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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… »

02.02.2018

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Thomas Gernon, University of Southampton  for The Conversation “There are better ways we can be doing things,” says Erin Brockovich, the environmental activist portrayed in the Oscar-winning 2000 film, who has become one of the latest people to draw attention to the frequent man-made earthquakes plaguing… »

16.12.2017

Net Neutrality fight ‘Not Over’: groups launch Internet-wide campaign pushing Congress to overrule FCC Vote

Net Neutrality fight ‘Not Over’: groups launch Internet-wide campaign pushing Congress to overrule FCC Vote

“The internet has given ordinary people more power than ever before. We’re going to fight tooth and nail to make sure no one takes that power away.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams The Republican-controlled FCC voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal net neutrality, but… »

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