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15.12.2016

Stop the Spiral of Violence — for a New Policy of Peace and Détente now!

Stop the Spiral of Violence — for a New Policy of Peace and Détente now!

In recent years both NATO and Russia have increasingly engaged in deterrence through rearmament and threats against each other rather than working for common security all over Europe through confidence and security building measures, arms control, and disarmament. By so doing, they have failed to comply with their commitments to… »

14.12.2016

Indigenous Peoples Insist on Equality of All Rights

Indigenous Peoples Insist on Equality of All Rights

Analysis by Rizwy Raheem-IDN The world’s indigenous peoples – estimated at over 370 million living across 90 countries and accounting for 15 percent of the poorest – remain isolated, both politically and geographically. So, nearly a thousand participants from Asia, Africa, North America, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean… »

12.12.2016

Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever

Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever

By Rev. John Dear Today, Pope Francis released the annual World Day of Peace Message for January 1, 2017, called “Nonviolence—A Style of Politics for Peace.” This is the Vatican’s fiftieth World Day of Peace message, but it’s the first statement on nonviolence, in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and… »

12.12.2016

Life on Earth is Dying

Life on Earth is Dying

On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever. The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth… »

11.12.2016

The 2016 presidential election in the Gambia

The 2016 presidential election in the Gambia

By Mamut Jagne. The Gambia presidential election of 2016 was held on the 1 december 2016. In a surprise result, opposition candidate Adama Barrow defeated long-term incumbent Yahya Jammeh. The election marks the first change of presidency in the Gambia since a military coup in 1994, and the first transfer… »

10.12.2016

An Introduction into Contemporary Arabic Culture at the Margaret Mead Festival of Ethnographic Film 2016

An Introduction into Contemporary Arabic Culture at the Margaret Mead Festival of Ethnographic Film 2016

By Gabriela Jurosz-Landa What would the world do without film festivals? Information that should daily come through television and other media is bound instead to the efforts of a handful of people offering what media doesn’t. The Margaret Mead Festival of Ethnographic film is one such festival, and it is… »

08.12.2016

Saving Jobs One Corporate Bribe at a Time?

Saving Jobs One Corporate Bribe at a Time?

Danny Katch untangles the facts from the fiction in Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier. LAST WEEK, Donald Trump announced that he was personally responsible for righting a wrong that had, during his presidential campaign, become a symbol of the worsening plight of blue-collar workers in the U.S.: mass layoffs of… »

08.12.2016

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will fight against the rise of the populist right

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will fight against the rise of the populist right

This weekend I went to Prague to meet with other socialist and progressive leaders from across Europe to discuss how, together, we will combat the rise of the populist right. The populist right are political parasites feeding on people’s concerns and worsening conditions, blaming the most vulnerable for society’s ills… »

08.12.2016

Art Basel Miami Beach 2016: Where Urgency and Flatness Go Hand-in-Hand

Art Basel Miami Beach 2016: Where Urgency and Flatness Go Hand-in-Hand

By Gabriela Jurosz-Landa Sam Durant: End White Supremacy 2008, Blum&Poe Gallery High hopes and big dollars were very much in evidence in a town that makes dreams come true, when the world’s most buzzing art market welcomes the art world’s international influx. From Miami to South Beach, and from the… »

07.12.2016

Japanese American Community Speaks Out Against Muslim Registries

Japanese American Community Speaks Out Against Muslim Registries

This is a public statement as Japanese Americans, standing up against racism, and standing with and in support of the Muslim community which has been targeted specifically and unjustly in this period, in much the same way that the Japanese American community was targeted during WWII. This is a… »

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