Politics

23.04.2018

Fox in the Henhouse: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

Fox in the Henhouse: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Federal Reserve calls itself independent, but it is independent only of government. It marches to the drums of the banks that are its private owners. To prevent another Great Recession or Great Depression, Congress needs to amend the Federal Reserve Act, nationalize the Fed and turn it into a… »

20.04.2018

Cui bono#2. Syria missile attack conflict of interests for Prime Minister May’s husband

Cui bono#2. Syria missile attack conflict of interests for Prime Minister May’s husband

We published already in Pressenza  an article about who benefits from the missile attack to Syria by Trump, Macron and May (in short, they benefit, not the Syrian people). Later it emerged that Philip May, husband of PM Theresa May may have a conflict of interests in matters related… »

17.04.2018

“The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack”

“The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack”

The Independent newspaper has published an investigation by journalist Robert Fisk (*) who visited the Syria clinic at the centre of a global chemical weapons crisis. We reproduce here some of his findings which cast serious doubts about the claim of a chemical attack in Douma. “Before we go any further,… »

17.04.2018

Corbyn v Corker: UK wants representation, US royalty

Corbyn v Corker: UK wants representation, US royalty

By David Swanson Five years ago, the British Parliament said no to an attack on Syria that its prime minister wanted to join the U.S. president in launching. That action, combined with public pressure, was instrumental in getting the U.S. Congress to make clear that it would say no as… »

17.04.2018

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

by Richard Eskow “Mission accomplished,” says the President. What, exactly, was the mission? And what exactly was accomplished? Donald Trump is being mocked for using this phrase in a tweet to praise what he claims was a “perfectly executed” airstrike against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. This recalls George… »

16.04.2018

Final Declaration of the #CumbreDeLosPueblos [Summit of the Peoples] in Lima, Peru

Final Declaration of the #CumbreDeLosPueblos [Summit of the Peoples] in Lima, Peru

Representatives of social and popular organizations of Peru, Latin America and the Caribbean, we have met in Lima / Peru from April 10 to 14, 2018 to discuss the political, social and economic reality of our America, to share our struggles and resistances, to strengthen the militant solidarity of our… »

14.04.2018

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

By David Swanson In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like it… »

13.04.2018

Escalating the armed conflict in Syria is a monstrous debacle

Escalating the armed conflict in Syria is a monstrous debacle

We reproduce here a number of statements by the voices of reason that are trying to prevent a murderous bombing of Syria in which more civilians will die and the possibility of escalation into an all out war, including a nuclear war, cannot be dismissed. Conscience: Taxes for Peace not… »

12.04.2018

Will Democracy Survive? How? Whether? Hard Questions in Dark Times

Will Democracy Survive? How? Whether? Hard Questions in Dark Times

By Richard Falk, As demagogic leaders with popular approval or at least acquiescence dominate the political process of several important ‘democratic’ states questions need to be asked about the core or indispensable content of democracy. Other states seek the imprimatur of ‘democracy’ but limit drastically the choices open to the citizenry… »

11.04.2018

Sanders: Trump has ‘no legal authority’ to bomb or attack Syria

Sanders: Trump has ‘no legal authority’ to bomb or attack Syria

“It is Congress, not the president, who determines whether our country goes to war and Congress must not abdicate that responsibility,” declares Independent senator from Vermont by Jon Queally, staff  for Common Dreams With expectations high that President Donald Trump will order airstrikes or a bombing campaign… »

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