Politics

04.02.2020

Catholic Social Justice Group Calls McConnell-Run Senate’s 2019 Record a ‘Shocking’ and ‘Immoral’ Failure

Catholic Social Justice Group Calls McConnell-Run Senate’s 2019 Record a ‘Shocking’ and ‘Immoral’ Failure

“The Senate is broken, and only a change in leadership can fix it.” The Republican-controlled Senate “brought new meaning to the idea of a do-nothing Congress” in 2019 by not taking a single vote the entire year on legislation to advance social or economic justice in the United States. That’s… »

04.02.2020

As Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Iowa Caucus, DNC Under Fire for Changing Rules to Help Bloomberg

As Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Iowa Caucus, DNC Under Fire for Changing Rules to Help Bloomberg

The Iowa caucuses take place today, kicking off the official start of the 2020 presidential election season. Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend making last-minute pitches to voters at rallies across Iowa. Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee is facing criticism for overhauling its rules, opening the door for billionaire former… »

01.02.2020

Mehdi Hasan: Trump’s Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism

Mehdi Hasan: Trump’s Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism

We continue our discussion of President Trump’s long-awaited Middle East plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has described as the “deal of the century.” The plan was drafted by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner without any input from Palestinians and would give Israel sovereignty over large areas of the… »

01.02.2020

New York City Takes Action on Nukes

New York City Takes Action on Nukes

By Alice Slater The New York City Council held a mind-blowing and historic open hearing yesterday, on legislation that would require the City of New York to divest its pensions funds from any trafficking in the production of nuclear weapons, and call on the U.S. government to sign and ratify… »

30.01.2020

Even the Most Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy Blames Foreigners

Even the Most Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy Blames Foreigners

When it comes to foreign policy, it ought to go without saying that Trump, Biden, and Buttigieg are walking catastrophes. A bit of research suggests that Elizabeth Warren is pretty much a true believer in slightly modified catastrophe. But what about Bernie Sanders? I think that, as he is right now,… »

28.01.2020

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

In a major ruling, the U.N. International Court of Justice at The Hague has ordered Burma to “take all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. The court issued the ruling Thursday, calling the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Burma, also known as Myanmar, “extremely vulnerable” to military… »

28.01.2020

How Is Washington ‘Liberating’ Free Countries

How Is Washington ‘Liberating’ Free Countries

By Andre Vltchek There are obviously some serious linguistic issues and disagreements between the West and the rest of the world. Essential terms like “freedom”, “democracy”, “liberation”, even “terrorism”, are all mixed up and confused; they mean something absolutely different in New York, London, Berlin, and in the rest of… »

26.01.2020

‘The Only One I Didn’t Want Her to Pick’: In Secret Recording, Trump Admits Fear of Clinton Picking Sanders as VP in 2016

‘The Only One I Didn’t Want Her to Pick’: In Secret Recording, Trump Admits Fear of Clinton Picking Sanders as VP in 2016

By Jon Queally, staff writer –  Common Dreams Leaked 2018 audio recording of president was released by legal team of Lev Parnas, close associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. “You know, [Sanders] basically says we’re getting screwed on trade,” said Trump. “And he’s right.” A nearly 90-minute audio… »

24.01.2020

Against fascism in India: in solidarity, through care

Against fascism in India: in solidarity, through care

Women are leading the resistance against the unconstitutional Citizenship Amendment Act. Enda Verde and  Chandan Kumar 24 January 2020 for openDemocracy On the 4th of December 2019 the Hindu nationalist Bharatya Janata Party (BJP)-led government of India introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in parliament. By… »

24.01.2020

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

By Countercurrents Collective More than three months of political blockade have passed since protests in Lebanon erupted. A new government has sworn-in. Still violent protests continue with call for an end to corruption, economic woes and sectarian politics. Protesters have called for a “Week of Rage”. Protesters on Tuesday chanted… »

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