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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… »

22.04.2017

America’s Longest War Drags On In Afghanistan

America’s Longest War Drags On In Afghanistan

By James Cogan The US national security advisor, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, was in Afghanistan over the weekend, speaking with President Ashraf Ghani and General John Nicholson, the US military commander in the country. The aim of the talks, the Military Times reported prior to McMaster’s arrival in Kabul, was… »

11.04.2017

The U.S. Navy’s Anti-Environmental Broadside In The Gulf of Alaska

The U.S. Navy’s Anti-Environmental Broadside In The Gulf of Alaska

By Dahr Jamail It’s war in the Gulf and the U.S. Navy is on hand to protect us. No, not that Gulf! I’m talking about the Gulf of Alaska and it’s actually mock war — if, that is, you don’t happen to be a fin whale or a wild salmon. »

09.04.2017

Arms And The Babies: Unbridled Compassion For All The Casualties of War

Arms And The Babies: Unbridled Compassion For All The Casualties of War

By George Capaccio Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, is justifiably outraged by the slaughter of innocents in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun where rebel forces are lodged.At least eighty-six people, including women and children, died from exposure to chemical weapons. Doctors Without Borders and the World Health… »

08.04.2017

US Threatens More Strikes After Cruise Missiles Hit Syria

US Threatens More Strikes After Cruise Missiles Hit Syria

By Bill Van Auken The day after US warships rained some 60 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian government airbase, US officials made it clear that this unilateral and criminal attack against an oppressed former colonial country is merely the first shot in what is to be an escalating and widening… »

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