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09.12.2016

German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

Germany is about to strike a deal to train Saudi Arabian officers. While the Defense Ministry says such programs are completely normal, it also admits that the Middle Eastern monarchy remains a “difficult” partner. Germany is expanding its military cooperation with the Saudi regime, despite the country’s involvement in conflicts… »

09.12.2016

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

The EU executive has recommended member states resume returning migrants to Greece next year. The aim is to restore the Dublin accord which fell apart due to Athens’ money troubles and an influx of people seeking asylum. The new policy would only apply to newcomers leaving Greece after March 15,… »

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

Support, sarcasm after Merkel calls for banning burqas

Support, sarcasm after Merkel calls for banning burqas

Populist politicians have reacted with skepticism to Angela Merkel’s endorsement of a ban on face-covering garments worn by some Muslim women. The Christian Democrats once again made her their candidate for chancellor. Angela Merkel attacked Germany’s right-wing populists Tuesday – first by criticizing opponents of her refugee policies and then… »

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… »

06.12.2016

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

The United Nations refugee agency on 5 December 2016 proposed far-reaching reforms of Europe’s management of refugees, including the asylum system, recalling that scenes of chaos at borders last year led to a breakdown in the public’s trust in the capacity of governments to manage the refugee challenge… »

06.12.2016

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

On the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Wes Clark Jr., the son of the retired U.S. Army general and former supreme allied commander of NATO, Wesley Clark Sr., led military veterans in a ceremony Monday to ask forgiveness from Native Americans for the crimes of the U.S. military. Thousands… »

06.12.2016

Trump appointed Secretary of Defense accused Israel of practicing apartheid.

Trump appointed Secretary of Defense accused Israel of practicing apartheid.

Let’s see if Israel lobbies will try to intimidate even James Mattis, the Trump appointed Secretary of Defense, or whether they will just have to swallow this defeat. Reproduced with permit by Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) |  The interview of Gen. James Mattis by… »

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