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UNLIKE RUSSIAN WARS, US WARS ‘PROMOTE FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY’: NEW YORK TIMES

Sat, 11/02/2017 - 08:42

Written by Adam Johnson; Originally appeared at FAR The New York Times, in its recent rebuff of comments President Donald Trump made about Russia, seems not to have evolved its understanding of US geopolitics past an 8th grade level. Trump had been asked by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (2/5/17) why he wouldn’t condemn Vladimir Putin, whom O’Reilly […]

South Front

Appeals Court Upholds Injunction on Trump Travel and Refugee Ban

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 17:17

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has unanimously upheld a suspension of President Trump’s executive order barring all refugees from entering the U.S. and restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Thursday’s decision is a stinging blow to the Trump administration and appears headed for an appeal to the Supreme Court. President Trump responded to […]

Democracy Now!

US Threatens to Penalize Allies on UN Voting

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 12:19

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2017 (IPS) – The United States and most Western donors have traditionally exercised their financial clout to threaten developing nations who refuse to fall in line on critical UN voting either in the Security Council, the General Assembly or the Human Rights Council. The unwritten rule, exercised off […]

Inter Press Service

Iran on Notice?

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 18:09

On February 15 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Trump in Washington DC. Iran will be among the issues the two will discuss. The Iran nuclear deal, signed in 2015, lifted sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran’s nuclear program and is one of the best examples of the US successfully using diplomacy […]

Codepink

Berlin: Change from below – A city for everybody

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 14:14

In Berlin, a broad alliance of local initiatives took to the streets for social housing and self-determined organisation of the city by its inhabitants. Students of the Humboldt University of Berlin initiated this demonstration. What is exemplified by this demonstration is the consequence of extensive social change. The students present at the demonstration on Saturday […]

Dominik Schlett

Tupac Amaru, the solitude and pain of destruction

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:51

These are difficult days for activists of the Tupac Amaru organization. One year after the arrest of their leader, Milagro Sala, the activities of their San Salvador de Jujuy Head office are more or less at a standstill. In this Centre there are various structures and social services. Besides the Museum for Indigenous Peoples situated […]

Dario Lo Scalzo

Coast to Coast, Tens of Thousands Protest Against Trump

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 15:07

Tens of thousands of people from coast to coast poured into the streets for anti-Trump protests throughout the weekend, demonstrating their opposition to everything from Trump’s Muslim ban and his Cabinet nominations to the multiple lies issued by the White House and top Trump officials last week. On Friday night in New York City, protesters […]

Democracy Now!

The United States Is Innocent and Has Never Killed Anyone

Sun, 05/02/2017 - 23:00

It was bound to be the case that if a U.S. president ever admitted that the United States murdered people and did so on a scale at least as significant as other countries, he would be defending the practice, not denouncing it. It is not a secret in much of the world that the United […]

David Swanson

Trump and the Crisis of Democracy

Sun, 05/02/2017 - 13:12

By Roberto Savio* George W. Bush, the Republican bridge between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump as U.S. president, declared that the United States was the only democracy in the world. The election of Trump now makes this traditional American rhetoric impossible. Trump received 3 million votes less than his opponent Hilary Clinton. The American electoral […]

Inter Press Service

The Trump Presidency: The First Week

Sat, 04/02/2017 - 13:50

By Johan Galtung* Attacking the Affordable Care Act; the “global gag rule” against abortion; the federal regulation and hiring freeze; canceling the TPP; restarting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline; limiting entry with the Mexican Wall; the 90-day travel ban on seven countries; more undocumented people prioritized for deportation; no federal funding for cities refusing […]

TRANSCEND Media Service

Frederick Douglass: Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 22:40

The good news is that President Donald Trump opened Black History Month by mentioning the renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The bad news is, he doesn’t seem to realize he’s dead. “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice,” Trump said at his […]

Amy Goodman

The Next Step in Caring

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 18:40

Airport resistance is the biggest step forward by the U.S. public in years. Why do I say that? Because this is unfunded, largely unpartisan activism that is largely selfless, largely focused on helping unknown strangers, driven by compassion and love, not political ideology, greed, or vengeance, and in line with activism around the globe. It’s […]

David Swanson

Advisory on Trump’s Entry Ban

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 16:13

The American Immigration Council’s practice advisory, Challenging President Trump’s Ban on Entry, provides information about how last Friday’s Executive Order is being implemented, offers resources and practice tips for attorneys whose clients are affected by it, and outlines legal challenges that have been filed to date. Download the PDF

Pressenza New York

Muslim Ban, Trump Strikes Back

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 15:48

President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday night, just hours after she announced the Justice Department would not defend Trump’s executive order banning temporarily all refugees, as well as all citizens, from the seven Muslim-majority nations Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Trump had asked her to serve as acting […]

Pressenza New York

Moscow and Washington: Last time to get it right?

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 19:21

By Jonathan Power The great flaw in ex-president Barack Obama’s record was his policy towards Russia. Going against everything he had said and written about before he became president, one action after another antagonized the Russians – his early proclamation that he wanted Georgia and Ukraine in NATO, his de facto coalition of convenience for […]

Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research

Behind the bipartisan wall

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 10:36

Extending the Wall separating the United States and Mexico: the Western press condemns it, leaving no ground for appeal. Manlio Dinucci on the other hand, recalls that far from resulting from a desire to protect and [erect barriers], it is the product of a policy to globalize [and dismantle barriers]. This construction is a bi-partisan […]

Pressenza London

Jeremy Corbyn for refugees and against Trump’s visit to the UK

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 07:12

“My first act as Labour leader was to speak in support of refugees” Jeremy Corbyn declares in his Facebook page. “I will never turn my back on another human in need. Never. Donald Trump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with his shameful Muslim ban and attacks on refugees’ […]

Pressenza London

Protesters Rally in Battery Park Against President Trump’s Travel Ban

Sun, 29/01/2017 - 22:20

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and other city and state officials joined nearly 10,000 protesters from across the city packed Battery Park late Sunday afternoon, to speak out against President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending the nation’s refugee program and temporarily banning those coming from countries with terrorism concerns. It […]

Pressenza New York

ACLU: Federal Court Grants Stay in Challenge to Trump Immigration Ban

Sun, 29/01/2017 - 00:36

A federal judge tonight granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a nationwide temporary injunction that will block the deportation of all people stranded in U.S. airports under President Trump’s new Muslim ban. The ACLU and other legal organizations filed a lawsuit on behalf of individuals who were subject to the ban.  The lead plaintiffs have […]

Pressenza New York

US Congress woman Tulsi Gabbard (D) Visits Syria

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 14:15

A brilliant blow to US/NATO policies and mainstream media. By Jan Oberg Tulsi Gabbard and former peace presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich (D) have just visited Aleppo and Damascus in Syria and met citizens, religious leaders and President Assad. Watch here how CNN tries to frame her as siding with Assad: Starting out with Twitter girl […]

Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research

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