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05.11.2016

Women as peacemakers: a 31 October anniversary

Women as peacemakers: a 31 October anniversary

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service  Seeing with eyes that are gender aware, women tend to make connections between the oppression that is the ostensible cause of conflict (ethnic or national oppression) in the light of another cross-cutting one: that of gender regime.  Feminist work tends to represent war… »

04.11.2016

The purpose of demonizing Putin

The purpose of demonizing Putin

Excerpted from War Is A Lie by David Swanson. http://davidswanson.org/node/5334 Wars are not fought against flags or ideas, nations or demonized dictators. They are fought against people, 98 percent of whom are resistant to killing, and most of whom had little or nothing… »

03.11.2016

So Now the Election has Come Down to e-mail

So Now the Election has Come Down to e-mail

Danny Katch tries to untangle the media frenzy about the FBI and mystery e-mails. CLINTON VS. TRUMP was bound to anticlimax with something out of an Onion headline, and apparently this is the one we’re going to get: “Content-less Election Rocked by Information-less Revelation that May or May Not Involve… »

02.11.2016

Inequality as Policy

Inequality as Policy

Globalisation and technology are usually presented as natural and inevitable. In fact their course, insofar as they have led to greater inequality, this has been the result of conscious policy choices. It is much easier to have an economic system that produces more equality rather than one that needlessly generates inequality, which… »

02.11.2016

UNESCO must go one step further with a cultural boycott of Israel

UNESCO must go one step further with a cultural boycott of Israel

The UN’s record of standing up to Israel’s bully-boy tactics is littered with failure. Last month, however, that trend was bucked when UNESCO adopted two telling resolutions on Jerusalem. Not only did the organisation reject Israel’s claims of ownership within the occupied city, but, more importantly, it also reaffirmed that… »

31.10.2016

Working for a shared society in Israel

Working for a shared society in Israel

Mohammed Darawshe, an Arab Israeli, talks about the schizophrenia of living as an Arab citizen in a Jewish state. He is the head of the Shared Society Program at Givat Haviva, a Jewish-Arab Peace center in Israel, and he is in Berlin for six months as a Richard von… »

30.10.2016

Big Pharma preps to spend hundreds of millions to keep drug prices high

Big Pharma preps to spend hundreds of millions to keep drug prices high

“PhRMA’s decision to hike membership dues 50 percent will increase the trade group’s considerable coffers to more than $300 million per year,” Politico reports. by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Facing an increasingly outraged public, the leading Big Pharma lobby group is hiking its annual dues… »

30.10.2016

Gorbachev appeals for sanity, dialogue

Gorbachev appeals for sanity, dialogue

By John Scales Avery OSLO, Oct 28 2016 (IPS) – President Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union and recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, has appealed to world leaders to reduce the dangerous tensions, which today threaten to plunge… »

29.10.2016

Ross Sea in Antarctica to become world’s largest marine sanctuary

Ross Sea in Antarctica to become world’s largest marine sanctuary

Officials in New Zealand have said the countries that decide the fate of Antarctica have agreed to create a huge marine sanctuary. An area twice the size of Texas will become the world’s largest marine-protected area. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said on Friday that the 24 countries and… »

28.10.2016

As CETA rises from ashes, campaigners vow: ‘the more you insist, the more we resist’

As CETA rises from ashes, campaigners vow: ‘the more you insist, the more we resist’

Belgium delegates reached 11th-hour consensus, which grants the Court of Justice of the European Union the ability to rule on final inclusion of ISDS. by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams The controversial Canada-European Union trade agreement that many declared “dead” now appears to… »

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