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20.06.2018

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

Henry Giroux, McMaster University for The Conversation State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. Separating children from their parents is indeed a form of terrorism and it points not only to a society… »

11.06.2018

When you have an AR-15 but want a garden hoe

When you have an AR-15 but want a garden hoe

By Julia Travers June 6, 2018 for Yes! Magazine, vía Waging Nonviolence Blacksmiths in Colorado use their anvils to turn guns into gardening tools, reshaping America’s gun culture one strike of the hammer at a time. This is the work of the “Swords to Plows”… »

10.04.2018

‘Mutant fish in murky waters’: US brings global chaos & has no real friends, says Russia’s UN envoy

‘Mutant fish in murky waters’: US brings global chaos & has no real friends, says Russia’s UN envoy

Russia has warned the US and its allies against “fishing in murky waters” of the Middle East, causing further chaos there. The US shouldn’t assume it has friends, only countries unable to disagree, UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia said. The US and its allies have failed to understand the warning of… »

28.03.2018

The March for Our Lives in Pictures: demonstrators mourn those lost to gun violence and condemn complicit politicians

The March for Our Lives in Pictures: demonstrators mourn those lost to gun violence and condemn complicit politicians

“Who here is going to vote in the 2018 election? If you listen real close, you can hear the people in power shaking.” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams (watch the videos here) Taking the stage on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, high school… »

05.03.2018

Florida school shooting: urgency of gun reform calls for dramatic action from young survivors

Florida school shooting: urgency of gun reform calls for dramatic action from young survivors

Adele Senior, Leeds Beckett University for The Conversation Over the past few days, accusations have surfaced that student survivors of the Florida incident – which saw 17 people lose their lives – are in fact performers playing a pre-written role for the cameras. Since the shooting… »

28.02.2018

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

“Even As a Student Movement Rises, Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting Young People” In Parkland, Florida, students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday afternoon for the first time inside their school since February 14, when a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz walked into the school and… »

22.02.2018

#NeverAgain: Parkland students lead thousands in rally to demand gun control legislation

#NeverAgain: Parkland students lead thousands in rally to demand gun control legislation

“We may be too young to vote, but soon we will be able to vote and we will vote you out!” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams The steps of the Florida State Capitol building were crowded with thousands of students, teachers, parents, and advocates on Wednesday… »

20.02.2018

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapons

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapons

According to a report on CGTN (China Global Television Network), Fu Ying, a veteran diplomat and now chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC)  “reiterated on Saturday China’s commitment to the principle of non-first-use of nuclear weapons, expressing concerns about the dangers of nuclear… »

18.02.2018

“We call BS!” Students respond to US government lack of action on gun laws

“We call BS!” Students respond to US government lack of action on gun laws

CNN reports that “Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland and killed 17 people.” She ended her speech with the following words. “Republican Senator Chuck Grassley… »

02.02.2018

The West’s new ‘values-based’ racism

The West’s new ‘values-based’ racism

Psychologists say that every war first starts in human hearts – with the dehumanization of one’s opponent. The current sad state of Russia’s relations with the US and the EU is characterized by exactly that – dehumanization. The modern form of the Western denial of an opponent’s human qualities… »

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