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15.12.2016

The Coming War on China

The Coming War on China

By John Pilger * A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation. 4 Dec 2016 – When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967,… »

15.12.2016

Think Politicians Are Trying to Scare You? You’re Not Paranoid.

Think Politicians Are Trying to Scare You? You’re Not Paranoid.

By David Swanson Part I. Personal Wednesday evening I answered the phone, and a man pretending to work for the local sheriff’s department asked me to identify myself, told me that the call would be recorded because it might be used against me in a court of law, and ordered… »

15.12.2016

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

In news on Standing Rock, the Justice Department says it will not comply with North Dakota’s request to send 100 federal officers to aid in the ongoing police crackdown against Native American water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The Justice Department has said, however, that it has… »

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

Tech Workers Say They Won’t Help Build Trump’s Muslim Database

Tech Workers Say They Won’t Help Build Trump’s Muslim Database

Heads of the nation’s top technology companies, including Apple, Facebook and Amazon, are meeting with President-elect Donald Trump today. An increasing number of technology workers and at least one major company have said they will not participate in the creation of a national registry for people from majority-Muslim countries—one of… »

14.12.2016

Crystal Zevon: the struggle at Standing Rock has a strong spiritual foundation

Crystal Zevon: the struggle at Standing Rock has a strong spiritual foundation

Crystal Zevon, a videographer, is deeply involved with Defenders of the Black Hills efforts to ban uranium mining and has spent several weeks at Standing Rock, supporting the Water Protectors in their struggle against the Dakota Access pipeline project. Here is her interview. What atmosphere did you find at Standing… »

13.12.2016

CODEPINK’s actions? Beautifully predictable

CODEPINK’s actions? Beautifully predictable

Donald Trump is stocking his cabinet with testosterone-heavy generals, installing the most militarized administration in modern American history. We’ll need a vibrant CODEPINK female-led “Peace Posse” to steer them away from more aggression. If Donald Trump tries to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, we’ll be fiercely mobilizing with our… »

12.12.2016

What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock?

What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock?

We, the below stated, are a coalition of grassroots groups living and working in the Dakota Access resistance camps along the Cannon Ball River in Oceti Sakowin treaty lands. Honor the Earth Indigenous Environmental Network Sacred Stone Camp International Indigenous Youth Council The… »

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… »

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