

Dutch voters are casting their ballots today in an election that has been billed as a barometer of populism in Europe. DW will keep you informed of events as they happen throughout the day. Welcome to our rolling coverage of the Dutch election, with the latest news, views and reactions… »

14.03.2017

Asking Foolish Questions about Serious Issues

Asking Foolish Questions about Serious Issues

By Richard Falk When the Clinton campaign started complaining about Russia interfering in US elections by hacking into the DNC I was struck by their excesses of outrage and the virtual absence of any acknowledgement that the United States has been interfering in dozens of foreign elections for decades with… »

13.03.2017

The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death

By Chris Hedges The ruling corporate elites no longer seek to build. They seek to destroy. They are agents of death. They crave the unimpeded power to cannibalize the country and pollute and degrade the ecosystem to feed an insatiable lust for wealth, power and hedonism. Wars and military “virtues”… »

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