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23.12.2016

Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis Could Divest From Banks Over Standing Rock

Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis Could Divest From Banks Over Standing Rock

Across the United States, people are answering the call to #DefundDAPL  by closing their accounts with banks that support the Dakota Access pipeline. Activists in Portland want their city to do the same. The city of Seattle could decide to take $3 billion in city business away from Wells… »

20.12.2016

Reflections 41 years after Invasion Day

Reflections 41 years after Invasion Day

By Pamela Sexton* Dili, Timor-Leste – Recently, thousands of U.S. military veterans travelled to North Dakota to support the peaceful struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to defend their sovereignty and protect their land and water. I watched the veterans bend down to ask forgiveness from the many indigenous tribes… »

20.12.2016

Trump’s new settlement builder?

Trump’s new settlement builder?

Last Friday, President-elect Donald Trump tapped bankruptcy attorney David Friedman to be the next US Ambassador to Israel. Friedman has no diplomatic experience, and his political positions are to the right of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu! Friedman supports illegal settlements, is hostile to the two-state solution, and wants to move the US… »

20.12.2016

Trump officially confirmed as next US president by Electoral College

Trump officially confirmed as next US president by Electoral College

Donald Trump has won the US Electoral College vote, ensuring he will become America’s 45th president. An effort by anti-Trump protesters to persuade Republican electors to abandon the president-elect failed. President-elect Donald Trump has been formally voted the next president of the United States by the Electoral College. »

19.12.2016

What Racist Registries Look Like

What Racist Registries Look Like

A new large photo book has just been published called Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. People who support creating a Muslim registry should take a look. Here are the victims before, in their small farms and their LA mansions. Here they are being forcibly removed. »

19.12.2016

New York March for Immigrant Rights!

New York March for Immigrant Rights!

After the election of Donald Trump the immigrants organization in NYC organized a March on December 18 from 48th Street btw 1st and 2nd Avenue (Dag Hammarskjold Plaza) to Trump Tower in Manhattan. Trump’s election has cast a pall over immigrant communities across the United States, as they face the… »

18.12.2016

The End of a Cycle ?

The End of a Cycle ?

By Roberto Savio Is the demise of Matteo Renzi really a local affair? There is no doubt that a referendum on a constitutional change can be a matter of confidence in him, having personalized the issue to a point that it became… »

18.12.2016

Opposition lawmakers in Poland block parliament to protest media rules

Opposition lawmakers in Poland block parliament to protest media rules

CPF 17/12/2016  Opposition lawmakers in Poland sang the national anthem and chanted ‘Free media’ in protest at planned limits on journalists. Work on the state budget was blocked for several hours. The protest was the first of its kind in the parliamentary chamber in a decade. It began as a single… »

17.12.2016

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

In his last press conference as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on 16 December 2016 delivered stark warnings on two issues at the forefront of international concern: that “the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience;” and that South Sudan faces a risk of genocide as the… »

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,… »

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