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22.01.2021

Why the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Makes a Difference

Why the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Makes a Difference

By Ward Wilson, historian and author of “5 Myths about Nuclear Weapons”. The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) goes into effect on January 22, 2021. Most Americans haven’t heard of it. It’s a treaty that prohibits the developing, testing, possessing, using, threatening to use, or storing of… »

16.01.2021

Color, COVID and the Coup

Color, COVID and the Coup

President Donald Trump’s second impeachment was swift and decisive, just one week after he incited a violent white supremacist mob attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer. Accounts of the insurrection from several elected Congresswomen of color capture the chaos of the moment,… »

11.01.2021

Assange Remains in Prison in Spite of the Decision Not to Extradite Him

Assange Remains in Prison in Spite of the Decision Not to Extradite Him

The decision not to release Julian Assange from prison on bail or on house arrest was taken today by the British court, on the grounds that he is a flight risk and that he should stay in prison until the USA had the possibility to appeal the decision not to extradite him… »

02.01.2021

Trump Rightly Vetoes Pentagon Budget, for the Wrong Reasons

Trump Rightly Vetoes Pentagon Budget, for the Wrong Reasons

President Trump raised hackles in Congress last week with his veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Pentagon’s bloated budget is a $740 billion, 4500-page monstrosity that siphons vast amounts of the public’s scarce resources into what former Republican President Dwight Eisenhower called “the military industrial complex.” Trump’s… »

01.01.2021

Trending Rights Tweets of 2020

Trending Rights Tweets of 2020

Helicopters in the United States. Bullets in Nigeria. Security forces in Belarus. Water cannon in Thailand. Countries around the world sought to quash peaceful protest in 2020, before and after the pandemic, but people seeking freedom and demanding change took to the streets to defend their rights. #BlackLivesMatter trended across… »

28.11.2020

Give Thanks to the Workers and Food to the Hungry

Give Thanks to the Workers and Food to the Hungry

Lines. Lines at food pantries stretch block after block through urban neighborhoods. In suburban and rural America, lines of cars are miles long, as people suffering from hunger and food insecurity, many for the first time, wait hours for a box of groceries. Lines at COVID-19 testing sites grow, as… »

24.11.2020

Ilhan Omar calls on Biden to reverse Trump’s deals with the Middle East

Ilhan Omar calls on Biden to reverse Trump’s deals with the Middle East

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has called America’s allies in the Gulf “dictators” and said that agreements between regional states and Israel are not “peace deals”. Omar made her comments in an article in The Nation. Calling on President-elect Joe Biden to reverse President Donald… »

16.11.2020

Science, or nuclear fiction?

Science, or nuclear fiction?

Biden-Harris must reject the nuclear path Although possibly a sad comment on his predecessors, incoming U.S. president, Joe Biden, is offering the most progressive climate policy so far of any who have previously held his position. As Paul Gipe points out in his recent… »

16.11.2020

Beyond empires, the Universal Human Nation

Beyond empires, the Universal Human Nation

The post-election landscape in the United States of America is an indecent spectacle. Once again the discrepancy between the discourse that propagates democratic values and actual political practice in that country is confirmed. Various analysts have pointed out on many occasions how little objective relevance there is of the election… »

14.11.2020

Lost Causes, from the Confederacy to Trump

Lost Causes, from the Confederacy to Trump

President Donald Trump has embarked on a lost cause akin to that embraced by Southerners after the Confederacy was crushed. That historical “Lost Cause” falsely posited that the U.S. Civil War was fought not to defend slavery, but, rather, to preserve states’ rights and their cherished Southern way of life. »

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