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26.07.2018

China has been preparing for a trade war for over a decade

China has been preparing for a trade war for over a decade

Thursday, 12 July 2018 07:24 Brandon Smith for Alt-market The crash of 2008 brought with it a host of strange economic paradigms rarely if ever seen in history; paradigms which have turned normal fiscal analysis on its head. While some core fundamentals remain the same no matter… »

11.07.2018

America’s new revolutionaries show how the left can win

America’s new revolutionaries show how the left can win

The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York primary hints at the coming transformation By George Monbiot for The Guardian  Even at first sight it is exhilarating. The overthrow of one of the most mainstream and senior Democrats in Congress by a 28-year-old Democratic socialist… »

09.07.2018

“What to the American slave is your 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones teads Frederick Douglass’s historic speech

“What to the American slave is your 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones teads Frederick Douglass’s historic speech

In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth… »

30.06.2018

As interest in Democratic Socialism surges, Ocasio-Cortez explains to Colbert what a ‘moral’ economy would look like

As interest in Democratic Socialism surges, Ocasio-Cortez explains to Colbert what a ‘moral’ economy would look like

“I believe that in a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary win over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, interest in democratic socialism—the label… »

25.06.2018

Fifty years later, we still have a dream

Fifty years later, we still have a dream

By ROSA PAVANELLI 22 June 2018 for openDemocracy As the Poor People’s Campaign arrives in Washington DC it’s time to celebrate Public Service Day They gather every Monday. Hundreds of low-wage workers, faith leaders, civil rights organizers, trade union members and liberal activists from all… »

23.06.2018

Children as bargaining chips for dehumanization

Children as bargaining chips for dehumanization

The Latin American women who make up Convergence of Cultures* are outraged at the application of the U.S. law that criminalises immigrants and their families, and that criminalises immigrant mothers and children in particular. Finally, it criminalises the basic right of human beings in their search for a better life. »

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… »

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