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20.02.2018

Julian Assange And His Doppelganger

Julian Assange And His Doppelganger

By Denis A Conroy, Walking along Hans Crescent every morning on my way to work, I stop briefly to look up at the balcony fronting the room which Julian Assange occupies in the Ecuadorian Embassy. I’ve been passing his place of residence for five years now and I’ve yet to… »

18.02.2018

Fourth Court of Appeal Declares Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Unconstitutional

Fourth Court of Appeal Declares Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Unconstitutional

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali A panel of 13 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., Thursday (Feb. 15) declared Trump’s Muslim ban (3.0) illegal and unconstitutional. The appeals court in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump stayed its decision pending resolution of a… »

14.02.2018

Korea: An Olympic Truce – Time For Concerted Nongovernmental Efforts

Korea: An Olympic Truce – Time For Concerted Nongovernmental Efforts

By Rene Wadlow The holding of the Winter Olympics in South Korea from February 9 to 25, followed by the Paralympics on March 9-18, may be an opportunity to undertake negotiations in good faith to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and to establish, or re-establish, forms of cooperation between… »

08.02.2018

Julian Assange Loses Initial Bid To Overturn British Arrest Warrant

Julian Assange Loses Initial Bid To Overturn British Arrest Warrant

By Mike Head, A judge in London yesterday rejected an application by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to withdraw a British arrest warrant issued against him in 2012. In a judgment full of obvious contradictions, she ruled that way even though a Swedish-initiated European arrest warrant—the trigger for the British warrant—was… »

30.01.2018

Homeless in America illustrates inequality discussions at Davos

Homeless in America illustrates inequality discussions at Davos

by Dr Arshad M Khan — January 26, 2018 for Countercurrents A few days ago Oxfam reported on wealth inequality: The richest one percent wrapped their hands around 82 percent of the wealth created last year. Worse the 3.7 billion people comprising the poor half of humanity gained nothing. If… »

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… »

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