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15.05.2018

Abolition of Nuclear Weapons: Everything is Connected

Abolition of Nuclear Weapons: Everything is Connected

By Anthony Donovan, Dorothy Day knew how vast military spending takes directly from our humanitarian needs. Albert Einstein repeatedly reminded us that nuclear weapons were a dangerous false sense of security. Let us sing out from the hilltops just some of the accomplishments of 2017: MLK, Jr.’s Beyond Vietnam speech… »

15.05.2018

7 Anti-Nuke Activists Indicted in Southern District of Georgia Federal Court

7 Anti-Nuke Activists Indicted in Southern District of Georgia Federal Court

Early on the morning of April 5, 2018, seven nuclear abolitionists were arrested inside the Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia. Kings Bay is the Atlantic homeport for six Trident nuclear ballistic missile submarines and also provides critical support services for the fleet of four British Trident nuclear… »

09.05.2018

The Politics of Nobel Peace Prize

The Politics of Nobel Peace Prize

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali  A group of 18 GOP lawmakers led by Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana, have formally nominated President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work toward peace in the Korean Peninsula. The nomination letter states that President Trump has worked “tirelessly to apply… »

14.04.2018

Sydney, Australia’s Future: Will The Nimbys, Yimbys Or Bimbys Decide Its Fate?

Sydney, Australia’s Future: Will The Nimbys, Yimbys Or Bimbys Decide Its Fate?

By Jerome Irwin, Sydney, Australia, that illustrious city Down Under – that some once called, “The Pearl of the South Pacific” – is rapidly becoming over-stretched and over developed beyond belief. If the Australian government, and its corporate counterpart’s, radical plan is allowed to continue to expand it into ‘two… »

12.04.2018

Science Can be Used for Oppression or Liberation

Science Can be Used for Oppression or Liberation

Danny Katch interviewed, geneticist and author Joseph Graves, who helped organize 67 fellow scientists to write a response to a piece in the New York Times arguing that race is a valid biological category. I was way out of my depth here but I was able to fake it enough… »

10.04.2018

NYC Walk for Nonviolence

NYC Walk for Nonviolence

Walking 12 miles ​from the southern tip of Manhattan to its top, a small but hearty group of activists from the metro New York area held a NYC Walk for Nonviolence on April 8. The walk was organized to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to publicly honor the many… »

08.04.2018

The Coward-in-Chief’s Cruel War on Migrants

The Coward-in-Chief’s Cruel War on Migrants

Donald Trump is displaying his full cruelty, but there is also widespread opposition to his reactionary agenda that it needs to be mobilized for action, writes Danny Katch. EVERY YEAR around Easter–the day when Christians celebrate a poor Jewish carpenter from Nazareth whose message of equality and love was… »

06.04.2018

Egyptian Kangaroo Court Sentences 35 Morsi Supporters To Life Imprisonment

Egyptian Kangaroo Court Sentences 35 Morsi Supporters To Life Imprisonment

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali An Egyptian Kangaroo Court Wednesday (April 4) sentenced 35 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison for allegedly forming “terrorist cells” to attack security forces and state institutions. The Sohag Criminal Court sentenced another 155 defendants to three to 15 years on similar charges, including… »

06.04.2018

Which Way Will The World Wend: Toward One Giant, Sprawling Hong Kong……OR?

Which Way Will The World Wend: Toward One Giant, Sprawling Hong Kong……OR?

By Jerome Irwin, What will every major urban center in the world look like in the next ten, fifty or hundred years, and how will the humans who occupy them similarly look? As the one becomes leaner, meaner and hungrier for ever more of everything, will the… »

03.04.2018

What will it Take to Win the Union at Delta?

What will it Take to Win the Union at Delta?

A campaign by flight attendants and baggage handlers at Delta Air Lines to form a union with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is gaining ground, with a rally planned for this Wednesday, April 4, in St. Paul, Minnesota. But Delta is ramping up their anti-union propaganda,… »

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