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19.07.2017

Zia Mian on the Nuclear Weapons Ban and Prohibition Treaty

Zia Mian on the Nuclear Weapons Ban and Prohibition Treaty

I had the privilege of attending the opening and penultimate sessions of the Nuclear Weapons Ban and Prohibition Treaty negotiations at the U.N. this spring and summer. And, midst considerable celebration, on July 7, representatives of the majority of the world’s governments agreed to a treaty designed to outlaw the… »

13.07.2017

Black America is “Pro-Peace,” but Its Politicians Work for the War Party

Black America is “Pro-Peace,” but Its Politicians Work for the War Party

By Black Agenda Report BAR executive editor Glen Ford “The Black political class has disavowed and defiled the legacies of W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King.” The United States is at war with the very concept of the rule of law among nations, and… »

11.07.2017

Interview with Megan Alvarez, An attorney defending Immigrants Victims of Crimes in Indiana.

Interview with Megan Alvarez, An attorney defending Immigrants Victims of Crimes in Indiana.

By Jhon Sánchez Since meeting Megan back in McKinney law school, I’ve always seen her like one of my cousins —well, part of my family has the same last name as Megan’s: Alvarez. Even though we teased each other like many classmates do, Megan was very serious and efficient and… »

29.06.2017

Hibakusha appeal at the United Nations for a strong treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Hibakusha appeal at the United Nations for a strong treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Historic negotiations for “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination” are now taking place at the United Nations in New York. Civil society representatives from around the world are gathered there to urge all nations to work in good faith to achieve the strongest,… »

21.06.2017

Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC

Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC

New Yorkers sanding for Refugees on World Refugee Day. The March organized by African Communities Together (ACT) and City of Refuge Coalition went form 59th St and 5th Ave to Trump World Tower and Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in front of the United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on… »

18.06.2017

Women’s March to Ban the Bomb in New York

Women’s March to Ban the Bomb in New York

“It started raining as soon as people gathered, poured during the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb and the program outside the UN, then stopped raining, but only after it was all over! A good turnout for a rainy day, estimated about 1.000, including 50 Japanese” activist Ellen Thomas explains. »

17.06.2017

Don’t Blame the Left for Violence in America

Don’t Blame the Left for Violence in America

Republicans–and quite a few Democrats–are trying to exploit the mass shooting in Alexandria to demonize left-wing expressions of discontent toward the system. By Danny Katch TWO CONTRADICTORY messages emerged following Wednesday’s mass shooting in Alexandria, Virginia: One, the left and right need to come together in the spirit of bipartisanship. »

16.06.2017

In victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, court finds that approval of Dakota Access pipeline violated the law

In victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, court finds that approval of Dakota Access pipeline violated the law

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which… »

14.06.2017

Conversation with Patricia Smith

Conversation with Patricia Smith

by Jhon Sánchez “The Year of the Needy Girls” by Patricia Smith is the kind of book I would give to my friend Jennifer. I’ve been a friend of Jennifer’s for three or four years now. Usually, I’m the only guy in her parties for lesbians. Now that I think… »

12.06.2017

Photos: New York’s Annual Puerto Rican Day parade.

Photos: New York’s Annual Puerto Rican Day parade.

Thousands matched despite a controversy over honoring a man who spent 35 years in prison for his involvement with a group responsible for bombings that killed or maimed dozens in the 1970s and 1980. Corporate sponsors dropped out of Sunday’s parade over organizers’ decision to grant the title of National… »

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