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19.02.2019

Hunger Strike Continues into 7th Week on day of Trump’s Visit to El Paso

Hunger Strike Continues into 7th Week on day of Trump’s Visit to El Paso

The “El Paso 9” continue their hunger strike into the 7th week at the El Paso Processing Center. Nine of 11 Sikh asylum seekers are being violently force-fed by ICE staff and late last week all nine were thrown into solitary confinement after refusing to be force-fed standing up, according… »

16.02.2019

Pakistan: How to Change Political Culture of Corruption and Rebuild the Future?

Pakistan: How to Change Political Culture of Corruption and Rebuild the Future?

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Towards Understanding the Current Affairs Prime Minister Imran Khan impressed the constituents to imagine the phenomenon of “change” as a driving force for future-making. Was the political power a motivating factor to influence the curious minds of the masses or was it an exercise in… »

16.02.2019

Planet Earth’s Dubious Future: A Massive Easter Island in the Making

Planet Earth’s Dubious Future: A Massive Easter Island in the Making

By Jerome Irwin Another year has come and gone and Planet Earth’s climate continues to become ever more extreme, violent and unpredictable. The oceans of earth are heating up faster than the scientists even projected five years ago. »

14.02.2019

Saving the Future

Saving the Future

by John Scales Avery Only immediate climate action can save the future. If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon. A new book… »

13.02.2019

Face 2 Face with M. P. Diederich

Face 2 Face with M. P.  Diederich

On this show we speak with M.P. Diederich about his Sci-Fi and Horror short stories. M.P. says “Writing is more like a way of being instead of something I do; it is intrinsic to who I am.” We closed the interview with a reading from “Dressage for Beginners” part… »

11.02.2019

Immigrant Solidarity Network: An Open Letter to Democrats

Immigrant Solidarity Network: An Open Letter to Democrats

Letter published by the Jackson Heights Immigrant Solidarity Network In recent days, we’ve heard prominent Democrats talking about the need for the Party to prove that it’s “strong on border security.” Some Democratic politicians have actually advocated letting Donald Trump build his obscene wall as part of an overall budget… »

07.02.2019

Conversation with Ho Lin author of China Girl

Conversation with Ho Lin author of China Girl

By Jhon Sánchez In 2017, Ho Lin edited one of my short stories, but we met in person for the first time in February 2018, during a reading of his book, China Girl, at Bluestockings in New York City’s Bohemian Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. In November… »

24.01.2019

Assange takes legal action to force Trump administration to reveal charges against him

Assange takes legal action to force Trump administration to reveal charges against him

Lawyers for Julian Assange have filed an urgent application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington D.C., to direct the Trump Administration to unseal the charges it has secretly filed against Mr. Assange. Assange’s lawyers are also asking the Commission to compel Ecuador to cease its… »

21.01.2019

Face 2 Face with Jaime Manrique

Face 2 Face with Jaime Manrique

On this show we speak with Jaime Manrique about his upcoming book “Like this Afternoon Forever.” The novel is based on the true story of two Colombian priests who are lovers and who killed themselves upon discovering they had HIV. We also talk about Colombia’s peace process and NYC during… »

21.01.2019

The Ultimate Guide to Internet Censorship

The Ultimate Guide to Internet Censorship

By Gray Williams Online censorship is becoming an increasingly relevant topic as various actors vie for control over the free flow of information. The importance of free and independent news and information outlets cannot be understated at the present time, and the influence of a free internet has a profound effect on public opinion. Table… »

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