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18.06.2019

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

In Hong Kong, as many as 2 million people took to the streets Sunday for another mass demonstration against a proposed bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China, which critics say would infringe on Hong Kong’s independence and the legal and human rights of… »

17.06.2019

‘Blatant Theft’: Netanyahu Unveils Illegal Settlement Named ‘Trump Heights’ in Occupied Syrian Territory

‘Blatant Theft’: Netanyahu Unveils Illegal Settlement Named ‘Trump Heights’ in Occupied Syrian Territory

“Trump Heights is such a great name for the colony built on theft, since Trump’s whole life has been about being wealthy and powerful enough to escape the consequences of his crimes.” by Jake Johnson staff writer for Common Dreams In what critics denounced as an obscene celebration of… »

16.06.2019

Pressenza interviewed James Felton Keith

Pressenza interviewed James Felton Keith

Pressenza interviewed James Felton Keith during our “Perspectives from Utopia“ event in NYC on June 7. James is running for a seat in New York’s 13th Congressional District with the commitment of establishing an Universal Basic Income. https://youtu.be/_Mi-uGNdSxE… »

13.06.2019

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the Legislative Council, one day after riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of… »

13.06.2019

[UK] Revealed: Climate change denier makes big donations to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt

[UK] Revealed: Climate change denier makes big donations to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt

Tory hopefuls [to the post of Prime Minister] under fire for accepting cash from company linked to major ‘climate science denial’ group. Johnson has yet to declare the funding, ‘raising questions about who else is bankrolling him’. By Peter Geoghegan 12 June 2019 for openDemocracy A prominent… »

13.06.2019

Secret Files Show How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro

Secret Files Show How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro

A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula’s Workers’ Party from winning the presidency. Leaked cellphone messages among Brazilian… »

11.06.2019

Millions join general strike in Sudan to dislodge army as civil disobedience campaign entered second day: 120 killed

Millions join general strike in Sudan to dislodge army as civil disobedience campaign entered second day: 120 killed

Millions of people in Sudan have joined a general strike called by pro-reform groups, shutting down the centre of cities across the country despite a wave of arrests and intimidation. The civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing the ruling military junta to accept civilian rule entered a second day on… »

11.06.2019

Lava Jato [Brazil]: The Intercept Reveals Conspiracy Between Judge and Prosecutors

Lava Jato [Brazil]: The Intercept Reveals Conspiracy Between Judge and Prosecutors

Interception of messages reveals the plot between the judge and the prosecutors in a clear corruption of functions that changes the entire political scene of Brazil. Exclusive leaks from The Intercept Brazil prove that [Judge] Sergio Moro coordinated his actions with the prosecutors to imprison Lula da Silva. Moro… »

10.06.2019

It’s less about Iran and more about stability in the Middle East

It’s less about Iran and more about stability in the Middle East

History suggests that attempts to exclude such regional powers produce instability, or worse. Erwin Van Veen 7 June 2019 for openDemocracy The web of American sanctions on Iran is being tightened. The White House recently cancelled the waivers that still permitted a few countries to import Iranian… »

05.06.2019

We say yes to Europe [Catalan MEPs]

We say yes to Europe [Catalan MEPs]

If these three Catalan MEPs are not allowed to participate in the next legislature, Europe will have lost more than three active and pro-European members at their service. By Alfred Bosch  5 June 2019 for openDemocracy Catalonia has always been a committed and reliable partner in the construction… »

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