Politics

14.12.2019

Establishment journalists have betrayed the ideals of the Fourth Estate

Establishment journalists have betrayed the ideals of the Fourth Estate

The reluctance of senior British journalists to accept their failures has put us all in greater jeopardy. The election result will probably just embolden them. Callum Alexander Scott for openDemocracy 13 December 2019 How unpleasant it has been over the past day to observe senior establishment journalists sit… »

13.12.2019

[UK elections] Out of this darkness we must find the will to fight back

[UK elections] Out of this darkness we must find the will to fight back

This is no time for recrimination and blame – let’s work together against this visionless government By George Monbiot for The Guardian Yes, it’s dark. Darker, arguably, than at any point since the second world war. We have a government not of conservatives but of the radical… »

12.12.2019

What an audit of the British empire’s deadly toll in southern Africa would reveal

What an audit of the British empire’s deadly toll in southern Africa would reveal

Wayne Dooling, SOAS, University of London for The Conversation In its 2019 election manifesto, the Labour Party pledged to conduct an “audit of the impact of Britain’s colonial legacy”, with the goal of understanding “our contribution to the dynamics of violence and insecurity across regions previously under… »

12.12.2019

Difficult Pass for Tayfun Gönül and Vedat Zencir Conscientious Objectors In Turkey

Difficult Pass for Tayfun Gönül and Vedat Zencir Conscientious Objectors In Turkey

By Ercan Jan Aktaş In 1989, for the first time in Turkey, Tayfun Gönül and Vedat Zencir announced their conscientious objection through a campaign conducted by Sokak Magazine. Both were charged with the offense of “alienating people from military service” governed by the Article 318/1 of the Turkish Penal Code… »

11.12.2019

Face 2 Face with Brahim Rouabah

Face 2 Face with Brahim Rouabah

On this show we speak with Brahim Rouabah (@rouabah_brahim) about the popular revolution currently underway in Algeria. For last 10 months, 22 million people have been protesting, striking, and taking to the streets in a country with a total population of 37 million. This popular movement is also refusing to… »

11.12.2019

If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution for Peace and Climate, You’re Busy Dying

If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution for Peace and Climate, You’re Busy Dying

Roger Hallam is of course right in his short book, Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse. While some portion of humanity heaps scorn on the victims of the fossil fuel propaganda who deny climate science, only a much smaller portion… »

11.12.2019

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress”

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress”

This week, Democracy Now! is broadcasting from inside the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, where representatives from almost 200 countries have gathered to negotiate solutions to the climate crisis. Known as COP25 for “conference of parties,” the summit offers a rare opportunity for all countries, especially those… »

10.12.2019

Face 2 Face with Isaac Evans Frantz

Face 2 Face with Isaac Evans Frantz

On this show we speak with Isaac Evans-Frantz, a volunteer with Action Corps, about the situation in Yemen which is undergoing perhaps the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet right now. Isaac is asking for people to call 1-833-STOP-WAR to request that Congress NO to the National Defense Authorization Act… »

10.12.2019

Extinction Rebellion UK glue themselves to Tory battle bus

Extinction Rebellion UK glue themselves to Tory battle bus

Extinction Rebellion UK glue themselves to Tory battle bus and ask the Conservative Government “Where have you been?” this #ClimateElection Extinction Rebellion UK activists dressed as bees swarm the Conservative battle bus at JCB Factory in Burton, Staffordshire Activists are demanding the Prime Minister and Conservative Government answer questions on… »

10.12.2019

Inequality Threatening Human Development, New Global UN Report Warns

Inequality Threatening Human Development, New Global UN Report Warns

Despite global progress in tackling poverty, hunger and disease, a “new generation of inequalities” indicates that many societies are not working as they should, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) argues in its latest report released on Monday [9 December 2019].  The 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) states that just… »

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