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01.10.2020

Why the US is falling – and faster than you may expect: A 40-year-old prediction coming true

Why the US is falling – and faster than you may expect: A 40-year-old prediction coming true

By Jan Oberg The unique, dominating position of the United States in the post-1945 world is well-known. It maintains this position thanks to both a very large historical goodwill capital and former glory in the eyes of generations around the world – and thanks to rampant militarism and imperialism… »

01.10.2020

How Ecuador’s Democracy Is Being Suffocated

How Ecuador’s Democracy Is Being Suffocated

By Vijay Prashad and Pilar Troya / Globetrotter A recent poll showed that if Andrés Arauz Galarza were allowed to run in Ecuador’s presidential election of 2021, he would win in the first round with 45.9 percent of the vote. The pollsters found that Arauz—who was the minister of… »

30.09.2020

Indefinitely Postponed

Indefinitely Postponed

EU-Africa meetings cancelled: EU falls behind in competition for influence on the African continent. In the competition for influence on the African continent, Berlin and the EU are falling further behind China and other emerging countries. The meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers with those of the African Union (AU),… »

30.09.2020

LGBT rights in Lithuanian elections

LGBT rights in Lithuanian elections

Does the October general elections hold any promise for Lithuania’s LGBTQ community? While some major parties have backslid on issues like legalising same-sex partnership, LGBTQ voters and allies have more choice than in any previous election, argues Simonas Bartulis. Baltics in-depth. LRT English presents a forum of expert voices from… »

29.09.2020

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Pushbacks Against Surge of Arrivals by Boat From Lebanon Cypriot coast guard forces summarily pushed back, abandoned, expelled, or returned more than 200 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers coming from Lebanon during the first week of September 2020 without giving them the opportunity to lodge… »

29.09.2020

Besides Mali, Russia Keenly Interest in Five-Nation Sahel Group

Besides Mali, Russia Keenly Interest in Five-Nation Sahel Group

Russia’s alleged involvement in the political change on August 18 in Mali, a former French colony with the fractured economy and breeding field for armed Islamic jihadist groups (some of which are reportedly aligned with Al Qaeda and ISIS), demonstrates the first drastic step towards penetrating into the G5 Sahel… »

28.09.2020

André Vltchek’s Sudden Death

André Vltchek’s Sudden Death

Exposing Lies of the Empire (PT. Badak Merah Semesta, 2015) first introduced me to André Vltchek’s remarkable journalism, weaving together unforgettable narratives of Western imperialism and capitalistic fundamentalism. He’s widely considered one of the world’s most gifted thinkers, and even though I did not personally know him, I always looked… »

28.09.2020

Latinx Voters for Biden Political Action Front

Latinx Voters for Biden Political Action Front

After writing “White Voters for Biden Political Action Front” few weeks ago, Javier Castaño, director of Queens Latino, asked if I could do an article about the importance of the Latinx vote for the 2020 US presidential election. This coming election is not a traditional political campaign but… »

27.09.2020

Earth Strike: In the rain for climate protection

Earth Strike: In the rain for climate protection

Thousands of people took to the streets in Vienna today as part of the 6th global climate strike to demonstrate for more climate protection. We have compiled the best photos of the rainy demonstration for you.   Absolut uncool. Es gibt nicht nur Corona. Global 2000 mit… »

27.09.2020

Belarus: Scores of women arrested in anti-Lukashenko protest

Belarus: Scores of women arrested in anti-Lukashenko protest

Police in Belarus have rounded up dozens of women at a protest against embattled President Alexander Lukashenko. The authoritarian leader riled his opponents further this week by holding a secret swearing-in ceremony. Hundreds of women joined a protest in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Saturday to renew calls for President… »

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