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09.09.2012

In continuing purge, 27 employees fired from state TV

In continuing purge, 27 employees fired from state TV

Twenty-seven journalists, technicians and other employees of state-owned TV Pública were denied entry to the TV station’s Asunción headquarters yesterday on the grounds that they “cannot continue” to work for the station. Some had heard talk on 31 August of a new wave of dismissals, but none was notified in… »

04.09.2012

World without Wars joins calls for a referendum on French nuclear weapons

World without Wars joins calls for a referendum on French nuclear weapons

World without Wars today joined other organisations in support of a French initiative to call for a referendum on nuclear weapons. Organised by ACDN (Action of Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament), a letter to President Hollande will be presented which calls for a referendum.   01 Sep 2012 The text of… »

04.09.2012

No Military Base on Paradise Jeju Island

No Military Base on Paradise Jeju Island

Robert Redford writes… From September 6-15, some 10,000 environmentalists will converge on Jeju Island to attend the World Conservation Congress (WCC) organized by the oldest environmental organization, the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN’s slogan is that it promotes “a just world that values and conserves… »

29.08.2012

Why Democracy needs Assanges

Why Democracy needs Assanges

http://bit.ly/TKeZrPAs Ecuador offers asylum to Julian Assange at its London Embassy with the Foreign Office doing Olympic-size legal somersaults to try to justify storming it, we hear that both the UK and the US have been helping the Syrian rebels, secretly, without any consultation with their parliaments, just to… »

16.07.2012

“We Represent the 99 Percent”

“We Represent the 99 Percent”

Dr. Jill Stein’s Green Party vice-presidential running mate, Cheri Honkala, is a single mother who has firsthand experience with homelessness. In 2011, she ran as the Green Party candidate for sheriff of Philadelphia on a platform of ending foreclosures and halting evictions. "Large sections of the population are just sitting out...." »

16.07.2012

The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Plain (Folk)

As Spain’s prime minister announced deep austerity cuts in order to secure funds from the EU to bail out Spain’s failing banks, the people of Spain have taken to the streets once again for what they call “Real Democracy Now.” This comes a week after the government announced it was launching a criminal investigation into former CEO of Spain’s fourth-largest bank, Bankia. »

15.07.2012

Chomsky on Palestine: “A no-state solution is the only hope for the refugees, to remove the boundaries.”

"The situation in Israel and Palestine is very simple," said Noam Chomsky during a meeting with Tomas Hirsch, Humanist and Former Chilean Presidential Candidate. According to Chomsky, the real problem is Washington. Israel could not do what it is doing today unless it had the support of the US and it has been that way for over 35 years. »

13.07.2012

Russia: Freedom of information threatened by website blacklisting and recriminalization of defamation

The lower house of the Russian parliament, the Duma, yesterday approved a bill on third reading that will allow the authorities to compile a website blacklist, fuelling concern about Internet filtering and censorship. The bill will have to be passed by the upper house and ratified by President Vladimir Putin before it takes effect. »

11.07.2012

Immoral but not Illegal: the Scandalous Domination of the Financial Sector on British Politics and other Institutions

We reproduce here part of an investigation carried out by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism [BIJ](http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/07/11/inside-the-citys-best-connected-lobby-group/) on the workings of the City of London, the Financial District at the centre of a system that affects every aspect of ordinary people’s lives. »

09.07.2012

Premature Elections Invite Political Instability

Although the elections and the political reforms are needed in the wake of the Arab Spring, premature elections could usher in a period of continued political instability punctuated by violence, or introduce new totalitarian regimes that would assume power under the pretext of maintaining order and also keeping stability. »

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