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21.07.2018

Campaign against Killer Robots: Parliamentary actions in Europe

Campaign against Killer Robots: Parliamentary actions in Europe

Original article here This round-up looks at recent parliamentary actions in Europe in support of the call to ban fully autonomous weapons, also known as lethal autonomous weapons systems. These initiatives provide more evidence of the growing support for starting negotiations on a new international treaty now. States will convene… »

19.07.2018

Free markets and the decline of democracy

Free markets and the decline of democracy

By JOHN WEEKS 18 July 2018 for openDemocracy What is the source of the 21st century tendency to authoritarianism? The central purpose of neoliberal re-regulation is to remove economic policy from control by representative democracy. It is difficult to find a major country in which… »

16.07.2018

Pictures speak louder than words, but Chomsky warns us not to get distracted

Pictures speak louder than words, but Chomsky warns us not to get distracted

Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May But Chomsky tells us the importance of seeing the plan behind the showman’ act Noam Chomsky: It’s all about being a showman so… »

16.07.2018

The ‘stolen babies’ trial in Spain finally shines a light on a scandal that cannot be forgotten

The ‘stolen babies’ trial in Spain finally shines a light on a scandal that cannot be forgotten

Federico López-Terra, Swansea University for The Conversation It is June 6 1969 and Spain is living through the final years of Franco’s dictatorship. At a clinic in Madrid, a woman gives birth to a baby girl she will never see again. Little is known about what happened to… »

13.07.2018

Angry Trump Baby Takes Flight as UK Protests Tell President He’s Not Welcome

Angry Trump Baby Takes Flight as UK Protests Tell President He’s Not Welcome

“The Crooked Rigged System threw everything it could at Me. But I am the most successful baby at everything I do (unparalleled)—I told you I would fly and here I am!” by Jake Johnson, staff writer, Common Dreams   The Ego has landed” in the United Kingdom,… »

11.07.2018

UK Government preparing for Anti-Trump protests as “if London was burning down

UK Government preparing for Anti-Trump protests as “if London was burning down

“We need to show the world what millions of people in this country think of the bigotry and the hatred that he represents,” said one organizer by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams As U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s “embarrassing sham of a government” continued… »

11.07.2018

#TheyAreKillingUs: 5 keys to understanding the systematic murder of social leaders in Colombia

#TheyAreKillingUs: 5 keys to understanding the systematic murder of social leaders in Colombia

DEMOCRACIAABIERTA 9 July 2018 (also in Spanish) After months of continuous protests by hundreds of activists and organizations against the unpunished murders of social, community, ethnic and rural leaders, the situation is still out of control Colombian society, following the death of up to 7 community… »

10.07.2018

US-China trade: China is building bridges with the world while the US puts up walls

US-China trade: China is building bridges with the world while the US puts up walls

Yuka Kobayashi, SOAS, University of London for The Conversation China first built its famous Great Wall in the Qin dynasty during the third century BC. Never has there been a greater symbol of protectionism. But today China is outward facing to protect its national… »

08.07.2018

Helsinki Calling!

Helsinki Calling!

Gathering at Kansalaistori Square: July 16th at 2 pm Start of the march: at 3 pm  Programme at Senate Square: 5 to 7 pm.  On July 16th, Finland will host a summit between US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Finland is a peaceful country, known for… »

07.07.2018

After popular uproar, 20-foot-tall Angry Trump Baby Blimp gets okay to fly over London during President’s UK visit

After popular uproar, 20-foot-tall Angry Trump Baby Blimp gets okay to fly over London during President’s UK visit

Not only is Trump “a big, angry baby with a fragile ego,” one organizer wrote, he is “also a racist demagogue who is a danger to women, immigrants, and minorities and a mortal threat to world peace and the very future of life on Earth.” by Jake… »

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