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08.01.2020

Even in 2020, there’s still cause for hope in Israel-Palestine

Even in 2020, there’s still cause for hope in Israel-Palestine

These are dark times politically. But amid the gloom, there are real sources of hope in Israel-Palestine — not least all the people fighting to make it a better place. By Haggai Matar Here’s a new year’s resolution: I want to pay more… »

04.01.2020

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote in the United States. The women’s suffrage movement took decades of organizing to achieve success, from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, to mass civil disobedience and protest leading up to the adoption and ratification of the 19th Amendment in… »

03.01.2020

‘An Explicit Act of War’: Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani Reportedly Killed in Baghdad Drone Strike

‘An Explicit Act of War’: Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani Reportedly Killed in Baghdad Drone Strike

“It’s like Iran killing the head of the CIA or the Mossad on foreign soil.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer Common Dreams A drone strike believed to be from the U.S. military at or near the Baghdad airport reportedly killed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Major General Qasem Soleimani, an act that… »

03.01.2020

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies It’s a new year, and the U.S. has found a new enemy—an Iraqi militia called Kata’ib Hezbollah. How tragically predictable was that? So who or what is Kata’ib Hezbollah? Why are U.S. forces attacking it? And where will this lead? Kata’ib Hezbollah… »

03.01.2020

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

Being a universal city, any conflict happening somewhere on the planet usually ends up on New York’s streets. During the year we have been covering some of them, but while working on this article we were surprised by the scale of the discontent. Over forty countries, on every continent, have… »

02.01.2020

America Wants, Needs And Is Ready To Make A Real Choice

America Wants, Needs And Is Ready To Make A Real Choice

Why Bernie Sanders Has To Be The Democratic Candidate in 2020 By Mark Lesseraux Joe Biden and Liz Warren are careerists. Donald Trump’s “gift” is his ability to spot and crush careerists. Do recall his number 1 hit TV show. The 2020 general election will be about AUTHENTICITY, and, whether… »

30.12.2019

A New Current Of Thought Is Emerging In The US And Around The World

A New Current Of Thought Is Emerging In The US And Around The World

By Mark Lesseraux As 2020 newly arrives it is rapidly becoming clear to more and more people that the current global neoliberal capitalist economic paradigm (1980 – 2019, roughly) is cracking, it is coming apart at the seams. The general initial response to this crisis in countries across the globe… »

26.12.2019

An Economics Nobel Prize view of neoliberalism and Argentina’s future

An Economics Nobel Prize view of neoliberalism and Argentina’s future

Joseph Stiglitz is an American economist who received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank. In recent years he has been a harsh critic of globalised neoliberalism, which he calls “free market fundamentalism”, and of international… »

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

23.12.2019

The Whipala damn well deserves respect!

The Whipala damn well deserves respect!

By Claudia Aranda It is assumed that Evo, like all asylum seekers, must restrict his actions within the regulatory framework of his new status. The former president of Bolivia, along with “thanking the people and the government for allowing us to be close to my beloved Bolivia,” stressed on this… »

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