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24.06.2019

1000s of Climate Activists Block German Coal Mining Operation

1000s of Climate Activists Block German Coal Mining Operation

Hundreds of activists entered and occupied an open-pit coal mine in the western Rhineland region of Germany Saturday to protest Europe’s dependency on fossil fuels amid the mounting climate crisis. The protest ended on Sunday after police repeatedly ordered them to leave, citing life-threatening danger. Some of the protesters were… »

18.06.2019

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

In Hong Kong, as many as 2 million people took to the streets Sunday for another mass demonstration against a proposed bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China, which critics say would infringe on Hong Kong’s independence and the legal and human rights of… »

15.06.2019

Study Finds U.S. Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gas Than Portugal

Study Finds U.S. Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gas Than Portugal

This comes as a new study by Brown University finds the U.S. military emits more greenhouse gases each year than many countries, including Sweden and Portugal. The study found that if the Pentagon were a country, its emissions would make it the world’s 55th largest contributor. The study’s author, professor… »

13.06.2019

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the Legislative Council, one day after riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of… »

13.06.2019

Secret Files Show How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro

Secret Files Show How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro

A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula’s Workers’ Party from winning the presidency. Leaked cellphone messages among Brazilian… »

01.06.2019

U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing “Psychological Torture”

U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing “Psychological Torture”

The United Nations special rapporteur on torture is warning that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from the effects of “psychological torture” due to his ongoing detention and threats of possible extradition to the United States. The U.N. expert, Nils Melzer, also warned that Assange would likely face a “politicized… »

30.05.2019

Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Faces Imminent Closure.

Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Faces Imminent Closure.

Meet One of the OB-GYNs Fighting Back “This is not a drill. This is not a warning. This is real, and it’s a public health crisis.” Those were the words of Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen Tuesday, when news broke that Missouri’s only abortion clinic might be forced to close… »

25.05.2019

Assange Is Indicted for Exposing War Crimes While Trump Considers Pardons for War Criminals

Assange Is Indicted for Exposing War Crimes While Trump Considers Pardons for War Criminals

Web-only discussion with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. They discuss the Justice Department’s decision to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act for publishing U.S. military and diplomatic documents exposing U.S. war crimes. This comes as President Trump… »

19.05.2019

Meet The Alabama Doctor Who Could Face 99 Years In Prison For Providing Abortions Under New Law

Meet The Alabama Doctor Who Could Face 99 Years In Prison For Providing Abortions Under New Law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban into law on Wednesday, effectively banning the procedure except in cases where a pregnant person’s life is at serious risk. The law does not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest and doctors could face 99 years in… »

16.05.2019

Medea Benjamin: We Need to Build Up the Antiwar Movement to Oppose War Against Iran

Medea Benjamin: We Need to Build Up the Antiwar Movement to Oppose War Against Iran

The State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel to evacuate the U.S. embassy and consulate in Iraq, in response to what the White House says is a threat linked to Iran. No further details were given. Iraqi officials expressed skepticism about any purported threats, as did a senior British official… »

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