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23.05.2019

At least 100,000 infants die every year in ten conflict-zones, says report

At least 100,000 infants die every year in ten conflict-zones, says report

Every year in just ten conflict-affected countries at least 100,000 infants die who in the absence of conflict would survive, says a new report British charity Save the Children. The study applied the findings in The Lancet’s study to the ten worst conflict-affected countries, which estimates that in the last five… »

16.05.2019

Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran

Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran

By Bill Van Auken The abrupt trip staged by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Brussels to push Washington’s hard line against Iran, combined with the deployment of still more US military assets to the Persian Gulf, point to Washington’s calculated escalation of a war crisis in the region. »

09.05.2019

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

by Peter Koenig After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed “interim President”, and the opposition… »

07.05.2019

One million species face extinction, world is on notice, says major UN report

One million species face extinction, world is on notice, says major UN report

Nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail if radical action is not taken, says a major UN report on the impact of humans on nature. Speaking in Paris at the launch of the 2019 Global Assessment Report… »

02.05.2019

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

By Farooque Chowdhury May Day is one of the most important days to the exploited people. Michael D. Yates, director of Monthly Review Press and former Associate Editor of Monthly Review magazine, focuses on US labor and its movement in the following interview taken in April 2019 by Farooque Chowdhury. Professor Michael Yates, whose academic… »

27.04.2019

UN official visits Julian Assange, investigating Ecuador’s illegal surveillance

UN official visits Julian Assange, investigating Ecuador’s illegal surveillance

By Mike Head The United Nations special rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joe Cannataci, was finally permitted yesterday to meet with Julian Assange inside London’s Belmarsh prison. The WikiLeaks journalist and publisher has been held virtually incommunicado, in denial of his fundamental legal and democratic rights, since the British… »

25.04.2019

Arresting Member of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful

Arresting Member of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful

It is after midnight in the Venezuela Embassy in Washington, DC and we expect the Secret Service and the DC police to come tomorrow to arrest and evict us on behalf of the illegal coup government they are trying to put in place. We are making our correspondence with the… »

22.04.2019

Sri Lanka explosions: More than 200 killed, Churches and hotels targeted

Sri Lanka explosions: More than 200 killed, Churches and hotels targeted

More than 200 killed and at least 500 injured as eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka while Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. Media report said: The blasts started at around 8:45am local time at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo,… »

19.04.2019

Peter Koenig – Venezuela: Still on the Brink?

Peter Koenig – Venezuela: Still on the Brink?

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? – Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat, well, it’s a multiple defeat, if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo… »

08.04.2019

Mexico To Spain And Vatican: Apologize For Your Crimes!

Mexico To Spain And Vatican: Apologize For Your Crimes!

By Andre Vltchek Several years ago, the renowned linguist and thinker, Noam Chomsky, asked me, point blank, as we were working on our book:“On Western Terrorism – From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare”: “Do you think it is possible that most of Europeans really don’t know about crimes their countries… »

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