Politics

10.01.2020

Hindu nationalists are transforming India into an Israel-style ethnostate

Hindu nationalists are transforming India into an Israel-style ethnostate

Inspired by Zionism, Narendra Modi’s party makes religion a condition of Indian citizenship while excluding indigenous groups and Muslims. By Abdulla Moaswes In recent weeks, police in India have been cracking down on thousands of protesters across the country. In many instances, local police are responding with brutality… »

09.01.2020

Face 2 Face with Flavia Fontes

Face 2 Face with Flavia Fontes

On this show we speak with filmmaker Flavia Fontes about the current unrest in South America. The region is facing a crisis and a very uncertain future, as seen in the raging opposition to Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno, Chilean’s fiery anger fueled by fears of poverty, and the coup late… »

08.01.2020

Will Russia Become the Brother in Arms with Iran?

Will Russia Become the Brother in Arms with Iran?

By Punsara Amarasinghe The killing of Iranian leader of famous Quds force Gen.Qasem Soleimani in Bagdad seems to have made an apocalyptic move in the beginning of this new decade as some critics have already viewed this incident similar to the the assassination of Austrian crown prince Duke Franz Ferdinand… »

08.01.2020

Even in 2020, there’s still cause for hope in Israel-Palestine

Even in 2020, there’s still cause for hope in Israel-Palestine

These are dark times politically. But amid the gloom, there are real sources of hope in Israel-Palestine — not least all the people fighting to make it a better place. By Haggai Matar Here’s a new year’s resolution: I want to pay more… »

04.01.2020

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote in the United States. The women’s suffrage movement took decades of organizing to achieve success, from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, to mass civil disobedience and protest leading up to the adoption and ratification of the 19th Amendment in… »

03.01.2020

‘An Explicit Act of War’: Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani Reportedly Killed in Baghdad Drone Strike

‘An Explicit Act of War’: Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani Reportedly Killed in Baghdad Drone Strike

“It’s like Iran killing the head of the CIA or the Mossad on foreign soil.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer Common Dreams A drone strike believed to be from the U.S. military at or near the Baghdad airport reportedly killed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Major General Qasem Soleimani, an act that… »

03.01.2020

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies It’s a new year, and the U.S. has found a new enemy—an Iraqi militia called Kata’ib Hezbollah. How tragically predictable was that? So who or what is Kata’ib Hezbollah? Why are U.S. forces attacking it? And where will this lead? Kata’ib Hezbollah… »

03.01.2020

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

Being a universal city, any conflict happening somewhere on the planet usually ends up on New York’s streets. During the year we have been covering some of them, but while working on this article we were surprised by the scale of the discontent. Over forty countries, on every continent, have… »

02.01.2020

America Wants, Needs And Is Ready To Make A Real Choice

America Wants, Needs And Is Ready To Make A Real Choice

Why Bernie Sanders Has To Be The Democratic Candidate in 2020 By Mark Lesseraux Joe Biden and Liz Warren are careerists. Donald Trump’s “gift” is his ability to spot and crush careerists. Do recall his number 1 hit TV show. The 2020 general election will be about AUTHENTICITY, and, whether… »

30.12.2019

A New Current Of Thought Is Emerging In The US And Around The World

A New Current Of Thought Is Emerging In The US And Around The World

By Mark Lesseraux As 2020 newly arrives it is rapidly becoming clear to more and more people that the current global neoliberal capitalist economic paradigm (1980 – 2019, roughly) is cracking, it is coming apart at the seams. The general initial response to this crisis in countries across the globe… »

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