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27.09.2018

To Fight Climate Threat and ‘Greed-Is-Good’ Capitalism, Corbyn Offers ‘Radical Plan to Rebuild and Transform’ UK

To Fight Climate Threat and ‘Greed-Is-Good’ Capitalism, Corbyn Offers ‘Radical Plan to Rebuild and Transform’ UK

Taking direct aim at Tory government’s failures, Labour Party leader closes conference with vow to “kick-start a green jobs revolution” and challenge the powerful by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams  –  Closing out the Labour Party’s annual conference on Wednesday, Party Leader Jeremy… »

25.09.2018

Raise the alarm! Fascism marching through Latin America

Raise the alarm! Fascism marching through Latin America

by Javier Tolcachier The imminent election in Brazil is key to the future of Latin America and the Caribbean. Next October 7, positions of political power in the legislative chambers, the governorships will be resolved and… »

22.09.2018

Noam Chomsky Visits Brazil’s Former President Lula in Prison

Noam Chomsky Visits Brazil’s Former President Lula in Prison

In news from Brazil, the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky met with Brazil’s imprisoned former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Thursday. This comes a week after Lula officially pulled out of next month’s presidential race. Lula has been jailed since April. Speaking outside the prison after his… »

22.09.2018

Looking Back To Those Martial Law Days

Looking Back To Those Martial Law Days

September 21, 2018. The Philippines commemorates the 46th anniversary of the proclamation of Martial Law, with rallies and events expressing the hope that we never forget those “dark days” in our history, that we never fall back into clutches of dictatorship, and that we safeguard our hard-won democracy. The Marcos… »

21.09.2018

Corbyn’s Labour Party, can it win?

Corbyn’s Labour Party, can it win?

By PAUL ROGERS 20 September 2018 for openDemocracy The 1960s–70s send a warning to Britain’s next left-wing government –  “Any person who lived through the anguished days from [date] until [name‘s] resignation will recall the high level of anticipation, expectation, surprise and wonder about what would… »

12.09.2018

Hungary: Illiberal Democracy fails in the European Parliament

Hungary: Illiberal Democracy fails in the European Parliament

By triggering the Article 7 procedure, the European Parliament has made it clear that illiberal democracy is against the core values of the European Union. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee welcomes that the EP has validated, with a two-third majority, the long-standing concerns over the Hungarian political system. This enables Member… »

12.09.2018

17 years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda rebranded by US government & media as besieged rebels

17 years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda rebranded by US government & media as besieged rebels

from Russia Today, 12/09/2018 Seventeen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US government and media outlets have decided that Al-Qaeda is now a rebel group worthy of our sympathy. The cynical narrative change is par for the course, experts told RT. As somber newspaper headlines mark the anniversary… »

12.09.2018

Platform parties vs plutocrat PR: welcome to the future of UK politics

Platform parties vs plutocrat PR: welcome to the future of UK politics

By ADAM RAMSAY 10 September 2018 for openDemocracy Deserted by members, right-wing parties serve the rich, while people have flocked to centre and left alternatives, only to be smeared as “dogs” and “Trots”. The SNP has more members than the Conservatives. Labour is the biggest… »

11.09.2018

Leave Syria the Hell Alone

Leave Syria the Hell Alone

By David Swanson Last weekend I was on Iranian TV being asked about the meeting in Tehran at which the presidents of Iran and Russia had refused to agree with the President of Turkey to stop bombing people in Syria. I said Iran and Russia were wrong. I also said… »

11.09.2018

Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

By Patrick Martin The Trump administration announced Monday that it would retaliate against the International Criminal Court (ICC), a judicial panel established under the auspices of the United Nations, if the ICC took any action against US military or civilian officials over charges of war crimes in Afghanistan. The announcement… »

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