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29.01.2018

The Trials of Africa and the Real Dr. King They Want Us to Forget

The Trials of Africa and the Real Dr. King They Want Us to Forget

On January 15, millions of Americans commemorated Martin Luther King’s Day. His famous speech, ‘I Have a Dream’ was repeated numerous times in media outlets as a reminder of the evil of racism, which is being resurrected in a most pronounced way in American society. But that is only one… »

28.01.2018

Urgently Needed—A BROAD Outpouring in Support of Immigrants!

Urgently Needed—A BROAD Outpouring in Support of Immigrants!

Millions of immigrants, including 800,000 DACA recipients (“Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants brought here as children), were betrayed and dealt a very serious blow today when the Democrats caved in to the Republicans and voted to reopen the government. Already last Friday, top Democrat Senator Schumer, in trying to make a deal… »

25.01.2018

‘I won’t fly refugees to their deaths’: The El Al pilots resisting deportation

‘I won’t fly refugees to their deaths’: The El Al pilots resisting deportation

At least three pilots for Israel’s flag carrier publish declarations publicly refusing to take part in the forced deportation of asylum seekers should they be asked to. The Israeli government is giving tens of thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers a stark choice: deportation or indefinite imprisonment. By Yael… »

23.01.2018

Eight Men Own Half The World’s Wealth, India Worst Hit

Eight Men Own Half The World’s Wealth, India Worst Hit

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos. Oxfam’s report, ‘An economy for the 99 percent’, shows that the… »

22.01.2018

Yes We Can – Feed 9 Billion With Organic Agriculture

Yes We Can – Feed 9 Billion With Organic Agriculture

By Gunnar Rundgren It is possible to feed more than 9 billion people with organic production methods with a small increase in the required crop acreage and with decreased greenhouse gas emission. But this assumes considerable reduction in food wastage and in the quantities of feed grown to animals. That… »

15.01.2018

We Need A Martin Luther King Day Of Truth

We Need A Martin Luther King Day Of Truth

By Edward Curtin As Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country – in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 – people will be encouraged… »

09.01.2018

Trashing The Planet For Profit

Trashing The Planet For Profit

By William Bowle, Before I began this essay I read through some of my past forays that mentioned climate change and capitalism, the first I think, being in 2006 where I opined in a piece on the ‘War on Terror’: Perhaps the impending climate catastrophe as well as the genocidal… »

03.01.2018

The Fight For A New Economy

The Fight For A New Economy

By Stewart Wallis, Each day, we can see new evidence that the economy fails to serve people or planet. Stewart Wallis, former executive director of the New Economics Foundation, speaks with Tellus Senior Fellow Allen White about how to galvanize action for a new economy. You began your career in business… »

31.12.2017

New Year’s Message And Warning From A War Correspondent

New Year’s Message And Warning From A War Correspondent

By Andre Vltchek, Afghanistan Soviet-tanks-cemetery Sometimes it is useful to take a break from news bulletins and newspapers, and even from ‘friendly’ Internet publications. Occasionally it is good to realize that there are actually two parallel realities that are constantly competing for the ‘hearts and minds’ of people living all… »

30.12.2017

Year In Review: Will 2018 Usher In A New Palestinian Strategy?

Year In Review: Will 2018 Usher In A New Palestinian Strategy?

By Dr Ramzy Baroud 2017 will be remembered as the year that the so-called ‘peace process’, at least in its American formulation, has ended. And with its demise, a political framework that has served as the foundation for US foreign policy in the Middle East has also collapsed. The Palestinian… »

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