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18.03.2020

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a… »

16.03.2020

Facing Two Pandemics: Coronavirus and Global Capital

Facing Two Pandemics: Coronavirus and Global Capital

On Sunday, Time magazine published a brilliant article, “In the Battle Against Coronavirus, Humanity Lacks Leadership” by Yuval Noah Harari. It’s a must-read piece that gives us an overview of pandemics throughout human history and shows the progress we have made, thanks to science. Mr Harari concludes… »

15.03.2020

WWIII: A 21st Century Enemy

WWIII: A 21st Century Enemy

The whole world is at war with an almost unknown enemy, one with a sophistication that challenges our 21st century technology. And it looks like the coronavirus is currently winning. The consequences of the pandemic will be disastrous for millions of people all over the world, but as opposed to… »

14.03.2020

Bernie Sanders is not ‘Biden’ time

Bernie Sanders is not ‘Biden’ time

Former Vice President Joe Biden did well on Super Tuesday II, winning four of the six states in the March 10th Democratic presidential nomination contests: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri. Bernie Sanders won North Dakota, and currently has a narrow lead in Washington, with 67% of votes counted. The cable… »

14.03.2020

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

Co-Written by Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars or CO2 emissions on one continent risk the lives… »

11.03.2020

Did you know this about Iran and the coronavirus?

Did you know this about Iran and the coronavirus?

This is bad. Since February 19, when the first coronavirus cases were identified in Iran, at least 6,566 people—about one in every 12,000 Iranians—have been infected. At least 237 people have died. Iran is third, behind China and South Korea, in cases of coronavirus per population. Due to U.S. sanctions,… »

09.03.2020

Ban Parades Now

Ban Parades Now

As I proposed before the CPAC meeting and will again now, there is a danger in large gatherings and a precedent of ignoring that danger to great detriment. The steps China has taken against the coronavirus (rapidly building new hospitals, testing huge numbers of people, quarantining people swiftly and effectively)… »

09.03.2020

Corporations are Human Creations. We Can’t Let Them Threaten Our Survival

Corporations are Human Creations. We Can’t Let Them Threaten Our Survival

By David Korten We live in a world in extreme crisis. By the estimates of the Global Footprint Network, the human species currently consumes at a rate 1.7 times what Earth’s regenerative systems can sustain. Yet billions of people face a daily struggle for survival that strips them of happiness… »

07.03.2020

If Biden Wins the Primary, Disaster Awaits (In 5 Points)

If Biden Wins the Primary, Disaster Awaits (In 5 Points)

1) Donald Trump is a bully. It’s what Donald Trump does. This is his “gift”. 2) Bernie Sanders, who is as sharp and on his game as ever, has been standing up to bullies ALL HIS LIFE. It’s what Sanders does and has been doing for over 4 decades in… »

05.03.2020

Elizabeth Warren Ends ‘Brilliant’ and Issue-Focused Presidential Campaign—What Does She Do Next?

Elizabeth Warren Ends ‘Brilliant’ and Issue-Focused Presidential Campaign—What Does She Do Next?

“Without Warren, there wouldn’t have been the robust ideas primary which moved this country forward.” By Jon Queally, staff writer – Common Dreams Prompting immediate questions of what she does next, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is ending her 2020 presidential campaign, multiple media outlets reported Thursday morning. Citing a person close to… »

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