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04.01.2017

Yes, Positivity, Pangloss, Partisanship, Propaganda, and Populism

Yes, Positivity, Pangloss, Partisanship, Propaganda, and Populism

By David Swanson Eight years ago Yes! Magazine published a political platform of progressive policies, along with polling showing strong majority support for each proposal. Now, eight years later, we can show almost total failure to advance any of the proposals, most of which were focused on the U.S. »

04.01.2017

Deputy UN Chief Deems Culture and Spirituality Important

Deputy UN Chief Deems Culture and Spirituality Important

By Ramesh Jaura The outgoing United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has urged world leaders to stop dividing humanity into “us and them”, and said that it is important “to realize that there is an element of spirituality needed in what we do”. In… »

04.01.2017

Tarak Kauff: as Veterans for Peace, we fight against the violent oppression of living beings

Tarak Kauff: as Veterans for Peace, we fight against the violent oppression of living beings

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies who aim to build a culture of peace by using their experiences, informing the public of the true causes and the enormous costs of wars and employing nonviolent means. We have interviewed Tarak Kauff, national board member… »

04.01.2017

German state of Brandenburg may not deport far-right victims

German state of Brandenburg may not deport far-right victims

Brandenburg is the first German state to pass a rule forbidding the deportation of asylum seekers who have been victims or witnesses of violent crimes. Authorities hope this could curb the rise in far-right crimes. The German state of Brandenburg will not deport asylum seekers if they have been victimized… »

03.01.2017

#DefundDapl has divested $40 million from Dakota Access Pipeline

#DefundDapl has divested $40 million from Dakota Access Pipeline

On January 1st, 2017, during the Vikings/Bears football game at the Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, two water protectors rappelled from the rafters to display a large banner urging US Bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some livestream videos reached over one million views. After the recent month of #NoDAPL action,… »

03.01.2017

Bitcoin becomes best-performing currency 2016

Bitcoin becomes best-performing currency 2016

The virtual currency has continued its breathtaking rise surging past $1,000, after already winning the crown of the best-performing currency in 2016 by more than doubling its value in the course of the year. Bitcoin was trading at a value of $1,024 in afternoon European trading on Monday, after breaking… »

03.01.2017

First retrospective of the #CivilMarchForAleppo

First retrospective of the #CivilMarchForAleppo

On the 8th day of their March through East Germany heading for Syria, the Civil March for Aleppo reflects: “We’ve had a very difficult and demanding week. Last night was going to be equally challenging: it was supposed to be a very cold night and we were mentally preparing to… »

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. »

02.01.2017

Northeast appears safe for scribes

Northeast appears  safe for scribes

By Nava Thakuria* Northeastern part of India, which often receives media headlines for relentless troubles and violent incidents, has completed one more year with no journo-casualty. For record, the region has not reported any murder of scribes in the last there consecutive years, even though numerous cases of… »

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