Politics

09.11.2016

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Dear Democrats, Are you finding yourselves suddenly a bit doubtful of the wisdom of drone wars? Presidential wars without Congress? Massive investment in new, smaller, “more usable” nuclear weapons? The expansion of bases across Africa and Asia? Are you disturbed by the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen?… »

08.11.2016

Turkey: “We are drifting towards a fascist dictatorship”

Turkey: “We are drifting towards a fascist dictatorship”

Interview with Erkin Erdogan, co-chair of HDK Berlin-Brandenburg, with the help of Peter Vlatten. This Monday several hundred people – men, women and children – protested once again in front of the Parliament in Berlin with the slogan “It’s enough” and “When will Germany react?” because of the arrests of… »

07.11.2016

Viggo Mortensen: Why I am voting for Jill Stein

Viggo Mortensen: Why I am voting for Jill Stein

I’ve been scolded by friends and strangers, sometimes mildly and sometimes with disdain, for supporting Jill Stein in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Some of the attacks I’ve received publicly and privately have been surprisingly angry and patronizing. I’ve been told that I’m a patsy for Donald Trump, that I’m… »

06.11.2016

Jeremy Corbyn: we need a transparent, accountable Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn: we need a transparent, accountable Brexit

There is nothing more unpatriotic than not paying taxes, and we have spent too long allowing good employers to be undercut by those refusing to play by the rules. Yesterday, I addressed Class – the Centre for Labour and Social Studies – speaking on how we can reverse six years… »

04.11.2016

The purpose of demonizing Putin

The purpose of demonizing Putin

Excerpted from War Is A Lie by David Swanson. http://davidswanson.org/node/5334 Wars are not fought against flags or ideas, nations or demonized dictators. They are fought against people, 98 percent of whom are resistant to killing, and most of whom had little or nothing… »

03.11.2016

Anti-Brexit ruling gives surprise ‘victory for Parliamentary Democracy’

Anti-Brexit ruling gives surprise ‘victory for Parliamentary Democracy’

High court ruled government does not have unilateral power to withdraw the U.K. from the E.U. by triggering Article 50 by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams The U.K.’s High Court on Thursday ruled that only British Parliament can decide to leave the European… »

03.11.2016

So Now the Election has Come Down to e-mail

So Now the Election has Come Down to e-mail

Danny Katch tries to untangle the media frenzy about the FBI and mystery e-mails. CLINTON VS. TRUMP was bound to anticlimax with something out of an Onion headline, and apparently this is the one we’re going to get: “Content-less Election Rocked by Information-less Revelation that May or May Not Involve… »

03.11.2016

Susan Sarandon endorses Jill Stein

Susan Sarandon endorses Jill Stein

Here is the letter of endorsement sent by actress Susan Sarandon to Jill Stein’s campaign: Dear Jill and team, I’ve been waiting for any indication that Hillary Clinton’s position on the issues that are most urgent to me, has changed. But … She does not support the $15 minimum wage. »

02.11.2016

Inequality as Policy

Inequality as Policy

Globalisation and technology are usually presented as natural and inevitable. In fact their course, insofar as they have led to greater inequality, this has been the result of conscious policy choices. It is much easier to have an economic system that produces more equality rather than one that needlessly generates inequality, which… »

02.11.2016

How to revitalise progressive politics in Brexit Britain

How to revitalise progressive politics in Brexit Britain

By Yanis Varoufakis, DiEM25-Another Europe event at the LSE on October 8, 2016. Before the referendum DiEM25, our Democracy in Europe Movement, and Another Europe Is Possible, joined forces to argue the ‘IN the EU and AGAINST this EU’ line. In town hall meetings, on the streets,… »

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