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23.01.2020

A Roof Made of Stars

A Roof Made of Stars

By José Rabelo translated to English by Jhon Sánchez I’ve been afraid of earthquakes since I was a child. The news images of earthquakes in Venezuela, China, Nicaragua, Chile, and Mexico, among so many affected countries, were traumatic, in a way, for my mind in formation. Over time, these scenes… »

23.01.2020

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

By j.jill “United We Stand” is a motto best-known for the July 1942 campaign to stimulate emotion and capital for United States entry into the Second World War. Yet, its origin heralds to 1768s “The Liberty Song” by John Dickinson and has been used historically as a sort of rallying… »

23.01.2020

The Cat Is Out Of The Bag (2020: The Year We Shift Course)

The Cat Is Out Of The Bag (2020: The Year We Shift Course)

By Mark Lesseraux There is an old saying, “The cat is out of the bag”, which, as most of you probably know, is used to indicate that something which was previously overlooked or hidden for a long time has come to the fore, that it has been revealed in plain… »

20.01.2020

Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the ‘Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist’ Martin Luther King Jr.

Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the ‘Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist’ Martin Luther King Jr.

While the likes of President Donald Trump, right-wing Republicans, and Pentagon officials—in addition to many liberals—marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with selective quotes and messages, progressives aimed to challenge their whitewashed narrative of the civil rights leader’s legacy with detailed reminders of King’s scathing critique of not only racism… »

20.01.2020

‘Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down’: Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case

‘Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down’: Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case

“Seeking to quash this suit, the government bluntly insists that it has the absolute and unreviewable power to destroy the Nation,” wrote Judge Josephine Staton in a scathing dissent opinion. “My colleagues throw up their hands, concluding that this case presents nothing fit for the Judiciary.” By Jon Queally, staff… »

17.01.2020

USA Vs Iran: Six Decades of American Lies, Deceit and War Crimes

USA Vs Iran: Six Decades of American Lies, Deceit and War Crimes

By Irwin, Jerome The war drums of a World War III in 2020 continue to beat louder and louder since President Trump’s illegal assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani in Tehran. The escalation of each new day’s recklessly-outrageous pronouncements by Trump and his political allies, that speak out for the… »

16.01.2020

Interview with Sarah Plant, who just translated “Un Violador en tu Camino” A Rapist in Your Path

Interview with Sarah Plant, who just translated “Un Violador en tu Camino” A Rapist in Your Path

In this interview we speak with Sarah Plant who made the English version of “Un Violador en tu Camino”, the original Spanish-language chant was written and performed by the Chilean feminist collective, Las Tesis, in Nov. 2019 and is based on the writings of anthropologist Rita Segato. First let’s start… »

14.01.2020

Chile, The Revolution of The Indignados

Chile, The Revolution of The Indignados

In 1960 Chile was shaken by the largest earthquake ever recorded before. Its magnitude was 9.6 degrees on the Richter logarithmic scale, which has a maximum of 10. On October 18, 2019, Chilean society exploded as it had never done, unleashing social energy accumulated by decades of injustice and abuse… »

10.01.2020

No War With Iran: Day of Action

No War With Iran: Day of Action

On Thursday, January 9, at 5 p.m. at Foley Square in NYC, the anti-war movement got together to oppose Trump’s war and say #NoWarWithIran. Trump’s reckless action has needlessly endangered countless lives of U.S. troops, Iraqis, Iranians, and countless other civilians. The devastation that a war with Iran could bring… »

10.01.2020

Homage To Ecuadorian Journalism In New York

Homage To Ecuadorian Journalism In New York

“The profession of journalism is a quixotic task. If a writer, a journalist, would not serve his fellows, he will do well to throw his pen into the fire.” Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian writer, essayist (1832-1889). The National Confederation of Journalists, New York chapter, homaged Ecuadorian journalism in the tri-state area… »

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