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08.01.2019

What Would A Yellow Vest Movement Look Like In The United States?

What Would A Yellow Vest Movement Look Like In The United States?

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers A truth about movements is, they move. They morph, evolve and move around a country or even around the globe. This occurs over months and often over years. The US Occupy encampment era occurred ten months after the Arab Spring and six months… »

06.01.2019

Has Bait and Switch Become a Trump Signature?

Has Bait and Switch Become a Trump Signature?

By Dr Arshad M Kha, People voted for Donald Trump under the assumption, Mexico would be paying for your border wall.  They why should the people pay now in this bait-and-switch game, when hardly any of their concerns are being addressed?  It is a question that has led to a… »

03.01.2019

620 km long Women’s Wall of Kerala challenges Brahmanical patriarchy

620 km long Women’s Wall of Kerala challenges Brahmanical patriarchy

Estimates indicate that between three and 5 million women formed a wall across Kerala to protect Kerala’s renaissance values and for women’s empowerment.  The women stood shoulder to shoulder across Kerala and formed a 620 km “wall” from Thiruvananthapuram to the northern district of Kasaragod which was organised against the… »

03.01.2019

Historic Day In Sabarimala As Two Women Enter The Temple

Historic Day In Sabarimala As Two Women Enter The Temple

After the historic ‘Women’s Wall’ that challenged Brahmanic Patriarchy two young women entered the Sabarimala temple early morning today. Bindu and Kanaka Durga, both in their early 40s, entered the hilltop shrine around 3.45 am. This is the first entry of women after the Supreme Court ordered the end of… »

29.12.2018

Corrupting the Human Mind

Corrupting the Human Mind

By Fernando Velázquez When talking about computer security, it is inevitable to say the main flaw or weakness of a system lays right in front of the monitor. People, in many cases, are deciding to execute that ‘payload’ arriving by email, through a PDF or an image, without doing relevant… »

28.12.2018

What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

By Daniel Chavez In recent years, many researchers and social activists from very different countries, like myself, have rediscovered the notion of the commons as a key idea to deepen social and environmental justice and democratise both politics and the economy. This reappropriation has meant questioning the vanguardist and hierarchical… »

14.12.2018

Nearly 15,000 children held in detention camps across the US

Nearly 15,000 children held in detention camps across the US

Nearly 15,000 immigrant children are being held in a network of detention centers across the United States. Changes implemented by the Trump administration have filled the child jails to near capacity, and the government is considering adding more employees and more beds to make it possible to hold even more… »

12.12.2018

The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

By Peter Koenig The Yellow Vest Movement – weekend 8 and 9 December – Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots in France since the student-driven mini-Revolution of May 1968. Over the four weekends, hundreds of thousands were in the streets, middle class people, from students to workers… »

04.12.2018

The 2018 Firestorms: There is no Planet B

The 2018 Firestorms: There is no Planet B

By Dr Andrew Glikson It takes only a spark, from a lightning or human ignition, to start a fire, but it involves high temperatures, a period of drought, a build-up of dry vegetation and strong winds to start a bush fire, such as is devastating Queensland and recently California. When… »

28.11.2018

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

By Eric London A combined force of the US military and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pointed assault rifles and fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flash bang grenades at impoverished workers and their families on Sunday. The crowd, which included many women and young children, attempted to cross the… »

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