Politics

24.07.2019

Climate change: UAE and Russia eye geopolitical and commercial mileage

Climate change: UAE and Russia eye geopolitical and commercial mileage

By Dr James M Dorsey Climate change, much like war, could prove to be a geopolitical and commercial gold mine. At least, that is the take of DP World, Dubai’s global port operator, and Russia’s sovereign wealth fund. DP World is partnering with the fund, the Russian Direct Investment Fund… »

23.07.2019

The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

By Roberto Savio When all is said and done, it appears that Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong. From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not happen… »

20.07.2019

70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies

70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies

In Washington, D.C., Capitol Police arrested 70 Catholic nuns and clergy Thursday as they held a nonviolent sit-in protest inside the Russell Senate Office Building against the Trump administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. More than a dozen protesters stood in a circle, holding the photographs of migrant… »

20.07.2019

President Trump Redefines ‘White House’

President Trump Redefines ‘White House’

President Donald Trump has given new meaning to the “White House.” From his perch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he hurls racist epithets via tweet while commanding armed agents to terrorize immigrants at the border and in communities from coast to coast. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi summed it up well, commenting… »

20.07.2019

15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo

15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo

We speak with a British whistleblower whose attempts to expose lies about the Iraq invasion was called “the most important and courageous leak” in history by acclaimed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Katharine Gun was a young specialist working for Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters when she exposed a highly confidential… »

19.07.2019

EU silence over British seizure of Iranian tanker is a telling glimpse of post-Brexit future

EU silence over British seizure of Iranian tanker is a telling glimpse of post-Brexit future

Barry Ryan, Keele University for The Conversation It’s rare to experience silence in this age of political anger and loudness, of bombastic tweets, insulting truths and incredible lies. It’s so unfashionable for a politician to not immediately respond to an event with lightening praise or withering cynicism, that… »

15.07.2019

100,000 Israelis Take to the Streets in Defense of Democracy

100,000 Israelis Take to the Streets in Defense of Democracy

By Hillel Schenker On Saturday night, May 29th, I was one of an estimated 100,000 Israelis who responded to the call to demonstrate in defense of the Israeli democracy that is being steadily undermined by the right-wing government. Despite the disappointing results of the elections, it was a first… »

15.07.2019

Carola Rackete and Pia Klemp, courageous captains given awards by the Paris government

Carola Rackete and Pia Klemp, courageous captains given awards by the Paris government

Carola Rackete, captain of Sea Watch 3 and Pia Klemp, captain of Iuventa, both accused in Italy of aiding illegal immigration, will receive the Grand Vermeil Medal, the highest distinction of the city of Paris. The City Council of the French capital, led by Mayor Anna Hidalgo, has also allocated… »

13.07.2019

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today’s Migrant Crisis

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today’s Migrant Crisis

Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the… »

13.07.2019

After alleged UK tanker incident in Persian Gulf, EU powers threaten Iran

After alleged UK tanker incident in Persian Gulf, EU powers threaten Iran

By Alex Lantier US and UK military sources claim that Iranian boats intercepted a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday, before a British warship, the HMS Montrose, chased them off. None of the reports about this incident can be taken at face value. Iran has flatly denied that… »

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