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06.12.2016

Trump appointed Secretary of Defense accused Israel of practicing apartheid.

Trump appointed Secretary of Defense accused Israel of practicing apartheid.

Let’s see if Israel lobbies will try to intimidate even James Mattis, the Trump appointed Secretary of Defense, or whether they will just have to swallow this defeat. Reproduced with permit by Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) |  The interview of Gen. James Mattis by… »

16.11.2016

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

Subjective responsibilities within the Mega Projects System. On October 26th, a powerful act, political and symbolic, took place in the European Parliament promoted by European citizens struggling against Unnecessary and Imposed Mega Projects (UIMPs) and supported by many members of the Parliament. The Decision of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal… »

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… »

05.10.2016

Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise

Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise

The Syrian armed forces need to retake the eastern part of Aleppo occupied by rebels. The job of Avaaz is to get public opinion to oppose this military operation, by portraying it as nothing but a joint Russian-Syrian effort to murder civilians, especially children… Syria is the victim of a… »

15.09.2016

Children’s literature: new book series on human rights

Children’s literature: new book series on human rights

Educating children to respect the Other and understand human rights through targeted readings. This is the aim of the new book series, lisolachecé, that was announced a few days ago by Multimage – a humanist nonprofit publishing association based in Florence – on its profile Facebook and… »

03.09.2016

Switzerland pushing back people to Italy

Switzerland pushing back people to Italy

Switzerland is facing wide criticism for turning back thousands of people at the Swiss-Italian border. Between July and August, the Swiss authorities have pushed back 7,000 at the Como(Italy)-Chiasso(Switzerland) border. The Swiss Refugee Council (OSAR), the Italian Association of Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI), the Swiss… »

04.06.2016

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

Instead of delivering growth, neoliberal policies of austerity and lowered regulation for capital movement have in fact increased inequality. This inequality might itself undercut growth… Policymakers should be more open to redistribution…   Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that… »

17.05.2016

The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

No presidential candidate who does not call for the end of bipartisan militarist aggression can stem the domestic descent into social brutalization. If none calls this foreign policy debacle “imperialism,” elections will be a sleepwalker’s exercise. Nothing will change. Except, almost certainly, for the worse. by Luciana Bohne Can we… »

11.05.2016

To Overthrow a Government With Beer: Trumpism in Latin America

To Overthrow a Government With Beer: Trumpism in Latin America

by MARIA PAEZ VICTOR   Yet another multibillionaire wants to run a country: Lorenzo Mendoza. He is a member of one of the most rich and powerful families of Venezuela and is positioning himself to be president – not by votes, but by stealth, by economic… »

11.05.2016

The ugly truth behind the Greek bailout

The ugly truth behind the Greek bailout

Out of the 220 billion euros disbursed to Greece as loans from the bailout mechanism, some 95% has been directed toward saving the European banks. Christine Lagarde, the Queen of Troika and the Head Honcho of the IMF, on May 6th, threatened to pull the IMF out of… »

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