Politics

25.06.2017

‘Another world is possible’: Corbyn headlines Glastonbury stage with message of unity

‘Another world is possible’: Corbyn headlines Glastonbury stage with message of unity

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used his spot on the Glastonbury festival’s main Pyramid Stage to hit out at “elites” that doubted his party’s election campaign, and reminded supporters of their power to affect change in the UK. Fresh from an election in which Labour unexpectedly gained seats, Corbyn addressed thousands… »

25.06.2017

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan President Donald Trump’s long-promised repeal of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, edges closer to reality, as the Senate releases its secretly written version of the House’s American Health Care Act—the very bill that Trump first championed, then recently reportedly called “mean.” The Republican… »

23.06.2017

You’ll Never Guess What Losing Democrats All Have in Common

You’ll Never Guess What Losing Democrats All Have in Common

By David Swanson It was curious to observe how much of Jeremy Corbyn’s successful campaign to rebuild the Labour Party was about foreign policy. Wars, he said, make us less safe, not more. Agreeing with him were: the obvious facts of the matter, voters in opinion polls, and apparently voters… »

22.06.2017

Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

Rice is a major food commodity and staple food for many, and adding fish to flooded rice paddies has been a farming tradition practiced in a number of Asian countries for many centuries—even for more than 1000 years in some Chinese areas, the United Nations reports. With… »

20.06.2017

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

By David Korten Four days after President Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) reported that Earth Overshoot Day 2017 will fall on August 2. Most Americans likely have no idea what that means. The basic point is quite simple: From January… »

20.06.2017

Nobody Wants Trump in Office More Than Democrats

Nobody Wants Trump in Office More Than Democrats

By David Swanson Ordinary people who identify themselves as Democrats have a variety of mostly noble intentions and desires. Elected Democrats in Washington, D.C., are another matter entirely. When voters gave them majorities in Congress in 2006, telling exit pollsters that the top reason was to end the war on… »

19.06.2017

Macron: absolute majority in France with 60% abstention

Macron: absolute majority in France with 60% abstention

The second round of the French legislative elections seemed like a given. Everything indicated that Emmanuel Macron, the new president would obtain the backing of an overwhelming majority in parliament. 361 deputies out of 577 gives him a very large majority, although less than predicted. This consolidates the neoliberal and… »

17.06.2017

The US and its Climate Change Problem.

The US and its Climate Change Problem.

By David Andersson A week ago, US President Donald Trump announced his unsurprising decision to remove the US  from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Most of the media ascribed the decision to Trump’s misunderstanding of the issue. Very few members of the press were ready to engage in a… »

17.06.2017

Don’t Blame the Left for Violence in America

Don’t Blame the Left for Violence in America

Republicans–and quite a few Democrats–are trying to exploit the mass shooting in Alexandria to demonize left-wing expressions of discontent toward the system. By Danny Katch TWO CONTRADICTORY messages emerged following Wednesday’s mass shooting in Alexandria, Virginia: One, the left and right need to come together in the spirit of bipartisanship. »

16.06.2017

With Grenfell Tower, we’ve seen what ‘ripping up red tape’ really looks like

With Grenfell Tower, we’ve seen what ‘ripping up red tape’ really looks like

by George Monbiot for The Guardian Too often safety has been sacrificed to an agenda of deregulation backed by lobbyists: it’s time to put the public interest above corner-cutting and greed For years successive governments have built what they call a bonfire of regulations. They have argued that “red… »

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