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14.05.2020

National​ Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade​ on Saturday 5/16 Calls on Congress to Institute Monthly Stimulus Payments to the People

National​ Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade​ on Saturday 5/16 Calls on Congress to Institute Monthly Stimulus Payments to the People

Increasingly high numbers of Americans support monthly payments to the people during the Corona crisis, but Congress is not listening. ​As millions of Americans confront the economic reality of being out of work for months as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures, ​bipartisan public support for the government to… »

13.05.2020

The U.S. Military Is Hell-Bent on Trying to Overpower China

The U.S. Military Is Hell-Bent on Trying to Overpower China

By Vijay Prashad On April 1, Admiral Philip Davidson—the head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command—told the U.S. Congress that he would like $20 billion to create a robust military cordon that runs from California to Japan and down the Pacific Rim of Asia. His proposal—titled “Regain the Advantage”—pointed to the… »

13.05.2020

Antiwar Congressional Candidates 2020

Antiwar Congressional Candidates 2020

In September 2018, I wrote an article about four women who were running for Congress in four separate districts, each speaking against wars and militarism in highly unusual ways. They later all won their elections, joined together, and called themselves a squad. Since taking office, they’ve all been far superior to… »

12.05.2020

Botched Infiltration of Venezuela Leaves Guaidó Tainted Beyond Repair

Botched Infiltration of Venezuela Leaves Guaidó Tainted Beyond Repair

By Leonardo Flores The latest chapter in the ongoing effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government reads like a bad spy thriller: a group of mercenaries piloted speedboats from Colombia to Venezuela; half of them were killed or captured by Venezuelan security forces immediately upon landing, while the other… »

10.05.2020

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

“It’s bad enough that Trump is responsible for so many deaths in his own country, now he is actively complicit in causing even more across the globe.” By Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dreams International diplomats were stunned and frustrated Friday night after the U.S. again blocked a United Nations… »

09.05.2020

Coronavirus: EU urges closing external borders until mid-June

Coronavirus: EU urges closing external borders until mid-June

The European Commission has called on EU member states to uphold travel bans on non-essential travel to the bloc. EU officials also said priority must be given to restoring frictionless travel within the bloc. The European Commission on Friday recommended extending travel restrictions for non-EU nationals at the bloc’s external… »

07.05.2020

Money is Only Pieces of Paper

Money is Only Pieces of Paper

Money is only pieces of paper. It tears like paper, burns like paper. You can’t eat it, you can’t wrap things in it, you can’t write on it. It’s less useful. Money is a convention. It’s an agreement that, until recently, was linked to the physical presence of a wealth… »

07.05.2020

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a health crisis, but it is also proving to be an economic disaster for huge numbers of people worldwide. A senior UN official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for countries to provide citizens with a universal basic income, to help the… »

06.05.2020

Guaidó and the Failed Military Operation against Venezuela: A Story of Betrayal and Financial Corruption

Guaidó and the Failed Military Operation against Venezuela: A Story of Betrayal and Financial Corruption

By Patricio Zamorano Now that we have had a few days to study the failed, illegal paramilitary incursion by a group of American and Venezuelan mercenaries into Venezuela, some key details have emerged in this incredible story. They reveal the internal dynamics of the fractured, demoralized, and financially corrupt nature… »

03.05.2020

U.S. Trade War Against China Takes a Coronaviral Turn

U.S. Trade War Against China Takes a Coronaviral Turn

The anti-China fake news campaign about the COVID-19 pandemic fits into the larger war that the U.S. is waging against China. It taps into the deep reservoir of xenophobia and racism in the U.S. and elsewhere. By Prabir Purkayastha / Independent Media Institute The Trump administration has expanded its… »

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