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11.05.2016

Noam Chomsky on US Military Presence in Europe & the Case of Edward Snowden

Noam Chomsky on US Military Presence in Europe & the Case of Edward Snowden

In this interview with MIT professor, anarchist, philosopher and renowned linguist, Noam Chomsky, we discuss US military presence in Europe and the case of Edward Snowden. Why are circa 44,660 US troops and 170 military installations stationed in Germany? What historical decisions are tied to US military presence in… »

09.05.2016

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

Thomas Piketty, Angus Deaton, Jeffrey Sachs and Nora Lustig join call for more tax transparency. by Oxfam UK. More than 300 leading economists from 30 countries have today written to world leaders warning there is no economic justification for allowing tax havens and urging them to lift the veil on… »

06.05.2016

Lest the world forget, the North Koreans are real people living real lives

Lest the world forget, the North Koreans are real people living real lives

Jean Lee writing for USNews.com gives a comprehensive overview of the situation in North Korea today and what has gone immediately before to bring leader Kim Jong Un’s first party congress in 36 years, centre stage. See: leader Kim Jong Un’s five-year rule: North Korea’s first party congress in… »

03.05.2016

Who said that neoliberalism is the solution?

Who said that neoliberalism is the solution?

One day the world awoke to the news that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction; a US Machiavellian plan to which the UK, Poland, Australia and Spain joined -as the first front-. That was how in 2003 we saw the start of the Iraq war. »

03.05.2016

Interview Susan George: Direct consequences of signing the TTIP

Interview Susan George: Direct consequences of signing the TTIP

Interview with Susan George, philosopher and political analyst. President of the Planning Committee of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Former Vice President of ATTAC France. During her visit to Barcelona to attend the 4º Seminario de Convivencia Planetaria, Construimos Biocivilización, we had the opportunity to meet with Susan George. In… »

29.04.2016

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 2

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 2

In Prague, Obama significantly noted that “..as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act.” [emphasis added] In the 1996 Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear… »

26.04.2016

Nepal earthquake: one year on

Nepal earthquake: one year on

PUTTING CHILDREN AT THE HEART OF OUR RESPONSE The April and May earthquakes in Nepal caused nearly 9,000 deaths and injured over 100,000 people. Children lost friends and family members, faced injuries and disability. »

14.04.2016

Tears don’t dry In Kashmir

Tears don’t dry In Kashmir

Tears Don’t Dry In Kashmir  by Mary Scully, 13 April, 2016 Countercurrents.org ran a story from Mary Scully, US activist, telling of what happened yesterday 13 April 2016 in Handwara, Kashmir (a town about 70 km/37 miles from Srinagar) “…that is undisputed, even if inadequately reported. Two young men… »

13.04.2016

2020 Summer Olympic Games in Fukushima – you’re kidding?

2020 Summer Olympic Games in Fukushima – you’re kidding?

Stop Plans for 2020 Olympics in Radioactive Fukushima! 13 Apr 2016 — When people hear that there are actual plans to hold baseball, softball and soccer at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Fukushima Prefecture, they think it’s a joke. How could anything that crazy actually happen? How can Japan… »

11.04.2016

Zionism, one of the most unfortunate manifestations of modern nationalism

Zionism, one of the most unfortunate manifestations of modern nationalism

Jennifer Loewenstein interview, by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V.  My interview with the journalist Jennifer Loewenstein, who has been writing for years on the Middle East, first an introduction: “This year I’ve been working on Iraq and Syria more than anything else. I’ve never stopped following the crises in Gaza… »

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