Politics

17.04.2020

Franck Gaudichaud: “Look at Chile to understand the kind of world they want us to live in”

Franck Gaudichaud: “Look at Chile to understand the kind of world they want us to live in”

Interview by Jérôme Duval (www.elsaltodiario.com) Franck Gaudichaud* returned a few weeks ago from a stay in Chile and gave us an interview to talk about more than six months of social unrest that shook the country. The Chilean uprising began in October 2019 and spread like wildfire in… »

16.04.2020

Climate voters are the future of the Democratic Party. Don’t shortchange them.

Climate voters are the future of the Democratic Party. Don’t shortchange them.

By Jean Willoughby Against the odds, a youth-led mobilization succeeded in placing the climate crisis at the forefront of the 2020 election season. We didn’t get a full-fledged climate debate, but we did get the Climate Crisis Town Hall, helpfully hosted and paywalled by CNN. Despite this warm, generous embrace… »

15.04.2020

Trump Cuts Funds for World Health Org as Oxfam Warns Pandemic Could Push Half a Billion into Poverty

Trump Cuts Funds for World Health Org as Oxfam Warns Pandemic Could Push Half a Billion into Poverty

As the confirmed cases of coronavirus surpass 2 million around the world, President Donald Trump says he will cut U.S. support for the World Health Organization. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet medical journal, called it a “crime against humanity.” Oxfam America said the cuts slash “any hopes for the… »

15.04.2020

Does Zelenskyy’s Ukraine still want to join NATO?

Does Zelenskyy’s Ukraine still want to join NATO?

By Tetiana Gaiduk Ever since the outbreak of hostilities with Russia in 2014, Ukraine has looked to strengthen its ties with the NATO military alliance. While the alliance’s response to the conflict has been understandably cautious, there has also been significant progress in the relationship with Kyiv. Institutional cooperation… »

14.04.2020

Can Democracy Survive the Coronavirus?

Can Democracy Survive the Coronavirus?

By Sonali Kolhatkar The COVID-19 global pandemic has prompted a major question about leadership in a time of crisis: how to balance the importance of public health with the respecting of individual liberty? The virus respects no borders. It cares little for how nations are run, whether through democratic governance… »

13.04.2020

Sanders Says Congress Must Stop Trump From Exploiting Covid-19 Crisis to ‘Bankrupt and Privatize the Postal Service’

Sanders Says Congress Must Stop Trump From Exploiting Covid-19 Crisis to ‘Bankrupt and Privatize the Postal Service’

“Now, more than ever, we need a strong and vibrant postal system to deliver mail 6-days a week. Congress must act now to save it.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday urged Congress to act immediately to stop President Donald Trump from using… »

13.04.2020

Noam Chomsky on Trump’s Disastrous Coronavirus Response, Bernie Sanders & What Gives Him Hope

Noam Chomsky on Trump’s Disastrous Coronavirus Response, Bernie Sanders & What Gives Him Hope

How did the United States — the richest country in the world — become the worldwide epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with one person dying of COVID-19 every 47 seconds? We spend the hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, discussing this unprecedented moment in history,… »

11.04.2020

Elections and Movements in the Time of the Pandemic

Elections and Movements in the Time of the Pandemic

Mass movements make history. They don’t follow a prescribed trajectory. They aren’t predictable. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic presidential nomination is a case in point. On Wednesday, Sanders suspended his campaign, making former Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive nominee. “While this campaign is coming to an end, our… »

10.04.2020

UN Ceasefire Defines War As a Non-Essential Activity

UN Ceasefire Defines War As a Non-Essential Activity

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like non-essential business and spectator sports, war is a luxury… »

09.04.2020

Why You Should Never Vote for Joe Biden

Why You Should Never Vote for Joe Biden

There’s a video of Lawrence O’Donnell, spokesperson for MSNBC, saying in 2020 what he’s paid to say, namely that electing a candidate with a platform you approve of is somehow in conflict with electing a candidate who can win. The logic of this is that most people are expected to vote… »

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