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03.02.2016

Flint, US, lead in water, privatisation and Democracy-shattering

Flint, US, lead in water, privatisation and Democracy-shattering

Michael Moore gives us a succinct report about a scandal that has shaken the US: “News of the poisoned water crisis in Flint has reached a wide audience around the world. The basics are now known: the Republican governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the free elections in Flint, deposed the… »

05.01.2016

As Saudi Arabia executes Sheikh al-Nimr, will U.S. respond by cutting $50 billion in weapons sales?

As Saudi Arabia executes Sheikh al-Nimr, will U.S. respond by cutting $50 billion in weapons sales?

After Saudi Arabia executed Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday along with 46 others, protesters in the Iranian capital of Tehran responded by torching part of the Saudi Embassy. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia responded by severing ties with Iran. With Saudi Arabia and Iran backing opposing groups in Syria… »

19.12.2015

Ceasefire in Yemen Faces Collapse as U.S. Continues Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Fueling Civil War

Ceasefire in Yemen Faces Collapse as U.S. Continues Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Fueling Civil War

United Nations-brokered peace talks in Yemen’s nine-month-old civil war are faltering, amid disputes between rival factions over the release of prisoners. Meanwhile, local officials have reported intensifying clashes and renewed airstrikes despite an ongoing ceasefire. Over the weekend, U.S.-backed, Saudi-led airstrikes killed 19 Yemeni civilians in their homes and at… »

16.12.2015

Unplanned Nuclear Reactor shutdown highlights power plant’s dangers

Unplanned Nuclear Reactor shutdown highlights power plant’s dangers

Shutdown occurred after activists protested continued operation of Indian Point’s expired Unit 3 reactor by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams A nuclear reactor at New York’s Indian Point power plant was forced to shut down Monday due to an “electrical disturbance,” days after… »

15.12.2015

Silence, please! A new Middle East is in the making

Silence, please! A new Middle East is in the making

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* Egyptian born, Spanish national secular journalist, Baher Kamal, comments on the current Middle East situation and its future. Read The Over-Written, Under-ReportedMiddle East – Part I: Of Arabs and Muslims and… »

05.12.2015

‘Fukushima fingerprint’: Highest-yet radiation levels found off US coast

‘Fukushima fingerprint’: Highest-yet radiation levels found off US coast

The changing values underscore the need to more closely monitor contamination levels across the Pacific.’ by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has been detected at an increased number of sites off U.S. shores, including… »

22.11.2015

This Thanksgiving, no place for refugees at the American table

This Thanksgiving, no place for refugees at the American table

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, there has been a crushing backlash against refugees from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. A cartoon has been circulating on social media showing a Native American man greeting a Pilgrim,… »

31.10.2015

‘Gasoline on the fire’: Obama orders ground troops to Syria

‘Gasoline on the fire’: Obama orders ground troops to Syria

Expanded military footprint will include Special Ops forces inside Syria and expanded ground operations in Iraq by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams In a move that critics says fulfills long-held warnings of “mission creep” and amount to throwing “gasoline on a fire,” the Obama… »

11.10.2015

TPP is “Worst Trade Agreement” for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders

TPP is “Worst Trade Agreement” for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage. UNITED NATIONS, Oct 7 2015 (IPS) – “The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries,” said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement following the signing of the TPP trade deal. The… »

29.09.2015

Will TTIP get terminated? Negotiations falter as Europe balks

Will TTIP get terminated? Negotiations falter as Europe balks

As EU-US trade talks flounder, France doesn’t rule out ‘an outright termination of negotiations’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams While public opposition to the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—the massive proposed “trade” deal between the European Union and the United States—has… »

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