Politics

06.01.2017

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party

As Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies at a Senate hearing on Russian cyberthreats ahead of a highly classified briefing today with President-elect Donald Trump, we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has faced an onslaught of criticism for questioning the premise of Russian hacking… »

06.01.2017

Why Release the Torture Report Now

Why Release the Torture Report Now

By David Swanson, World Beyond War A young man was tortured in Chicago this week. It wasn’t an act of the Chicago police. It was live streamed on Facebook. And the President of the United States declared it an horrific hate crime. The President did not advise “looking forward” rather… »

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

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… »

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. »

01.01.2017

Edward Snowden in Munich: Event “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context”

Edward Snowden in Munich: Event “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context”

On January 15th, acTVism Munich will be hosting the event “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context” to take place in the event location Muffathalle in Munich, Germany. The following experts will be present: Edward Snowden, Jeremy Scahill, Jürgen Todenhöfer, Paul Jay, Richard Wolff & Srecko Horvat. »

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,… »

30.12.2016

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

By Jorge Valero | EurActiv.com* Western democracies will be further challenged next year, as populist parties are expected to make gains in Europe, while China and Russia increasingly set the global agenda, taking advantage of a US withdrawal. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama… »

29.12.2016

Civil liberties versus law enforcement – hackers debate in Hamburg

Civil liberties versus law enforcement – hackers debate in Hamburg

Can the state collect the data of its citizens in the name of security? Can citizens encrypt their data to combat such an intrusion? Europe’s largest meeting of hackers debates the issues. It is unusually dark in the Hamburg Congress Center these days. Lighting has been dimmed to… »

25.12.2016

Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies in revenge for ‘crazy’ resolution

Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies in revenge for ‘crazy’ resolution

Russia Today – Published time: 24 Dec, 2016 23:09 Israel has suspended its multimillion dollar contribution to a number of United Nations bodies and is reevaluating its relationship with the organization, after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Israeli settlement construction. “I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a… »

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