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23.05.2017

Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story

Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story

By John Pilger Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its… »

23.05.2017

Trump’s Speech In Riyadh Signals US Escalation Against Iran

Trump’s Speech In Riyadh Signals US Escalation Against Iran

By Bill Van Auken Riddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, President Donald Trump’s speech Sunday before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia spelled out an agenda of escalating US militarism throughout the Middle East and a buildup in particular toward war with Iran. Hailed by a fawning… »

17.05.2017

Protesters Take Net Neutrality Issue To FCC Chair’s Home

Protesters Take Net Neutrality Issue To FCC Chair’s Home

By Kevin Zeese Arlington, VA – Ajit Pai, the Chair of the FCC, is on a mission to destroy the Internet by reclassifying it so that it is no longer a common carrier where we all have equal access and repeal net neutrality rules so Comcast, Verizon and A&T can… »

13.05.2017

Power Crisis Hits Gaza Hospitals As Israel Tightens Siege On Sick

Power Crisis Hits Gaza Hospitals As Israel Tightens Siege On Sick

By Charlotte Silver The humanitarian situation in Gaza is growing more dire against the dimming possibility of a reconciliation between the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority controlled by Mahmoud Abbas, and the Islamist movement Hamas, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process has warned. UNSCO… »

13.05.2017

Mounting Contradictions As Trump, Aides Defend Firing of FBI Director

Mounting Contradictions As Trump, Aides Defend Firing of FBI Director

By Patrick Martin The Trump White House plunged deeper into political crisis Thursday, as President Trump and top aides gave conflicting accounts of how and why Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, and FBI and Justice Department officials flatly contradicted the White House version of events. As the Trump administration… »

08.05.2017

Climate Change Proof To Convince Even The Most Irrational

Climate Change Proof To Convince Even The Most Irrational

By Dr Arshad M Khan The People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29, 2017, flooded Washington, DC, with over 100,000 protesters. Organizers claimed 150,000, with marches in 330 other cities across the country and in three dozen solidarity events abroad. Coinciding with President Trump’s 100th day in office, the… »

01.05.2017

May Day 2017: Trample All Forms Of Sectarianism

May Day 2017: Trample All Forms Of Sectarianism

By Farooque Chowdhury One hundred years ago, the proletariat in Petrograd celebrated the historic May Day in jubilation and honor. “Thousands of people turned out for the 1917 May Day parade. They carried […] banners and posters, which became the main elements of the decorations in Petrograd.” (Natalia Murray, “Feast… »

28.04.2017

Who Cares About Helping Homeless Women?

Who Cares About Helping Homeless Women?

By Mickey Z I hadn’t seen J. in more than a week and that was concerning. It always worries me when one of my “regulars” vanishes. Often, this situation has resulted in me eventually encountering them and getting updates about illnesses, hospital visits, and/or surgeries. When your mission is… »

28.04.2017

Short Choices: The French Presidential Elections

Short Choices: The French Presidential Elections

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark The establishment got another burning in the French elections on Sunday, revealing again that there is no level of voter disgust that will not find some voice in the current range of elections.  The terror for pollsters and the establishment now is whether Marine Le Pen… »

26.04.2017

Prafulla Samantara Receives The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017

Prafulla Samantara Receives The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017

by National Alliance of People’s Movements New Delhi, April 24: Prafulla Samantara, National Convener, National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements and the leader of Lokshakti Abhiyan, Orissa has been awarded The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017. The Goldman Environmental Prize honours the achievements and leadership of grassroots environmental activists for their… »

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