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03.01.2017

Joseph Hock, Standing Rock activist: spirituality is our movement

Joseph Hock, Standing Rock activist: spirituality is our movement

We have talked with Joseph Hock,  who has spent months at Standing Rock, has been arrested and defines himself a brother. You and the other activists have been hit by tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray and water cannons in freezing temperatures. What gives you the strength to resist such… »

02.01.2017

Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump

Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump

By David Swanson To many Democrats for whom killing a million people in Iraq just didn’t rise to the level of an impeachable offense, and who considered Obama’s bombing of eight nations and the creation of the drone murder program to be praiseworthy, Trump will be impeachable on Day 1. »

31.12.2016

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

President-elect Donald Trump exploded a half-century of U.S. nuclear-arms policy in a single tweet last week: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” With that one vague message, Donald Trump, who hasn’t… »

31.12.2016

The Russians Are Coming

The Russians Are Coming

By Oliver Stone As 2016 draws to a close, we find ourselves a deeply unsettled nation. We’re unable to draw the lines of our national interest. Is it jobs and economy, is it national security, or is it now in our interest to ensure global security — in other words,… »

29.12.2016

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

In North Dakota, water protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline say police arrested four people on Tuesday near a construction site where workers with Energy Transfer Partners hope to drill under the Missouri River. Water protectors say the four were taking part in a peaceful prayer walk and encountered police… »

24.12.2016

Obama Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration

Obama Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration

The Obama administration has moved to formally end the national registry program for immigrants from majority-Muslim countries, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or NSEERS. The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday submitted a rule change in an effort to dismantle the legal framework for the registry, apparently in… »

23.12.2016

Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis Could Divest From Banks Over Standing Rock

Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis Could Divest From Banks Over Standing Rock

Across the United States, people are answering the call to #DefundDAPL  by closing their accounts with banks that support the Dakota Access pipeline. Activists in Portland want their city to do the same. The city of Seattle could decide to take $3 billion in city business away from Wells… »

22.12.2016

Los Angeles, Jane Fonda divests from Wells Fargo, one of the major investors in the Dakota Access Pipeline

Los Angeles, Jane Fonda divests from Wells Fargo, one of the major investors in the Dakota Access Pipeline

On December 21, Jane Fonda celebrated her 79th birthday announcing her decision to take her money out of Wells Fargo bank, one of the major investors in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Together with indigenous activists, Veterans for peace, Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta, Lily Tomlin, Frances Fisher, Catherine Keener and… »

22.12.2016

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

In Minnesota, a judge has sentenced a woman to six months in prison after she ordered a Somali-American woman to “speak English” before smashing a beer mug into her face for speaking Swahili. Jodie Burchard-Risch pleaded guilty to last year’s assault at an Applebee’s restaurant, which left Asma Jama with… »

20.12.2016

Trump’s new settlement builder?

Trump’s new settlement builder?

Last Friday, President-elect Donald Trump tapped bankruptcy attorney David Friedman to be the next US Ambassador to Israel. Friedman has no diplomatic experience, and his political positions are to the right of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu! Friedman supports illegal settlements, is hostile to the two-state solution, and wants to move the US… »

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