Politics

25.03.2021

Global Britain and the EU

Global Britain and the EU

The political conflicts between the EU and Great Britain – also over vaccines – are increasing while economic ties are decreasing. The controversy between the EU and Great Britain over access to Covid-19 vaccines is escalating. The persistent EU campaign against the vaccine by AstraZeneca (headquartered in Cambridge) has already… »

25.03.2021

Istanbul is not the city anymore to stand for the Istanbul Convention

Istanbul is not the city anymore to stand for the Istanbul Convention

In autumn 2020, we at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom from European sections, approached governments, the Council of Europe and EU parliamentarians, alarmed by the announcement of Poland’s Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Marlena Maląg, to denounce the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and… »

24.03.2021

Biden’s strategic patience and Kim Jong-Un’s strategic patience are meeting

Biden’s strategic patience and Kim Jong-Un’s strategic patience are meeting

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin of the Joe Biden administration visited Japan and South Korea last week. On his way home, Blinken stopped in Alaska to meet with high-ranking Chinese officials. White House security adviser Jake Sullivan was also involved in the high-level talks… »

24.03.2021

Universality or Fighting Over Scraps

Universality or Fighting Over Scraps

Why should rich people get pandemic survival checks? Why shouldn’t descendants of enslaved people get reparations payments? Why should someone who doesn’t go to college pay taxes to make college free? Why should smokers get health coverage? Why should someone get out of their student debt when I didn’t? I… »

23.03.2021

Erdoğan Starts a Political Earthquake in Turkey

Erdoğan Starts a Political Earthquake in Turkey

By Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak Significant developments are underway in Turkey. Most ominously, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has moved toward the banning of one of the country’s main opposition parties, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Erdoğan says that… »

23.03.2021

The Myanmarese migrants’ voice in South Korea

The Myanmarese migrants’ voice in South Korea

On the day of the annual observance for the 2021 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, an important event was held in Seoul, Korea. The day was observed and celebrated on March 21, 2021, urging the Korean government to enact the Anti-discrimination Act under the slogan “Stop Racism!… »

21.03.2021

The Latest Lies About Russia

The Latest Lies About Russia

By David Swanson Things that we now know are not actually true: Russia impacted the U.S. election results in 2016 or 2020. Russia hacked into U.S. election machines. The recent U.S. government report alleging election interference contained any evidence of anything. The report so much as alleged Russian involvement in the… »

21.03.2021

Samia Hassan becomes Tanzania’s first female President

Samia Hassan becomes Tanzania’s first female President

By Kester Kenn Klomegah On March 19, Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as the sixth president of the East African country following the death of President John Magufuli. The swearing-in ceremony took place at State House in Dar es Salaam, with Ms Suluhu making history… »

20.03.2021

A Divided U.S. and the Dangers of Misdirected Anger

A Divided U.S. and the Dangers of Misdirected Anger

By David Swanson Many people in the United States, as in many other places, are getting angrier. This would be a good thing if they all understood whom they should be angry at and the superiority of nonviolent activism to stupid, futile violence. They should be angry at billionaires hoarding wealth, corporations… »

18.03.2021

‘LGBTQ rights have become a litmus test in Palestinian society’

‘LGBTQ rights have become a litmus test in Palestinian society’

The growing visibility of queer Palestinians poses a challenge to Arab political parties that are exploiting homophobia ahead of the Israeli election, says attorney and activist Fady Khoury. By Edo Konrad The Palestinian LGBTQ community isn’t used to being at the heart of their society’s… »

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