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24.11.2016

Reexamining History with Chomsky: The Marshall Plan

Reexamining History with Chomsky: The Marshall Plan

This video is a continuation of our series “Re-examining History”, which features an interview that we held with Prof. Noam Chomsky. Prof Chomsky will focus on historical developments that seldom, if at all, appear or are discussed in Western mainstream historical literature. Was the Marshall plan a success or… »

23.11.2016

If Only We the People Could Tell the Future

If Only We the People Could Tell the Future

The media has been taken by the “surprise” election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Everyone is trying to understand. What happened to the female vote? The Latino vote? The number of abstentions, the highest in the past 20 years? Of course we have more answers than… »

22.11.2016

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

A broad majority of EU lawmakers have called for ceasing membership talks with Turkey due to its post-coup purges and President Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian actions. But EU’s top diplomat has warned against it. The European Parliament debated Turkey’s EU membership issue on Tuesday – the second day of a four-day… »

22.11.2016

China takes the driver’s seat on free trade

China takes the driver’s seat on free trade

Two months before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US President and the likely end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, signs emerge that the Asia-Pacific region is turning towards a Plan B. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to pull the US out of the… »

21.11.2016

Haiti goes to long-awaited polls to pick president, parliamentarians

Haiti goes to long-awaited polls to pick president, parliamentarians

Elections have begun in Haiti as people hope to turn the country into a functional democracy. People went to the polls on Sunday to choose a president and dozens of members for Haiti’s bicameral legislature. Some 27 presidential candidates are contesting for the vote with reports saying five of them have better chances of winning… »

20.11.2016

Protests against Trump continue in New York

Protests against Trump continue in New York

On Saturday November 19, three different groups  marched in New York to protest Donald Trump’s election and his choice of ultraconservative Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor. Queens council member Jimmy Van Bramer led a group of protesters from Queensboro Plaza and across the Queensboro Bridge to Trump… »

20.11.2016

Reexamining History with Noam Chomsky: New World Order & the Grand Area

Reexamining History with Noam Chomsky: New World Order & the Grand Area

This video is the second part of our series called “Reexamining History” in which we explore history and surface facts that are usually suppressed or ignored in mainstream historical literature. For part I, click here. In this installment we talk to Prof. Chomsky about the global plans… »

19.11.2016

Corbyn condemns ‘fake anti-elitism’ of Trump and Farage

Corbyn condemns ‘fake anti-elitism’ of Trump and Farage

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has censured US President-elect Donald Trump and Nigel Farage, the interim leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), for adopting “fake anti-elitism.” In a speech to Labour’s policy forum on Saturday, Corbyn denounced Trump and Farage as “rich white men” who were engaged in “farcical” tactics… »

18.11.2016

David Swanson: we have big plans for a peace movement unseen in 8 years

David Swanson: we have big plans for a peace movement unseen in 8 years

What do you think of the protests that are growing across the United States after Donald Trump’s election? I have mixed feelings. A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting “Love Not Hate!” and “No Human Being Is Illegal!” and “Black Lives… »

18.11.2016

The Rise of Donald J. Trump and Systemic Crisis

The Rise of Donald J. Trump and Systemic Crisis

By Arturo Ignacio Sánchez Donald J. Trump’s election as president-elect of the United States is a defining moment for the United States and the world. The Trumpian triumph, simply put, represents the unraveling of the post-World War II regime that defined the “American Century” and the contours of the global… »

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