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22.04.2017

The Illusion of Correctional Medicine

The Illusion of Correctional Medicine

By Mumia Abu-Jamal In the netherworld of American prisons, one must jettison any medical assumptions one brings in from the so-called ‘free’ world. We have been conditioned to see nurses as sweet sources of solace, and doctors as people dedicated to healing the sick, and easing our pains. In prison,… »

22.04.2017

Separating Fact from Fake News

Separating Fact from Fake News

Danny Katch, author of Socialism…Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation, considers how the left can analyze the world in the Trumpian era of “alternative facts.” ALL GOVERNMENTS lie, as the independent journalist I.F. Stone once said. But not all governments lie as proudly as those led by… »

17.04.2017

Japanese Government Should Make Sincere Effort to Reach Peaceful Settlement of the North Korean Issue

Japanese Government Should Make Sincere Effort to Reach Peaceful Settlement of the North Korean Issue

Statement: Yasui Masakazu, Secretary General, Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo) 1.  Responding to North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, the U.S. Trump Administration is reportedly deploying two destroyers carrying Tomahawk missiles and a carrier strike group of USS Carl Vinson in the sea around North Korea, setting… »

17.04.2017

Globalization or Planetization?

Globalization or Planetization?

By Leonardo Boff There is presently strong resistance to the process of globalization, aggravated by Donald Trump, who has forcefully pushed the idea of “The United States First”, or better said, “Only the United States”. Trump advocates war against global corporations, in favor of those wholly within the… »

12.04.2017

Dakota Access Pipeline, banks and protests

Dakota Access Pipeline, banks and protests

It seems that applying pressure works: after the on line protest of March 30 Intesa SanPaolo declined to participate in a refinancing of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), parent company financing the Dakota Access Pipeline. However, they are still involved and this is not over. For this reason Resistance Events… »

11.04.2017

Emerging Fear-States

Emerging Fear-States

By Mumia Abu-Jamal – Speech’s written for the Rosa Luxembourg Conference What is happening In America and Europe bears study and reflection. On the surface, we see a rightist drift, as fearful, resentful publics empower forms of politics that promise safety, especially regarding terror attacks that have blown up… »

06.04.2017

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe applauds BNP Paribas’ decision to divest from DAPL

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe applauds BNP Paribas’ decision to divest from DAPL

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is pleased to announce BNP Paribas has sold its shares in the loan to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Representatives from the bank contacted the Tribe to share the news on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The Tribe commends the bank’s decision, which sends a strong… »

06.04.2017

Remembering Past Wars and Preventing the Next

Remembering Past Wars and Preventing the Next

A discussion on April 3, 2017 at NYU Law School, to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing. Video by Edward Briody… »

03.04.2017

At the Crossroads of Humanity’s Future – Book Presentation in NYC

At the Crossroads of Humanity’s Future – Book Presentation in NYC

Book presentation with Dennis Redmond, Greg Mello, Tony Robinson and Guillermo Sullings on March 30th at the LGBT center in NYC. “At the Crossroads of Humanity’s Future” gives an analysis of the global situation in several fields such as: disarmament, the global financial system, the environment, democracy, human rights, immigration… »

29.03.2017

Conversation with Marcia Butler

Conversation with Marcia Butler

By Jhon Sánchez Marcia Butler’s book came to me like a miracle. I was editing a short story that elicits around the topic of music when ‘The Skin Above My Knee’ plopped into my mailbox. It surprised me that Marcia was a well-regarded oboist before becoming a writer. Her memoir… »

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