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23.09.2020

3 ways a 6-3 Supreme Court would be different

3 ways a 6-3 Supreme Court would be different

If the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is replaced this year, the Supreme Court will become something the country has not seen since the justices became a dominant force in American cultural life after World War II: a decidedly conservative court. A court with a 6-3 conservative majority would be… »

20.06.2018

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

By David Swanson We should be very grateful to Francesco Duina for his new book, Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. He begins with the following dilemma. The poor in the United States are in many ways worse off than in other wealthy countries, but they are more… »

07.04.2018

10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 10,000 people marched in Memphis Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. At 6:01 p.m., a moment of silence was held, then bells tolled 39 times, once for each year he lived. Gatherings were held across Memphis featuring associates… »

23.05.2017

Martin Luther King’s lessons on negotiation from the successful Birmingham campaign

Martin Luther King’s lessons on negotiation from the successful Birmingham campaign

By Brandon Jacobsen May 8, 2017 The anti-Trump resistance movement has been effective in its nascent stage, utilizing public protests to signal opposition to the president’s plans. In taking to the streets, airports and congressional town hall meetings, the resistance has had a decisive… »

13.03.2017

Film Review. Hidden Figures. Unmissable

Film Review. Hidden Figures. Unmissable

I am grateful that this film was made, not only because it is an important testimony against racism but also because in the midst of violent blockbusters often depicting imaginary superheroes the very real lives of three black female mathematicians working for NASA is an inspiring reminder of our human… »

01.01.2017

Edward Snowden in Munich: Event “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context”

Edward Snowden in Munich: Event “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context”

On January 15th, acTVism Munich will be hosting the event “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context” to take place in the event location Muffathalle in Munich, Germany. The following experts will be present: Edward Snowden, Jeremy Scahill, Jürgen Todenhöfer, Paul Jay, Richard Wolff & Srecko Horvat. »

22.11.2016

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

A broad majority of EU lawmakers have called for ceasing membership talks with Turkey due to its post-coup purges and President Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian actions. But EU’s top diplomat has warned against it. The European Parliament debated Turkey’s EU membership issue on Tuesday – the second day of a four-day… »

15.08.2016

Thursday’s Date with Calls for a Fairer Chile

Thursday’s Date with Calls for a Fairer Chile

Viewpoint by Pía Figueroa* SANTIAGO (IDN) – Every year, as they have been doing since 2011, students in Chile take to the streets each Thursday, demanding a free and good quality education system. They are increasingly being joined by their parents – tired of… »

10.03.2015

Civil Rights Icon C.T. Vivian on Nonviolence & Hypocrisy of U.S. Promoting Democracy Abroad

Civil Rights Icon C.T. Vivian on Nonviolence & Hypocrisy of U.S. Promoting Democracy Abroad

Just outside the historic Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama, Amy Goodman had a chance to speak with the civil rights pioneer C. T. Vivian, a close friend and adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fifty years ago, Vivian was punched in the face by Dallas County… »

26.05.2014

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The world lost two remarkable men in May, two African Americans who helped shape modern history, yet whose names and achievements remain too little known. William Worthy, a journalist, died at the age of 92. Civil-rights activist Vincent Harding was 82. Each was… »

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