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20.09.2018

Tropical Storm Florence inundates toxic manure ponds, coal ash dumps in the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Florence inundates toxic manure ponds, coal ash dumps in the Carolinas

By Ed Hightower In the several days since hurricane Florence made landfall near the border between North and South Carolina, the storm’s floodwaters have set one record after another. The storm’s official death toll now stands at 32 and is expected to rise with entire cities inundated by flood waters. »

11.09.2018

Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

By Patrick Martin The Trump administration announced Monday that it would retaliate against the International Criminal Court (ICC), a judicial panel established under the auspices of the United Nations, if the ICC took any action against US military or civilian officials over charges of war crimes in Afghanistan. The announcement… »

07.09.2018

Traditional Fantasies: US designs on Venezuela

Traditional Fantasies: US designs on Venezuela

by Dr Binoy Kampmark —September 7, 2018 The irresistible allure of invasion and interference has never been far from US law makers.  The imperium needs its regular feed and what a feed it has been over the decades, notably within the sphere… »

06.09.2018

Historic Supreme Court Verdict: Homosexuality no longer a crime in India

Historic Supreme Court Verdict: Homosexuality no longer a crime in India

Supreme Court of India has ruled to decriminalise gay sex, in an historic and unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel that will have a profound impact both here in India and across the world. The court ruled that consensual sex between adults of any gender was no longer… »

05.09.2018

The burning down of Brazil’s national museum: A capitalist crime against the heritage of humanity

The burning down of Brazil’s national museum: A capitalist crime against the heritage of humanity

By Bill Van Auken Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was gutted Sunday night by a massive fire that consumed not only the historic 19tth century palace that housed the institution, but a vast and irreplaceable collection of what was by far the largest natural history and anthropology museum… »

28.08.2018

Cultures of Death: Pope Francis, Apology and Child Abuse

Cultures of Death: Pope Francis, Apology and Child Abuse

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It was long overdue, but Pope Francis’s letter of condemnation and apology regarding the abuse of children by Catholic priests did sent a few ripples of comfort and reckoning.  He conceded that the Church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them”.  He acknowledged the… »

18.08.2018

Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis

Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis

Monday evening, the English language page of the television network Telesur, which is published by the Venezuelan government, was taken down by Facebook in a direct act of censorship of content critical of US government policy. After administrators received a notice that the Telesur English page had violated Facebook’s “Terms of Use,” the… »

06.08.2018

The West Has Performed ‘Philosophical Coup’ Against The Left

The West Has Performed ‘Philosophical Coup’ Against The Left

by Andre Vltchek It has been happening for quite some time, but no one has been paying much attention: Western academia, mainstream media, and the most visible propagandists, were trying to convince the world that 1) ideology has died, or at least became irrelevant 2) in case it did not… »

06.08.2018

Road rage faces student spirit in Bangladesh

Road rage faces student spirit in Bangladesh

By Farooque Chowdhury Road rage in Bangladesh is not new. And not new is death due to road rage. The new phenomenon is the student spirit has stood against road rage. To the students, life matters. A movement against road rage has recently been carried out by the students in… »

01.08.2018

Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran

Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran

By Dr Binoy Kampmark The world of the terrifying hypothetical is programmatically standard in the Trump White House.  Periods of tense calm are followed by careless flights of fury, digs and remonstrations.  Mortal enemies become amenable comrades; reliable allies turn into irresponsible skinflints who ought to fork our more for… »

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