Politics

23.02.2017

A Declaration of War on 11 Million People

A Declaration of War on 11 Million People

The Trump administration wants to kick America’s deportation machine into high gear–but there have been important shows of resistance to build on, writes Danny Katch. THE DEPARTMENT of Homeland Security (DHS) released two memos on February 20 laying out measures to implement Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order, issued under the… »

23.02.2017

Oliver Stone: “It’s not just Trump, but a system”

Oliver Stone: “It’s not just Trump, but a system”

During the Writers Guild Awards on Sunday night the Oscar-winner director Oliver Stone received the Laurel Award and made a passionate speech as a message to young filmmakers. “You can be critical of your government and your society. You don’t have to fit in. It’s fashionable now to take shots… »

23.02.2017

Argentinians in Spain consider Macri to be ‘persona no grata’ in Madrid

Argentinians in Spain consider Macri to be ‘persona no grata’ in Madrid

In a ‘Manifesto’ issued on February 21st an association of Argentinians in Spain has criticized the reception offered to Argentine President Mauricio Macri by the State and local authorities of Madrid. Enrique Borcel (President of the Spanish-Argentine Council) said, “due to the regressive effects of his economic and social policies,… »

23.02.2017

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

By Roberto Savio Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American cycle! Like it or not, for the last two centuries the entire planet has been… »

22.02.2017

Activists Unfurl “Refugees Welcome” Banner on Statue of Liberty

Activists Unfurl “Refugees Welcome” Banner on Statue of Liberty

The Trump administration’s crackdown against immigration and immigrants currently living in the United States has sparked widespread protest. Only hours after the Department of Homeland Security unveiled its deportation plans, activists unfurled a 3-foot-by-20-foot banner at the base of the Statue of Liberty reading “Refugees Welcome.” The White House is… »

22.02.2017

The New Gambia

The New Gambia

After a noisy political impasse the Gambia experienced months ago, the country has decided: Democracy is reborn, Human rights are to be respected, The rule of law will prevail, There shall be no more violence, To be free. The president elect, Adama Barrow, after a long period spent in Dakar,… »

21.02.2017

New Yorkers Rally to say ‘Not My President’s Day’

New Yorkers Rally to say ‘Not My President’s Day’

This Presidents’ Day, a protest called the Not My President Rally took place in New York with thousands of demonstrators coming together on Central Park West and at Columbus Circle near Trump International Tower. Protesters stretching at least eight blocks chanted “He cheats, he lies, open up your eyes”. “Donald Trump is literally… »

17.02.2017

Evolving Democracy

Evolving Democracy

By Johan Galtung What is the essence of democracy? “Rule with the consent of the ruled” implies two classes of people, Rulers and Ruled; concretely State and People, Statism. “Free and Fair Elections” implies voting for a Parliament; Parliamentarism. Together, a three-tier power structure State-Parliament-People; with People controlling Parliament,… »

16.02.2017

Intelligence Agencies Clash With Trump Over Russia Allegations

by Tom Eley Only one month into his administration, and two days after the ouster of his National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump faces the growing prospect of congressional investigations into alleged ties to Moscow. Powerful sections of the American ruling class are seeking to put the US… »

15.02.2017

Which Washington Crimes Matter Most?

Which Washington Crimes Matter Most?

By David Swanson Michael Flynn participated in mass murder and destruction in Afghanistan and Iraq, advocated for torture, and manufactured false cases for war against Iran. He and anyone who appointed him to office and kept him there should be removed from and disqualified for public service. (Though I still… »

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