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14.12.2018

Nearly 15,000 children held in detention camps across the US

Nearly 15,000 children held in detention camps across the US

Nearly 15,000 immigrant children are being held in a network of detention centers across the United States. Changes implemented by the Trump administration have filled the child jails to near capacity, and the government is considering adding more employees and more beds to make it possible to hold even more… »

12.12.2018

The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

By Peter Koenig The Yellow Vest Movement – weekend 8 and 9 December – Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots in France since the student-driven mini-Revolution of May 1968. Over the four weekends, hundreds of thousands were in the streets, middle class people, from students to workers… »

04.12.2018

The 2018 Firestorms: There is no Planet B

The 2018 Firestorms: There is no Planet B

By Dr Andrew Glikson It takes only a spark, from a lightning or human ignition, to start a fire, but it involves high temperatures, a period of drought, a build-up of dry vegetation and strong winds to start a bush fire, such as is devastating Queensland and recently California. When… »

28.11.2018

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

By Eric London A combined force of the US military and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pointed assault rifles and fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flash bang grenades at impoverished workers and their families on Sunday. The crowd, which included many women and young children, attempted to cross the… »

25.11.2018

At least 85,000 child deaths in Yemen highlight Saudi-US war crimes

At least 85,000 child deaths in Yemen highlight Saudi-US war crimes

By Mike Head A new estimate by the aid agency Save the Children that 85,000 children have died of hunger since in Yemen since Saudi Arabia’s US-backed bombings of the country began in 2015 underscores the criminal character of Washington’s sponsorship of this horrific slaughter. The charity said 85,000 was… »

21.11.2018

US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

By Trévon Austin A report released by the Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs at Brown University indicates the total sum spent on the “war on terror” is much larger than previously suggested. Professor Neta C. Crawford, the author of the study, revealed that the US government is set to… »

10.11.2018

Three Muslims Elected to House of Representatives

Three Muslims Elected to House of Representatives

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Three Muslim candidates were elected to the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election. Ilhan Omar won in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District and Rashida Tlaib won in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. They are the first Muslim women elected to the Congress. In Indiana, Rep. André Carson (D) won his re-election… »

07.11.2018

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

By Medea Benjamin Iranian government officials want to know how the Trump administration can get away with punishing Iran and other countries for complying with the internationally recognized nuclear deal signed in 2015. “The US is, in effect, threatening states who seek to abide by Resolution 2231 with punitive measures,”… »

06.11.2018

Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran

Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran

Washington’s imposition of sweeping new sanctions on Iran—aimed at strangling its economy and precipitating “regime change” in Tehran—is roiling world geopolitics. As of today, the US is embargoing all Iranian energy exports and freezing Iran out of the US-dominated world financial system,so as to cripple the remainder of its trade… »

30.10.2018

Julian Assange warns that Ecuador is moving to end his political asylum

Julian Assange warns that Ecuador is moving to end his political asylum

By Mike Head Before being abruptly cut off by an Ecuadorian government lawyer during a court hearing on Monday, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange accused that government of seeking to end his asylum in its London embassy and hand him over to the United States. Assange spoke from the… »

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