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21.07.2018

Apartheid Is Official in Israel

Apartheid Is Official in Israel

By Jafar M Ramini Last Tuesday the Israeli government, emboldened by total support from the Trump Administration and the total cowardice of the international community passed one of the most discriminatory, racist bills in the history of the State of Israel, the Jewish Nation State Bill. The vote was 62:55… »

19.07.2018

Ethiopia’s Peaceful Revolution

Ethiopia’s Peaceful Revolution

By Thomas C Mountain The uniquely African Empire of Ethiopia has seen itself launched into a peaceful revolution that promises to transform one of the planets poorest countries into a modern peoples democracy. Being that I have spent my entire life living by the principle of “political power grows from… »

16.07.2018

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell The London-based Times newspaper reported yesterday that the British and Ecuadorian governments have been holding secret discussions on plans to evict WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy, where he sought political asylum six years ago. The article said the talks are “an attempt to remove Assange” from… »

11.07.2018

As World Busts Heat Records, Study Warns Global Warming Could Be Twice as Bad Climate Models Project

As World Busts Heat Records, Study Warns Global Warming Could Be Twice as Bad Climate Models Project

By Jessica Corbett As millions of people across the globe face extreme heat advisories, with temperatures even soaring beyond 90 degrees in Siberia last week, a recent study published in the British journal Nature Geoscience warns long-term global warming—and thus sea level rise—could be twice as bad as climate models project. Study co-author Katrin Meissner… »

07.07.2018

Trump using separated children to force “voluntary” deportations

Trump using separated children to force “voluntary” deportations

By Alec Andersen A new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document released by NBC News Monday has exposed the cynical effort by the Trump administration to use a court-ordered “family reunification” process to force immigrant parents with separated children into signing a document agreeing to deportation back to their country… »

30.06.2018

How a Socialist Latina Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite

How a Socialist Latina Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite

By Natasha Hakimi Zapat It might seem unbelievable that after Bernie Sanders’ immense success in the 2016 Democratic primaries, running on a grass-roots campaign that condemned Wall Street’s influence and called for social justice, Democrats can still be caught off guardby progressives unseating their heavyweights.And yet, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win in New… »

30.06.2018

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

Seven years ago a Thomson Reuters Foundation experts’ survey found the five most dangerous countries for women were seen to be Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. This year we set out to see if the situation had changed. We wanted to find out whether more was… »

14.06.2018

Kim-Trump Summit: Hardcore War Mongers Aren’t Happy

Kim-Trump Summit: Hardcore War Mongers Aren’t Happy

By Farooque Chowdhury The hardcore warmongers aren’t happy with the just completed Kim-Trump Singapore summit. The warmongers love warmongering and war as these increase their amount and rate of profit. Reactions to the latest diplomatic development in the Korea region speak this love. The warmongers feel pain as they find… »

08.06.2018

Google says it will not renew Project Maven—but collaboration with Pentagon will continue

Google says it will not renew Project Maven—but collaboration with Pentagon will continue

By Will Morrow On Friday, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced at a meeting with employees that the company will not renew its contract with the Pentagon for Project Maven following its expiry in 2019. Under the program, which Google entered in September last year, the company has provided the… »

05.06.2018

John Pilger and Courage Foundation announce “urgent campaign” to free Assange

John Pilger and Courage Foundation announce “urgent campaign” to free Assange

Internationally-acclaimed journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger issued the following statement on behalf of the Courage Foundation. Pilger is a trustee of the organization, which raises funds for the legal defense of persecuted whistleblowers, journalists and publications, including Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Pilger will be addressing the June 17 Sydney… »

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