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11.12.2017

Korean crisis: “The U.S. never sees its own violations as wrong”

Korean crisis: “The U.S. never sees its own violations as wrong”

Americans are instructed that North Korea is an aggressor that violates international agreements and doesn’t negotiate. Until North Korea denuclearizes, we are told, the U.S. must continue rejecting its peace proposals. After all, North Korea withdrew in 2003 from the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Its… »

25.11.2017

US American and European activists join to face the global escalation of the refugee crisis

US American and European activists join to face the global escalation of the refugee crisis

This Tuesday a public discussion took place in the Heilig Kreuz Kirche in Berlin with several NGOs and faith-based groups from the USA and Europe, that subscribed to a joint declaration in 2016 as an answer to the global escalation of displaced people. We met two representatives from the… »

02.11.2017

Congressional Budget Office: US Nuclear Forces To Cost $1.2 Trillion over 30 Years

Congressional Budget Office: US Nuclear Forces To Cost $1.2 Trillion over 30 Years

Modernization bill estimated at $400 billion; operations $800 billion Guesstimated future costs discounted for inflation; current-dollar figure much higher On the 31st of October, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 73-page of the future costs of maintaining and modernizing US nuclear weapons, entitled “Approaches for Managing… »

18.10.2017

Kaepernick, NFL, America & U.S. Constitution Lock Horns in the Coliseum

Kaepernick, NFL, America & U.S. Constitution Lock Horns in the Coliseum

The second labor of Hercules was to slay the monstrous Lernean Hydra. From the murky waters of its swampy den, the hydra rises up whenever challenged and attacks with the poisonous venom of its nine heads, one head of which is immortal and therefore indestructible. Not a beast of easy… »

16.10.2017

Interview with Mary Wareham at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Mary Wareham at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Mary is the founder of the Humanitarian Disarmament Campaign Forum. She gives us a quick historical process of the summit and the objectives of this year’s event in NYC on October 13, 14 and 15 2017… »

16.10.2017

Interview with Tim Wright at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Tim Wright at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Tim, Asia-Pacific Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017, recorded at the Humanitarian Disarmament Campaign Forum in NYC on October 14, 2017  @nuclearban @TimMilesWright… »

15.10.2017

At the Core of the NFL & America’s Sickness Lies a Potentially Great Healing

At the Core of the NFL & America’s Sickness Lies a Potentially Great Healing

By Jerome Irwin, Beyond the core sickness of America’s cultural and societal life, personified by such illnesses that riddle America’s collective body, like: the .1% who perpetually erode the overall health and well-being of the other 99%; the massive structural racism, political and economic inequality, gender injustices, violated constitutional First… »

13.10.2017

ICAN criticises Trump’s decision to undermine the JCPOA

ICAN criticises Trump’s decision to undermine the JCPOA

The Joint Comprehensive Programme of Action (JCPOA) is a demonstration of how well diplomacy can work. It is an example of the power of multilateral approaches to nuclear weapons that, by necessity involve a range of actors, including those who do not have nuclear weapons. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in more… »

03.10.2017

Adding ignorant insult to Puerto Rico’s injuries

Adding ignorant insult to Puerto Rico’s injuries

Ordinary people can work to fill the breach caused by the federal government’s relief failure–and challenge the oppression Puerto Rico has suffered, writes Danny Katch. An unprecedented sequence of powerful hurricanes fueled by climate change. An infrastructure that was already degraded by years of debt and austerity imposed by… »

29.09.2017

The System Failed – excerpt from Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People

The System Failed –  excerpt from Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People

Every day Donald Trump is in the White House is an indictment of American democracy. By Danny Katch Donald Trump participates in a “Made in America showcase” with cabinet members in July 2017. Shawn T Moore / Department of Labor Until 2016, political consultants were widely seen as… »

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