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23.07.2017

Iraqi Sources Place Real Death Toll In US-Led Siege Of Mosul At 40,000

Iraqi Sources Place Real Death Toll In US-Led Siege Of Mosul At 40,000

By Bill Van Auken According to intelligence reports from Iraq, the US-led massacre in Mosul has claimed a staggeringly higher toll of Iraqi civilian lives then had previously been reported. More than 40,000 men, women and children were killed in the grinding nine-month-long siege of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, according… »

19.07.2017

The US Empire, The CIA, And The NGOs

The US Empire, The CIA, And The NGOs

By Dr Ludwig Watzal The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to… »

19.07.2017

Top Gov’t Ethics Watchdog: U.S. is “Close to Laughingstock”

Top Gov’t Ethics Watchdog: U.S. is “Close to Laughingstock”

The director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub Jr., says the Trump administration has so undermined ethical standards that the United States is “pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.” Shaub is resigning today. He’s been critical of President Trump on a slew of issues, including Trump’s… »

17.07.2017

Liu Xiaobo And Liu Xia: A Love That Survived Incredible Odds

Liu Xiaobo And Liu Xia: A Love That Survived Incredible Odds

By Zeenat Khan A photo shared on Twitter by activist Ye Du was inserted in arecent front-page story in the New York Times. The skeletal like couple (Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia) clinging onto one another will break any heart. In the photo, frail Xiaobo is pictured in his hospital… »

15.07.2017

Jeremy Corbyn talks with Naomi Klein about creating a better world

Jeremy Corbyn talks with Naomi Klein about creating a better world

‘When people’s minds are opened up, there is no end to the possibilities,’ says Corbyn by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams “Social justice isn’t copyrighted,” U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told Naomi Klein in an interview published at The Intercept on… »

14.07.2017

A further blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on conviction of Lula ahead of 2018 election

A further blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on conviction of Lula ahead of 2018 election

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been convicted on corruption charges and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison. Lula, widely considered one of Brazil’s most popular political figures, is the front-runner in the 2018 elections. We look at how this development could impact his presidential bid, and… »

13.07.2017

Black America is “Pro-Peace,” but Its Politicians Work for the War Party

Black America is “Pro-Peace,” but Its Politicians Work for the War Party

By Black Agenda Report BAR executive editor Glen Ford “The Black political class has disavowed and defiled the legacies of W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King.” The United States is at war with the very concept of the rule of law among nations, and… »

11.07.2017

Lost at Sea: Left Liberals Have No Party

Lost at Sea: Left Liberals Have No Party

By Bruce Lerro In the periphery of the circles in which I travel, people do not actively defend what it means to be a member of the Democratic Party. They come on much stronger when they say they are against the Republican Party. And why not? The Republican Party is… »

11.07.2017

Hundreds of thousands gather in Turkey to ‘revolt against injustice’

Hundreds of thousands gather in Turkey to ‘revolt against injustice’

Opposition declares massive rally in Istanbul the beginning of a pro-democracy movement by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams Turkey’s opposition leader declared a new beginning for the country and demanded reforms to the country’s current government at a huge pro-democracy rally in Istanbul… »

08.07.2017

Beneath dramatic G20 clashes, a deep demand for a better world

Beneath dramatic G20 clashes, a deep demand for a better world

Tens of thousands descend on Hamburg, challenging policies put forth by Trump-type nationalists and Europe’s neoliberals elites by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams (watch the videos in the original site) With the focus on dramatic images of German riot police using tear gas and high-powered water cannons to… »

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